Commercial Lawyer

London NW1
£55k - £60k (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits
02 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Full Time

The Alan Turing Institute, as the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence (AI), plays an important part in driving forward advances in these technologies in order to change the world for the better. 

There has never been a more significant time to work in data science and AI. There is recognition of the importance of these technologies to our economic and social future: the so-called fourth industrial revolution. The technical challenge of keeping our data secure and private has grown in its urgency and importance. At the same time, voices from academia, industry, and government are coming together to debate how these technologies should be governed and managed.

We are recruiting two Commercial Lawyers to join the small in-house legal team based at The Alan Turing Institute located within the British Library, London. Reporting to the General Counsel, these are new roles supporting the Institute by providing a range of legal services including the legal review of contracts, licences and ad hoc agreements. In addition, one of the roles will also take responsibility for Data Protection, and the other for Intellectual Property.

After launching in 2015 with government funding from EPSRC and five founding universities, the Institute has grown an extensive network of university partners from across the UK and launched a number of major partnerships with industry, public and third sector. Today it is home to more than 400 researchers and a talented business team.

The Commercial Lawyer roles are fantastic career opportunities to assist in building the function of the legal team and support the Institute in its next phase of development through contributing to process design, implementation and developing resources such as document templates, intranet site content and training, particularly in Data Protection and Intellectual Property issues as well as to the overall culture of the Institute.

Qualified to practise as a Lawyer/Solicitor/Barrister in England & Wales; and currently holding a practicing certificate, you will have relevant post-qualification experience at a law firm or in-house environment.  Your portfolio will demonstrate all-round legal experience with proven ability to provide practical, outcome-focused legal advice and support. Understanding of or interest in artificial intelligence, data science and innovation would be an advantage; as would previous experience dealing with higher education or research institutes. Charity sector experience is beneficial but not essential. You will have successfully operated as a team player in a culturally diverse organisation going through a period of change

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, 30 days paid annual leave plus Bank Holidays.  For more information about The Alan Turing Institute visit

Please call Elaine Rippon, our exclusively retained Consultant at Oakleigh Resourcing on 01477 534491 to chat about your interest.  You can also view the Role Profile on To apply please email your CV with any supporting information plus current salary details to 

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