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    Solicitor | Corporate Associate | Leeds | Competitive Salary

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Corporate/Commercial
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 02/02/2021
  • Job reference: 48105_1612256375

Solicitor | Corporate Associate | Leeds | Competitive Salary

My client offers a comprehensive range of legal services and have been servicing businesses and individuals nationwide from their West Lancashire hub for over 200 years.


My Client are seeking technically astute candidates with experience of covering a wide variety of corporate and commercial legal areas. The team deals with a wide variety of work including a full range of M&A, private equity investments, buyouts, joint ventures, partnership matters, reorganisations, and acquisition finance work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Depending upon your level, you will have your own caseload and client contact
  • Working closely with and assisting partners on high value matters and leading on smaller deals
  • Working with a broad client base of OMBs, SMEs, and PLCs
  • Focus on business development and building own contacts, client base and skills
  • Working closely with several other teams within the firm

What the firm will do for you:

You can expect to be challenged with complex legal work. Whilst they expect a lot, they really value their team members. They want their staff to stay with them for the long term, and they work hard to create a culture and environment that people flourish in.

In return for your expertise and dedication, they will provide you with the support required to help you succeed as a trusted adviser to clients and professional contacts alike.

They have heavily invested in technology to develop and refine their sophisticated work management software and communication networks. This provides you with the time and flexibility to concentrate on what matters most.

The candidate:

  • You will be a corporate solicitor with 2-6 years' PQE experience, ideally with a national firm or recognised regional commercial practice
  • Strong academics
  • You should have a strong technical knowledge and be commercially astute
  • Experience of taking responsibility for your own matters
  • High degree of commercial thinking
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients, contacts, and internal colleagues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • High degree of motivation

The offer:

In exchange for your hard work and commitment, they will offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • A good training programme across legal, knowledge and personal development skills
  • My Clients culture, providing the opportunity to establish yourself within the market and develop your career
  • Access to the firms young professionals Business Development programme
  • Option to join our Partner-led mentoring scheme
  • A young and energetic partnership leading a business with exceptional levels of employee engagement

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up to date copy of your CV to or call Simon on 01772 259121 for an informal discussion.

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