Technology & Outsourcing Solicitor (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Technology & Outsourcing
Location: Manchester
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley.

The Team

Fieldfisher is an incredibly exciting place to be right now. With 20% firm growth in the last financial year, we are going places, and want to hire top-calibre lawyers to join us on our journey.

Fieldfisher's top-ranked Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy Group has an excellent opportunity based in our growing Manchester office for a Solicitor looking to further develop their career amongst one of the largest teams of lawyers in the field.

We have a friendly office culture and a collaborative and rapidly-growing team who regularly support the world's biggest organisations, Central Government and some of Europe's most exciting growth companies providing class-leading expertise in technology, outsourcing and privacy advice.

Responsibilities

Based in our Manchester office, you will be a member of our international Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy team providing support to regional, national and international clients.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Assisting with:
    • IT contracts (IT procurement, managed and cloud services, software & systems development, systems integration, software licensing & maintenance)
    • Framework Agreements
    • Outsourcing contracts (IT, BPO, FM etc.)
    • Complex technology schedules as part of wider deals
  • Working closely with colleagues across our international Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy team
  • Supporting on privacy compliance work where required
  • A high degree of direct client contact on a day-to-day basis
  • Participation in marketing and practice development initiatives
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with proven experience in Commercial contracts and/or Technology & Outsourcing.
  • Strong academics
  • Sound working knowledge of contract and commercial law
  • Previous experience of public sector work would be an advantage
  • Good understanding of IP would be helpful (especially copyright, database rights and software patents)
  • Good understanding of privacy would be helpful
  • Good understanding of / experience in public procurement would be helpful
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team player with a desire to build strong internal and client relationships and the drive to help develop a rapidly growing practice.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.