Tech & IP Legal Director

JMC Legal.
England, Bristol
£80000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
29 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Carl Pace
Job Title
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Honing your experience and skills as a Tech Solicitor, you will be heavily involved in some of the more exciting Fintech, Tech and IP projects globally, in a position of leadership with no ceiling for progression.

Join Bristol's leading Tech team, working with Next-Gen Partners at City-level whilst enjoying a more relaxed pace of life.

The Firm

Awarded as "The Best Law Firm in the UK", the firm's exponential and market-disrupting growth is unmatched.

Acting as a lynchpin within the Bristol legal market, the Top 50 Chambers ranked firm strides amongst Magic and Silver Circle competitors, being one of the largest and most robust Commercial Law firms headquartered outside of the City.

1000 strong across 6 offices and committed to diversity, and with over 50 Legal 500 ranked teams across numerous legal specialities, throughout the firm's history they have pushed boundaries on what can be achieved.

70+ Partners are Chambers ranked, many of these home-grown from training and have played their part in the firm's 1000% revenue growth in the last 20 years

Considered the go-to by numerous UK and internationally placed institutions, the firm offers unmatched expertise in Clean Energy, Digital, Financial Services, Leisure, Food & Drink, Public Sector, Real Estate and Retail & Commercial Good.

Whether based in England, Scotland or overseas, clients enjoy a strategic advantage and operate ahead of the curve.

Advising in strategic and day-to-day legality, conflict mitigation and management, or transactional matters that support client's agility, staff receive ongoing development and progression as strategic importance.

Offering a structured Business Development Program, Leadership Mentoring and an open and collaborative culture that's done away from unnecessary hierarchy, lawyers move quickly and realistically to achieve their long-term goals.

Resonating within the local community, the firm takes pride in supporting numerous local initiatives in Bristol, forever giving back to the community that serves as the bedrock of their ongoing success.

The Role

4+ PQE Commercial Tech & IP Solicitor to join Tier 1 Top 50 Commercial Law firm in Bristol as Legal Director

Working alongside a ranked Tech and IP Partner in supporting the Financial Services team, your role will see you work closely and forge relations with some the largest financial service providers on the global stage.

Involved in Fintech, Tech procurement and outsourcing, you will lead projects that consider framework agreements, collaborations, software purchases, the Cloud, and all relevant non-contentious matters. Your technical ability, particularly within negotiating, drafting and advising on complex contracts will be apparent from on the onset.

The energy of the team is strategic, results-driven and driven by technical excellence. The team is unmatched in terms of performance in Bristol, a hallmark they take pride in as they continue to disrupt the international market.

Your work will see you partake in some of the largest, unique and cutting-edge projects in the sector, as you work in alignment with the clients in accomplishing goals and exceeding expectations.

The business' financial arm is receiving continued investment at all levels, opening the doors for you to develop into a Partner role, further increasing your already high level of influence in the team and reputation within the market.

The Requirements

  • 4 years post qualified experience gained within the Technology/Commercial team at a national or specialist law firm, or relevant in-house legal
  • Successful BD history, with enthusiasm to bolster client relationships
  • Interest in expanding upon technical and commercial skills
  • Prior leadership experience, though management and leadership training will be provided.

In joining one of the UK's leading teams as a Legal Director, you will be well-placed for continued progression from Day 1, working with an enviable client base in a team that blends City working within a people-focused backdrop.