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Job Title: Commercial Solicitor   Ref no: BH2334
Location: Harrogate/Leeds      
Salary: Negotiable      
Reputable commercial law firm in Harrogate requires, due to expansion, an additional Solicitor for its’ expanding commercial/IT team. The firm are repeatedly ranked for their quality of work in directories such as Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

This role may suit a junior lawyer with specific training and experience in the sector, or someone with more experience and the ability to develop the role.

The commercial team is led by highly-rated technology and commercial lawyer and this role would involve working very closely with him in the further development of the technology aspect of the team. Their clients are technology and digital agency companies in the UK and overseas (including USA), whom they advise particularly in relation to contract drafting and negotiation, especially around commercial protection, intellectual property, data protection and other aspects necessary both to drive and protect their businesses.

Depending on experience, the role may include assisting with commercial transactions, and ideally being able to lead on some. You will however be expected to handle valuable commercial, and particularly technology-based contracts from day one.

The successful candidate would be expected to work across their Leeds and Harrogate offices – currently operated as two full days from Leeds, three from Harrogate.

Duties will include:-

- Working directly with the firms’ key
commercial clients especially in the digital
sector, negotiating contracts especially for
software deployment and digital marketing

- Advising on data protection projects to
achieve GDPR readiness both for technology
and other types of businesses

- An ability to deal with a broad range of
commercial needs which business clients,
albeit principally in the digital sector, may

You will need:-

- At least 2 years PQE in handling commercial
contract issues, Intellectual Property,
especially around copyright and trade marks,
Data Protection, including the provisions of
GDPR, and Business structures

- Excellent interpersonal and communication

- To understand clients commercial objectives;

- To be organised and methodical;

- To be a team player, with willingness to
assist tea members to help deliver a joint

- To be able to work to deadlines and to
prioritise conflicting objectives;

- To be computer literate, with good research

- Accuracy, with good attention to detail.

Competitive salary and benefits package including; flexi time, company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, death in service benefit, health insurance, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and on-site parking on paid and rota basis in Harrogate.

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