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Associate Solicitor (1494)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

What we've been doing recently
  • Advising Callcredit Information Group, innovators in the application of consumer information and one of the three large UK credit reference agencies, on its contractual documentation from master service arrangements to consumer terms and branding including in relation to its market changing new product, Noddle.
  • Advising a leading UK hotel brand on its IT contracts including agreements relating to guest Wi-Fi and connectivity of its head office.
  • Advising Team 17 Software Limited, the games developer of the well-known Worms game on a worldwide branding strategy.
  • Acting for Magnomatics Limited, a spin out company from The University of Sheffield which has developed revolutionary contactless, lubricant-free magnetic transmissions and ultra high-torque electrical machines in relation to exploitation agreements and IP ownership.
  • Acting for a global supplier of knowledge based software and databases for use in metabolism, toxicology and related sciences. We have drafted both standard form documentation and advised on international licence arrangements.
Your Role

Working as an Associate Solicitor within the team, you will have the opportunity to work on a varied and interesting caseload with an international and national reach. Working as part of a small team, you will have excellent partner access and have the opportunity to work for many notable clients. Your role will involve drafting and negotiating IT contracts including developmental projects, cloud services, software licensing, OEM and channel partner agreements. You will also be advising on related compliance matters such as data protection, information security and open source compliance.

If tech is your bag, then this is the role for you. We want to help you to succeed so you’ll be fully supported to develop in your role, but you’ll also need to have the confidence to hit the ground running and really get involved in matters from the get-go. Our Leeds team are friendly and will offer you lots of opportunities to learn from the best, working alongside experts on high-value and complex cases.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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2 Wellington Place, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS1 4BZ

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    Business Legal Services
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    Full Time
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    Leeds, Manchester
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