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Commercial Knowledge Lawyer
Bristol; London; Reading
We are looking for an additional Knowledge Lawyer/Professional
Support Lawyer to work with our market-leading Commercial team. The
successful person will have an interest in data, digital regulation
and related areas and provide a high quality knowledge service to that
team and the wider firm.
This is a new role arising out of the success and growth of the firm
and its future vision. It is a fantastic opportunity to join an
experienced and well-respected Knowledge team, working in a supportive
and collegiate environment. It would suit someone who was looking to
move to their first knowledge role as well as those with previous experience.
You may choose to be based in any of our UK offices (Bristol, Reading
or London) and join on a full or part-time basis (at least equivalent
to 4 days a week). We are also very happy to discuss flexible working
arrangements which are common across the team.
Knowledge is at the heart of Osborne Clarke's strategy, and you will
be a key member of an innovative and purposeful Knowledge team.
You will provide dynamic, technically excellent and business-focused
support to the Commercial team and wider firm, implementing best
practice professional support within a fast-growing part of our
business. You will complement the existing knowledge function and
excellent knowledge culture across our UK offices and support business
development and client relationship activities.
You will work collaboratively with the existing Commercial Knowledge
Lawyer, the Commercial Partners and other members of the Knowledge
team as well as sales and marketing professionals and Partners in
other parts of the firm.
Like all our people, you will benefit from our multi-award winning
development programme so that you are well supported and developed in
your role to build a career in knowledge.
Our Commercial team
The UK Commercial team consists of almost 60 lawyers who work closely
with our Osborne Clarke colleagues around the world.
The team provides leading-edge business solutions to clients, ranging
from high growth start-ups to multinationals and covering the entire
spectrum of commercial activity. We have a strong reputation both with
national and international clients requiring support on strategically
important commercial projects. We have considerable expertise in a
range of key sectors including financial services, energy and
utilities and tech media and comms.
Alongside our work for clients in traditional industries and sectors,
we provide advice across our chosen sectors on emerging and disruptive
technologies such as: AI, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality,
Livestreaming, direct to consumer business models, Blockchain,
Internet of Things, 3D/4D printing, Autonomous Vehicles, Biometrics,
5G, eBusiness, Quantum computing, Robotics and Drones.
To find out more about the practice, please see the link below:
Your focus will be on the data and digital regulation aspects of the
Commercial team's practice and you will have the freedom and
responsibility to drive forward knowledge support in these areas in
particular. Your work will be varied and fulfilling. You will carry
out your responsibilities alongside the existing Commercial Knowledge
Lawyer as well as others in the business.
Here are some examples of what you should expect:
Keeping the Commercial team, lawyers in other parts of the
business and sector teams up-to-date on legal and regulatory change
across the Commercial team's practice and on the Commercial law
aspects of emerging and disruptive technologies.
Organising the delivery of legal training, facilitating know-how
sharing and developing a technically excellent collection of
Assisting in the preparation of client seminars and client
workshops and producing reader-friendly internal updates and client publications.
Dealing with queries from lawyers across the firm and clients
regarding current law and practice.
Inputting into and helping to deliver the Commercial and Osborne
Clarke knowledge strategy.
Skills and experience
You will have knowledge of UK data protection law and its application
to real-life business issues as well as a knowledge of law and
regulation in at least one of the following areas: Digital media,
Digital regulation, Advertising, marketing and sponsorship, Consumer
protection, Telecoms. You will be able to demonstrate that you
understand the interplay between your areas of knowledge and emerging
and disruptive technologies.
You will have an ability to present information clearly - both in
writing and when speaking. You will be a pro-active self-starter with
excellent organisational skills.
Due to the technical nature of the work, we are looking for someone
who is legally-qualified with relevant post-graduate experience. You
may be a fee-earning lawyer in private practice or working within the
legal team of a business, in academia or in a knowledge role
elsewhere, or returning to work after a career break. If you are
unsure whether your qualifications and experience are right for the
role, please do contact us - we are always happy to have informal
conversations with people who would like to join our team.
Salary and benefits
We offer competitive salaries and generousbenefits.
For more information or to apply
At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct
applications - if you would like any further information about the
role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please
contact, in complete confidence, Rachael Hardwick in the recruitment
team on email@example.com.
Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all
social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities,
and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that
OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and
our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention
our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.
We support working families via a range of family and caring
friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we
can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example,
we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active
network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and
flexible benefits to all our people.
Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a
number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment
and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like
Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.
Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to
paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable
them to save for the future.
We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment
process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the
application, interview process or when working with us, please let