Commercial Contracts Solicitor

Due to expansion and growth our Science and Technology department is looking for an ambitious and driven Solicitor with 4+ years PQE. 

The role

If your ideal role entails working on IP and/or data rich science and technology projects, with an opportunity for lots of face to face engagement with clients who are often leaders in their fields, this role could be for you.

Due to an impending retirement, there is an opportunity for an experienced (ideally 4 years + PQE) commercial contracts lawyer to join a team with clients of global repute. High quality drafting and negotiation skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently. Much of the work is project based, where you will act as the external “in-house” lawyer, as part of a wider team.

Competitive salary and benefits with considerable flexibility on location.  

About you

You will be passionate, resilient, and commercially minded. You will have strong communication skills and will work well independently. Excellent technical skills and attention to detail are key for success in this role. You will put the client at the heart of everything you do.

About us

BPE is an ambitious and expanding law firm. 

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and we take pride in offering straight-forward, commercial legal advice.  We take time to get to know our clients and understand what drives them so that we can support them to achieve their goals. 

A good working environment is crucial for everyone and we have an active Works Council which takes forward staff suggestions. To encourage a healthy work/life balance we run weekly fitness classes, offer a cycle to work scheme and provide weekly fruit deliveries. We also have a Social Committee who organise social events for the firm and support our CSR activities including charity fundraising.

Our open plan office means everyone works alongside each other: from Partners to Trainees to support staff, we work together and learn from each other.

We are looking for people who share BPE’s DNA, who take time to dig deeper and establish how we can add value. If you share our ambition and want to work with some of the leading businesses in the South West, we want to hear from you.


If you think you would like a change or would like to further your career please get in touch and contact Amanda Coleman Head of HR at BPE on

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