Associate/Senior Associate/Principal Associate - Commercial/IT - Leeds

Vacancy ID

013329

Status

Permanent

Preferred location

Vacancy type

Qualified Lawyer
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The role

We are looking for a commercial lawyer with an interest in major projects work to be based in our Leeds office. You will undertake a wide range of commercial and technology law work with a particular emphasis on the education, technology and government sectors. Work will include advising a range of clients including universities, central government departments and leading corporate clients, on sourcing projects, joint ventures and a range of IT and commercial arrangements.

The team

You will be part of our national commercial and technology team. In Leeds, you will work closely with the local CIPIT (Commercial, IP and IT) team and you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across our national practice.

The person

You should have at least 2+ years post qualification experience in commercial and IT law and be enthusiastic, ambitious and keen to work as part of our growing team. You will have good technical and interpersonal skills and be pragmatic in your approach to delivering legal advice to clients.

Skills & attributes required

You will possess good academics and have excellent attention to detail, drafting and negotiating skills. You will have good organisational skills to manage clients needs and timelines, with a pro-active approach to work. You should be willing to learn and develop, demonstrate enthusiasm for becoming involved in business development initiatives, and show a good team-working approach whilst possessing a keen sense of humour.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Benefits

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

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The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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