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Job Title Commercial Knowledge Lawyer
Closing Date 21-Oct-2022
Department Commercial
Job Location Bristol; London; Reading
Role Lawyers

We are looking for a Knowledge Lawyer/Professional Support Lawyer to provide high quality knowledge support for our market-leading Commercial team. The successful person will have expertise in one or more aspects of the team's work which includes commercial and technology contracts, outsourcing, data, digital regulation, gaming and interactive entertainment, telecoms and advertising/marketing/sponsorship.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and well-respected Knowledge team, working in a supportive and collegiate environment for a Firm renowned for its cutting-edge Commercial practice. It would suit both someone who was looking to move to their first knowledge role as well as those with previous experience of professional support wanting a high-profile role which is central to many areas of the Firm's work.

You may choose to be based in any of our UK offices (Bristol, Reading or London) and work 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 Knowledge Team.

The opportunity

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, implementing best practice professional support within a fast-growing part of our business. You will work collaboratively with our 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 around 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.

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Key responsibilities

You will be our sole Commercial Knowledge Lawyer - though you will be stepping into a very well- established Commercial Knowledge function rather than a greenfield site. You will have the freedom and responsibility to drive forward knowledge support for the Commercial team. Your work will be varied and fulfilling. You will carry out your responsibilities with the support of your line manager - the Head of Business Transactions Group Knowledge - and dedicated paralegal, PA and training administration support. You will play a key role in building out the Commercial Knowledge team.

Here are some examples of what you should expect:

  • Facilitating keeping the Commercial team and sector teams up-to-date on legal and regulatory change across the Commercial team's practice.
  • Organising the delivery of legal training, facilitating know-how sharing and developing a technically excellent collection of template documents.
  • Assisting in the preparation of client seminars and client workshops and producing reader-friendly internal updates and client publications.
  • Dealing with queries from lawyers 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 an excellent knowledge of law, regulation and practice in at least one of the following areas: Commercial contracts, Technology contracts, Outsourcing, Data, Digital media, Digital regulation, Advertising, marketing and sponsorship, Consumer protection, Telecoms.

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 generous benefits .

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

At Osborne 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 us know.