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Solicitor, Corporate, Guildford (HR0261)

03 Jun 2016

JOB TITLE

Solicitor (HR0261)

GROUP

Corporate

LOCATION

Guildford

HOURS

Full time

SALARY

Dependent on PQE and experience

BENEFITS

  • 21.5 days holiday p/a plus 3.5 over the Christmas period
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Perkbox (Discounts on food and drink, entertainment and shopping.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Season ticket loans
  • 5% pension contribution

TEAM INFO

You will work alongside the Partner and Surrey Strategic Advisor in the Corporate Guildford team, with the wider Corporate department consisting of over 36 Staff and Partners being based in our other offices.

 

THE FIRM AND ROLE

DMH Stallard is a Legal 100 firm with a headcount of 302, which provides integrated legal services from offices in London, Gatwick, Guildford, Horsham and Brighton. We were awarded Corporate Law Firm of the Year by South East Dealmakers in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

 

Are you a driven and enthusiastic Corporate Solicitor who wants the scope to develop your role? Do you want to work for an award winning, supportive law firm that develops their own?  This could be the beginning of the rest of your career!

 

We are looking for a Solicitor to operate as an effective member of the Corporate Group, working alongside the Guildford Corporate Partner in the development and growth of a corporate practice, which primarily serves owner-managed corporate clients in a rapidly expanding, and innovative, local economy (see https://www.investinsurrey.co.uk/). The core work will be acquisition and sale of private companies, private equity and financing of private businesses and any corporate support required by regional corporate clients.

 

You will have responsibility for running your own files under supervision. You will have your own fee and time targets.

 

The Corporate team’s focus is building high quality corporate clients in the region, and being involved in as many of the key regional M&A and private equity deals as we can. We operate as a team, and you will be involved in building and developing client and professional/referrer contacts  

 

The Guildford team works closely with the wider Corporate team in other offices, and you need to be able to operate as part of the other offices transactional teams when work demands it. The key is that you will be looking to build your contact and client base in the region.

 

You will need experience in a wide range of work, and may be required to provide support to the commercial and banking teams if work pressure demands it.

 

WHO AND WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The key criteria for the ideal candidate will include: 

  • Previous experience of Corporate M&A work is required and you will need to demonstrate an ability to do so.
  • Knowledge of the Companies Acts and a working knowledge of corporate transactional processes.
  • Able to effectively manage your time to achieve client and internal deadlines.
  • Understanding the importance of client care with an ability to deal with a wide range of clients with differing objectives including being able to understand the commercial objectives of the client.
  • Able to work within a team and provide support to Associates and Partners as appropriate.
  • Confident Excel skills sufficient to enable the reviewing of relevant matters.
  • Competent IT skills including Outlook, Word, Digital Dictation and Axxia.
  • Ability to draft documentation, with attention to detail.
  • Understanding of the strategy and vision of the firm, with emphasis on the interaction of services required by corporate clients and their owners, e.g. succession strategies and tax planning through Business Property Relief.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, in writing, over the telephone and in meetings.
  • Convey technical legal information in an effective and accessible way.

 

For a full job description, click here.

 

This is a great opportunity for someone enthusiastic and reliable to work within a forward thinking, award winning law firm.

 

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