Company Commercial Solicitor

Recruiter
Legals 4 Lawyers
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£55-70,000pa+
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
19 Dec 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Company Commercial Head of Dept – Hertfordshire L4L654

Our pro-active and long-established client law, who will go the extra mile for their clients based in Hertfordshire is now seeking a Company Commercial Solicitor to head up their Company Commercial Dept. Their fee earners are all specialists and act for a wide range of commercial, private and public sector clients. This is a top ranking law firm and are accredited as an Investor In People (Gold Award) and hold Lexcel, CQS and WIQS accreditation. Their CoCo practice area has a strong reputation both locally and further afield. Their aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of their growth and who share the same core values.

Job Purpose

As a result of planned expansion, the purpose of the role is to be responsible for the Dept and to take on an existing caseload as well as develop relationships with new clients and to be actively involved in business development. The successful candidate will be heading up the structured department with fee earners and support staff. For this appointment, ideally you will be between 10-15+ years PQE level with a broad range of Company/Commercial experience, together with leadership skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to being Head of the Dept., the successful candidate will be expected to be actively involved in all aspects of business development including presenting of seminars, writing articles and blogs and networking within the local business community and with key referrers.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications

A qualified and practising Solicitor with 10-15+ years PQE in Company Commercial Law with a strong academic record.

Full-time position

Knowledge and Experience

A sound knowledge and practical experience in Company Commercial, to include M&A's

Joint Ventures, New Start Ups, Shareholder Agreement work etc.

They are looking for someone who may already be in a similar role as a specialist or

for someone who is seeking more responsibility and wishes to further their career with

a real interest in business development.

Abilities & Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to develop a relationship of trust with clients and colleagues alike

Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Ability to draft letters and documents to a high standard and with attention to detail

Strong organisational skills

Strong verbal communicator

Ability to supervise junior members of the team

Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding of clients' needs

Ability to use initiative to seek opportunities to raise the firm's profile and to recognise new business opportunities

An effective team player, combined with an ability to work under own initiative

Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Personal Attributes

A team player who is looking for a long term future with a progressive, well regarded firm

Hours: 9-5.30 : Start Date: ASAP Salary : £Attractive + Pension ,

Private Health Cover /Life Insurance: Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays.

Legals 4 Lawyers will try and respond to all applications within 72 hours. However, we experience high volumes of applications and if you have not heard from us within this period of time, unfortunately your application will not have been successful. Thank you and good luck. Hours: 9-5.15 Mon – Thurs – 9-5pm Fri : Start Date: ASAP Salary : £Attractive + Pension ,

Health/Life Insurance: Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays.

Legals 4 Lawyers will try and respond to all applications within 72 hours. However, we experience high volumes of applications and if you have not heard from us within this period of time, unfortunately your application will not have been successful. Thank you and good luck.