Associate Solicitor - Debt Capital Markets

JMC Legal
England, London, City of London
£95000 - £110000 per annum + Negotiable + Excellent Benefits
13 Jan 2023
10 Feb 2023
Jonathan Kitto
Job Title
Practice Area
Banking, Capital Markets
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

This premium Top 25 firm is looking to expand its celebrated Legal 500 ranked Debt Capital Markets team at the Associate level.

This is truly one of the greatest legal practices in the UK. Accordingly, you will gain access to some of the finest quality work, with both a domestic and international focus. The firm's strong position enables tit to provide top-level training, delivered from Partners who are singled out for their excellence in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

The Firm:

This role is to join a Top 25 Legal 500 and Chambers ranked law firm with an international reputation for excellence. The firm is ranked in Tier 1 across a wide-range of practice areas.

The practice is well-known for its diversity - celebrating a wide range of perspectives in order to best serve the needs of its clients. Given the success of the firm they work with a wide range of businesses - including a large number of FTSE 100 clients.

There is a well-developed culture of collaboration, with a dedicated knowledge team and accessible partners providing top-tier training and support - on both legal aspects as well as broader business development - to provide you with the skills to develop your own practice.

You will benefit from a range of benefits such as hybrid working, national and international secondment opportunities and lucrative referral and annual bonus schemes. This firm has one of the best work/life balance offerings in the City.

The Role:

This Top 25 UK law firm is seeking an Associate to join its Legal 500 recognised Debt Capital Markets Team based in the City of London, with flexibility for home working.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the top City law firms. You will be joining the DCM team, sitting within the larger Banking department, which is widely regarded as a market-leading team in the UK.

There will be the opportunity to undertake cross-departmental work, cooperating with the firm's Tier 1 Legal 500 ranked Housing Finance team. The team works with an appetising selection of household names in the banking sector, as well as local authorities, clients in healthcare sector and housing associations.

Other clients include UK institutional investors, in the insurance, financial and defence sectors - many of which are found in the FTSE 100.

As an associate in the DCM team, you will advise investors, trustees, bookrunners and issuers across a variety of publicly offered and listed bond issues and privately placed transactions - both secured and unsecured.

You will gain excellent access to clients, enabling you to develop long-lasting relationships. As mentioned above due to the cross-departmental cooperation this role will provide the opportunity to work across the social housing and local authority sectors and on corporate issuance, providing greater variety in your work.

There is a well-developed track for progression and you will gain tailored support to achieve your personal career aspirations.


  • NQ - 3 PQE Solicitor qualified in England & Wales
  • Experience as part of a well-regarded finance practice
  • Knowledge of London listed public bond issues (specialist DCM knowledge not required)
  • Team driven and proactive


  • Competitive Salary, above the market rate
  • Expert training and development
  • Impressive flexibility and hybrid working options
  • Employer matched pension rate
  • Ability to buy/sell holiday time
  • Private medical and dental insurance
  • Annual bonus and referral schemes

This is an excellent opportunity for an Associate to join this highly ranked Debt Capital Markets team within a Top 25 firm in the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.