Person Specification

We are looking to fill a role in the Commercial Team at Kuits with a candidate who is 5PQE.

We are:

Specialist commercial lawyers providing legal support to a wide range of clients across all sectors. We act for small and medium sized enterprises and owner managed businesses in the north west, nationally and beyond. Examples of some of our current/recent work and clients is set out below.

Acting as outsourced in house counsel, dealing with all commercial contract and advisory matters for:
• a large conglomerate of businesses in the health care sector, including businesses offering digital health care solutions, rehabilitation management, and medico-legal reporting;
• a group of local businesses in the leisure sector (restaurants and bars);
• a local university;
• a national law firm; and
• a number of high profile athletes/sports personalities.

We also represent clients in manufacturing, food, insurance, recruitment, and tech sectors in relation to commercial contract drafting and negotiation. We provide advice from first principles stage, often supporting clients in identifying their needs in relation to a commercial proposition prior to them engaging their supplier or client.

There is great variety in our client base; some are very well-established businesses, others are relatively new or disruptors in their market, some clients are in house lawyers, others are commercial stakeholders. Our work therefore demands that we are:
• agile in our thinking; and
• able to provide a pragmatic solution which fits the client and the situation; and
• able to communicate effectively with people from many different backgrounds.

These vacancies have arisen as a result of the continued success of the existing team in supporting the firm’s and the department’s clients – in short, we have more work than we can do at the service level we want to offer. We offer good client contact, the opportunity to develop close working relationships with clients of the firm and excellent progression opportunities.

We would love to hear from you if you:

• Are a qualified solicitor with a minimum of 5 years of PQE in commercial work (private practice or in-house), with data protection expertise as a “must have” and intellectual property and/or IT expertise as a “nice to have”;
• Have a proven track record in client care at a level appropriate to your experience – able to establish a strong rapport with clients and attract repeat work from the quality of the service they provide;
• Are able to work well independently and with others, providing supervision of more junior team members and support to partners in the team where needed, taking on feedback and committing to your own development;
• Would like to work in a values driven organisation, and progress based on your demonstrable abilities;
• Are able to work flexibly whilst recognising the need to attend the office and clients’ premises where needed to meet the requirements of the role; and
• Take your work seriously but not yourself.

Register your interest

If this sounds like you and you would like to have a confidential chat about the role, your experience and what you want from your next position, then please email or enclose your CV below.

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