Corporate Associate

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Posted 30+ days ago
Contract Type:
£60,000 - 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 Fee Contribution: * Solicitors at every level must be able to show a track record of achieving their fee contribution and time targets and that the targets are appropriate for their position and level of qualification PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential Attributes * 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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