Partner / Partner Designate – Commercial Jobs in Southampton – England at Blake Lapthorn

Title: Partner / Partner Designate – Commercial

Company: Blake Lapthorn

Location: Southampton – England

Type: Full Time

Category: Management, Administrative

Job Summary

Blake Morgan LLP have 120 partners and over 900 people in total working across southern England and Wales. We act for large corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs, the public sector and charity organisations as well as private individuals and their families. We have a turnover of some £75m and our Commercial Services Division accounts for around £18m of our turnover. The division delivers legal services in Corporate Finance, Banking, Commercial, IT/IP, Employment and Pensions. We have three other divisions covering almost every aspect of legal advice and support.

Chambers and Partners, the authoritative guide to the legal profession in the UK, says this about us:

‘Clients have a deep reservoir of goodwill for the firm as a result of its ‘exemplary service’ code of practice, its heritage and the access it provides to expertise, resource and sector specialisms. The firm has an active CR programme which focuses on local and business communities, encouraging it people to be actively engaged, whether through advising on the Local Enterprise Partnerships for Regeneration, sporting networks or charitable endeavours. The firm has received a number of accolades including being named Regulatory Team of the Year at the Lawyers Awards 2015.’

Our Commercial Contracts specialists create and advise on business contracts with suppliers, customers and collaborators; everything from a one-page letter with contractual effect, through complex business arrangements, to multi-million pound, high profile procurement. Our specialist Technology and Outsourcing group is ranked across the South East, London and Wales for its excellent, commercially-focused service and industry knowledge.

Role Purpose

We have a terrific opportunity for a partner, with or without a team, who is able to contribute to building our South Coast Commercial offering. We have a mature Commercial practice across 4 regions with strength and depth in expertise. The Commercial Practice Group comprises some 25 lawyers and we arelooking to strengthen our offering in Hampshire to complement our very strong Corporate, Banking and Real Estateand Commercial Litigation Business Groups.

The right person will be a practice builder and relationship manager with high level exposure and expertise in a number of the following areas:

Commercial trading contracts

Outsourcing projects

Intellectual property protection and exploitation

IT contracts, outsourcing and IT procurement projects

Licensing agreements and supplier and distribution contracts


There is tremendous potential to be part of our thriving CommercialBusiness Group.

Skills & Experience

Your experience will have been acquired at a leading national, regional or city firm where you have been involved in good quality commercial work.

We expect candidates for the position to have the following personal attributes:

10+ PQE

Strong technical competence


Ability to mentor and challenge other members of the team

Proven success with business development and building a practice area

Confident and personable

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Enjoy client contact, ability to build rapport and confidence

Well regarded where you are

Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality

Our Culture and Environment

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