Who we are
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise across the spectrum of legal matters including high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions, contentious matters and all aspects of risk. We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
We are now offering the opportunity to become part of our dynamic team, which supports our lawyers in providing first-class legal advice to some of the most prestigious and well-known global businesses.
At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader. To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. As a result of Government guidance in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have successfully and seamlessly adapted to home-working, which is a testament to the resilience and agility of our people. We all look forward to returning to our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart if the City of London, when it is safe and appropriate for us to do so, where we enjoy a range of excellent facilities.
Our Financing practice is divided into two groups of partners and associates.
Our Financing practice comprises 17 partners, around 60 associates and 6 PSLs in total. It is divided into two groups which both act for a broad range of clients and handle a variety of types of work, including Debt Capital Markets, Securitisation, Acquisition and Leveraged Finance, Projects and Restructuring and Insolvency. This structure leads to more regular client contact and greater involvement in clients’ broader business interests.
This role will be focused on Restructuring and Insolvency work. You will be working closely alongside the PSL in the stream but may also be liaising with partners, associates and trainees across the Financing Stream as a whole and elsewhere in the firm.
The key responsibilities of this role are set out below and there may be others which are not listed;
Monitoring legal and market developments
Assisting with the production of restructuring and insolvency updates
Supporting business development initiatives
Legal and market research
Updating the practice intranet site
Assisting with legal tech projects
Gathering know-how and precedents and uploading to the know how systems
Organising team meetings and training sessions
Assisting with queries from fee earners
If required, assisting with certain fee earning tasks
Candidates for this position will be expected to have worked, or be working, in a similar role within a professional services environment, but that is not essential. However, an interest in, and the enthusiasm to develop knowledge of the restructuring and insolvency area, is essential. We also require candidates to be/have:
Strong academic and legal background
Excellent organisational skills
Self-motivated and able to work independently and pro-actively
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Strong oral and written communications skills
Excellent eye for detail
Excellent legal technical knowledge
Ability to pick up new legal concepts quickly
Good IT skills and an ability to learn new IT systems quickly
Experience of working in a diverse team whilst fostering an inclusive team culture
High level of professionalism and integrity; displays the highest standard of professional ethics