Technology and IP Solicitor, NQ-2 yrs PQE

  • TLT Solicitors
  • Manchester, UK
  • Oct 05, 2018
Full time Information Technology Non-Contentious Intellectual Property

Job Description

Job Introduction

We are recruiting for a Technology and IP Solicitor to join our Commercial team in Manchester. TLT's Technology and IP team is a national specialist technology and intellectual property practice advising organisations in our chosen sectors.

Amongst other work we will advise on the development, exploitation and protection of new technologies and related IP and the procurement of IT systems and services and related dispute resolution. We particularly work with clients in the financial services, retail, energy, TMT and public sectors. Our understanding of those industries, combined with knowledge of new technologies and of the legal issues surrounding them has been key to our development.

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will manage your own caseloads ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice

Role Responsibility

Once you are in the role of Solicitor you will deliver the following:

  • Draft and negotiate the full range of IT and related contracts undertaken by the team, including:
  • IT managed services and outsourcing agreements;
  • Software licensing and support arrangements;
  • Hardware supply and maintenance;
  • Hosting and cloud based solutions;
  • Data processing and security arrangements;
  • Technology development and licensing;
  • Digital media; and
  • General commercial issues.

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • You will be an IT transactional solicitor or trainee in a leading national IT practice at either NQ level or up to 2 years post qualification experience or equivalent.
  • Experience of working on secondments and/or in-house positions will be an advantage.
  • You will need exceptional communication, drafting and negotiation skills.
  • We see it as vital that our lawyers have a good understanding of and personal interest in the technologies that our clients are developing and using, as well as the industries in which our clients operate.
  • You will need to have demonstrated this understanding in your current role, by reference to the number and complexity of IT transactions undertaken and your commercial approach to those transactions

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com. Or if you prefer our dedicated Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Advisor, Tanya Williams on tanya.williams@tltsolicitors.com

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review.  As a fee earner if you exceed your targets you will receive a generous annual bonus. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.