Commercial Lawyer, Chester – Part time maternity cover

Direct locum / contract opportunity

The role

The main focus of the role will be to act for and advise a wide range of North-West based and national clients, including those from manufacturing and advanced engineering companies as well as banks, charities and owner-managed businesses.

You will support the existing team with the help of an experienced Paralegal. Managing an existing caseload, you’ll enjoy high levels of client contact from the outset. Your focus will be on reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts on matters such as:

  • IP and outsourcing
  • IT and software
  • Agency, franchise and distribution
  • Terms and conditions of sale and purchase (consumer and B2B)
  • Supply of goods and services agreements
  • Data protection (GDPR)
  • Modern slavery and Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Advertising laws

We’re looking for a commitment of around 15 hours per week and can offer flexibility of hours between Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.

What we’re looking for:

  • Ideally between 2-5 years PQE.
  • High levels of attention to detail, with first rate drafting skills.
  • Strong communicator who is able to confidently liaise with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience within the oil and gas industry would be beneficial but is by no means essential.
  • Ability to work autonomously within a fast paced, team environment.
  • IT literate / case management experience.

To apply direct, send your CV to Jenny and team at [email protected] 

We are not working with agents to recruit for this role.


Jenny Smith, recruitment manager, hillyer mckeownNote for agents

Please note that do operate a central PSL for all our offices (which isn’t currently due for renewal) and all recruitment related queries should be directed to our team at [email protected]