Newly Qualified – Associate
Responsible for all aspects of corporate related work that are relevant to the Practice Team of which the Associate is a member.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
•Advises clients, in keeping with the internal policies and procedures, with respect to all aspects of client matters assigned to the Corporate Practice Group.
•Represents the group in dealings with other law firms, government representatives, agencies, and other professionals involved with the client’s matters.
•Is responsible for developing a thorough understanding of each assigned client’s business and business philosophy and for communicating that knowledge to whomever within the group may work on the client’s matters.
•Takes instructions from other lawyers or clients including suggesting, recommending and drafting instruments for a particular matter, involving
Lawyers in other practice groups, where necessary or relevant.
•Is responsible for effective caseload management.
•Is responsible for effective practice management in keeping with internal policies and procedures.
Assists in updating Knowledge Management data as it relates to corporate related work.
•Maintains up to date knowledge of the law, both locally and internationally.
•Reviews and prepares contracts, including acquisitions and joint ventures, complex commercial transactions, mergers, buy-outs and other corporate business transactions.
•Reviews documents prepared by other lawyers and provides comments thereon.
•Settles the terms of new engagements and exercises due diligence in all matters.
•Leads or assists in the drafting of precedent documentation for the practice group.
•Mentors less experienced lawyers where needed.
•Participates in the practice group’s marketing, education and training programmes.
Manages client billing, including the pursuit of delinquent clients and taking the appropriate steps in accordance with internal policies and procedures.
•Is directly responsible for opening of files, managing files and the closing of files upon completion and sending closed files to archives for safekeeping.
•Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
•NQ to 1yearPQE.
•Experience in one or more of investment funds, capital markets,banking/ finance and corporatein a leading international oroffshore firm is preferred.
•Candidates would be expected to carry out a widerange of high quality work in a collaborative environment, working closely withour other offshore offices.
•Good communication and technical skills together with the drive to provide excellent client service and build strong client relationships
•Advocacy skills appropriate to level of qualification.
•Good academic record, as evidenced by degree and other exams and course grades.
•Excellent interpersonal skills.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a thorough command of the English language including accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation.
•A proven record of productivity and the ability to handle several matters at once.
•Familiarity with operation of computers and major office software.
•The ability to deal effectively and courteously with clients, lawyers and colleagues, and to exercise discretion and confidentiality in all matters.
Jonny Scott-Slater or Karen Palmer
T – 01872 274227
E – firstname.lastname@example.org