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Partner/Director, Commercial in Crawley at Elevate

Date Posted: 7/26/2018

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Job Description

Elevate is recruiting for a Commercial Partner/ Director with at least 15 years PQE to work for a Law Firm in Crawley, Sussex on a 6-month contract. The role is supporting the Commercial Legal team.

The role is primarily to help shape the delivery of commercial legal services to existing clients and qualified prospects from our sales pipeline.  You will work closely with clients and prospects to understand how we can improve the delivery of commercial advice to the business. 

The role involves working in the service delivery line as well as helping to shape new sales propositions working in conjunction with the Head of Sales for Large Corporates and the Head of Sales for Mid Corporates. 

You might be the right person if you:

  • Understand the demands and pressures of in-house legal teams and their business colleagues.
  • Are interested in how technology is shaping the delivery of legal services.
  • Have experience of a transformation programme gained in a professional services industry.
  • Are frustrated with the current delivery model and have a strong desire to help shape a new delivery model. 
  • Have a strong network of in-house contacts that falls within our core target market.

Specifically you will:

  • Understand the client’s business objectives and the context in which we are being asked to provide services.
  • Work with the client to create the most appropriate solution to be delivered in the most appropriate way for that client.
  • Deliver that solution, in conjunction with other members of the Commercial team as appropriate, to the agreed quality level at the agreed price.
  • Supervise team members.
  • Mentor the more junior members of the team in the new ways of working.
  • Improve our quality control procedures.
  • Share knowledge across the team and the firm as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the company’s continuous improvement programme.
  • Develop client relationships from within the service line and record information on our CRM system.
  • Help deliver consultancy services to in-house legal departments.
  • Help to deliver compliance services to in-house legal departments.
  • Design and help to sell differentiated propositions that are attractive to target clients.
  • Assist with management of team finances and working with budgets.
  • Work with the Service Delivery Manager for Commercial on pricing, including for new propositions and retainers.


  • At least 15+ years commercial legal experience obtained across both private practice and in-house positions

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.