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3 months ago
Royds Withy King
Location: Bath
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4
Contact: chris watling
Sector: Corporate, Corporate Finance, Mergers and acquisitions, Private Equity
Category: Solicitor Jobs

RWK’s Corporate team  advises regional, national and international businesses on the full spectrum of corporate matters including M&A, restructurings and private equity. The team has a particular focus on working with business owners with an entrepreneurial mindset and strong sector presences in tech & innovation, health & social care and financial services.


We are looking for a Corporate finance lawyer to work within what we belive is a boutique, South West corporate team, with a city quality approach, sat within a UK top 80 national firm. The successful applicant will be working as part of the 4 partner South West team but will also be working alongside colleagues situated at our offices along the M4 corridor from Bristol to London.


We would be actively looking to encourage the opportunity for you to develop and build your career alongside some of the leading corporate transactional lawyers in the region, operating in our sector specialisms of Technology & Innovation, Financial Services and Health & Social Care.


Being part of “A go-to team for owner-managed and smaller listed companies.” (The Legal 500 UK), the successful applicant would advise regional, national and international businesses on the full spectrum of corporate matters with particular focus on working with business owners with an entrepreneurial mindset and supporting them in achieving their businesses’ potential.


The team, which has been nominated for numerous awards, including Advisory Firm of the Year at the 2019 Business Leader Awards (winner announced in September 2019) and Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 Insider South West Dealmakers Awards, has also had notable high profile successes involving foreign entities, including the $133 sale of a UK care home provider to a US real estate investment trust listed on the NYSE, as well as advising a Stockholm Stock Exchange listed electrical heating manufacturer on various UK acquisitions. 


About You


We are looking for a qualified 0-6 PQE solicitor who possesses the right ambition,  attitude and aptitude to become and develop into a top class transactional lawyer. The successful candidate would have experience in corporate finance, share sales and acquisitions, reorganisation and restructuring.


The newest member to the team could expect to have matters in teir own name, as well as having the opportunity to assist on higher value, more complex matters.

Core Behaviours:


  • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
  • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
  • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
  • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
  • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
  • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.


About Us

We are a progressive UK Top 100 law firm known for our commercial, private client, clinical negligence and personal injury work. We were the winner of the Managing Partners’ Forum ‘Best Managed Firm’ award for 2019.


Our firm has 520 people with offices in Bath, Oxford, London, Swindon and Marlborough. 


At Royds Withy King, people come first. Our brand is built around being ‘Ahead of the Curve’. By this we mean always trying to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, looking ahead to the future, anticipating their needs and coming up with solutions.


We also pride ourselves on providing a brilliant place to work. We recognise that investing in our people and their career is the only way we can succeed in achieving what is best for our clients. Our friendly, accessible and supportive culture is incredibly important to us and we are continually looking at new ways to nurture and enhance it. Our people tell us that this is a firm with a flat structure, where everyone has a voice and everyone’s opinions matter.


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