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Associate / Senior Associate Solicitor - Commercial / IP

Exeter, Devon
Remote Working
Remote Working
£70,000 to £90,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

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
  • £2,500 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)

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  • Job Reference: 707319200-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Aspiria Recruit
    Aspiria Recruit
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £70,000 to £90,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent