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Job Title Commercial Legal/Contract Manager
Closing Date 10-Dec-2021
Department Commercial
Job Location Bristol; London; Reading
Role Paralegal/Legal Executive

"..excellent all round; they have provided good advice and been supportive" - Chambers & Partners

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).

The practice

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 activity.

To find out more about the practice, please see the link below:

The team

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.

The role

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 Diligence report
  • Support to the wider Commercial team where required

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 format documents;
  • 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 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 or 0117 917 4228.

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.

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.