Commercial (4+ PQE)
Our national commercial team is integral to our continuing success. Representing an impressive range of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 clients, public sector organisations, educational institutions and industry bodies, on high-profile, business-critical projects and regulatory matters, the team plays a vital role in helping clients build growth and success. The team (one of the largest and most successful of its type) comprises specialists in commercial, tech and data protection law who are located across our network of UK offices and includes nationally recognised leaders in their field. The team also works alongside our US colleagues on international transactions and projects, and as a Lex Mundi member firm we work with other member firms across the world on international projects for our clients and help their clients when they need assistance in the UK.
Our team is in growth mode and as such have an opportunity for a 4+ PQE Lawyer to join, working from our Newcastle office.
What does the team do?
We advise on complex and high profile outsourcing transactions, digital transformation projects, international supply contracts, data protection and the use of new technologies such as generative AI. You'll see yourself involved as part of the team in all aspects of transactions and projects including advising on contract strategy, drafting and negotiation, data protection and other regulatory matters and risk management. We have an enviable client base of household names in a wide variety of sectors including manufacturing, retail, aerospace and defence, public sector and financial institutions. Needless to say it's an exciting time to join. Every day brings something new to learn, explore, and celebrate. You'll be part of a diverse group of professionals who believe in supporting one another while embracing creativity along the way.
What does the ideal candidate look like?
We're looking to recruit a lawyer with 4 years + post qualification experience in commercial contracts gained at a City or large regional firm or in-house. Experience of digital, tech and data protection would be beneficial but not essential. The team has a particular focus on working with international clients so experience of import and export would be very helpful. Whatever your experience level you'll need excellent drafting and communication skills, have a genuine enthusiasm for the practice area and the aspiration to deliver a first class service to our clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
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