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Commercial Associate or Senior Associate

Job Introduction

Our commercial solicitors provide legal expertise in a variety of specialisms in the following areas and sectors; IP, IT, education,  energy and public sectors.  They support and add value to our clients' negotiations because they understand the complicated issues facing their business. 

In response to a high volume of new work streams Partner and Department Head, Doug Locke, is looking to bolster the national team by recruiting quality commercial lawyers into Bristol, Birmingham and Watford.

Could this be your next career move?

You'll be drafting and negotiating commercial contracts across a range of sectors providing practical solutions by giving expert commercial legal advice which is tailored to the individual needs of the client.  You'll develop strong client relationships and play an active part in the pricing and scoping of work for not just yourself but by developing financial hygiene in others too.  You'll develop your personal profile within the firm and contribute to knowledge sharing initiatives.  You'll be supervising and developing the  team, recognising not just your own training needs but that of the team also.  You'll contribute to business development opportunities and identify networking to help introduce new business to the firm.  And as the team continue to grow, you'll play an active role in recruitment to help bring further talent into the firm.

Why choose us?

VWV is known for its friendly and welcoming culture so team work and collaboration is key.  With around 450 employees we’re big enough to win the big ticket work but small enough to know our people as individuals and help our star performers shine, watch the video for what our people have to say about us.

We offer a competitive salary, contribute to your pension pot, offer holiday allowance that increases on a year's employment, give you private healthcare and life assurance, offer a range of discounts with local businesses and with so many excellent internal training programmes on offer to everyone it's so easy to develop and improve your skills.

Our Bristol office is based on the Harbourside surrounded by the buzz of local cafes and restaurants with lovely views over the docks and within easy walking distance of the newly developed Wapping Wharf.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity, we're striving to create an environment where everyone, regardless of background, can reach their full potential.

So who are we hoping will apply?

We'd love to see an application from a strong commercial lawyer with at least three years post qualification experience gained at a similar commercial practice, who embodies our core values around team work, commerciality and putting the client at the centre of everything we do.   You may have significantly more experience than three years and that's great too as it's not your PQE level past three years that matters or where you're based.  What matters is your ability to identify relevant commercial legal issues alongside developing strong client relationships that stand the test of time.  Also important will be you passion for supervision and performance management which will make you proud to promote the expertise of the team.  Whilst only desirable, we're particularly interested in speaking with commercial lawyers that have IP experience.

You’re interested so what happens now?

Making the next career move takes careful consideration so you may well prefer to talk it through first.  My name's Emma, I'm the Recruitment Manager here at VWV and you can reach me on 0117 314 5419. 

If you'd rather just apply, then click the apply button where you'll be asked to create a simple account and upload your CV. 

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