Corporate Solicitor

Newcastle upon Tyne
£45000 - £65000 per annum
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Melanie Daly
Job Title
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Corporate Solicitor, 3+PQE, Tyne & Wear, £Excellent plus extensive benefits. Top 45 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, this firm are definitely an employer of choice. 

Corporate Team:
This national corporate team provides a comprehensive range of legal services, with a particular focus on corporate transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins and trade sales and disposals. They act on behalf of private equity funds, fund managers and investee companies and their management teams. The team also handle company re-organisations and re-structuring, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and investment agreements and offer advice on general company law compliance and corporate governance.

The Role:
To manage own workload and assist other lawyers in relation to corporate transactional work and company law advisory work. To deal with own 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. To train, supervise and develop junior team members, complete MI procedures as and when required and achieve set financial and chargeable targets. This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

Person Specification:
3years+ PQE, with proven experience in all aspects of private M&A transactions. A high level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills, with a methodical, organised, logical approach. Passionate about operational excellence, generating work opportunities through great service delivery and improving the client experience. The ability to work to strict deadlines, tight timetables, targets and client protocols while maintaining high standards in terms of accuracy and quality. Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative and be a confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.