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Commercial Solicitor

Sacco Mann
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Not Disclosed
Full Time
Practice Areas

Job Details

Are you a Commercial Solicitor looking for something different? This role, which offers the best of both worlds between in house and private practice, is a unique opportunity to join a team which is going from strength to strength. Top quality work, great clients and cutting edge technology, without the pressures of time recording and client billing targets. Central Leeds office location with home working.

This role is to work directly for companies, very much as an in-house lawyer, but with the support of an award-winning law firm with all of the back-up, training and support that this offers. The role is to be based within Leeds City Centre, but you would sometimes find yourself working on site for the companies - truly integrated as a trusted legal advisor.

Our client, which is one of the UK's leading law firms, offers an incredibly friendly working environment accompanied by a world leading reputation, backed up by the countless awards that they have won. This role offers more flexibility and freedom than a typical commercial role would offer, so if you are looking to get away from traditional time recording, work directly with one or two leading corporates but have the luxury of other lawyers around you, this role can offer that highly unusual blend.

You will be working within the firms' 'in-house' team, this team literally takes over either the entire legal work of specific companies, or specific parts of it, taking on work that was previously handled in-house. The role is essentially to work as in-house lawyer but on behalf of one or two large clients at any point in time, offering the opportunity to work across sectors but focusing largely on commercial contracts and wider business as usual legal work.

Work will include providing high quality legal advice, mitigating commercial and legal risk and really integrating yourself into the client, their sector and their commercial imperatives. The firm provides a really innovative solution to some of the UK's highest profile companies, giving you the chance to be at the cutting edge of a genuine alternative to companies looking to outsource their legal services in a different way.

You will have the support of a global firm, really allowing you to drive your career forward at the highest level and surrounded by some of the brightest minds. There's no time recording, no chargeable targets and the option to get involved in business development but no requirement to do so, it's all about doing a great job for the company and getting to know them well. You will be fully supported by non-legal specialists across a number of sectors including IT and project management to deliver highly innovative solutions.

The firm is really open minded about the level of PQE that it is looking for. There are 2 roles and one will suit a Lawyer with c. 2-5 years PQE, with the other pitched at a more experienced level or c. 5 years + PQE. Ideally you will have solid commercial contracts experience gained either in house or in private practice. Whilst the lion's share of the work is commercial they are happy to consider recruiting either corporate lawyers or even litigators, although you must have worked in a commercial discipline within litigation. They have recruited from within these disciplines successfully historically and are happy to do so again.

This practice is fully supporting a blend of home and office working going forward and as a consequence if you live further afield but could consider the commute for a couple of days a week don't discount this opportunity.

To hear more about this Commercial Solicitor role, please contact Sophie Linley at Sacco Mann on 0113 236 6711.


Sacco Mann is a well established Legal and IP recruitment consultancy handling qualified and non-qualified assignments into both Private Practice and Industry. With almost 20 years experience of recruiting for some of the biggest names in the sector, we’ll be able to advise you on either your next crucial career move or your own recruitment needs for your team/business.
We’re different in that we know recruitment is about you. We can offer advice, choice and educated market intelligence/opinion on account of our presence and reputation, however in the end it’s about what works best for you.
We’ve a high number of expert consultants who are experienced of recruiting at every level. For more information or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact us on:0113 245 3338 for Leeds, Yorkshire & the North East,  0161 831 6890 for Manchester and the North West and 0845 241 5644. Birmingham, West and East Midlands or visit our website;

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