06 May, 2022

Commercial Lawyer - Chelmsford - 2+ Years PQE

  • Birkett Long
  • Remote (Chelmsford, UK)
Full time Lawyer Solicitor Legal Executive

Job Description

A great opportunity to join our Commercial and Corporate Finance Team in a “Regional Heavyweight” ranked Legal 500 firm recognised as having the strongest law firm profile in Essex. 

The Firm

Birkett Long is a exciting place to work, with the firm taking strides to grow its depth and reach. The firm is dedicated to training and developing our colleagues and is committed to providing outstanding client care, which is demonstrated by its enviable portfolio of business and personal clients. A great part of the firm’s success is being able to share its success by supporting local charities and organisations. We do that in various ways, through fundraising within our offices, donating legal services and offering individuals’ time. Since 2002 the firm has helped contribute a significant sum to various charitable causes, including several staff-nominated charities of the year.

The opportunity

We have an opportunity for the right candidate to join our established and highly regarded Commercial and Corporate Finance team recognised for its knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic advice. An opportunity to progress your career with guidance and support from leading individuals committed to your development and progression. The team successfully retains and attracts a diverse range of clients assisting them with their commercial contractual matters. 

We are seeking a dedicated Commercial Lawyer to join the team to support our commercial offering. Subject to supervisory arrangements the position can be based at any of our offices - we can be flexible to suit you.

The successful candidate will join a highly driven and successful team and be supported to develop our commercial capabilities. Ideally you will have experience in: 

•    General contract preparation and review
•    Drafting and reviewing terms of business
•    Drafting and reviewing Supplier Agreements
•    Consumer terms and regulation
•    Agency and Distribution agreements and regulation
•    Commercial due diligence to assist with transactional matters

Our requirements

We are seeking a lawyer with  2+ years PQE and sound technical knowledge in the area of commercial work, however we will also welcome your application if you possess the relevant criteria particularly if you have prior industry experience before training to be a solicitor.

You will be highly motivated by the work you do, willing to expand your knowledge, and have the ability to deliver clear and practical advice in a timely manner. You will be organised and able to manage your workload to ensure clients’ expectations are met on time. You will have a desire to constantly improve and be able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness when dealing with client and team matters.

You will be experienced enough to take on and manage, with minimal supervision, a range of commercial work and adaptable to work with smaller entrepreneurial businesses as well as larger concerns. You will be driven, and ideally have the desire to play an active role in the future development and growth of the team; 

This role may involve some marketing and business development so you will ideally have experience in this area, or an enthusiasm to develop those skills, however this is not essential. 

You will possess excellent client and team communication skills and be adaptable to work with flexible enough to work outside normal office hours when required. 


Birkett Long offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary, flexible and home working, a company pension scheme, permanent health insurance, life assurance, and an annual leave entitlement starting at 25 days.  

If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send your CV to:


Birkett Long LLP, 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG

Staff Type

Legal Staff


PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+

Competitive Salary




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