IP / IT Associate / Senior Associate Manchester

Area of Practice: IP / IT

Location: Manchester and Greater Manchester

Type: Private Practice


Posted On: Monday, March 15, 2021

Recruiter Name: Tony Seymour

Recruiter Telephone: +447813605881

Job Reference Number: TS/893825


Intellectual Property (IP) / Information Technology (IT) Solicitor 4 PQE +

Intellectual Property (IP) / Information Technology (IT) Solicitor – Manchester

Commercial Solicitor IT/IP Manchester – This highly regarded national firm is looking for an ambitious IP/IT Solicitor / Associate to help grow its Manchester offering. The firm advises large multi-national companies and key public bodies on a range of commercial matters revolving around IT from significant procurement exercises to advising on software agreements including e-commerce. They have also been instructed on major IT outsourcing arrangements in the private and public sector.


  • Job title: Associate / Senior Associate (4 PQE +)
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £Excellent
  • Reports to: Partner
  • Previous Experience: Previous IT/IP experience essential. Experience advising on major IT procurement projects would be major advantage, but is not essential.

An introduction to the team

The firm offers advice on a vast range of IT/IP – related matters. Software contracts and Software-as-a-service (SaaS) contracts are an obvious example and the department is regularly instructed by companies from start-ups to established listed businesses on the best way to exploit or ‘commercialise’ their various IT assets through software licensing or other such avenues.

The team is also involved in significant outsourcing projects which invariably involve complex agreements so a real technical understanding of this area of commercial law is paramount. E-commerce is another area in which the team has developed particular expertise, including rights in relation to consumers buying online.

Whether its gaming, mobile app or web design companies looking to protect and monetise their latest creations or companies engaging in large-scale outsourcing projects, there is really no shortage of exciting and stimulating work for the right candidate.

Skills and experience

Candidates are expected to have at least 4 years solid PQE gained advising public or private sector clients on a range of matters. You should also have strong awareness of data protection and general governance.

Our client is looking for talented and creative solicitors with excellent technical understanding and the ability to give effective practical advice. Applicants should be motivated and committed with the ability to work in large or small teams where appropriate. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, able to work collaboratively and autonomously when required.

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