Commercial Senior Associate – 7- 10 years PQE - Birmingham

Pinsent Masons
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
17 Mar 2023

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Solicitors – Private Practice
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Practice Area
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
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Role: Commercial Senior Associate

PQE: 7-10 years

Location: Birmingham

The Opportunity

We are seeking a talented, dynamic and ambitious Senior Associate to join our Commercial Team which is expanding and offers the opportunity to work with high quality clients and on exciting commercial projects.

  • 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 alongside our Partners on a diverse portfolio of matters including supply chain and outsourcing projects.
  • Get fully involved in a wide range of business development activities and in developing client relationships.
  • Become a true specialist in your chosen Pinsent Masons sectors.
  • Enjoy genuine long-term career prospects supported through Pinsent Masons’ "best in class" training and PM Academy personal development programmes.

The role and clients

The growth of our Commercial Team is such that this is a unique opportunity to join an expanding and thriving commercial practice.  It is an opportunity to work alongside one of the established Partners in the group working on major projects with high profile clients including the likes of Tesco plc, Rolls-Royce plc and the Ministry of Justice. 

You will be given the opportunity to lead on transactions, manage team members and develop client relationship and development skills at the highest level.  The successful candidate will be closely involved in the growth of the practice alongside the Partner and able to progress their career in it. 

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, Retailers, 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 7-10 years PQE, English law qualified commercial lawyer to join our dynamic and thriving Commercial team and be based in our Birmingham office.  The successful candidate will work alongside one of our established Partners on a day to day basis giving excellent opportunities for skills and career development. 

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, including on an international basis. Both public and private sector experience would be ideal and working with large scale clients is essential. 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 2021 – Legal Business" and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. Please click here to view full list of our global awards and nominations -

Please note we only accept applications made via our recruitment portal. Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Steffy Lam 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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