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Legal Director - Reading

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£130,000.00 - 150,000.00
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Legal Director - Reading

Deloitte is one of the world's leading accountancy practices, offering global integrated professional services as part of a multi-disciplinary practice. In pursuit of Deloitte's vision to be the undisputed leaders in professional services, they are seeking to transform the way their clients experience legal services in the UK and globally.

It is with great pleasure that BCL Legal is working alongside Deloitte to set up their corporate and commercial legal team in Reading. This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior corporate lawyer who recognises the opportunity to develop within a multi-disciplinary practice and deliver innovative legal solutions.

Main Responsibilities:

A rare opportunity has arisen for a senior corporate lawyer to join the Reading office of Deloitte and work alongside the established tax team and lead on developing the team's corporate and commercial legal offering. Reporting to the Head of Tax, you will take responsibility for the delivery and development of all legal work. Embedded within the tax team, you will provide advice and support to existing clients and be the principal point of client contact for legal work. This is an incredibly varied and embryonic role which will see you working alongside Deloitte tax specialists to provide collaborative advice on a range of matters including;
· private equity
· debt reorganisation
· restructurings
· M&A
· corporate governance and
· client development

In contrast to other private practice roles you will be involved in projects from the outset as part of a multi-disciplinary team, meaning you will work much more proactively and have scope to develop entrepreneurial practices.

Required Key Skills:

We are seeking an experienced corporate lawyer with an aspiration to lead and grow a highly efficient legal services team as part of a multi-disciplinary practice. In particular we would like to speak to candidates with the following qualities and experience:
· Strong corporate experience to include: reorganisations, financial arrangements, entity reduction, intra-group transactions;
· An impressive track-record of being a trusted legal advisor to clients on their key legal projects
· A lawyer skilled at analysing and managing legal and commercial risk
· The ability to foster relationships with key stakeholders both on a domestic and international scale
· A genuine desire and ability to lead on and deliver innovative legal solutions
· A clear understanding of Deloitte's value proposition to create the future of law through a market leading multidisciplinary offering
· An ability to work alongside non-lawyers and a willingness to develop a detailed understanding of the tax business in order to identify and deliver on joined up offerings
· A natural networker and entrepreneurial flare with a desire to sell legal services and grow the legal and multidisciplinary propositions
· An ability to develop a strong profile in the market through networking, marketing and public speaking
· A great team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills, an excellent delegator and supervisor who actively develops junior team member

The offer:

The opportunity to be the first senior corporate lawyer in Reading to become a partner at a Big 4 Accountancy practice and lead on the delivery of legal services as part of the Deloitte tax team

· Top quality work for FTSE listed clients,
· Autonomy, agile working and flexibility
· Being part of a firm that lives and breathes it's values and strives to create a positive working environment and culture.
· Market leading salary and extremely comprehensive benefits package

To apply for the position or to discuss in confidence please contact Nicholas Fear at BCL Legal.

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
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