Title Commercial Business Lawyer – Associate or Associate Partner
Salary 40/80K
Location SWUK Devon & Cornwall
Job Information

Commercial Business Lawyer – Cornwall and Devon – Lawyer, Associate or Assistant Partner.

Our client’s commercial team combine excellent business understanding with exceptional technical know-how to make certain that thier clients are protected.  They provide practical commercial advice to companies, partnerships, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

Our client has specialist expertise in:

  • Technology-related issues including IT provision and on-line trading issues.
  • Intellectual property rights issues especially trade marks and copyright.
  • Trading arrangements such as partnership agreements, agency and distribution agreements and joint ventures involving public and private organisations.
  • Procurement agreements, particularly involving local authorities.
  • The education sector and other public sector bodies.
  • Outsourcing agreements for services ranging from IT to catering, and preparing tender documentation.

Work includes:-

  • Acting for a wide range of clients including charities, educational institutions, local authorities, companies, and private individuals.
  • Dealing with a range of commercial work including outsourcing and drafting, reviewing and negotiating trading agreements.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements.
  • Drafting and advising on IT agreements, licences and SLA’s both for developers and purchasers.
  • Advising in connection with e-trading issues and online service solutions;
  • Advising on IP issues.
  • Managing a large and varied caseload with a strong commercial approach.
  • Attending client meetings; obtaining instructions and taking accurate attendance notes.
  • Playing an active role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts.
  • Developing strong links with other teams in the Firm to encourage the cross-referral of work.
  • Organising your workload to ensure work correctly prioritised.
  • Managing a large and varied workload with a strong commercial approach.
  • Achieving a target of 1300 hours of chargeable work per year as well as two hours of non-chargeable activity per day (or pro rated if part-time).

Key Attributes – We seek –

  • Ideally 2-8 years + post qualification experience of commercial work
  • Established contacts.
  • A genuine interest, knowledge and experience of working within one of our key segment areas; charities; education and/or local authorities.
  • Solid knowledge and experience of IT/IP contracts.
  • Client focus; the ability to build and sustain relationships.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in the Commercial Department but with internal teams across the business.
  • The desire to market your work and introduce business development initiatives where possible.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools.
  • Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook.  Experience of working a case management system would also be desirable.

To apply for this position please contact either –  Jonny Scott-Slater or Ashley Armstrong –

Telephone 01872 274227 – E – cornishexecutive@aol.com

Cornwall Executive Recruitment Ltd – An employment agency for job vacancies, personnel services and staffing solutions – 01872 274 277.