Associate – Commercial IT


We are looking for a mid-level associate to join the commercial IT team, one who will specialise in IT and outsourcing work as well as other types of technology-based transactions and matters the team undertakes.

The candidate should have:

  • a strong academic background;
  • around 3-5 years’ solid experience of commercial IT transactions and outsourcing deals; and
  • an interest in the issues and trends affecting the wider IT and technology sector.

Candidates should be accustomed to assuming a high level of responsibility on transactions. They should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for business development and the wider aspects of the role of an associate, such as knowledge management and, depending on level of seniority, the delegation to and management and mentoring of junior lawyers.

First rate, substantial legal skills and experience are essential, as is an enthusiasm for getting involved in our clients’ sectors.

The candidates should be ambitious and self-motivated yet able to fit naturally into the distinctively collaborative, mutually supportive and friendly culture that exists at Bristows.

The candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills as the position will involve client contact and participation in business development activities, often in collaboration with lawyers in other teams at Bristows.

We are looking for lawyers who:

  • are natural, down-to-earth, confident, at ease with people;
  • are good team players, enjoy their work but do not take themselves too seriously;
  • are articulate in writing and orally;
  • can analyse complex factual and legal situations with a determination to get to the “bottom of things” and come up with sensible commercial solutions, own the drafting and negotiate the deal; and
  • can develop strong relationships with clients.

This is an exciting opportunity to help the commercial IT practice in a unique firm with a prestigious platform of skills and clients; a firm that is performing well with a clear vision of where it is headed and the type of firm it wishes to be: a firm that is committed to delivering excellent client service and being financially successful (but not obsessed with profit targets), whilst also providing an enjoyable and civilised working environment for all.

At Bristows we are committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion for all, and we are a proud signatory of the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter. As a firm, and as individuals, we do all we can to treat people fairly and with mutual respect. This commitment enriches our work and our working lives and has played a key part in our success over the years. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants in relation to recruitment, selection, pay, training, working conditions and promotion opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender, gender affirmation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. For more information about EDI policies and practices at the firm, please see here.

For more information on our firm values, see here.

To apply, please email your CV to

Please note: We are not accepting applications from uninstructed recruitment agencies.