Associate – Commercial & Intellectual Property

We are currently recruiting for an Associate/Senior Associate for the Commercial and Intellectual Property department of a law firm in Liverpool.

The Associate / Senior Associate solicitor will provide comprehensive, detailed and solution-focused legal advice to clients and colleagues on matters including:

  • General intellectual property advice
  • Infringement opinions and litigation support
  • Intellectual property audit reviews
  • Intellectual property contracts including licensing, sponsorship agreements, merchandising agreements, royalty agreements, and assignments
  • Commercial agreements
  • Intellectual property due diligence and general corporate support
  • Intellectual property commercialisation strategies

The role demands an ability to run own matters without supervision and responsibility for early delivery of transactions, and involves plenty of client contact.

Candidate Requirements


  • Law Degree (or equivalent)
  • Experience of providing intellectual property services in private legal practice
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure
  • 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
  • An understanding of clients’ needs and expectations
  • Excellence in service quality (service delivery and quality of services provided), through technical and service excellence
  • Ability to play a proactive part in business development activity
  • Adherence to guidelines and procedures.


  • Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships, network and work collaboratively
  • Excellence in persuading and influencing and ability to remain an effective communicator under pressure
  • Good listening skills and willingness to receive and act on feedback
  • A proven track record of involvement in effective business development activity

For more information on this role, please contact [email protected]