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Commercial Solicitor

  • Job
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Legal
  • London
  • 1d left


  • Qualified solicitor in England and Wales or equivalent commonwealth jurisdiction
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in commercial/contracts law
  • A strong sense of commerciality with an ability to forge and develop strong business partnering relationships across the business
  • The confidence in advising a variety of partners up to a senior level (e.g. Director level)
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high volume of work; and able to prioritise accordingly


  • Providing all areas of Marks and Spencer plc (“M&S”) with pragmatic and commercially led legal advice on a range of contractual and commercial legal matters
  • Negotiating and owning the internal governance for a broad range of M&S’s strategic commercial contracts, including supply of goods and services (both for resale and not-for-resale); technology and IT; and product distribution agreements
  • Working collaboratively with the rest of the Commercial Legal team on strategic projects for the business, including supporting the Deputy General Counsels and Heads of Commercial Legal
  • Working in close partnership with key business units such as Food, Clothing, Home, Marketing, Logistics, Digital & Technology, International and UK Franchise
  • Day-to-day management, and supporting on the evolution, of M&S’s external Managed Service Provider for commercial contracts

Forward thinking, future-focused and digital-first retail

Retail & Consumer Goods
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

We hold ourselves to a very high standard here at M&S. That much has never changed. Our attention to detail, forward thinking and passion for improvement has led to the creation of some of the nation’s most loved products. But a rapidly changing world demands that we change along with it. M&S has been at the forefront of social change for the past 134 years, and we’re determined to keep it that way. Setting bolder goals and giving our people the space and resources to achieve them. Today, we are a unique retailer delivering top quality food, clothing, home products and financial services. We employ over 80,000 colleagues who serve over 32 million customers. But what about tomorrow? We’ve put customer-focused digital innovation at the heart of our business, partnering with world-class technology firms to help shape the retail experience of the future. From digital transformation to empowering people to make a positive impact on wellbeing, communities and the planet, there’s never been a more exciting time to join us. Because if you become part of our journey today, you’ll be shaping the very future of our business.


  • Colleague Discount

    Receive 20% discounts in-store for you and members of your household

  • Bonus

    We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on your role and our business performance

  • Pay

    Our salaries are competitive and reviewed every year

  • Life Assurance

    Life cover of twice your salary up to age 70 which is double when you join your M&S pension savings plan