Fantastic associate with excellent career progression to partner in the short to medium term.
Our client is a niche commercial firm, with an outstanding reputation for high quality commercial work, partners regularly "Punching above their weight" on the calibre of work it is instructed upon, and servicing an impressive client base. Our client is Top Tier in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, noted for its expertise and leaders in the field.
Due to ongoing instructions, and a thorough strategic review, our Client is now looking to make a lateral senior hire of a senior associate or commercial partner within its highly praised commercial team. If you are looking for a genuine partnership opportunity, want to work for a leading commercial firm and are fed up with the bureaucracy and politics of a much larger firm, our client will be a breath of fresh air. With an open structure, a truly collegiate environment, and a highly profitable team our client can offer you the support and autonomy for you to step up in your career. You will be an adept practice developer and either have a following or a good book of contacts and be willing to go the extra mile for clients.
The work - This firm has an enviable regional, national and international client base advising on the full range of transactional M&A, JV, AIM, and PE work. With a solid pipeline of work coming through and a strategic plan to grow, backed up by strong profitability, our Client is now looking for a senior lateral hire to further strengthen the team and help take them to the next level.
The firm - small and perfectly formed! With an open and effective leadership structure, this firm has a genuine collegiate atmosphere where you will be given full support to full develop your career at the senior level. Our client offers a refreshingly different place to work, which will suit an ambitious, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial commercial lawyer looking for a step up, where they can make a difference but without the politics and bureaucracy of a larger firm. You will have a great platform to work off existing client relationships, and whilst a following is not essential it is a bonus.
The team - you will be joining a well established commercial team that is highly rated in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, where clients consistently refer work, and the firms on the other side of transactions are invariably Magic, Silver circle and Top 100 firms. Joining a friendly, pro-active commercial team, this is a place where the commercial partners genuinely enjoy their work, where you can maintain a good work/life balance with excellent rewards and you will not have to compromise on the quality of work.
You - If you are a senior associate looking for the next step to partnership and have a genuine commitment and enthusiasm to progress, are keen to get involved in business development from day one our client would like to hear from you. Alternatively you are already a partner/ partner designate looking for firm where you will be valued and rewarded and have a say in the business without the frustrations and bureaucracy involved in a much larger practice; where you are ambitious, dynamic, a proven business developer and happy to get stuck in, this could be the Partnership progression move you are seeking.
Our client offers a great place to work, small friendly pro-active team without the politics of a much larger practice.
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