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Associate Lawyer- Technology, Media & Telecoms - Edinburgh

Information Technology - Private Practice
Ref: 293 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 Jul 2020
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Leading top tier international law firm is looking to add to the highly regarded Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) team in Scotland- this role can be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow or London. 

Position Overview:

  • Succeeding in today’s technology industry requires a deep understanding of the sector and a keen knowledge of the business issues driving change. The TMT team have extensive legal capabilities and experience developed through decades working with a wide range of participants in the sector—from emerging growth software and IT companies to multinational technology suppliers. Among their lawyers are computer programmers and legal counsel who have worked for leading technology companies.  The team works with World-leading corporations and government entities and on many of the largest and most innovative sourcing deals across an array of industry sectors.
  • Due to significant instructions from existing clients, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a bright and ambitious lawyer with circa 2-5 PQE with non-contentious technology, outsourcing and general commercial experience to join our highly talented and award-winning TMT department. You will be working with one of the UK's top TMT teams, band 1 ranked in technology and telecoms, commercial contracts and data protection and will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most innovative work in the field, supported by our team of over 50 colleagues.
  • Client-wise, you will have the opportunity to work with household names such as Argos, EDF Energy, Homebase, John Lewis, Network Rail, Royal Mail, Barclays, Sainsbury's, Total, and Virgin Group. The team also advise central government following our successful re-appointment to the Government's Crown Commercial Services panel, and applicants will have an opportunity should they wish to get involved in some of the largest, most innovative technology and commercial procurements in the UK, This is a great opportunity to join one of the leading TMT teams in the UK with genuine career development prospects.

Responsibilities

  • You will be given the opportunity to work across a diverse range of types of work across different sectors including TMT, Defence, Retail, Government, Energy. Additionally, the team has a strong presence in payments and Fintech work in the Financial Services sector, and you will have the chance to be involved in that type of work if you wish.
  • The firm's approach is to create a supportive environment by working collaboratively as part of a team servicing particular clients or sectors.  
  • You will be involved in a mixture of technology and commercial deals, some large where you are working as part of a team, and others where you will be able to operate with a greater degree of independence.
  • The department has a strong teamwork ethic and a first-class client management approach. 
  • It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing personally and professionally.  
  • A determination to deliver high-quality focused services to clients is essential, as is maintaining and developing client relationships.
  • Successful candidates will be people with energy and enthusiasm who want to join one of the top teams in the country, working hard to providing the highest levels of client service whilst at the same time valuing having fun being part of a supportive and collegiate team.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Circa 2-5 PQE and a background in commercial, IT, IP or telecoms. 
  • Candidates are expected to have technology awareness.
  • Candidates with in-house experience (currently or previously) are also invited to apply- as in practice we form close relationships with in house teams, and the ability to understand their environment is vey important.
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence.
  • Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability; familiarity with IP licensing and data protection would also be beneficial but not essential.

On offer is the chance to join a dynamic and innovative team with an excellent reputation within the TMT sector. The firm offers a competitive, top-tier salary and benefits package which includes pension and an attractive and achievable bonus scheme. 

For a confidential discussion about this position, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson, Director

Edinburgh: +44 (0) 131 450 7164

Glasgow: +44 (0) 141 244 0260

Aberdeen: +44 (0) 1224 502 044

London: +44 (0) 203 174 2482

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com