Commercial Managing Associate - Manchester

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Manchester, UK
  • Sep 28, 2018
Full time Commercial Data Protection Information Technology Non-Contentious Media

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Commercial Managing Associate - Manchester
Commercial Managing Associate - Manchester

Level of role - Managing Associate
Division - Commercial 
Location - Manchester 

The Firm 

We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice.  We not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other "bold and beautiful" clients. 

The Group

Our Commercial team is a national group, with teams working in each AG office. The Manchester team consists of four partners,  thirteen fee earners, and two trainees, who are involved in a range of activities including technology, outsourcing and IP, media and advertising, commercial contracts, competition, and procurement, with a strong presence in Digital, Retail and Consumer, and Financial Services sector work. The team is ranked in the top band in the North West in IP, IT and Telecoms, and Media & Entertainment in Legal 500.

Our Requirements

We are looking for someone who first and foremost is a strong commercial lawyer with good general commercial background.  You will take responsibility as an advisor on a range of small to medium complex projects, in addition to working in teams on larger IT, and/or IP, and commercial projects across various sectors (including those above). 

You will manage your own workload as well as supporting partners on large and complex matters, handling a spread of commercial work as and when needed by clients.  Your focus will be to build relationships with clients and to handle all of their commercial needs.

At this stage in your career you are likely to have developed a specialism in a particular area of Commercial law and we will encourage you to develop that further. You will also maintain some broader work to provide variety to your work and flexibility for the team.

As a Managing Associate, you will play a key part in shaping and driving the development of the team and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to take on additional responsibility and advance your career. 

Knowledge, skills and experience required

To be able to advise at the level required in this role, we expect that you will have gained a minimum of 5 years' post qualification experience or equivalent in a comparable practice. You may have gained some experience in-house, but the majority of your experience ideally will have been based in a law firm.

In building this experience you will have demonstrated strong technical and analytical skills, a keen intellect and a commercial mindset. You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to provide pragmatic, robust and tailored advice in a way that supports internal and external clients alike. You will have developed strong client management skills and built a track record of strong financial performance. 

The successful candidate will have: 
►   Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree
►   At least five years' experience gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level 
►   Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a leading law firm and the needs of the clients of a top flight team