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4 months ago
Salary: Competitive
Company benefits: Flexible working hours, Healthcare, Pension scheme
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 1, PQE 2
Contact: Recruitment Team
Sector: Charities
Category: Lawyer Jobs

We are offering an immediate opportunity for a lawyer (0-2 years PQE) to join our rapidly growing charities team. Building on our recognised position in the charity sector, we have over the last few years succeeded in expanding our general charity sector work. Around 35% of the firm's turnover is in the charity and education sectors, making it a core part of the firm's work.

The objective of the role is to work with colleagues to help clients succeed in realising their business or personal objectives, through the efficient delivery of appropriate legal advice and assistance.

Our clients include charities from a variety of sectors: from smaller charities working in local communities through to much larger organisations working nationally and internationally; education sector clients such as independent schools, academies, colleges and universities; public sector spin-outs; social care and religious organisations, and social enterprises. We are nationally recognised for the work we do with charities by the leading legal directories and Charity Finance ranks us as a leading adviser to the Top 350 Charities.

The team

We are looking for someone who wants to join our team to help our clients in the charity and wider voluntary sector to achieve their objectives by delivering appropriate legal advice and support. Our core charities team comprises four partners, two senior associates, three associates, one solicitor and one trainee solicitor and is spread across three of the firm's offices. Lawyers in all other parts of the firm provide advice to our charity clients.

The successful candidate will become an integral member of the charities team, accepting responsibility at an early stage. They will lead and manage their own, smaller, matters under appropriate supervision, and provide support for other team members on larger matters.

What your role will involve:

This is a role for a solicitor wishing to help us with the further development of our charities practice from our Bristol office.

The successful candidate will provide a wide range of advisory work on charity governance, regulatory and other matters. They would be involved in charity formations, mergers, collaborations and other transactions as well as advisory work on charity regulation.

About VWV

We are a full service law firm ranked as a leader in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories. Our firm-wide core values of teamwork and collaboration, putting the client at the centre of the firm and taking a commercial approach ensure a dedicated and expert service to all of our clients. Our high standards have been recognised by the Law Society through Lexcel and their Conveyancing Quality schemes.

We have been accredited by Investors in People as a firm who are passionate about developing our employees.  We have a clear strategic plan in place with our core purpose and our focus is our clients, commerciality and delivering through effective teamwork.

With over 400 members of staff across four offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, we are a medium size national law firm with a commitment to the training and development of our employees at all levels. This can be demonstrated by our Bronze Investors in People accreditation. On top of this, we have the reputation of being a friendly firm with approachable staff in all areas of the business. 96% of our clients say they would recommend us which, we believe, is a strong indicator of our culture.

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