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Associate/ Solicitor – Corporate

Associate/ Solicitor – Corporate

  • Location

    Leeds

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40-60k depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Wycherley

  • Contact email:

    kathryn@kingsleyrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    KW17917

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    permanent

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-15

  • Startdate:

    asap

Team:

Corporate / North West

Location:

Leeds

The Firm

Top law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, they are immensely proud of the work they carry out for their clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Their national Corporate team provides a comprehensive range of legal services, with a focus on corporate transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins, and trade sales and disposals. They also handle company re-organisations and re-structuring, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and investment agreements and offer advice on general company law compliance and corporate governance.

The role

  • Manage a workload of corporate transactional and company law advisory work (to include structuring and governance) for a variety of clients including owner managed businesses, private and public companies, public sector bodies, LLPs, partnerships and individuals
  • Assist other lawyers in the team with their work as required including supporting lead advisers in transactional work and supervision of more junior lawyers
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of transactional and corporate documents
  • To develop and build upon own case load of corporate/company law matters whilst supporting partners with larger scale matters
  • Advise clients in relation to the various areas set out above
  • To take an active role in business development
  • Attend client meetings and visit clients’ premises as necessary
  • Liaise with internal and external parties such as colleagues, clients, other lawyers etc
  • To train, supervise and develop junior team members

The person specification

  • 5 years’+ PQE
  • An experienced lawyer with proven experience in all aspect of private M&A transactions
  • High level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills
  • Conscientious, self-motivated, hardworking, responsive, with critical thinking abilities and excellent communication, organisation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team within the national Corporate teams supporting more senior and junior staff and across the wider firm on larger projects