Title Corporate Lawyer
Salary 40/60K
Location Brighton
Job Information

Corporate Lawyer – Brighton

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious corporate commercial business lawyer, who is looking to make Partner within thirty-six months. As a candidate client you are extremely important to us and our prestigious expanding law firm client. We are seeking to appoint a super-ambitious business fee-earner professional.

Our law firm client has been established for just over four years and during the last two years business turn-over has tripled. We need to find a candidate for our client that wants to career-progress quickly and the only way to do this is by joining a new expanding smaller law firm.

Experience Required:
You may have experience of working in a corporate team, ideally with some knowledge of renewables, financial services and maybe dealing with tech-clients.
You will be able to build effective and positive client relationships quickly and fully embrace the importance of client service.
This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and forward-thinking law firm where corporate and private clients regularly recommend the team because of the quality of people and the depth of experience across the whole law firm business.
This experience gives real weight at the commercial pressure points of a deal and has resulted in our client gaining a sparkling reputation in the market for getting deals done.
You will be able to build effective and positive client relationships quickly and fully embrace the importance of client service.

Our law firm client acts for several well-known clients advising on MBOs, mergers and acquisitions, MBIs, restructuring and private equity. We are seeking to appoint for our law firm client an experienced Corporate Solicitor 2-5 PQE to join the team working at the Brighton office.

The Candidate:
• Strong interpersonal skills; effective communicator at all levels (written and verbal).
• A commercial, pro-active and professional approach to work.
• Excellent organisational skills, demonstrable examples of multi-tasking and an ability to juggle competing priorities.
• Must interact well with others in a sensitive and effective way – a team player.
• Must be self-motivated, committed to working towards goals with strong enthusiasm and career commitment.
• Understand the importance of confidentiality and use of discretion.
• Possess the ability to cope well under pressure.
• Must be flexible, successfully adapting to changing demands and conditions.
• Demonstrate self-confidence, initiative, and be an innovative thinker.

Reasons to work for a smaller law firm:
• Smaller law firms often have much more interesting work.
• You will often develop greater commercial self-confidence when working in a smaller law firm.
• A better work-life balance
• More involved with all parts of the work
• Opportunities to build client relationships
• A less formal atmosphere
• Opportunities for rapid career growth
• A more diversified case load
• Able to work closer with clients.

Jonny Scott-Slater, Karen Palmer or Ashley Armstrong
01872 274227 – 07724760904
CV2 – talentedlawyers@aol.com
Confidentiality is always assured
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NB. Message from the Managing Partner –
We have an inclusive, supportive and relaxed culture with no office politics and light levels of bureaucracy. Our aim is to focus as much as possible on fee earning and generating quality new work from decent clients. We are forever trying new ideas and enjoy working with a very entrepreneurial client base who are at the forefront of shaping new business practices.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior corporate and commercial solicitor to supercharge their career and make a name for themselves by getting in early and contributing to a fast growing new practice. You will benefit from the kind of experience not available at larger more established firms and will learn more, contribute more and grow personally and professionally in a way that will exceed your expectations. If things go well you can expect to significantly increase your salary and progress to a partnership role many years earlier than at a larger more traditional law firm.

By joining us you will never be just a number and will always have a full workload, but you will also be able to enjoy a healthy work life balance. You will be able to live and work in an attractive peaceful environment (close to great beaches and delightful countryside) and also benefit from close proximity to London (40 minutes), Gatwick (10 minutes) and Brighton (20 minutes).

Ultimately, our location and set up also enables you to escape the high living costs, property prices, congestion, commuting hell, crime, unhealthy environment and general misery associated with having to work and live in London.

This is therefore the opportunity to live the ‘Sussex dream’ – to be able to afford to live in a decent detached family house with a large garden close to work, while benefiting from lower living costs and a comparably high salary for the area.