8 months ago
The ideal candidate will be a 1 PQE solicitor with 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 his own work and those of paralegals working for him.
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 Buckworths’ 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.
Hours 09:30h to 18:00h from Monday to Friday but it is essential to be flexible and prepared to work beyond the normal office hours when necessary.
25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holiday.
Starting Date as soon as possible (flexible).
1 PQE Salary: £40,000 pa reviewed annually
Location: Chancery Place, 50 Brown Steer, Manchester, M2 2JG
Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.