Associate/Senior Associate - Corporate - location flexible

Vacancy ID

012129

Status

Permanent

Preferred location

Vacancy type

Qualified Lawyer
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What does the role involve?

We need an experienced corporate solicitor to join our growing Corporate Team. This role can be based in our Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester or Norwich offices. You will undertake a broad mix of corporate work including M&A, corporate finance, equity capital markets, private equity, joint ventures, fundraising, shareholder agreements and general corporate advisory work. You will advise clients ranging from start-ups through to substantial private companies and PLCs on a broad range of corporate issues and transactions and much of your work will have an international aspect. Depending on experience, you will either support partners and other members of the team, or you will work on your own matters largely unsupervised.

What experience is required?

You will be an associate of 3+ qualified with experience gained in a City or regional firm. You will have a good background in transactional work and be able to demonstrate both working as part of a team on transactions, and/or managing transactions largely unsupervised. You will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and an interest in, helping to grow a team and a practice.

What skills and attributes would I need?

Essential:- Good academics- Experience of running transactional work as the day-to-day fee earner on the deal- Evidence of understanding what is needed to help grow and develop a corporate practice- Willingness to initiate and participate in marketing and business development activities- Technically strong- Excellent drafting and verbal/written communication skills- Attention to detail- Good time and paper management skills- Strong interpersonal skills and team skillsDesirable:- Experience of equity capital markets and mergers & acquisitions- Some familiarity with the Technology, Life Sciences, Real Estate Investment or Health sectors

Who will I be working with?

The corporate teams are part of the cross office Corporate and Commercial National Service Line headed up by partner, Kevin Lowe. The NSL is supported by professional support lawyers.

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.

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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 building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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