Senior or Principal Associate - Commercial - Leeds

Location: United Kingdom
Office:Leeds
Discipline: Corporate & Commercial
Contact name: Aimee Kelly

Contact email: aimee.kelly@mills-reeve.com
Contact phone: 0161 234 8727
Vacancy reference: 016113
Published: about 1 month ago
Closing date: 29 October 2022

What does the role involve?

We are looking for a commercial lawyer with an interest in major projects work to be based in our Leeds office. You will undertake a wide range of commercial and technology law work with a particular emphasis on the education, technology and government sectors.   

Work will include advising a range of clients including universities, central government departments and leading corporate clients, on sourcing projects, joint ventures and a range of IT and commercial arrangements. 

Who would I be working with?

Our national commercial and technology team. You will work closely with  Martin Priestley in the Leeds office, as well as having the opportunity to work with commercial partners and lawyers across our national practice.  

What experience is required?

You should have at least 4+ years post qualification experience in commercial and IT law and be enthusiastic, ambitious and keen to work as part of our growing team. You will have good technical and interpersonal skills and be pragmatic in your approach to delivering legal advice to clients.  

What skills and attributes would I need?

You will possess good academics and have excellent attention to detail, drafting and negotiating skills.  You will have good organisational skills to manage clients‘ needs and timelines, with a pro-active approach to work.  You should be willing to learn and develop, demonstrate enthusiasm for becoming involved in business development initiatives, and show a good team-working approach whilst possessing a keen sense of humour. 

Why should I apply?

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise.

Quite simply, Mills & Reeve is a great place to work and this is an ideal opportunity to build your skills and experience with a major UK law firm with a market leading reputation. We are proud to be listed as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For consecutively for 19 years - the only law firm to achieve this.  

What skills and attributes would I need?

You will possess good academics and have excellent attention to detail, drafting and negotiating skills.  You will have good organisational skills to manage clients‘ needs and timelines, with a pro-active approach to work.  You should be willing to learn and develop, demonstrate enthusiasm for becoming involved in business development initiatives, and show a good team-working approach whilst possessing  a keen sense of humour.     

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, if we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check and security clearance

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (to check for any previous criminal convictions) and, given the nature of the work-type, you may also be required to undergo national security vetting to SC level – the latter can be undertaken following commencement of employment.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.