Birketts LLP
Cambridge, UK
6d ago

Purpose of job

  • The work will involve a good understanding of intellectual property and general commercial law, and preferably also some experience in having advised on software and other information technology issues.
  • Ideally you will have some interest, or experience of advising clients, in the cleantech, life sciences and / or digital tech sectors.
  • The role requires excellent drafting skills for agreements and other documents, an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and others, and the confidence to negotiate contract terms and commercial issues.
  • You will be expected to take ownership’ of your matters and progress these with clients and others, often without the direct involvement of a Partner (but with the necessary supervision and guidance as required).
  • Participation in business development initiatives and activities will also be required, so you should have some experience of writing articles for internal and external publication, and helping to prepare materials, for marketing to commercial and technology clients.
  • The candidate

    Idealling seeking a Solicitor or Associate of 2-5PQE with training from a well regarded city, regional or national firm with a well developed knowledge in all areas of commercial / commercial technology.

    He / she would be expected to play an active role in marketing and practice development as well as providing a high level of service to existing clients.

    This is an excellent opportunity for a commercial lawyer to join a successful team in our Cambridge office in a rrapidly growing firm which enjoys an excellent reputation and can offer good career prospects.

    The information provided in relation to PQE is provided for guidance only and will not be determinative in the recruitment decision.

    Any applicant with more or less PQE than that mentioned in the vacancy details will be considered on their individual merits.

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