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about 1 month ago
Addleshaw Goddard
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5
Contact: Addleshaw Goddard
Sector: Banking and Finance
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Banking Lawyer - 3+ PQE

Level of role Associate 3 + PQE

Division Finance and Projects

Location Edinburgh

The Firm

At Addleshaw Goddard we not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. A natural choice for FTSE100 clients and for the best talent, our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. They think in our clients' shoes, as part of a team - effective business people as well as efficient lawyers.

The Team

Located within the Finance & Projects Division, our Banking Group is a national team with significant resource in each of our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, London, Leeds and Manchester. The Group acts for a wide variety of banks and financial institutions. We also act for some of the Firm's corporate and property clients when they borrow. The Group as a whole has significant capability in Real Estate Finance, Corporate Banking (including Leveraged Finance), Derivatives, Structured Finance, Project Finance, Asset Finance, ABL and Debt Capital Markets.

Our Requirements

We are looking for a Banking Associate or Managing Associate to work on a variety of banking matters, including general corporate banking, leveraged and acquisition finance, real estate finance and structured finance, representing banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers.

This is a high performing, cohesive and busy team with excellent prospects for career development. You will handle your own matters (with supervision) and assist the Partners on more complex matters. There may be opportunities for client secondments as your career with us progresses, within and beyond Edinburgh.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

Suitable candidates will hold a minimum of 2 years post qualified experience within a reputable Banking & Finance team.

Along with excellent communication skills, we are seeking candidates with a good grounding in the basic elements of banking and finance law, a willingness to learn and develop commercial awareness, good social skills and plenty of drive and enthusiasm to help us to provide an excellent client service. In addition to this you should be able to demonstrate you are able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, challenging environment, where you will be required to meet tight deadlines.


  • As well as the above skills and competencies required, the successful candidate will have:
  • excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree
  • clear understanding of the operation and structure of a top law firm
  • ability to achieve continuous improvement and development

Addleshaw Goddard is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities

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