Newly Qualified Associate (Commercial Litigation)


Monday 22 July

We are looking for a Newly Qualified Solicitor with a particular interest in commercial litigation to join our team. 

Job title: Newly Qualified Associate (Commercial Litigation)
Location: London
Salary: Base salary at market rate in line with experience, plus bonus scheme
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Days/Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch
Start date: TBC

This role will involve working within a growing team for a range of interesting, high-profile clients across various sectors including media, entertainment and sport and will require the candidate to assume a significant amount of responsibility from the start.

The role will suit someone who is able to work within a team as well as independently on new matters, you must have a desire to establish yourself as a key player in a fast-growing area of the Brandsmiths business.

As well as an interesting workload, you will be encouraged to develop business and to help in the growth of the team and the firm as a whole. There may also be secondment opportunities with our client base as required from time to time.
We work closely with a number of in-house legal teams, so in-house experience would be beneficial for any applicant, but is not essential.

About the company
Brandsmiths is a specialist IP firm with offices in Manchester and London.

Our clients include established brands such as BMW, Microsoft, Umbro, Speedo, Lacoste, YMU, Entertainment One, Bremont, Cinch, Black and Decker, Supreme and Beverly Hills Polo Club, as well as fast growth businesses like Dirtea, Vinted and Hereweflo. In sport, we have considerable experience advising premier league teams, players and governing bodies.

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive and collegiate atmosphere. We focus on:
Intellectual Property Litigation: protecting and enforcing IP rights for brands and talent.
Commercial: working with our clients to assist them will all aspects of their day-to-day legal needs.
Trademarks: registering and protecting trade marks for household name brands.

About the role:
We are looking for a newly qualified solicitor to take a key role across our commercial litigation team. We encourage autonomy and there is room to make the role your own by getting involved in marketing, client meetings and high-quality work from the start. You will progress based on merit, with a clear path to promotion for the right candidate.

About you
You must have top class legal, technical and soft skills. You will be expected to work proactively on litigation cases with a particular emphasis on matters in the media, entertainment and sports industries.
It would be beneficial for you to have experience in litigation matters. You will be expected to demonstrate an ability to understand basic litigation practice and procedure, as well as a solid understanding of regulatory and industry related issues that arise across the media entertainment and sports sectors. Knowledge of the law relating to defamation and data protection would also be useful, but is not necessary.

Personality is important at Brandsmiths. You need to easily build relationships internally and externally. You will be supervised by senior lawyers but will also be expected to supervise and mentor junior and non-qualified lawyers to assist in their development.

You should be goal orientated, driven, comfortable dealing directly with clients and welcome opportunities to develop business. You will be encouraged to grow your network and, with the assistance of others in the Firm, eventually build a client base of your own. Cross-office working between our London and Manchester offices is always encouraged.

What's next?

- Send your C.V. to by the 22nd of July
- Any queries? Email or call 020 3709 8957

  • London

    Old Pump House
    19 Hooper Street
    E1 8BU

    +44 (0) 203 709 8957

  • Manchester

    Floor 1
    31 Princess Street
    M2 4EW

    +44(0) 161 464 9237

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Brandsmiths is a trading name of Brandsmiths S.L. Limited which is authorised by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, SRA No: 620298. Founding Partner: Adam Morallee

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