Legal Associate – Commercial Contracts

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1377216

 Job Description

Axiom, a pioneer in the legal industry and a leading, global provider of technology-enabled legal solutions, is seeking an Associate II for a permanent position within a commercial contracts team in our Belfast office.

Legal Associate, Contract Management II, Belfast  

Closing date: 14th December 2018                         


Axiom, a recognized leader in the business of law, is a new category of professional services firm and the world’s largest provider of tech-enabled legal, contracts, and compliance solutions for large enterprises. Axiom is pioneering change, innovation, and value in one of the world’s largest economies that has not yet fully yielded to innovation and modernization. The Financial Times ranked Axiom #1 in business of law, #1 in innovation in corporate strategy and #1 in innovation in law firm efficiency, while The New York Times said Axiom is “rewriting the law firm business model.” We’re comprised of over 2,000 passionate Axiomites who serve over half the Fortune 100 across 17 offices globally (…and growing!).

The Role

This is a permanent, full time opportunity to join a team which is dedicated to supporting our client, a leading Global Financial Services firm. The team will provide support to our client’s business in the drafting, negotiation and management of their commercial contracts.

Successful Candidates

Successful candidates must be fits for Axiom’s unique operating environment and culture: high-growth, innovative, lean, and values-driven. As such, successful candidates must be highly capable in each of the following dimensions (among others): adaptability, curiosity, resourcefulness, analytical thinking/problem solving, proactivity, collaboration, technological savvy, and operating with/through a lean team.

Essential Criteria:

  • Law degree and / or legally qualified
  • Min. of 2 years’ legal experience working as part of a law firm, in-house legal team or within legal services with demonstratable experience reviewing and drafting commercial contracts
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Daily client-facing experience
  • The legal knowledge to act as a senior advisor to our client as part of a global Axiom team
  • Expert high-impact written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Expert working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite – especially Microsoft Word
  • Organisational fit for the Axiom culture – exhibiting the core values of Irresistible, Fresh, Committed and Thoughtful
  • Legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom


 Desirable Experience:

  • Previous experience negotiating commercial contracts
  • Financial services experience (preferably within a global investment banking environment)
  • Previous contracts experience to include non-disclosure agreements, engagement letters and non-binding offer letters/letters of intent/indications of interest
  • Knowledge of investment funds including contract negotiation within this area
  • Experience working with artificial intelligence contracts software
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory issues currently faced by investment banks e.g. GDPR


At Axiom we are incredibly selective in our hiring. Shortlisting for this vacancy will be completed on the basis of merit and candidates should tailor their CVs to reflect our essential criteria.

As part of ISO certified organisation the candidate will be required to follow the policies and procedures on Information Security Management Systems in place at the Belfast Centre and globally at Axiom. You will also be subject to the client’s policies and procedures and security requirements. As a member of your team, you will have access to various company and client assets and will be required to maintain the level of security as identified for each asset.

Axiom is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.