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We have an exciting opportunity for a
Legal/Contract Manager to join our highly regarded Commercial team
on a full time, permanent basis. We are looking to grow our team and
are happy to consider candidates based anywhere in the UK but
ideally with access to any of our UK offices (Bristol, Reading and London).
Our Commercial group provides leading-edge
business solutions to clients, ranging from high growth start-ups to
multinationals and covering the entire spectrum of commercial
To find out more about the practice,
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Spanning all three of our UK based offices
and working closely together, the Commercial department is made up
of over 50 lawyers in total. John Buyers (Partner) leads the team.
This role will lead, scope and shape
Commercial due diligence support for our Corporate team. The
transactions requiring support are predominantly M&A and require
Commercial DD with a focus on Commercial contracts, Data Protection,
IT arrangements and intellectual property licences.
You will liaise with the Corporate lead on
the scope and timing of the due diligence and provide document
reviews within that scope. For specialist areas the other members of
the Commercial team will be able to provide support. The successful
candidate will not only have the acumen and skills to review
appropriate transactional documents, but will also be key leading
the strategic growth of our due diligence support function.
The key focuses of the role are as follows:
Document reviews and summaries
Managing due diligence work on
substantial corporate transactions
Drafting of Commercial sections of Due
Support to the wider Commercial team
Technical Skills and Experience
You will be an experienced Legal/Contract
Manager or Legal Executive who has worked autonomously in a similar role.
In addition, you will:
have the ability to remain calm under
pressure, demonstrating prioritisation and internal client support skills;
demonstrate scrupulous attention to detail;
be able to clearly escalate any issues
to specialists and work with supervising senior lawyers;
be able to competently produce and
be a competent user of various computer
packages, Outlook, Word, Excel; and
be a confident user of a document
management system such as Worksite
have experience of strategic support and
growth of similar functions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
0117 917 4228.
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
This vacancy is for a Paralegal position, it is not an
entry route to a training contract at Osborne Clarke LLP - the
two recruitment processes are separate.