ACS are now recruiting an Associate to work within the Commercial Department of a leading law firm based in Liverpool.


  • 25 days annual leave
  • Birthday privilege day
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Holiday buy and sell and carryover scheme
  • Charity volunteering days
  • Smart working
  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave, special leave
  • Life assurance
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Dress for your day
  • Training opportunities


  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure
  • Experience of providing the full range of intellectual property advisory services in private legal practice
  • Adherence to guidelines and procedures
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating IP and commercial contracts and documentation
  • An understanding of clients’ needs and expectations
  • Excellence in service quality (service delivery and quality of services provided), through technical and service excellence
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to get a grip of the wider commercial issues
  • Excellent legal and commercial research skills
  • Ability to play a proactive part in business development activity

Key responsibilities

  • intellectual property audit reviews
  • commercial agreements
  • Specialist intellectual property advice
  • intellectual property due diligence and general corporate support
  • intellectual property commercialisation strategies
  • intellectual property contracts including licensing, sponsorship agreements, merchandising agreements, royalty agreements, and assignments
  • infringement opinions and litigation support