There's no more exciting time to be thinking about joining Womble Bond Dickinson than now. Our recent move to become a transatlantic firm is just further evidence of our ambition and our people have a role to play in that whilst enjoying fulfilling careers.
One of the ways in which we are responding to the dynamic nature of the legal sector is with our team of In-House Lawyers, also known as GCSolutions. We've identified secondment opportunities across a number of exceptional clients and a variety of different sectors. Our current group of In-House Lawyers are currently all working on these opportunities for short and long-term secondments and more project led initiatives. This has been a highly successful initiative and we're now looking to grow this team with commercial lawyers looking to progress down an exciting, alternative career path.
Unlike some other flexible lawyer resourcing business models, we're looking to remove some of the risk for you by offering permanent contracts within our business and a salary. You'll be fully integrated into WBD so this not only means you have access to our rewards and benefits but also our development programmes and support from our wider commercial team. The role will allow you to use your knowledge to oversee exciting projects but also to develop skills in brand new areas too. Of course, we can't forget to mention, all without the pressure of fee targets and the billable hour. You'll be an advocate for WBD and help us to further develop opportunities for growth in our business.
What are we looking for?
We're keen to speak to commercial lawyers at around 3 year PQE and above, who are available for any opportunities in and around Bristol.
You'll have had exposure to quality commercial work and can add value though providing quality advice and sector insight. You may currently work within an in-house legal team or perhaps for a large, regional or city firm with some secondment experience. What's important to us is that you have a thorough understanding of the risk and financial reporting obligations that comes with working in-house. You'll be directly advising the business you're seconded to, reporting to GCs and senior management alike, so your ability to build and maintain stakeholder relationships is important to the team's success.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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