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Role Description

Boyes Turner is seeking a talented and experienced Commercial and Technology Partner to lead and develop further the services and solutions we provide to our clients.

Boyes Turner has a class leading reputation in this area and we want to talk to someone who is interested in an exciting and rare opportunity to lead and develop our exceptional team of Commercial and Technology lawyers.

What we are looking for

Boyes Turner has a class leading reputation in this area and we want to talk to someone who is interested in an exciting and rare opportunity to lead and develop our exceptional team of Commercial and Technology lawyers.

Boyes Turner is a modern and progressive firm seeking an individual who is used to dealing with high quality work and who wants to join a forward-thinking and ambitious firm.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for and given the freedom to develop and grow our existing client base, as well as introduce new opportunities and clients.  You will therefore enjoy growing and winning new business; have a willingness and appetite to develop and foster long term relationships; and want to foster an entrepreneurial and ambitious environment.

Boyes Turner is a collaborative partnership.  Not only will you lead the Commercial and Technology team but you will want to be a leader in the business, working closely with the other Business Services Partners to provide excellent client service and deliver a specialist solutions focused approach.

To drive the business forward we believe we must invest in our people and we are passionate in working with them to develop their potential.  You will share our passion and have the necessary skills and determination to mentor and oversee the work of junior Lawyers and help them to progress in their careers.  We want you to be excited about an opportunity at Boyes Turner to lead and grow a vibrant and talented team of individuals serving the needs of our clients.

Whilst a following is not a prerequisite this is a senior hire and we would expect you to possess a strong personal brand and have already developed a number of strong client relationships.

Experience/ Attributes required

  • A strong track record as a technically skilled and proficient Commercial Lawyer, ideally with experience in the Technology sector
  • A regular role as trusted advisor to a number of clients
  • The necessary financial acumen, entrepreneurial  and business skills necessary to manage and grow a sustainable and profitable legal team within a law firm
  • A willingness and demonstrable ability to collaborate with partners and stakeholders across the business
  • Within your practice as a Commercial lawyer we would expect you to have developed a strong and distinct legal specialism or service line
  • Evidence of your ability to develop new business through networking, external and internal referrals
  • Experience in presenting seminars, podcasts, webinars, and writing technical articles
  • Experience in management and supervision of junior members of the team

Sectorial experience

This should cover at least one but preferably more than one of the following:

  • Information & Communications Technology;
  • Media & publishing;
  • Supply chain & distribution;
  • Advertising & marketing;
  • Training, recruitment & employment;
  • Medical devices & healthcare

Work types

The Commercial & Technology Group provides proactive advice to businesses across a range of sectors on legal issues that affect their commercial life; strategies for route to market in the UK, EMEA and globally; preparing template documents; and working with clients on strategic projects, all of which involve drafting & negotiating bespoke commercial agreements.

We provide advice on all aspects of software, data licensing & distribution of both goods and services in the UK, EU and EMEA; and advice on the regulation of business-to-business and business-to-consumer trading across a range of sectors (see below). 

In addition the team delivers specialist advice on data protection, non-contentious IP including licensing and a trade mark portfolio management service which retains an EU capability, consumer communications and international commercial matters.

When negotiating contracts we usually find ourselves dealing with in-house lawyers or City and international law firms. We often work alongside foreign lawyers in providing cross border advice.

  • Central to this offering is the delivery of an Outsourced General Counsel service that is particularly highly regarded for its provision of an international one stop shop solution for clients.
  • When negotiating contracts we usually find ourselves dealing with in-house lawyers or City and international law firms. We often work alongside foreign lawyers in providing cross border advice.
  • We also provide advice on competition law issues applicable to the commercial life of our clients such as cartels, abuse of dominant position, market distortion.
  • Our clients include global companies with regional global headquarters based in the UK or mainland Europe; mid-market UK companies and fast-growing and entrepreneurial businesses.
  • Much of our work involves drafting; analysing or negotiating commercial agreements.  Contract drafting can range from the creation of standard template documents for implementation by a business and their periodic review; the drafting of bespoke contracts or the analysis of contracts received from third parties. 
  • Many of these agreements will be international in flavour as many of our clients trade globally and some, are the UK/EMEA operating entities of US-owned companies.

Benefits

  • 35 days holiday
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Car allowance
  • Phone home and mobile paid for by the firm
  • Flexible working

Team structure

  • 1 x Partner
  • 2 x Senior Associate Solicitors
  • 1 x Solicitor
  • 1 x Paralegal

Other information

Boyes Turner is a well-known, successful and respected firm named in both Legal 500 and Chambers guides. Excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

Contact

If you are an experienced and ambitious Senior Solicitor/ Senior Associate or a talented Partner with more than 15 years Commercial and Technology law experience who wishes to join a progressive and ambitious firm then please give the recruitment team a call or apply below.

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We have been voted as the leading UK regional law firm to work for in the South East by the Best Company Survey published by the Sunday Times in 2006 and best law firm to work for in the South East for three years in a row.

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