Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial & IP

England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
£65000 - £100000 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
14 Feb 2024
13 Mar 2024
JN -022024-364101
Christopher Ewles
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Position: Senior Legal Counsel IP & Commercial
Location: Cambridge (hybrid working)
Salary Guide: Up to £100,000 per annum, plus bonus and benefits
Role Type: Permanent

Our client, based in Cambridge, is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel proficient in managing intellectual property (IP) matters alongside general commercial agreements, encompassing a variety of technology and IT contracts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, which will include technology and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) contracts.
  • Provide expert legal advice on intellectual property (IP) matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify legal risks and opportunities in business initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with data protection laws and regulations, including but not limited to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), in all legal operations and contractual agreements.

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 4 years of PQE experience.
  • Extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, ideally with exposure f Technology/IT contracts.
  • A good background and expertise in intellectual property.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.


  • Competitive salary up to £100,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus bonus
  • Flexible, hybrid working model.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.