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Commercial, Intellectual Property and Disputes Paralegal

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Asda

27d ago

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Legal
  • Leeds

Requirements

  • An interest in retail and intellectual property.
  • A law degree or equivalent.
  • Experience in carrying out paralegal duties, either at a leading firm or in an in-house role.
  • To be comfortable working as part of a close team, working independently and interacting across all levels of the business.
  • Commercial awareness, a strong desire to learn and the ability to undertake new and challenging work-streams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills with acute attention to detail, together with experience of managing competing demands, and working well under pressure.
  • Good drafting and presentation skills.
  • Experience of using a range of IT packages to a high standard, including word processing (Microsoft Word), electronic diary and e-mail management (Microsoft Outlook), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint).

Responsibilities

  • Commercial:
  • Assisting with commercial queries and providing practical advice to the business
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Assisting with IP queries and providing practical advice to the business
  • Liaising with teams in the business and the external legal advisers to manage Asda’s global trademark portfolio
  • Reviewing new product designs from an IP perspective
  • Assisting with the investigation of potential IP disputes
  • Litigation:
  • Dealing with commercial small claims from inception through to conclusion, including seeking instructions, drafting defences, preparing witness statements and compiling instructions to counsel
  • Conducting settlement negotiations and engaging in small claims mediation
  • Drafting and negotiating settlement agreements
  • Supporting on higher value litigation, including disclosure
  • Dealing with judgments, monitoring the register of judgments and enforcement

FAQs

What type of work will I be doing as a Commercial, Intellectual Property and Disputes Paralegal at Asda?

As a Commercial, Intellectual Property and Disputes Paralegal at Asda, you will be responsible for assisting with commercial queries, reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, managing Asda's global trademark portfolio, investigating potential IP disputes, handling small claims from inception to conclusion, conducting settlement negotiations, and supporting higher value litigation.

What qualifications and experience are needed for this role?

To be considered for this role, you should have a law degree or equivalent, experience in carrying out paralegal duties at a leading firm or in an in-house role, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organisational skills, and experience using a range of IT packages to a high standard.

What benefits and perks does Asda offer to employees?

Asda offers a range of benefits and perks to employees, including hybrid and flexible working, discretionary bonus, company pension scheme, minimum 24 days annual leave per year, 4 weekly pay, digital GP and wellbeing sessions, discounts on shopping at Asda and George, career development opportunities, free city centre parking, and more.

What is the work culture like at Asda?

Asda is a values-led organisation that encourages openness, honesty, creativity, and collaboration. The company values everyone's input and offers abundant opportunities for career development. The work culture is fast-paced, supportive, and empowering.

How can I apply for the Commercial, Intellectual Property and Disputes Paralegal role at Asda?

To apply for the role of Commercial, Intellectual Property and Disputes Paralegal at Asda, you can visit the Asda careers website and search for job reference code R-021599. Be sure to submit your application before the closing date of 11 July 2024.

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Mission & Purpose

ASDA is a British supermarket retailer that operates a chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, and grocery stores in the United Kingdom. The company's primary focus is on providing a wide range of products, including groceries, clothing, electronics, and home goods, to customers at affordable prices. ASDA's ultimate mission revolves around offering value for money, quality products, and convenience to shoppers. As one of the leading retail chains in the UK, ASDA aims to make shopping more accessible and budget-friendly for diverse customer needs. Their purpose is deeply rooted in serving communities by supplying essential goods and fostering a positive shopping experience for customers across the country.