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Role Description

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior 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.

Experience/ Attributes required

  • Excellent training and knowledge of a broad range of commercial issues, including contract law, data protection, intellectual property and competition law;
  • Significant 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
  • 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;
  •  Confidence and maturity to negotiate and draft commercial contracts on your own and with minimal supervision;
  •  Ability to work as part of a team alongside other lawyers, even in a remote environment.
  •  Sound understanding of a broad range of commercial issues, including contract law, data protection, intellectual property and competition law;
  • Experience in business development and marketing


Work type:

In summary, the commercial team’s work covers:

  • 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


Benefits… what do you get?

Contractual Benefits

  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution and the employee contributes 4%
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary
  • Private medical cover


Other non-contractual benefits include:

  • 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
  • Season ticket travel loan


Team structure

Corporate Team 

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

Commercial & Technology Team

  • Trainee Solicitor x 1
  • Paralegal x 1
  • Senior Associate Solicitor x 1
  • Solicitor x 1
  • Partner x 1

Other information

Boyes Turner is a well-known, successful and respected Commercial law firm named in both Legal 500 and Chambers guides. We have 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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