Associate / Senior Associate Solicitor - Commercial / IP

Aspiria Recruit
70000.00 - 90000.00 GBP Annual
Sep 07, 2023
Oct 05, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
An opportunity has arisen at one of Exeter's very top law firms, for an experienced Commercial / IP Solicitor or Lawyer. This is a great opportunity to join a leading law firm with an international presence, but still with that South–West culture that allows for work–life balance. In one of the most up–market office buildings in Exeter, within a fantastic central location, as well as flexibility to work from home for part of the week, this firm leads with innovation and forward–thinking. This firm are THE best payers in Exeter and also offer an amazing and comprehensive benefits package, which I believe to be unrivalled in Exeter. This really is a fantastic opportunity to become a part of one of the most prestigious Top 100 firms in the country! The department offers our clients access to a full range of corporate and commercial legal services, advising on a range of commercial matters for business clients, from start–ups, SMEs and larger corporates to family businesses and a range of public sector clients (including standard terms and conditions, partnership agreements, joint ventures, development agreements, bespoke service contracts and IT/data issues). The team also further supports public sector clients on commercial issues including outsourcing, public sector companies and commercialisation. Working as part of a high–performing national and growing regional team, the new recruit will advise clients operating in a variety of sectors on a diverse range of commercial matters. The Corporate/Commercial department is supported by specialists in our other departments, including banking, tax, employment and intellectual property. The role will include a range of key activities to include providing a first–class service to clients, proactive marketing/profile raising, exceptional client and team/office management. Tasks will include: Advising on a range of commercial agreements; Drafting a range of commercial documents and advise on key areas of risk dependent on sector area of client; Advising on partnership and joint venture agreements; Advising on outsourcing arrangements; Advising on ad hoc day–to–day commercial queries from our varied client base; Supporting General Counsel on business critical projects in designated timeframes; An understanding of GDPR, EU procurement and public law helpful but not essential; Initiating, building and maintaining effective client relationships; Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures; Promotions, and co–managing quarterly check–ins; attending periodic meetings of the International Corporate and Partner Groups to discuss strategy, marketing and coordinating inter–office team support. Pro–active participation in department and firm–wide marketing initiatives. Experience and skills required: 3–8 PQE within Corporate / Commercial matters An innovative approach Strong client focus Proven ability to manage files and take on responsibility Strong interpersonal skills and a credible approach Drive and motivation Commercial awareness Hours and Benefits: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday Flexibility to work from home up to 3 days per week (minimum of 2 days in the office) 25 days holiday GBP2,500 relocation expense programme for anyone wanting to relocate to Exeter 2 x discretionary bonuses each year Life Assurance Pension Free eye tests Free health screening Dental insurance scheme Enhanced maternity leave Flexi–holiday scheme (buy or sell up to 5 days of holiday each year) Agile working day (work from home 1 day a week) Long service awards Vitality Health Private Medical Insurance Annual salary reviews Discounted legal services, including Wills Business travel insurance Cycle2Work scheme and more To apply, please submit your application or alternatively please contact James at Aspiria Recruit (contact details on the Aspiria Recruit website)