Onside Law LLP – Sports Commercial Solicitor (4 years PQE +)

Posted on 24th August 2022
Type Contract, Full Time
Specialism Commercial
Location London
Deadline 16th September 2022

Job Description

Apply here by 16 September 2022

Onside Law is widely recognised as one of the UK’s top sports law firms. Their clients are some of the biggest names in sport and media, including many national and international governing bodies, broadcasters, clubs, sponsors, investors, entrepreneurs, digital media and technology companies and high-profile athletes. The Onside Law Commercial practice is thriving, and are seeking to bolster their team with a mid-level associate who has experience advising on commercial issues.

What does the role involve?

The role will require you to advise on a wide range of commercial matters, including:

-> Major events and hosting
-> Sponsorship contracts
-> Endorsement contracts and image rights
-> Supply of goods/services contracts
-> Technology and digital contracts
-> IP issues

What experience is required?

Onside Law are looking for someone with 4 years + post qualification experience gained at a leading national or international law firm and/or within a relevant in-house role. You should have excellent technical skills and experience of advising on the types of matters noted above.

Onside Law do not require you to be a Swiss-qualified solicitor, but it is expected that you would assist the Swiss office and clients based in Switzerland, in addition to working on other commercial matters for clients across the firm.

Experience in the sports sector is not a pre-requisite, but they expect you to display an understanding of the sector and a demonstrable desire to work in it. Experience in advising national and international federations would also be beneficial.

What skills and attributes are expected?

-> Onside Law is renowned for advising in a way that is practical and commercial and supports their clients’ strategic objectives without compromising legal acumen or attention to detail. Onside Law expect candidates to demonstrate a desire and ability to advise in this way.
-> Excellent organisational skills, particularly in relation to being able to efficiently manage and prioritise multiple matters and responsibilities whilst meeting internal and external timelines.
-> Someone who can “hit the ground running”, including being comfortable and able to lead matters with minimal supervision where appropriate.
-> Someone who is personable with a good client manner and who enjoys working directly with a range of different clients.
-> An enthusiastic and energetic team player that is willing to work on matters outside of their direct experience and day-to-day practice.
-> Someone who is pro-active and uses their initiative on fee-earning and non-fee-earning work.
-> A commitment to regularly update their own technical expertise and support the firm’s internal know-how.
-> A willingness and ability to contribute to the firm’s business development activities and identify and develop business opportunities, particularly in the Swiss market.

What do Onside Law LLP offer?

-> A competitive salary, discretionary bonus and commission on new client introductions, as well as private health insurance, 25 days holiday and a range of other benefits.

Onside Law’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Onside Law, they understand the importance of ensuring and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in everything they do and within the sporting and media communities which they operate and serve in.

Onside Law believe that success is best achieved when teams are built around diversity of background, experience, thought, personality and opinion, without any discrimination, disrespect or unfair treatment.

Accordingly, Onside Law operate a fair and open recruitment process, with careful consideration of assessment methods, to ensure that they are attracting a diverse field of candidates. Onside Law will also look to hire talent from as many backgrounds as possible, with equal opportunities for underrepresented groups in the legal profession (including individuals who are Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, female, disabled, those with a long-term health condition, LGBT+, those educated at non-selective state schools and/or those from less privileged backgrounds). You can read more about their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion on their website at the following link: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy| Onside Law.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply by email addressed to felicity.williams@onsidelaw.co.uk with a CV and covering letter which makes clear how you meet the requirements for the role.

The closing date for applications for this position is 16 September 2022.

Apply here by 16 September 2022

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