Commercial & IP & Commercial IT Solicitor two roles

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
01 Jul 2022
29 Jul 2022
JN -062022-5653205
Susan McNulty
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

Our client Group has a publishing company and a digital-first company that provides tools to enhance learning and development. The client is a leader in its field and has growth plans.


Some of the responsibilities for the Commercial & Intellectual Property In House Solicitor role are outlined below. We do not have the job specification for the Commercial & IT/ Tech role but further details can be given if you are interested in either role.

Act as a trusted adviser providing legal support across the Group on a wide range of issues including Commercial Contracts, Intellectual Property and Compliance.

Support the sales contract team in high-value or complex sales negotiations.

Support the content and community engagement team with contributor contracts, copyright assignments/licensing queries and ethical matters.

Play a key role in the continuous improvement of the legal team: developing simple, scalable solutions which drive the business forward

Be responsible for training and self-service guidance materials on key topics


Commercial / IT solicitors from a private practice or in-house background should apply for one of the two roles.

Commercial / IP solicitors from a private practice or in-house background should apply for one of the two roles.

Qualification to practice as a solicitor with experience in a well-regarded private practice or in-house team.

Strong academic record.

Broad knowledge of a wide range of legal issues with a particular focus on commercial contracting and IP-related matters/ IT matters.

Understanding of legal risk and how to manage it in a business environment.

Ability to simplify legal issues into digestible advice and recommendations.

Strong drafting and negotiating skills.

Confidence to make decisions and challenge colleagues to manage business risk and promote governance.

An interest in technology and process improvements.

Ability to meet deadlines and to maintain stable performance under pressure.

Job Offer

The legal team is a great team/ client to work with. I have placed several solicitors into their legal team.

The salary is commensurate with the market rate, flexible working, one day working in the office. Benefits include up to 20% bonus.

It is rare to have an in-house Commercial role with a large element of IP so please call me to chat about this role or to have a general chat about the in-house market. Or alternatively, if you are interested in the other role the Commercial & IT roles please contact me,

Susan McNulty 0796 7751440

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