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8 months ago
Cathedral Appointments Limited
Salary: Highly Competitive
Location: Plymouth
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2
Contact: Sophia Damshenas
Sector: Commercial
Category: Solicitor Jobs


Cathedral Appointments currently have an excellent opportunity for a Company Commercial Solicitor with a minimum of 2 years’ PQE to join our ambitious and expanding client based in Plymouth. This is a very varied position which involves conducting a caseload of company commercial files for clients including Sole Traders, Partners, Directors and Shareholders.  You will work on a wide variety of business matters including Sales, Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Reconstructions, as well as taking part in Business Development activities.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

-          Dealing with matters outlined above on behalf of clients

-          Assisting colleagues with their fee earning work where appropriate and on large corporate transactions

-          Management and supervision of support services for which s/he is responsible, as required

-          Participation in Business Development activities whether on a firmwide, departmental or team basis

-          Financial control with particular regard to cashflow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures

-          Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firm’s quality and risk management procedures (Lexcel)

-          Attendance at departmental meetings, leading by example with contributions made at and subsequent to such events

-          Win new work from existing and new clients and referrers

-          Maintain and nurture an appropriate network of contacts and referrers and endeavour to promote the firm in their professional and personal lives

-          Maintain IT skills appropriate to modern legal practice

-          Take responsibility for self-development and keeping up to date with legal developments



-          A minimum of 2 years’ PQE with at least 75% of current caseload to be Company Commercial work

-          A proven team player, willing to work under supervision where required, receptive to constructive criticism and happy to work on files alone in areas they are experienced

-          Has worked independantly and with colleagues on the majority of the following work types:

  1. General commercial agreements including; terms of business; supply agreements; distribution agreements; service agreements; franchise agreements
  2. Shareholder, LLP and Partnership Agreements
  3. Corporate reconstructions for businesses valued between £1million and £20million
  4. Business sales, mergers and acquisitions for businesses valued between £1million and £20million

-          An excellent communicator both written and oral, capable of building a good rapport with clients and colleagues

-          Commercially savvy and with a good understanding of company/commercial work, especially empathetic to the needs of commercial clients

-          Fully conversant with Word, Outlook and Excel and used to working with computerised case management systems

-          Enjoys spending time outside normal office hours with people and at events in order to build relationships and their own network, which will ultimately result in new business


-          Experienced in Intellectual Property; Crowdfunding; Tax

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Company Commercial Solicitor who is looking for a new role with a prestigious firm. You will have the opportunity to really make this role your own and progress your career.

Please note, Cathedral Appointments are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to the above role.

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