20 days ago
Director (Partner-level) Corporate & Commercial 10 years or more PQE - Cambridge
Department Corporate & Commercial
PQE range 10 years or more PQE
Reporting to Head of Corporate & Commercial
Hours Full time
Based in our Cambridge office but with a requirement to work from our other Location offices based in Peterborough and London as required. The We are recruiting for a partner-level lawyer to play an integral role in the future Opportunity of our Corporate and Commercial (CoCo) team.
The successful candidate will take on several existing client relationships, along
with the expectation of creating new business opportunities within
As one of the most senior people in our Cambridge office you will work closely
with the senior management team to build a supportive and engaging work
environment for you and your colleagues.
At Greenwoods, we strongly believe that people are our greatest asset. You will
have demonstrable people leadership skills, with some experience of people
management, and a keen interest in developing yourself as a leader.
We have an ongoing goal to focus on high quality work and a great client
experience. As such, strong organisational skills and an understanding of project
management are essential to ensure we continually challenge our ways of
We expect everyone at Greenwoods to work together for the benefit of the
firm, and so you will be a great team player; supportive of cross referrals and
our collective success.
The Team Our Corporate & Commercial team has a strong reputation within the region,
relationships with great clients and effective multipliers.
The team specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and
drafting/advising on a wide range of business contracts. Key facts: • The team currently consists of 6: three directors, one associate, one
solicitor and one trainee. • The team works across our three offices, in Peterborough, Cambridge
and London. • Our client base includes listed companies, other PLCs, large private
companies, owner-managed businesses and high growth start-up
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• We also advise national and local charities and organisations in the
education sector. • Our work has great variety ranging across many business sectors. We
have expertise in advising clients in the media, food, technology,
education, construction and manufacturing sectors. • The Legal 500 2016 rates us as a first-tier firm for our Corporate &
We place significant emphasis on building long term relationships with our
The team consists of skilled and specialist lawyers who are focused on providing
an outstanding service to our clients and who take pride and satisfaction from making a difference to clients’ businesses. And enjoy doing this with a smile.
Ideal Candidate Our ideal candidate has: • 10 years or more PQE; • significant experience in corporate transactional and commercial work; • a Cambridge following and strong network within the local area.
(However, we would be interested in hearing from talented individuals
from outside the region who may be looking to move to the area, or
who would be willing to relocate or commute for the position.) • a proven track record in winning new clients and forming longstanding
relationships; • demonstrable people leadership skills with some experience of people
management, and a keen interest in developing yourself as a leader; • confident yet approachable; • strong organisational skills and an understanding of project
management to continually challenge our ways of working; • displays a passion for this area of work; and • good drafting skills and able to express himself/herself in legal
documents and in general in plain English.
As you will expect, our ideal candidate will also: • be able to prioritise workloads whilst remaining resilient under pressure
and competing demands; • be self-motivated and capable of working to deadlines; • enjoy building relationships across our teams and locations and be able
to do so quickly; • possess strong communication skills, a flexible approach and a
willingness and desire to help grow the team; and • have a strong belief in delivering excellent client service.
Interviews First interviews will be carried out by the Head of our Corporate & Commercial
Department and a member of the HR team.
Second interviews will include an opportunity to meet the team.
To apply for this role send your CV with a covering letter to our HR Officer, Rosa Preston. You can or send them by post to:
Greenwoods Solicitors LLP, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, PE1 1JE Greenwoods Solicitors LLP Peterborough | Cambridge | London