Commercial Lawyer – 3-6 years PQE – Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester or LEEDS

Pinsent Masons
Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester or Leeds
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Solicitors – Private Practice
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Practice Area
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
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Job Description


Role: Commercial Lawyer

PQE: 3 – 6 years

Location: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds or Manchester

The Opportunity

  • Become an integral part of Pinsent Masons’ young, dynamic, solutions-based Commercial team.
  • Advise major household name clients on a global basis.
  • Gain first class experience working on a diverse portfolio of matters including supply chain, outsourcing and technology.
  • Become a true specialist in your chosen Pinsent Masons sectors.
  • Get fully involved in a wide range of business development activities and in developing client relationships with opportunities to undertake client secondments.
  • Enjoy genuine long-term career prospects supported through Pinsent Masons’ "best in class" training and PM Academy personal development programmes.

Key Clients

The successful candidate will be working on major projects with high profile clients including the likes of Tesco plc, World Athletics, Premiership Football Clubs, Russell Group Universities, The Ministry of Justice and innovative disruptors across various sectors.

About the Team

Our market leading international Commercial Team works across our global offices advising household name clients on business-critical projects across the full spectrum of commercial contract work. We are proactive, commercial and pragmatic, take pride in delivering our work efficiently in an easily digestible format and think outside the box to find innovative solutions.  We act as a seamless extension to our clients' management, procurement and in-house legal teams advising on strategic projects, commercial contract drafting and negotiations, assisting with precedent and legal process development and advising on day-to-day commercial contract matters. 

We are leaders in innovation and not afraid to do things differently.  Our team are creative and deliver clients solutions – using the very best of people, process and technology through our advanced delivery team.  This gives an unparalleled opportunity for team members to embrace the future of law and be at the forefront of these developments within the legal industry and our clients’ businesses.

In the UK we work as a national team across our Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester offices. Immersing ourselves in Pinsent Masons’ global sectors, we have a truly excellent portfolio of clients including PLCs, multi-nationals and entrepreneurial companies, Central Government, Universities and education providers, cutting edge technology companies and sporting entities.

Ambitious and hard-working, our team members also enjoy a good work-life balance with the option to work part of your week from home. We’re a young, dynamic and great fun team to be part of – speak to any of our team if you’d like to hear more.

Our Successful Candidate

We are looking for a 3-6 years PQE, English law qualified commercial contracts lawyer to join our dynamic and thriving Commercial team and be based in any one of our Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds or Manchester offices.

We are seeking a well-rounded “O-shaped” lawyer. An individual who is technically excellent, commercially aware, highly motivated and enthusiastic.  A team player with a can-do attitude, a strong client focused approach and an ability to 'think outside the box' and develop innovative solutions. A strong academic background coupled with excellent communication and organisational skills is also key together with good experience of supervising and working with junior colleagues.

You will have trained and worked in a large commercial practice and be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of drafting and leading the negotiation of complex commercial contracts and technology contracts, including on an international basis. A good understanding of the application of TUPE, data protection and intellectual property law in the context of long term services supply and outsourcing agreements is also necessary.  You will have a keen interest in at least one of Pinsent Masons’ global sectors and a clear desire to become a true expert in your chosen fields.

Our Promise to You

As our successful candidate, you will:

  • join a vibrant, fun and hard-working team;
  • enjoy plenty of client engagement and responsibility;
  • undertake high quality work for high profile clients;
  • receive excellent support, training and guidance from inspiring senior team members;
  • have the opportunity to get fully involved in business development, sector initiatives, innovation and firmwide programmes to enable you to develop your network and enjoy a diverse and fulfilling work life.


Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award – Legal Business" for the second time in 2021 and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times.

Pinsent Masons was also named Law Firm of the Year 2018 by The Lawyer, and is ranked No 4 on the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2020 and named as one of Stonewall’s Top Global Employers 2020.

Please note we only accept applications made via our recruitment portal. Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Anwen John who can discuss the role and requirements.

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At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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