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Humphries Kirk is one of the largest law firms across Dorset and Somerset. We are a modern Firm with old fashioned values when it comes to our valued colleagues. We offer a conducive working environment that encourages innovation, development and longevity with a Firm who has a long and successful history of employing the highest calibre of staff. We now have an exciting opportunity for a full time Company Commercial Solicitor with 6+ years PQE at Associate/Salaried Partner (SP) level who has proven experience of corporate transactional work to be based in our Dorchester and/or Poole offices The role will involve working within a busy team on a very wide range of company/commercial work, which may include: company and business sales and purchases, contract drafting and negotiation (covering all types of contracts including Terms & Conditions of Sale/ Purchase; Supply/ Distribution/ Agency /Franchise agreements etc), private equity/ investment documentation and other corporate finance related transactions; Shareholders Agreements and disputes, share capital restructuring; employee share option and other incentive schemes; business start-ups, business succession planning; education sector work including academy conversions and multi academy trusts. The main duties are set out in the job description/s (see Associate & Salaried Partner job descriptions). At Humphries Kirk, we believe that a conducive working environment is vital to the wellbeing of everyone we come into contact with on a day to day basis. Therefore, when sourcing new colleagues, as well as looking for the appropriate competencies in relation to the role, we also look for individuals aligned to our Values which are: Accountability, Continuous Improvement, Excellence, Honesty & Integrity, Mutual Respect and Teamwork. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualified Solicitor with 6+ years PQE within company/commercial law 

Proven ability to meet/exceed fee earning, time recording and billing targets 

Appropriate level and breadth of knowledge in required area/s of law as set out above 

Working knowledge of Microsoft office along with the ability to type proficiently 

Excellent written and spoken English 

Good time management and organisational skills 

Proven ability to manage own caseload whilst working as part of a team 

Good negotiation and marketing skills 

High level of initiative 

Reliable and conscientious 

Good communication skills 

A high degree of professional integrity 

Pleasant demeanour 

Own transport (car) 

Nº employees 201-500
Founding year 1900
Products / Services Corporate & Commercial, Family / Matrimonial, Property (Commercial), Property (Residential), Wills And Probate
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