Commercial Lawyer/Solicitor

IGL Recruitment Ltd
12 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Benjamin Edwards are recruiting on behalf of an established client for an experienced lawyer in their award-winning legal practice based in Grantham. The role of Head of Commercial Law will become available in Spring 2018 following the retirement of the current post holder.

The benefits

  • Working hours are 9 - 5.30pm. If you need to work a full day at the weekend, you will be able to take a day off in lieu.
  • Ample free parking, a gym with pool is available across the road with discounted membership fees.
  • 5 minutes from Grantham station - 56 minutes by train to London - and on the axis of the A1 to Leeds or Peterborough and A52 to Nottingham or the Fens.
  • You will be taking over an established client base of business owners and directors and small to medium enterprises and report to the managing director.
  • The portfolio of matters is mixed. Split broadly into three areas (all in growth): Commercial Property and Leasehold; drafting and non-contentious; and business disputes and litigation.
  • The Business-to-Business department is a cornerstone of the strategic direction of the firm, now into the second year of a growth and investment plan initiated in 2016.
  • In 2013 the firm actively grew a more traditional legal practice to sit alongside the core litigation business. They now have a full-service practice serving families and individuals.
  • The firm were early adopters of technology and run an electronic case-management system - Proclaim Eclipse. They have a low staff attrition rate, are active in the community through charity support and business networks and actively seek feedback from their clients.
  • They are a well-run firm. In June 2017, they appointed Lexcel accreditation on their first attempt - with no minor or major non-compliances. In October, they replaced their IT infrastructure having.
You will be looking for a bit more of a work/life balance. Fed up of working all hours, or a long commute, you still have a curiosity and interest in all aspects of legal matters that affect businesses and business owners.

You will want and seek out contact with people who will come to you with issues that need a resolution and feel happy that you have been able to help them sleep at night.

You will be interested in developing long-term relationships with people that you have aided at the time of need to think of you as a trusted advisor.

You will be some-one who is interested in variety and a broad range of law who wants to share that knowledge (with support) through social media channels, direct relationships and public speaking.

You will be a pragmatic lawyer. You will find enjoyment in finding commercial solutions for your clients that apply in the here and now.

You are a solicitor 2 years PQE or a FCILEx and looking to grow in to a long-term position.

To apply for the role of Commercial Lawyer/Solicitor, please click APPLY now and send CV.

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