England, Surrey
£52000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
27 Sep 2016
25 Oct 2016
Simon Beresford-Webb
Job Title
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Newly Qualified Corporate Law Solicitor required by one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London and Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms.

This new position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious lawyer, looking to pursue a career in corporate finance in the long term with one of the top corporate finance practices in the South East outside London.

The corporate finance team is part of the company commercial group, one of the main lawyer groups within the firm. In addition to corporate finance the group has specialist teams in banking and finance, commercial and competition.

The company commercial group is one of the largest practices in the South East outside London and is rated in the top tiers of both Chambers and Legal 500. Nine of the group's lawyers are recommended by the principal legal directories as leaders in their field.

The corporate finance team has 6 partners and 12 other lawyers, including two dedicated professional support lawyers. The team benefits from strong specialist support in intellectual property, IT, finance/banking, regulatory, employment, pensions, real estate and tax. We have significant international reach, with well established links in the major jurisdictions in Europe and the US with tried and tested firms of similar quality and size to our own.

Clients include mid tier businesses (quoted and owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, and high net worth private clients

The work of the team is diverse but key areas are:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (both buy side and sell side)
  • Venture capital and private equity (sponsor and management team roles)
  • Fundraising and equity and capital markets
  • Joint ventures
  • General corporate advisory
  • Accelerated M & A, restructuring and insolvency

Often cases have an international flavour and the team frequently works with law firms in other jurisdictions.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should have drive and an enthusiasm for a broad diet of corporate finance work but experience in all of the above areas is not required and all team members have areas of greater specialisation with the opportunity to become a "go to" lawyer in areas of particular interest. An appetite for business development will be a definite advantage. Successful candidates are also likely to be strong team players with good inter-personal skills, to have strong academics and high quality experience - typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice - and to possess excellent communication and negotiation skills. First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered.

Beresford Westoby Consulting is a legal recruitment specialist handling private practice and in-house vacancies throughout London, the South and Overseas. We have over two decades of experience and are well known in the market for our professional, friendly, pro-active and enthusiastic approach.

Beresford Westoby Consulting is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. We aim to respond to all applications within two working days. If we have not contacted you within this time frame your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other positions that you may see in the future. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil this kind of work.