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April 30 2019

F-LEX Commercial Development Scheme

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Harry Coates

Harry Coates

F-LEX Commercial Development Scheme

F-LEX Commercial Development Scheme

Location: London and Manchester

At F-LEX we are working in the burgeoning field of Legal Tech. We provide resourcing solutions for law firms and in-house counsel, servicing clients ranging from Magic Circle firms to in-house legal teams. After explosive growth over the past two years, we are looking for more F-LEX Associates to join our Commercial Development Scheme.

The Commercial Development Scheme is a program for future lawyers, either with or without training contracts, who are looking to hone their commercial skills before they start their legal careers. We require full time commitment for a minimum of 4 months. As a F-LEX Associate, you will receive unparalleled commercial exposure to all aspects of a successful Legal Tech start-up business. Our F-LEX Associates are trained by our operations, sales, commercial and finance teams. The F-LEX Associates are at the forefront of our company and are integral to the entire lifecycle of the business. You’ll be supporting our growth across the UK and shaping the future direction of the company, while gaining fantastic practical experience to build your CV and prepare you for your future careers.

We firmly believe that the F-LEX Associates are the best ambassadors for our company, and so you’ll be involved in multiple areas of the business: coordinating new client requests and managing ongoing projects, attending sales meetings, negotiating legal documents, meeting new paralegals and directly corresponding with clients. Our aim is that you’ll finish the Commercial Development Scheme with both the skills and confidence to flourish in your forthcoming legal or professional career.


"Having had over 50 Training contract rejections and finding it almost impossible to find legal work experience, I stumbled upon F-LEX, where I had my first work experience within 10 days of my application. I had the opportunity to work at a prominent FinTech company, a criminal high street firm and an international asset management firm. After having substantive legal experience under my belt, I was able to secure a Training Contract. I then decided to join the F-LEX Commercial Development Scheme while I wait to start my Training Contract. Through the Commercial Development Scheme I have been able to develop key skills that will allow me to hit the ground running once I start my Training Contract.

Through the Scheme, I have gained an in-depth understanding of the practicalities of running a successful business. I have learned a great deal about client interaction in a business environment and navigating how to draft concise and professional business emails.

What I value most about this opportunity is the collaborative approach F-LEX takes in developing its business strategy. It is a great learning opportunity and extremely rewarding to see your views being taken into consideration and implemented.”

Hashim Sohail, F-LEX Associate

Have a read of what our other current F-LEX Associates have to say about the scheme here!


Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for someone with the following qualifications, skills and experience:

·    GDL, LPC or LLB

·    Ability to multitask

·    Fantastic organisational skills

·    Efficient and adaptable

·    Demonstrate attention to detail while adhering to client deadlines

·    Enjoys meeting people

·    Adept at finding solutions

·   A desire to learn and get stuck in

If you have experience in any of the following then that is a plus:

·    Recruitment or interviewing experience

·    Project management experience

·    Marketing and social media in a professional context

·    Sales

·    Finance

Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate confidently and adaptably with everyone from paralegals to senior lawyers and company executives. You’ll be working with a growing team in a fast-paced environment, so a sunny disposition and a can-do attitude is always appreciated.

Other benefits

·    Great Team

·    Relaxed Office

·    Office Dog

Come and join us!

If you would like to apply for the Commercial Development Scheme, please email your CV to Emma McDowell: emma@f-lex.co.uk