Corporate Associate

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Posted 30+ days ago
Contract Type:
£50,000 - 70,000
Area of Law:
Private Practice
Reference Number:
30+ days ago
An established central London law firm with a strong international focus is seeking a new junior Corporate/Commercial solicitor to join its growing Corporate team. Key Responsibilities and Duties include: Client Relations: · To provide a high quality legal service to all clients · To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients' confidence and that of other professionals · Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests · Establishing what needs to be done to solve a client's problems · Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues · Attend and represent the firm at client meetings · Draw up contracts and other legal documents · Research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures · Represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required Personal Development: · To have a clear understanding of what it would take to develop a career to the next level · Support internal procedures and systems including file / case management, time · recording · To respect partners, staff and clients and in turn earn the respect of the department and clients · Participate in team meetings · Attend internal training and external training as and when required · Keep up to date with law and practice · Share information with colleagues · Read journals and attend courses as part of continuing professional development (CPD) and keep track of CPD hours · Maintain high standards of professional conduct while generating adequate practice income ensuring that the fees earned sufficiently exceed total costs and expenses incurred Candidate requirements: · Educated to degree level, preferably in Law and having preferably obtained a 2:1 or above although all applications will be considered · LPC / BVC qualified essential. Offers made prior to this being obtained will be subject to successful completion of exams · Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, the success of the firm. Relevant experience within a professional services firm would be desirable · Excellent communication both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level · A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty · Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner · Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings. Able to deal sympathetically and appropriately with clients and to show empathy with them · Excellent attention to detail · Must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure · The flexibility to work outside normal office hours as may be required from time to time Specific attributed/experience · Qualified Solicitor · 2 to 3 years' experience of corporate and commercial work Corporate · Buying and selling companies · Company formation and company secretarial services · Corporate governance and directors' duties · Insolvency issues and wrongful trading · Management buy-outs (or buy-ins) · Options (including executive management incentive agreements or schemes) · Purchase by a company of its own shares · Reduction of capital · Reorganisations and demergers · Shareholder agreements and articles of association · Shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice · Subscription agreements and investment agreements Commercial · Agency agreements · Competition law · Data Protection Act registration and compliance · Distribution agreements · Intellectual property, trademark assignment and licensing; advising on copyright · Limitation of liability · Standard terms and conditions · Supplier and customer contracts If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us. If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. For a full list of jobs you can also visit the BCL job search page. BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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