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Join Our Team: Commercial / IT / IP Lawyer Opportunity! 

Location : Central England Office (Northampton University Campus)

Are you a dynamic and ambitious lawyer seeking the perfect blend of independence and support to cultivate your own thriving practice? Look no further! We're a leading national law firm offering a rare opportunity for a talented Commercial Lawyer to join our esteemed team.

About Us: At HCR, we pride ourselves on fostering an environment where legal professionals can flourish. With a 30 strong team, inclusive of 7 Partners, we operate across all our offices, providing a broad network of support, and a dynamic and vibrant range of work. Our nationwide presence and reputation for excellence make us the perfect platform for driven individuals looking to make their mark in the legal industry.

Your Role: As a Commercial Lawyer with us, you'll have the freedom to shape your practice according to your unique strengths and interests. You will support clients across a wide range of sectors on commercial, technology, IP, and data protection matters. Your work will cover routine and complex commercial transactions, research and development activities, and strategic outsourcing/service-related projects. Your work will also involve technology, e-commerce, and the internet, including advising on innovative technological solutions and data protection matters. In addition to your general commercial and technology work, you will also advise clients on the existence, ownership, protection, development, and exploitation of their IP rights.

What We Offer:

  • Autonomy: Embrace the freedom to build your practice on your terms.
  • Support: Benefit from the resources and expertise of a nationally recognized firm, including access to cutting-edge technology, ongoing training, and collaborative opportunities.
  • Mentorship: Receive guidance and mentorship from seasoned professionals who are dedicated to your success, helping you navigate challenges and seize opportunities for growth.
  • Professional Development: Engage in continuous learning and development initiatives designed to enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and propel your career forward.
  • Culture: Join a dynamic and inclusive team culture that celebrates diversity, creativity, and innovation, where your contributions are valued and recognized.
  • Opportunity: Seize the chance to make a meaningful impact, both within our firm and in the broader legal community, as you embark on an exciting journey of professional advancement.


About You


  • 5 year PQE plus.
  • Proven experience in commercial contract law, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for building client relationships and driving business development initiatives.
  • Commitment to delivering exceptional client service and upholding the highest ethical standards.

If you're ready to take your legal career to the next level and chart your path to success with the support of a nationally respected firm, we want to hear from you! Come be a part of our dynamic team and make your mark in the world of commercial contract law.

Apply now and embark on an exciting journey of professional growth and fulfilment!

About Us

Benefits of working with us:
• Income Protection
• Private Medical Insurance
• Sight tests / Glasses discounts
• Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
• 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
• Happy People / Perks at Work benefits portal
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Life Assurance
• 1/3 gym membership contribution
• Flu vaccinations


Is HCR the smart move for you?

HCR suits people who love a challenge and want to work in an environment where careers thrive on the back of hard work and personal merit. Our people enjoy feeling part of something bigger than themselves, and whilst our clients drive our development, it is our people who bring their energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial mindsets together to solve problems and help our clients succeed.

Why HCR people love their jobs

Our people tell us they enjoy working on good quality, interesting matters from a wide variety of our clients, because they get the experience they want to develop their careers. We will give you responsibility early, the mandate to make things happen and we’ll back your good ideas. Our “Passion for People” lives and breathes every day throughout the firm as our peoples’ energy and sense of fun create a warm environment in which to thrive.

What career progression will HCR offer you?

HCR’s growth constantly creates opportunities for people who want to go places and make a difference, your career plan can become part of our growth plan. At HCR you can expect to work with friendly, energetic, ambitious people, who love getting stuck into a client problem, and enjoy celebrating a good outcome. Our people value the sense of community provided by the individual personality of each office and the collegiate approach across all our service and sector teams.

What does HCR believe, achieve and stand for?

As a Times Best Law firm, among the UK Top 60, we provide the full range of services that you would expect to organisations, business leaders and individuals. However, in our mission to give everyone the opportunity to experience a different kind of legal service we take an entrepreneurial approach. We’re flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, delivering the best outcomes for them. We have more than 800 lawyers and support staff, including more than 150 partners, and have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark in recognition of our compliance and client care standards.

With ten offices in England and Wales our well-established presence stretches from west to east, ensuring clients can access a full-service legal offering no matter where they’re located. We’ve expanded significantly in Birmingham, Cardiff and the Thames Valley, and our merger with Hewitsons resulted in a full service regional hub being established in the heart of the Waterside innovation area centre of Northampton. Our London and Cambridge continue to grow apace.

With solid connections in the communities we work in, and a track record of delivering legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the areas we base ourselves in, our clients continue to value our approach to providing legal advice, in the way they need, when they need it.


As HCR is an equal opportunities employer, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them. We want to attract a diverse and ambitious workforce that reflects all backgrounds and skills to create a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, recognises and nurtures talent, and which works together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 

We also want you to achieve your absolute best during the recruitment process.  Please let us know of any changes we can make at any point that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. 

A note for recruitment agencies – The HCR Resourcing Team is responsible for recruitment across the firm, and where possible will use direct hiring methods. We do work with a Preferred Supplier List, and where appropriate, we will release vacancies to those agencies who we deem most appropriate to support us. Only those agencies will be invited to submit candidates via our recruitment portal. Any speculative or unsolicited CVs sent to any employee or Partner of HCR will not be considered an introduction, and no fees will be applicable. Furthermore, we retain the right to pursue these candidates without query of ownership

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