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Role Description

We are currently looking for an experienced Commercial Lawyer/Solicitor to join our fast paced but friendly Commercial & Technology team based in Reading.  

Our clients include global and international companies with regional headquarters based in the UK or mainland Europe; mid-market UK companies and fast-growing and entrepreneurial businesses. In particular, we provide legal services to the UK/EMEA operating entities of US-owned companies. For many clients we act as external, and often sole, legal counsel providing day-to-day advice on commercial contractual matters and data protection.

Also as part of the role we are currently operating on a hybrid working pattern, however for the right person we may also consider remote working.


Experience/ Attributes required

  •   Excellent training and knowledge of a broad range of commercial issues, including contract law, data protection, intellectual property and competition law;
  •   Good drafting experience;
  •   Experience advising on contractual risk and negotiating contracts with the aim of achieving commercial solutions for clients;
  •   An interest and experience in digital media, data and technology will be an advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to provide clear & concise advice in plain English and to articulate complex legal concepts in a comprehensible manner for lay business people
  •   Excellent skills in legal analysis with the aptitude to apply them to commercial reality and to deliver pragmatic advice;
  •  Keenness to take an active role in business development and to build your own client portfolio and help to build the team.
  •   A desire to understand clients’ businesses and goals and to build long term client relationships;
  • Commercial awareness, initiative and a solution-orientated approach, with adaptability to meet challenges of constantly shifting client priorities to fulfill their objectives;
  •  Ability to work as part of a team alongside other lawyers, even in a remote environment.

Work type:

  • Commercial contracts, frequently with an international aspect
  •  Technology contracts (including SaaS agreements, website and app development and hosting agreements)
  •  Digital media and Ecommerce
  •  Marketing, advertising and sponsorship


  •   Data Protection
  •  Data licensing and commercialisation
  •    Intellectual property management, commercialisation, protection and enforcement
  •   Advising on strategic business projects e.g. operations structuring, investment planning, international expansion



Contractual Benefits (pro rata)

  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution and the employee contributes 4%
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary
  • Season ticket travel loan

Other Non Contractual Benefits (pro rata)

  •   An additional days holiday for your birthday
  •    A weekly wellbeing hour
  •    8 hours per annum for charity work
  •  Cash back medical plan
  •  Discounted retail benefits
  • Bring your dog to work

Team structure

  • 1 X Partner 
  • 2 x Associate
  • 2 x Paralegal
  • 1 x Senior Associate 
  • 1 x Trainee

Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

We offer excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

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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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