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Senior Lawyer, Swindon

Clark Holt, Commercial Solicitors

This is a supported hire position: successful hires who have taken a career break of 2+ years will receive coaching support through the transition period from Women Returners.

The Role

Clark Holt are looking for a senior lawyer to join the Commercial/IP/IT team. The ideal candidate would have a good knowledge of commercial law and IT law and specific skill sets, such as data protection law or employment law, would be an advantage. They welcome candidates who have had private practice or in-house experience. If the successful candidate has had a career break of 2 years or more, he/she will receive coaching support through the transition period from Women Returners and they would be happy to devise a programme of refresher legal training.

The role is full time and would include advising a wide range of businesses on commercial and IT legal matters and providing support to the Corporate team on M&A transactions.

Clark Holt are prepared to consider a degree of flexible working, but the role will be predominantly office-based. It will also involve some UK travel (usually to London) on a fairly regular basis, to service the needs of clients.

Qualifications Skills and Experience

About Clark Holt

Clark Holt are a niche law firm specialising in business law, set up in November 1995 with the objective of being a completely different sort of law firm. Nearly all of the employees come from City firms or large regional practices, and they believed, and still believe, that a small team of highly-experienced lawyers can provide a much better, friendlier and cost-effective service than most larger firms. There are 24 lawyers and support staff in the firm, working in the areas of Commercial/IP/IT Law, Commercial Property and Corporate Law. More than half of their solicitors, and all three of our departments, are ranked as Leading Lawyers by Chambers Guide, the leading objective annual guide to the legal profession – one of the highest proportions in the UK.

Clark Holt concentrates as much on entrepreneurial solutions as on friendly, pro-active legal advice and pride themselves on their commitment and pragmatic approach to their clients’ best commercial interests. They also believe in having fun. They have one open-plan office in Swindon Old Town, with good road (M4) and rail access. They chose Swindon as a base because of its central geographical position – just an hour and a half from all major commercial centres in the South and the Midlands – but most of their clients come from much further afield. For more information see the Clark Holt website.

Other Information

Clark Holt will offer a competitive salary, pension contributions, PHI, BUPA and life cover. They expect their lawyers to time-record, but have no hours or billing targets as such.They rely on a team ethos for their success.

To Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter (mentioning Women Returners) to Martin Bazen (martinb@clarkholt.com). Martin will be happy to deal with any questions or queries you may have. Apply as soon as possible as this is a currently open role.