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9 months ago
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Role profile:
Role Profile Level 3



Working hours:
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm)

Litigation, Transaction and Advisory


Corporate North West


The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved several top rankings in Chambers UK 2016, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our national Corporate team provides a comprehensive range of legal services, with a particular focus on corporate transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins, and trade sales and disposals. We also handle company formations, re-organisations and re-structuring, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and investment agreements and offer advice on general company law compliance and corporate governance.

The role


To manage own workload and assist other lawyers in relation to corporate transactional work and company law advisory work.

Key duties and responsibilities


Manage a workload of corporate transactional and company law advisory work for a variety of high profile clients including OMBs, private companies, public sector bodies, LLPs, partnerships and individuals


Assist other lawyers in the team with their work as required including supporting lead advisers in transactional work and supervision of more junior lawyers


Draft, review and negotiate a variety of transactional and corporate documents


Advise clients in relation to various areas set out above


Ensure clients are kept informed as often as may be required


Attend client meetings and visit clients’ premises as necessary


Liaise with internal and external parties such as colleagues, clients, other lawyers etc


Complete MI procedures as and when required


Achieve set financial and chargeable targets


Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPIs are adhered to


Comply with relevant policies and procedures

* Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

Person Specification


Qualified solicitor


Currently working in a corporate or company/commercial role


Excellent drafting and research skills


Excellent IT skills


Excellent communication skills


Excellent time management and organisation skills


Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets


Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative


Confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills


Flexible approach

Other Information

Please note:

* Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

* The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

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