Trainee Solicitor

5 days left

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£35,000 per annum
Posted
17 Nov 2016
Closes
15 Dec 2016
Ref
BRA-013-0002
Sectors
Legal
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Job title:                     Trainee Solicitor          

Location:                    London           

Hours:                        Full-time

Wage:                         £35,000 per annum

Work Pattern:             Monday – Friday

Employer:                  Bray & Krais Solicitors

Duration:                   18 months

Date advert posted:    17 November 2016

Closing date:             15 December 2016

 

Job Description – Key responsibilities

The Trainee Solicitor will be offered real responsibility and the opportunity to gain experience in major practice areas of the firm (Corporate, Commercial, IP, and Employment) from a music and entertainment perspective. Successful applicants would undertake their training on a non-rotational system, meaning that trainees would not be allocated into specific seats for the length of their training. In particular, the Trainee Solicitor will undertake the following tasks:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating all forms of entertainment industry-related contracts, including recording, publishing, producer and live agreements and other legal documents
  • Drawing up short form agreements for producers, broadcasts and sync licences
  • Coordinating signing and finalisation of agreements
  • Undertake fee earning work under supervision on behalf of client in areas of Commercial, Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Employment law
  • Maintaining relationships with clients and answering their queries
  • Provide legal advice under supervision to musicians, managers, and other professionals in the creative industry
  • Maintain frequent and detailed communication to clients, including identifying central issues and explaining them to client for further instructions
  • General contracts administration and co-ordination, maintaining proper records
  • Ensure compliance with the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority’s procedures and standards

Required Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and prior experience:

  • either:

i) minimum of a 2:1 law degree from a reputable university; and/or

ii) minimum of a 2:1 degree from a reputable university and a Graduate Diploma in Law with a reputable provider;

  • minimum 9 months of previous paralegal or legal executive experience with an established media & entertainment law firm in London, undertaking various duties including legal research, comparing offers from different counterparties, recording / publishing / management contract summaries, and organising and archiving records;
  • firm understanding of intellectual property law, including copyright and trademarks;
  • thorough commercial awareness of the music industry and music recording and publishing rights;
  • experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, including intellectual property rights assignments and licences;
  • experience in trade mark applications under various jurisdictions, including experience in drafting trade mark specifications;
  • significant experience in client communication, including being able to summarise IP-related contracts for the benefit of the client and preparing attendance notes in conference calls and client meetings;
  • excellent case management, time management and administrative skills;
  • good IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office applications;
  • excellent attention to detail under time pressure; and
  • excellent communication skills.

Additional desirable/preferable skills:

  • previous experience within the wider music industry;
  • genuine interest in working in digital media and music;
  • experience in other areas of English law (e.g. corporate law);
  • ability to speak at least one other language.

To apply: please upload your CV and a cover letter directly through the portal.

Date posted: 17 November 2016 Closing date: 15 December 2016

Apply for Trainee Solicitor

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly

All answers are required

Apply

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB


4000 characters left


By applying for a job listed on Fish4.co.uk you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.

More jobs like this