18 days ago
Role Profile Level 4
5 years +
(Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm)
Litigation, Transaction and Advisory
Corporate North West
Weightmans is a 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 several top rankings in Chambers UK 2016, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.
Our 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. We also handle company formations, re-organisations and re-structuring, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and investment agreements and offer advice on general company law compliance and corporate governance.
Key duties and responsibilities
Manage a workload of corporate transactional and company law advisory work for a variety of high profile clients including OMBs, private 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
Advise clients in relation to various areas set out above
Ensure clients are kept informed as often as may be required
Attend client meetings and visit clients’ premises as necessary
Liaise with internal and external parties such as colleagues, clients, other lawyers etc
Complete MI procedures as and when required
Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPIs are adhered to
Comply with relevant policies and procedures
Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values
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.
The person specification
Currently working in a corporate or company/commercial role
Excellent drafting and research skills
Excellent IT skills
Excellent communication skills
Excellent time management and organisation skills
Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
* Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
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