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11 months ago
Walker Morris LLP
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Category: Lawyer Jobs
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Commercial & Projects Lawyer

What sort of person we’re looking for

We have a great opportunity for a projects/commercial lawyer at newly qualified level to develop their technical experience of commercial and infrastructure projects, as well as in the waste and energy sectors.

We would be looking for someone at NQ level so someone who has done a seat within Projects/PFI or Commercial would be a necessity, along with good academics. Our solicitors have significant contact with clients so good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a strong desire to learn would be a great asset.

What we can offer you

We provide legal services across a comprehensive range of commercial and other practice areas. The Commercial Group is one of the largest commercial departments outside the City of London advising on a full range of commercial energy matters including conventional and renewable generation, PPA’s, fuel supply, utilities (including electricity, gas and water). The Energy Group supports the full range of services required by clients operating in this sector including finance, real estate, regulatory, construction & engineering, planning and environmental. The Energy Group already represents a number of household names in the sector as well as less well known and emerging companies. With this quality of work and clients you can be assured that your skills and commercial experience will be built to an unrivalled level.

This is your opportunity to join an enthusiastic team whose reputation continues to go from strength to strength and where opportunities for promotion to director and partner are genuine.

We believe strongly in developing our people and we have an extensive NQ programme to look after you and ensure you develop quickly and in the right areas.

Where you will fit in

The successful candidate will join the Energy, Infrastructure and Government Team which has an enviable reputation advising both public and private sector clients. You should expect to be dealing with complex and long-term deals including projects relating to waste, energy from waste, renewable energy, housing and regeneration, local government and commercial outsourcing.

We involve all our lawyers fully in transactions with responsibility given early in their careers. Your role will be to assist in transactions, develop your skills and have regular contact with clients, plus to take some responsibility for marketing and developing work through tenders and client relationships and proactive marketing.

Necessary qualifications

The candidate will be a Solicitor or Barrister qualified to practice in England & Wales or Scotland.

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