• Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Reference Number: LSW2894

Legal Southwest

Our Client are proud of being a professional yet welcoming, collegiate firm, where they want their people to enjoy working together to achieve great results. As an ambitious, profitable and forward-thinking firm, you can expect to be provided with excellent training and development, in order to further your career in a stimulating and supportive environment.

We are currently looking for a NQ – 2yrs PQE Solicitor to join the Commercial Law team at the Exeter office.

In this role you will provide essential support to a senior Partner on a range of non-contentious commercial matters.  You will also work with other partners and senior fee earners across the Commercial and IP teams interacting regularly with colleagues in different departments at all of the other locations.

This position includes a wide mix of non-contentious commercial work, from advising on the law, to drafting and negotiating contracts including BTB and BTC terms and conditions, distributor, reseller and other supply chain agreements, R&D agreements, licences and assignments and some data protection. You will also provide support to colleagues in the highly regarded Corporate team on due diligence exercises and warranty schedule work. IP and other commercial law audit work may arise from time to time. Registered rights are handled by the specialist Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and disputes and opposition work is not part of this role.

You will have regular contact with clients and the network, some of whom are based overseas (particularly in the USA), and you will be expected and encouraged to assist with business development initiatives. You will be expected to have excellent management of client files, working (under partner supervision), to develop your skills in pricing and budget control and case risk management. This is a great opportunity for you to be exposed to interesting complex work in a high performing and well-respected department.

About you

As a lawyer for the real world you will be technically excellent, highly organised and ambitious with high personal standards. You are personable and eager to learn, have an open mind and look for and create rewarding relationships around you, ensuring that your clients’ needs are always met. You will have some interest in IP and/or information law, and/or the technology and/or the retail sector. Experience in these areas is an advantage, but not essential.

You will need to be:

  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude towards your work and your colleagues
  • Meticulous and thorough, delivering high quality work on time and on budget
  • Highly articulate, both in verbal and written communication
  • Dedicated to a rewarding long-term career with this firm

You will also enjoy a range of flexible benefits which, depending upon the level you join at, could include:

  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, (or more at Partner level), all bank holidays plus your birthday off and an extra day at Christmas. Your holiday entitlement increases with length of service.
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Free Legal Services to Staff: Including wills and conveyancing
  • Medicash: Health care cash plan for employees

Please get in touch if you would like more information about this role or send your CV via the form below in complete confidence and we will get back to you.

Legal Southwest will never, without exception, send out your CV without your prior knowledge or consent so please be assured that we treat every application with the utmost confidentiality.

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