about 1 year ago
Solicitor – Commercial
We are a full service law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne serving clients throughout the UK and further afield.
Our vision is to set the standard for legal excellence and in doing so become the law firm of choice for businesses, organisations and individuals both regionally and nationally. We will deliver an outstanding service provided by people who understand our clients’ needs, take pride in what they do and how they do it.
With 180 employees including 33 partners and 100 lawyers, we are one of the largest law firms in the North East. Our client base includes large companies, owner managed businesses, healthcare professionals, leisure operators and rural businesses.
The firm has recently embarked upon an ambitious strategic plan. As part of our growth strategy we are looking to expand our commercial team.
We require an experienced commercial Solicitor (2 – 6 years PQE) with a following to join our busy Company Commercial department. This role is a full time position in which the successful candidate will be expected to carry a substantial and demanding caseload, fully embrace practice development activities and demonstrate the ability to work under time pressure and to exacting client demands.
Key aspects of this role include:
Drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements including:
* Terms and Conditions of Trade
* Agency and Distribution Agreements
* Franchising Agreements
* Supply Agreements
* Facilities & Asset Management Agreements
* Service Level Agreements
* Manufacturing Agreements
* Advertising, Sponsorship and Marketing Agreements
* IT Contracts (including software development, maintenance and support agreements)
* Collaboration Agreements
* Advising in relation to Intellectual Property Issues
* Advising on data protection and the implementation of GDPR
* Business Development
An excellent up to date knowledge of relevant Law, experience of running a case load with minimal supervision and proven experience of business development is essential. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise, cope under pressure and work to strict deadlines. Good communication skills are essential as is managing expectations across a wide range of competing needs, a willingness to cover a variety of tasks and work outside of core hours on occasion.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
How to apply:
Please send your CV with a covering letter via the link below.