Senior Commercial Solicitor/Lawyer

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
£ 40,931 - £ 51,805
14 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

DMU is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. It strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success. Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that was named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times Good University Guide. DMU is home to more than 25,000 students and 2,700 staff.

Faculty / Directorate

As a Senior Commercial Solicitor/Lawyer at DMU you will be part of the Legal Services team and provide advice to all faculties and departments of DMU. The team currently comprises the Head of Legal Services, 2 assistants, a paralegal and administrative support.


Build your career, join DMU in Leicester as a Senior Commercial Solicitor/Lawyer.

As a Senior Commercial Solicitor/Lawyer within Legal Services, you will:

  • be an integral part of the team servicing the legal requirements of DMU;
  • be providing a responsive, risk based and pragmatic legal service involving advice on a range of legal matters to DMU, protecting its interests, mitigating risk and facilitating its aims;
  • have excellent communication skills and be able to effectively manage and run a heavy caseload of legal matters with minimal supervision working to tight deadlines; and
  • support the Head of Legal Services in managing junior members of the team.

The role is on a full time (37 hours per week), permanent basis. The role can be carried out on a hybrid basis with the expectation of being on campus at least 2 days per week however, there does need to be some flexibility with this.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with significant post-qualification experience (ideally 5 years plus) in either private practice, public sector or in-house. You will be able to communicate effectively with team members, stakeholders as well as the university contractors and clients. You must have experience in advising on and drafting contracts. You will also have the ability to manage your own workload with initiative and work to tight deadlines.

You will benefit from access to the Local Government Pension Scheme; 23 days annual leave plus concessionary days and Bank Holidays; career progression; employee perks; NUS discount card; free and confidential access to the Employee Assistance confidential Helpline who provide support on a range of lifestyle issues; discounted gym membership; free library memberships; buy up to five days annual leave and the cycle to work scheme.