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Commercial Lawyer

Elevate is recruiting for a Commercial Lawyer with 4+ years PQE to work for a  law firm on a flexible interim contract. You can expect to work with a team on a wide range of high level commercial matters. Remote working is possible for the right candidate.

Key duties:

  • Dealing with a wide range of commercial work to involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating trading agreements, together with supply, purchase and manufacturing agreements including joint ventures and outsourcing.
  • Providing advice on IT agreements, licences and SLA’s both for developers and purchasers.
  • Advising in connection with e-trading issues and online service solutions.
  • Advise on matters relating to data protection, particularly supporting the Firm’s initiatives on the incoming GDPRs.
  • Acting for a wide range of clients.
  • Run caseloads and work with the team to ensure work is carried out at the correct levels.
  • Playing a supporting role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts.
  • Help supervise the junior members of the team.
  • Assist with management of the financial performance of the team (where needed).
  • Help develop and create propositions for clients, including those in the technology sector and general commercial support.
  • Work with the Partners in the team on how work is scoped, priced and allocated within the team.
  • Lead business development initiatives in accordance with the Firm’s strategy.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have experience of working with banking or financial services (desirable but not essential).
  • Can manage a large and varied caseload with a strong commercial approach.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team within both the Commercial team and other internal teams across the business.

Essential experience and skills for success:

  • IT (brand), fintech and banking knowledge and experience.
  • 4+ years post qualification experience.
  • Experience of IT / software and technology contracts.
  • General commercial contract experience, including negotiations.
  • An understanding of protecting Intellectual Property Rights and data protection issues.
  • Experience with advising on technical online platforms and SaaS / Cloud computing arrangements.
  • Experience of procurement / outsourcing contracts.


  • Solicitor qualified to practice in the UK or Commonwealth.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.
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