Associate - Corporate

Vacancy ID

012009

Status

Permanent

Preferred location

Vacancy type

Qualified Lawyer
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What does the role involve?

We need a solicitor to join our Norwich office.  Depending on experience, you will either support the partners and other members of the team, or you will work on your own matters, undertaking a broad mix of corporate work such as M&A, corporate finance, private equity joint ventures, fundraising, general shareholder agreements, capital markets, and general corporate advisory work.You will be part of a growing team which advises a broad range of clients, ranging from new start-ups, through to substantial private companies and PLCs on a broad range of corporate issues and transactions.  A substantial amount of the team‘s work is international.

Who will I work with?

You will work with partners, Craig Hodgson, Natalie Wade and James Hunter and 9 other corporate team members. and will also be part of the 6 cross office Corporate & Commercial NSL which is headed up by Kevin Lowe, who is based in the firm‘s Birmingham office.The team punches above its weight but even so, it has an exceptionally strong and growing profile and success is reflected by the increasing quality of its clients, which include the likes of Bupa, Archant, Randal & Quilter, Boparan Private Office, Lotus Cars, Adnams Plc as repeat corporate clients.

What experience is required?

You will be an associate of up to 4 years qualified with experience gained in a City or large regional firm.  You will have a good background in transactional work and be able to demonstrate both working as part of a team on large transactions, and/or managing smaller transactions largely unaided

What skills and attributes would I need?

- Technically strong- Experience of running transactional work as the day to day fee earner on the deal- Excellent drafting and verbal/written communication skills- Strong interpersonal skills and team skills- Good time and paper management- Attention to detail- Willingness to take initiative and to participate in marketing activities- Good business development skills and evidence of an ability to generate opportunities and relationships.

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.
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Benefits

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

More information can be found here.

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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. 

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 assess your character and suitability

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 diversity and inclusion at Mills & Reeve.

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