Commercial Associate

  • DWF
  • Manchester, UK
  • Oct 03, 2018
Full time Commercial Data Protection Information Technology Non-Contentious Intellectual Property

Job Description

Commercial Associate


We are seeking to recruit entrepreneurial and innovative Associates and Senior Associates into the Commercial team to work either in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham. It is preferable that the successful candidate will be trained and qualified in a leading private practice firm or from a high quality in house role. We can offer very interesting and cutting edge work with a range of clients operating across a wide-range of industries and sectors, including, retail, food, technology, financial services and sports. We provide a friendly supportive and collegiate working environment within a well-established and dynamic team. We will look at candidates who have upwards of 3 years' qualified experience who will undertake a mixed non-contentious caseload. Agile and part time workers should apply.


Person Specification:


  • Excellent drafting skills and first-rate technical knowledge are a pre-requisite for this role.
  • Experience of providing Commercial/IT/IP/Data Protection support in the context of corporate transactions would be advantageous (due diligence, negotiating warranties and advising on TSAs).
  • Experience of non-contentious IP and/or franchising would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Sector experience of working within one or more of education / retail / food / technology / financial services / insurance would be advantageous but not essential.


Whilst support and career development will be provided the applicants must be able to work independently and have experience of effectively supervising junior members of a team.

Main function of job:

To deliver expertise within an area of specialty, contributing actively to practice area targets and assessing risk where necessary. To coach and delegate as required and manage client expectations to ensure high levels of service delivery both internally and externally.

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include child care vouchers, season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards. We are also happy to discuss flexible working patterns.


About DWF        

DWF is an award-winning legal business with a strong reputation for excellent client service and effective operational management. There are now over 2,700 people in the DWF Group, based in 25 key locations across the globe.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Disability Support

We will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the DWF Recruitment team and tell us what adjustments you need either to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require any reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview. We are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.