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Company Commercial Solicitor

  • Ref: SD155

Cathedral Appointments currently have an excellent opportunity for a Company Commercial Solicitor with a minimum of 2 years’ PQE to join our ambitious and expanding client based in Plymouth. This is a very varied position which involves conducting a caseload of company commercial files for clients including Sole Traders, Partners, Directors and Shareholders.  You will work on a wide variety of business matters including Sales, Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Reconstructions, as well as taking part in Business Development activities.

Company Commercial Solicitor responsibilities include...

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

-          Dealing with matters outlined above on behalf of clients

-          Assisting colleagues with their fee earning work where appropriate and on large corporate transactions

-          Management and supervision of support services for which s/he is responsible, as required

-          Participation in Business Development activities whether on a firmwide, departmental or team basis

-          Financial control with particular regard to cashflow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures

-          Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firm’s quality and risk management procedures (Lexcel)

-          Attendance at departmental meetings, leading by example with contributions made at and subsequent to such events

-          Win new work from existing and new clients and referrers

-          Maintain and nurture an appropriate network of contacts and referrers and endeavour to promote the firm in their professional and personal lives

-          Maintain IT skills appropriate to modern legal practice

-          Take responsibility for self-development and keeping up to date with legal developments

Company Commercial Solicitor requirements include...

Background/Skills:

Essential:

-         A minimum of 2 years’ PQE with at least 75% of current caseload to be Company Commercial work

-          A proven team player, willing to work under supervision where required, receptive to constructive criticism and happy to work on files alone in areas they are experienced

-          Has worked independantly and with colleagues on the majority of the following work types:

  1. General commercial agreements including; terms of business; supply agreements; distribution agreements; service agreements; franchise agreements
  2. Shareholder, LLP and Partnership Agreements
  3. Corporate reconstructions for businesses valued between £1million and £20million
  4. Business sales, mergers and acquisitions for businesses valued between £1million and £20million

-          An excellent communicator both written and oral, capable of building a good rapport with clients and colleagues

-          Commercially savvy and with a good understanding of company/commercial work, especially empathetic to the needs of commercial clients

-          Fully conversant with Word, Outlook and Excel and used to working with computerised case management systems

-          Enjoys spending time outside normal office hours with people and at events in order to build relationships and their own network, which will ultimately result in new business

Desirable

-          Experienced in Intellectual Property; Crowdfunding; Tax

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Company Commercial Solicitor who is looking for a new role with a prestigious firm. You will have the opportunity to really make this role your own and progress your career.

Please note, Cathedral Appointments are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to the above role. 

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