Are you a senior associate who is seeking a pathway to Partnership? Perhaps you have hit a glass ceiling and seeking a route for progression. Equally, you might be a partner interested in obtaining equity in the future, or perhaps seeking a more prestigious firm and better-quality work.
The Partnership is incredibly well run. They have an incredibly versatile leadership team with an interesting mix of backgrounds. This diversity has allowed them to really drive the business forwards in recent years.
This heavy-weight regional, Legal 500 and Chambers ranked practice are commercially aware, entrepreneurial in spirit and pragmatic in approach, making them an up and coming, innovative law firm. They have built a strong reputation for providing high quality, results-focused advice across all key commercial disciplines, giving you a taste of their success.
You will find there is very much an open-door policy where access to senior member of staff is commonplace. The firm places junior lawyers alongside Partners, ensuring that you do not just learn technical skills, but also equipped in becoming a strong business developer.
The practice is a genuine investor in people, making it a great place to work with countless opportunities for progression and no feeling of hitting a glass ceiling. They want you to excel and reach your full potential with a number of their partners being 'home grown', showing the level of career prospects.
By having a culture that challenges the conventional law firm approach, the firm prides itself on focussing their energy on getting results for their clients while attracting and developing industry leaders. Training and career development are at heart of the firm's ethos, their investment in staff never stops. The relationship they build and nurture with their clients is of paramount importance, which is why many clients stay with the firm for decades.
The firm recognised they not only have a duty of care for their clients, but also their staff, in turn offering competitive benefits, work life balance initiatives and agile working.
The firm are looking for a proficient Company/Commercial Senior Associate / Partner to join their busy city centre department in Leeds, covering a multitude of commercial work.
You will work closely with the other Partners within the company commercial department, and more generally across the firm, to drive the business forwards. You will work as part of a driven and commercially successful leadership team.
You will deal with a broad client base covering many industry sectors, the sheer level of variety will make for an interesting caseload. Industry sectors will include but not be limited to; FMCG, IT, Finance, Banking, Media, Retail, Real estate, Construction and Medical.
The caseload will involve business start-ups, restructuring, investment and fundraising, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, exiting shareholders and share buybacks, shareholder disputes, banking and re-financing projects as well as governance advice.
This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda. The firm are succession planning are keen to find the next generation of senior Lawyers.
- You will be a Company Commercial Lawyer with at least 8 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of PQE, there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
- You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
- You will have good experience of dealing with large settlements
- You will have strong business development capabilities
- Experience of overseeing a team is desirable, however not essential
- Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and very lucrative bonus scheme
This is an exciting opportunity for a Company Commercial Senior Associate / Partner to join this flourishing, legal 500 ranked firm based in the centre of Leeds.
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