Commercial Associate

JMC Legal
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£55000 - £65000 per annum
11 Jan 2022
28 Jan 2022
Lucy Burt
Job Title
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

This top 50 law practice are forward thinking and innovative, and are continuously making a number of strategic, heavy weight hires. The firm have won a whole host of awards and over recent years have been named as a leading law firm of the year. They are looking for like-minded and commercially driven individuals to join.

The Firm

The firm has a rich heritage dating back over 50 years; they are a multi-service, Top 50 practice. They pride themselves on being dynamic, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking. In recent years the firm has grown significantly with a number of strategic hires.

They are multi-award winning and have a working culture which truly harnesses career growth and development. They have an ever-growing number of homegrown partners which demonstrates well the level of investment they provide to their staff.

The practice deals with such a wide variety of clients, ranging from technology SME, right up to multinational FTSE 250, household names.

The firm is well managed, with a strong leadership team. Partners are more accessible than in other similar-sized firms, even down to the open-plan seating. This way of working has helped more junior Lawyers to obtain a level of PQE ahead of their years.

You will find a working environment that is professional, friendly and supportive. There is a good social scene where there are lots of different events to get involved with. Despite the firm's size, they have a lovely family feel running throughout.

The Role

This top-ranking and award-winning firm are seeking a Commercial Associate to join their Leeds office.

The Commercial team for this legal 500 firm deals with multi-jurisdictional work. They deal with HNW Commercial matters and work with a range of companies, including international fintech firms and blue-chip companies.

Your caseload will be broad and diverse including, drafting and negotiating IT contracts such as development projects, cloud services, software licensing, OEM and channel partner agreements.

In addition, you will also have the opportunity to develop your exposure to compliance matters such as data protection, information security and open-source compliance.,

You will be working directly alongside some of the most well-known partners in the industry giving you access to a level of expertise that is hard to find outside of the city.


  • You will be a Commercial Lawyer with at least 4 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • An interested in tech is advantageous
  • You will have a meticulous eye when it comes to detail
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • The ability to build credible client relationships is essential


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This will be a fantastic hands-on, Commercial Associate role where you will get experience ahead of your years in this entrepreneurial and dynamic firm in the heart of Leeds.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.