Trainee Solicitor

aql is a fast-paced, rapidly growing and award-winning datacentre and wholesale telecommunications company based in Leeds city centre. We provide services to many UK telecommunications operators and to thousands of large retail, government and other high-profile organisations.

We are currently looking for a trainee solicitor to join our team. Reporting to the Managing Director, you will assist with the provision of in-house legal support to aql, while being provided with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to pursue a successful legal career in the tech industry. You will be trained in three distinct areas of law, including gaining litigation experience through secondment to a leading Leeds-based commercial law firm.

Responsible for

  • Training as a solicitor under the supervision of in-house counsel
  • Commercial, Corporate, I.T, I.P, employment and other areas of legal advice
  • Seeking commercially sound and practical solutions to our legal needs
  • Negotiating and managing complex contractual relationships with customers and vendors


  • LPC qualified
  • Experience in Commercial/I.T law
  • Preferably with experience of in-house legal practice
  • Available to commence a training contract in January 2019
  • Experience of I.T and technology contracts, including software development, licensing, maintenance and hosting
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent draftsman


  • Free fruit every Monday and Wednesday
  • Free payday company breakfast
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension
  • Free access to events held at Salem Chapel
  • Corporate MCard annual pass scheme