Corporate/commercial Solicitor: Manchester

England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£30000 per annum
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Emma Kirk
Job Title
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Commercial firm is looking for an NQ solicitor for the Manchester office.

The ideal candidate will have experience in commercial/corporate work. The work that the firm does is very commercial and innovative and so an entrepreneurial spirit is essential. The successful candidate will work directly with clients and will be expected to manage their own work and those of paralegals working for them.

The role itself is very broad including drafting commercial documentation, advising on investment rounds, structuring employee option and incentive schemes and specialising on tax incentive schemes specific to investors in startups. The firm is not expecting applicants to have had experience in all of these areas, but the successful candidate will in time be involved in all of these sectors to a greater or lesser extent.

The successful candidate will act for founders and startups to help them set up and grow their businesses. The role will involve supervising trainees and paralegals and assisting the managing partner with drafting, reviewing and commenting on the firm's work.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to play a pivotal role in transactions with evidence of having handled matters for clients (albeit with supervision).

Good communication, client care and organisational skills as well as accuracy and drafting ability are all required.

As one of the first hires in this new office in Manchester, the successful candidate will be given a high level of responsibility and client contact. The candidate will be heavily involved with networking and marketing and will be expected to take a lead in business development in Manchester.


Taking instructions from clients

Drafting creatively, clearly and accurately, making use of precedents where appropriate

Research, due diligence and information management

Communicating and negotiating on behalf of client, leading where appropriate

Building rapport and establishing credibility with client

Continually seeking to improve level of service to client

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

The candidate must have excellent document drafting skills and demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills along with a high level of commercial awareness.

The candidate must be entrepreneurial and enthusiastic about working with startups and high growth businesses.

The candidate will be expected to demonstrate specific corporate experience and experience in organising and managing deals.

A strong academic history is essential.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd 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 fulfill this kind of work.