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12 months ago
Buckworths Solicitors
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Job Role:

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.


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.

Special aspects:

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 Corporate/Commercial Solicitor Salary will be as follows: £42,000.00 pa reviewed annually.

Location: City of London.

Application Process:


Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.

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