Commercial Solicitor 2-5 years PQE

Crawley – £40,000 - £55,000

Commercial Solicitor - Crawley - £40,000 to £55,000

My client is a top regional Legal 500 firm who is seeking an experience Commercial Solicitor to join their expanding team. The firm is well renowned for the high quality complex work they undertake. You will be given all the support you need to progress and you will have the opportunity to really expand upon your business development skills.


  • Dealing with a wide range of commercial work to involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating trading agreements, together with supply, purchase and manufacturing agreements including joint ventures and outsourcing
  • Providing advice on IT agreements, licences and SLA's both for developers and purchasers
  • Advising in connection with e-trading issues, online service solutions and data protection
  • Acting for a wide range of clients
  • Managing a large and varied caseload with a strong commercial approach
  • Playing a supporting role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts

Do you have?

  • 2-5 years post qualification experience of commercial work
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Solid knowledge and experience of IT/IP contracts and data protection
  • Strong client focus with the ability to build and sustain excellent relationships
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in the Commercial Department but with internal teams across the business
  • The appetite to develop their business development skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools
  • Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience of working a case management system would also be desirable

Applications are currently being shortlisted for interview so apply now for immediate consideration.

Please contact Jonathan Hoose, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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Jonathan Hoose

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Jonathan joined Douglas Scott in 2017 and is part of our North West team responsible for both business services and personal services legal recruitment. Jonathan acts on behalf of a range of clients from small high-street firms to Magic Circle and international law firms. Jonathan has previous experience in the legal sector; a LLB Law degree and has completed the Legal Practice Course. Before making the move into recruitment he worked as an Industrial Disease Litigation Fee Earner for a defendant insurance practice, working within this capacity has enabled him to develop a good understanding of the legal market and the requirements of both candidates and clients.

"Jonathan had a fairly challenging brief in terms of my requirements for part-time local work and identified two very suitable options. He has been very helpful and proactive in all arrangements. I start my new job in April."

Wills and Probate Fee Earner | Surrey

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Commercial Contracts
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX
  • Salary: £40,000 - £55,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Crawley
  • Reference: JH7897ComCraw

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