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Salary:
65000
Job type:
Permanent
Job sector:
Private Practice
Sector:
Commercial, Corporate
Experience:
PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3
Contact:
Natalie
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Entrepreneurial City firm require an Assistant Solicitor to join their busy Corporate and Commercial Team.

Key Responsibilities and Duties include:

Client Relations:

          To provide a high quality legal service to all clients

          To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals

          Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests

          Establishing what needs to be done to solve a client’s problems

          Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues

          Attend and represent the firm at client meetings

          Draw up contracts and other legal documents

          Research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures

          Represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required 

Professional Standards:

          To work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards of the profession

          Comply with procedures set out in the Office Procedures Manual (OPM), professional standards and any requirement set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

          Carry out duties given by the partners or employees faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions

          To participate in the growth and development of the department / firm

          Treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential

          Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law

          Attract additional business from new and existing clients

          Record all chargeable hours

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Attributes

          Educated to degree level, preferably in Law and having preferably obtained a 2:1 or above although all applications will be considered

          LPC / BVC qualified essential. Offers made prior to this being obtained will be subject to successful completion of exams

          Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, the success of the firm. Relevant experience within a professional services firm would be desirable

          Understanding of and commitment to the firm’s values and ethos

          Excellent communication both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level

          A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty

          Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner

          Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings. Able to deal sympathetically and appropriately with clients and to show empathy with them

          Excellent attention to detail

          Must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure

          The flexibility to work outside normal office hours as may be required from time to time

Specific attributed/experience

          Qualified Solicitor

          2 to 3 years’ experience of corporate and commercial work

Corporate

         Buying and selling companies

         Company formation and company secretarial services

         Corporate governance and directors’ duties

         Insolvency issues and wrongful trading

         Management buy-outs (or buy-ins)

         Options (including executive management incentive agreements or schemes)

         Purchase by a company of its own shares

         Reduction of capital

         Reorganisations and demergers

         Shareholder agreements and articles of association

         Shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice

         Subscription agreements and investment agreements

Commercial

         Agency agreements

         Competition law

         Data Protection Act registration and compliance

         Distribution agreements

         Intellectual property, trademark assignment and licensing; advising on copyright

         Limitation of liability

         Retention of title (Romalpa)

         Standard terms and conditions

         Supplier and customer contracts

For full details or to apply please contact Natalie Mayger at The Recruiter Ltd. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The Recruiter Legal Specialists, with over twenty five years experience of recruiting for the Legal Profession. We offer all levels of solutions to meet our clients’ individual requirements, and the candidates’ career development needs. 

Covering a National geographical area working with a varied spectrum of Law Firms across the UK

Entrepreneurial City firm require an Assistant Solicitor to join their busy Corporate and Commercial Team.

Key Responsibilities and Duties include:

Client Relations:

          To provide a high quality legal service to all clients

          To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals

          Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests

          Establishing what needs to be done to solve a client’s problems

          Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues

          Attend and represent the firm at client meetings

          Draw up contracts and other legal documents

          Research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures

          Represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required 

Professional Standards:

          To work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards of the profession

          Comply with procedures set out in the Office Procedures Manual (OPM), professional standards and any requirement set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

          Carry out duties given by the partners or employees faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions

          To participate in the growth and development of the department / firm

          Treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential

          Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law

          Attract additional business from new and existing clients

          Record all chargeable hours

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Attributes

          Educated to degree level, preferably in Law and having preferably obtained a 2:1 or above although all applications will be considered

          LPC / BVC qualified essential. Offers made prior to this being obtained will be subject to successful completion of exams

          Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, the success of the firm. Relevant experience within a professional services firm would be desirable

          Understanding of and commitment to the firm’s values and ethos

          Excellent communication both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level

          A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty

          Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner

          Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings. Able to deal sympathetically and appropriately with clients and to show empathy with them

          Excellent attention to detail

          Must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure

          The flexibility to work outside normal office hours as may be required from time to time

Specific attributed/experience

          Qualified Solicitor

          2 to 3 years’ experience of corporate and commercial work

Corporate

         Buying and selling companies

         Company formation and company secretarial services

         Corporate governance and directors’ duties

         Insolvency issues and wrongful trading

         Management buy-outs (or buy-ins)

         Options (including executive management incentive agreements or schemes)

         Purchase by a company of its own shares

         Reduction of capital

         Reorganisations and demergers

         Shareholder agreements and articles of association

         Shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice

         Subscription agreements and investment agreements

Commercial

         Agency agreements

         Competition law

         Data Protection Act registration and compliance

         Distribution agreements

         Intellectual property, trademark assignment and licensing; advising on copyright

         Limitation of liability

         Retention of title (Romalpa)

         Standard terms and conditions

         Supplier and customer contracts

For full details or to apply please contact Natalie Mayger at The Recruiter Ltd. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The Recruiter Legal Specialists, with over twenty five years experience of recruiting for the Legal Profession. We offer all levels of solutions to meet our clients’ individual requirements, and the candidates’ career development needs. 

Covering a National geographical area working with a varied spectrum of Law Firms across the UK

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