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8 months ago
Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
Location/s: London

Experience Level: InTerm: ediate

Term: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Practice Area / DepartmentBanking & Finance
Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.
What sets this opportunity apart is the truly varied blend of quality work on offer, all within a friendly and supportive environment.

We aim to achieve creative, practical financing solutions and to get the deal done.

Effective financing arrangements are an essential foundation for any successful enterprise. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the sectors in which we specialise. This comes from many years of experience and from working closely with clients and colleagues from different legal disciplines. We do not just work in a banking and finance "box" but take a broader view of a client's business and objectives. Whether acting for borrowers or funders we aim to play our part in placing the customer's financing on a firm footing and provide the foundations for future success and a strong working relationship between borrower and funders.

Sectors where we have particular expertise include aircraft and asset finance, Islamic finance, project finance, property finance and finance for social housing.

Job Description

Principle responsibilities:

Majoring on real estate finance but handling a range of banking and finance matters of varying sizes and complexity, spanning asset finance, property finance, housing finance, Islamic finance, project finance, and acquisition finance and corporate loans

Initiating, building and maintaining effective client relationship

Pro-active involvement in marketing initiatives

Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures

Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions

Training and development of junior legal staff and secretary (where appropriate).

Person specification:

The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at this grade. In particular for this role we require:

Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files

Flexibility and positivity and collegiality

Drive and enthusiasm, grit

Flair for business development

Demonstrable interest in banking & finance and the sectors in which we operate.

Experience and qualifications:

Excellent academic record

Qualified solicitor

Prior real estate finance experience

Additional Information
As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

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