Our client is a highly innovative commercial law firm, headquartered in Australia, who operate a successful business model and use custom-built technology to provide an efficient and effective service to their SME and start-up clients. They are launching an office in Manchester this year and are seeking an experienced Corporate Solicitor with c. 6+ years’ PQE to join them as a Practice Leader.
The firm are recognised as a disruptor within the commercial legal services industry, having won many high-profile awards and assisted more than 150,000 businesses across Australia and New Zealand. The high-performing team of corporate lawyers work across a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, business structuring and restructuring, capital raising, shareholder agreements, as well as various commercial contracts such as service, supply, distribution and tech related agreements.
This is a unique role for experienced solicitors who are keen to move away from the traditional law firm model and route to partnership. Due to their defined sales program there are no billable hours and there is absolutely no need for solicitors to business develop and market their services to potential clients. The focus at this firm is shifted to client retention and satisfaction, as there is no expectation for you to bring in clients of your own.
The ideal candidate will have 6+ years’ post-qualification experience specialising in corporate law within a reputable law firm or in-house environment, additional commercial experience would be advantageous due to the nature of the work. You must be commercially minded and enjoy working with businesses of all sizes and across different sectors. As a Practice Leader within this firm there is the opportunity to grow a team, so we are looking for solicitors with the ambition to help build a practice and the ability to mentor more junior members of the team once they have been recruited.
This role is to be based in Manchester, however our client is open to considering candidates who are based wholly remotely or on a hybrid working arrangement.