Associate - Corporate & Commercial (Norwich)

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What does the role involve?

The team, by far the largest corporate finance team in the eastern region and the only team with dedicated banking and finance expertise, seeks an experienced corporate solicitor to join the existing team and to assist in achieving the team's growth plans. The workload will comprise a variety of corporate transactions, corporate finance work, and company legal work across many of the firm's key sectors.

This growing team covers an exciting range of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance (debt and equity), joint ventures and general company and lending work. Clients range from PLCs and banks, through to substantial owner-managed businesses, private equity backed businesses and early stage/high growth enterprises. The team is increasingly focussing its marketing activities on larger and more complex clients nationally and internationally as a way of achieving growth and winning higher profile work. However, there is also a good proportion of time spent in the local market, seeking out the best available local work and getting to know regional businesses. Close contact with clients (at CEO level) is a key feature of the role and places the team (and you) at the heart of its clients' operations.

Based in Norwich, but available to assist all of the Corporate & Commercial NSL as required, you will frequently be working as part of a larger team, often across several different NSLs. You should enjoy building links with accountants, bankers and other players in the business community and be energetic and enthusiastic about marketing activities.

The person

You will be a 2+ years PQE corporate solicitor who has been practising in England or Wales for the past 2 years.

The successful candidate will have experience of advising clients on a range of corporate and M&A work, with an aptitude for (and ideally some proven track record of) business development and client winning. As well as the skills required to work successfully as part of a team and an increasing level of confidence and ability to lead matters (albeit with appropriate supervision) and to supervise others.

Who would I be working with?

You will be working with partners, Craig Hodgson, James Hunter and Natalie Wade and other members of the Norwich team. The team is part of the cross-office Corporate and Commercial NSL which is headed up by Kevin Lowe and supported by a professional support lawyer.

Why should I apply?

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise.

The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology. Clients include businesses from PLCs to start-ups, high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.

This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking law firm and our stats speak for themselves.

The firm has been named for a record 16th year running as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times' annual survey, and is one of only a small number of organisations nationally to have achieved a listing for 16 years running, and the only UK law firm.

We are delighted to report we were named winners of Roll On Friday Firm of the Year 2019.

We have also achieved the much sought after Three Star Accreditation and been named as one of 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For as a result of outstanding levels of staff engagement and the firm's commitment to creating a positive working environment for all employees.

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to access your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. The firm's standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm - they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement.

Why not find out more about what it's like to work at Mills & Reeve by taking two minutes to watch our video?

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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