We are looking for a Managing Associate to join our leading commercial and IT team. You will focus on technology and data protection work, but will get involved in other areas of commercial law, reflecting the diverse work we do.
As Managing Associate, you will also work closely alongside, and provide support to the commercial partners. This will include managing a variety of matters and clients, business development, and leading and mentoring associates and senior associates within our commercial team of 14 lawyers.
We recognise that lawyers value the ability to work flexibly - we have agile working policies to facilitate flexible working and whilst this is a full time role, we will consider candidates wishing to work 4 days per week.
What will you be doing?
The team carry out a diverse range of commercial contract and advisory work, but we would want you to focus on IT contracts and issues together with some data protection advice.
Because of the diversity of work, we would however expect that you would spend a proportion of your time on other commercial matters.
There is a particular sector focus on tech businesses, insurance / financial services and life sciences.
So, you can expect to get involved in a fantastic range of work, with an impressive client list that includes well-known brands, multinationals, FTSE 100 corporates as well as owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs.
The team (and the wider firm) has a significant focus on international work and much of what we do has a cross border dimension.
Representative recent matters include :
As Managing Associate, you can also expect to :
Qualifications and Experience
We are looking for strong team players with good inter-personal skills, good academics and high quality experience typically with a major City or leading national / regional practice who have a commercial approach and excellent technical, communication and negotiation skills.
The range of the work undertaken means we can accommodate a variety of experiences and aspirations : you might be a technology lawyer looking to continue this type of work, or a data protection or commercial lawyer who wishes to develop specialist legal or sector expertise.
As Managing Associate, you will be required to already have experience in, or the ability to, manage cases, build and maintain strong and effective client relationships, and lead and mentor associates and senior associates within the team.