Description

Location:  Belfast

Responsibilities:

The commercial Lawyer will work on high value and complex matters, developing skills to deliver the highest quality service for our world-class clients across the globe. You will develop strong working relationships with partners and lawyers in all sectors/departments in a variety of jurisdictions and contribute to the identification of innovative services and methods to assist in achieving efficiencies and continual process improvement. 

You will be responsible for providing support to a number of the Firm's practices, primarily the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group across multiple jurisdictions. The team works with members of the Transaction Support Group and Disputes Support Group in the Firm's Belfast Centre, in a "one team" approach, assisting with bespoke projects other than billable matters, as required.

The successful candidate will be an experienced commercial solicitor with a track record of dealing with a wide variety of legal issues and an ability to hit the ground running who can offer pragmatic, sensible legal advice to a high standard and to challenging deadlines. 

Experience Required

Skills and Experience:
  • Qualified as a Lawyer in England & Wales or Northern Ireland
  • Strong experience in IT, software licensing and technology agreements 
  • Experience in a broad range of commercial contracts, including: supply agreements, manufacturing agreements; advising on advertising and marketing queries; due diligence projects
  • Strong communication skills
  • Sound commercial awareness
  • Ability to review, analyse and organise documentary and factual evidence
  • Strong attention to detail - get it right first time
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and online research tools
  • Excellent writing and organisation skills - used to balancing work priorities and managing deadlines
  • Good decision-making and communication skills
  • Able to work well in both a team and individually, with others of various experience levels