Corporate Finance Solicitor

Cavendish Maine
From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Job Title: Corporate Finance Solicitor

Location: Kent

Salary: £35,000 - £50,000

Job Ref: MJC/19346

This leading regional law firm is modern, non-traditional, and challenges the status quo. They aim to reinvent in and disrupt the market with their forward thinking, client-centric approach. Rated among the 50 most innovative law firms in Europe, they are making good on their promise to create a law firm their clients would design. They apply creative techniques and methodologies to suit each client’s needs.

Their offices are open plan, modern and inviting with a community feel. Their culture empowers staff, who really feel valued and part of something greater. The open-door policy they enjoy allows a flatter structure with less hierarchy than other firms. IT systems are cutting edge and constantly evolving. Administration and support is outstanding and differs from the norm.

They aim to build partnerships with their staff and like enthusiastic, positive, challenging individuals. Legal Executives are as welcome as Solicitors and personal and professional development is encouraged and supported.

Once probation is completed a mutually agreed, comprehensive development plan is drawn up so all staff know what they need to do to progress their careers.

They are seeking a Corporate Finance Solicitor to join their team in Maidstone.

Their team covers Mergers and Acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, business finance, corporate structuring and joint ventures.

The main function of this role is to provide general assistance and support to the Corporate Finance team on a range of transactions to include general mergers and acquisitions:

  • Acting for a wide range of clients such as companies, banks and other financial institutions as well as for private individuals.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating transactional documentation including main documents such as sale and purchase agreements and ancillary documents e.g. board minutes and ancillary forms.
  • Providing assistance on completions and managing completion documents and deliverables.
  • Attending client meetings and completion meetings demonstrating flexibility on working hours when required.
  • Providing post completion transaction support to the team (undertaking deal summaries and producing bibles).
  • Managing a large and varied workload with a strong commercial approach.
  • Organising your workload to ensure work correctly prioritised.
  • Participating in marketing initiatives.
  • Achieving a target of 1300 hours of chargeable work per year as well as two hours of non-chargeable activity per day (or pro rata if part-time).

  • Ideally, at least 6 months post qualification experience of corporate finance work.
  • Client focus; the ability to build and sustain relationships.
  • Commercial awareness, offering technical excellence with a practical approach.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in Corporate Finance but with internal teams across the business.
  • The desire to market your work and introduce business development initiatives where possible.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools.
  • A clean driving licence / be a car owner to provide support to both the Crawley and Maidstone teams as required.
  • A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards.
  • Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • The ability to be a strong team player.

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