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11 months ago
Devonshire Solicitors
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
SBoalnic kiitnogr & Capital Markets – 2 4 years’ PQE

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Headed up by Andrew Cowan, Devonshires' Banking & Governance team is a leader in its faienldd cwoimthm suerbcsiatal nwtioarlk e. x pMeurciehn ocfe thofis c iosm foprl eitx’s m “naoint lfyo pr rporpoefirt”ty c rlieelnattse,d p frienadnocme iannadn tclyo hrpooursaitneg associations and local authorities; where the relationship with many of them stretches back well over twenty years. The team is the leading legal adviser to housing associations on all of their debt funding activities, including loans, private placements, listed bond issues, security, hedging arrangements and debt restructuring as part of any merger. The team has a strong work ethos within a supportive and happy work environment. As a result the values and ethos of the team is different to other banking practices. In addition we have crossdepartmental specialist groups, including our Community Group and Care Group which both span corporate and finance, projects, housing management, employment and property. The department comprises four partners, six solicitors and two trainees.

Work type The work type for this job involves predominantly: Bi anking, predominantly advising borrowers on loan agreements and security, listed bond asgsrueeesm, pernivtsa.t e placements, ISDA agreements and PFI loan agreements and related funding Within these work areas, regulation, charity law, and community benefit society law will also be involved. Job Purpose: We are looking for a Solicitor with 2 – 4 year’s PQE, with a Banking and/or Capital Markets background to work out of our London office. Main Duties & Responsibilities: This is not an exhaustive list and from time to time it may be necessary to vary these to meet the department and business needs: The main duties for this role include:
 Responsible for the day to day running of transactions;
 Drafting, reviewing and negotiating all manner of banking documentation;
 Interact directly with clients; understand and meet their deadlines;
 To be fully involved in marketing and business development in a client focussed manner;
 Organise and maintain tidy and accurate files;
 To provide support to the other fee earners within the department and to share knowledge as and when required;
 To follow departmental procedures, the Solicitor’s Accounts rules and the Firm’s policies and procedures as detailed in the Office Manual, including LEXCEL and ISO27001;
 Assisting with enquiries made by both clients and other fee earners and chasing paperwork where necessary;
 To provide clients with monthly invoices and progress reports as and when required;
 Organise and maintain tidy and accurate files both in hard copy and electronically and to ensure compliance with LEXCEL, ISO27001 and SRA standards;
 Meet/exceed monthly billing targets;

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