Corporate NQ Lawyer – Birmingham

Pinsent Masons
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Solicitors – Private Practice
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Practice Area
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE
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We are currently looking to recruit an NQ lawyer to join the Birmingham Corporate Group.

We are looking for strong trainees with some relevant experience in M&A (domestic/cross border; private and public) and private equity (beneficial but not essential).

Background to the Corporate Group

Pinsent Masons LLP has an international corporate group comprising some 140 lawyers, including more than 45 partners with a 5 partner team operating out of Birmingham. Our Corporate lawyers work with national and international clients (including corporates, private equity institutions and management teams) across a broad range of sectors advising on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, buy-ins and buyouts, IPOs, secondary fundraisings, takeovers, joint ventures and investments. 

We also regularly advise on high profile deals including with cross border elements and recently have undertaken transactions in US, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Italy.  Our expanding global footprint means that we are often working with Pinsent Masons local offices for these transactions.

Our sector led approach combined with our technical expertise enables us to work more closely with our clients to understand their needs, objectives and tailor our advice. We have a strong sector focus in Healthcare, Energy, Technology, Industrials, Life Sciences, Real Estate, and Financial Services with our Birmingham team leading some of these sectors for the firm. 

The depth and breadth of our corporate practice is recognised by our awards and rankings:

  • Top 5 law firm by volume of M&A deals in the UK (Mergermarket 2020)
  • No 1 law firm by total number of AIM clients (Adviser Rankings 2021)
  • Top 4 law firm by total number of Stock Market Clients (Advisor Rankings 2021)
  • Tier 1 in Corporate and Commercial: Mid-Market M&A London (Legal 500 2021)
  • Shortlisted for the M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2020 (having being Highly Commended for M&A Team of the Year for our work on CommScope Inc.’s US$7.4 billion acquisition of ARRIS International plc by at the 2019 awards)
  • Shortlisted for Corporate Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2020

We also have a leading learning and development academy designed to develop our lawyers technically but equally importantly in other areas such as business development, wellbeing and diversity & inclusion.  

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or a large regional practice (although we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role).  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach.  They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills. 


Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2021 – Legal Business" and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has been recognised as a leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans employer by LGBT charity Stonewall in its Top Global Employers Index 2020 for the fifth consecutive year. Please click here to view full list of our global awards and nominations -

Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Anwen John who can discuss the role and requirements.

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At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.



Note for agents:

  • Once instructed all agency CVs should be submitted via the portal and any CVs submitted via our partners will be discounted and will not qualify as an introduction.
  • Please note that NQ candidates can only be represented by one agent of their choice regardless of group/team, location. 
  • If a candidate submits a direct application for one role and then they are introduced by an agent for another, the candidate will have ownership of their own application for 3 months from the date of direct application made.


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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