Restructuring Associate - 4-8YRS PQE- Birmingham

Pinsent Masons
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
14 Nov 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Banking & Finance
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
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We are looking to recruit a Restructuring Associate with 4-8yrs PQE to join our Birmingham office.


Our highly rated Restructuring team, part of our Banking and Finance group, advises financial institutions, turnaround and insolvency practitioners, boards, shareholders and other stakeholders on strategies for recovery and turnaround.  We act for all major clearing banks as well as a wide variety of other lenders.

The team is involved in complex, high value restructurings at an early stage in the financial decline curve, with the aim of providing innovative solutions which improve returns to stakeholders and, in many cases, avoid an insolvency process altogether.  We equally have a strong contentious practice having been instructed on a number of high profile assignments.

Operating across the UK and beyond, the team has 12 partners and a team of 28 lawyers making it one of the largest teams of any practice.  The Birmingham Practice is ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500. 

Chambers - "They really are part of our team, they are always looking out for us and they have strong technical ability."

Legal 500 - ‘well-thought of in the Midlands and nationally’, and a ‘Market Leader’

‘There is expertise and capability within team to provide the support required for the diversity of work we engage the team in.’

‘The culture of team is very much solution-focused – they are not afraid to challenge processes/procedures or ways of thinking. [it] provides the confidence that each engagement is given the upmost attention. I also value the attention given to each engagement in that I know that [the team] will deliver an exceptional piece of work, and in doing so, share knowledge with my team to help them learn. We feel safe to ask questions in a secure environment – teamwork at its best!’

‘Quality of advice provided, speed of response, collaborative approach bringing in relevant in house expertise when required, understanding of commercial issues, consistent brilliant level of customer service – a trusted business partner.’

Key clients

  • HSBC Bank plc
  • National Westminster Bank Plc
  • RBS Invoice Finance Limited
  • Ernst & Young Parthenon
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP

Work highlights

  • Advising the supervisors of the Regis CVA on the challenge to the validity of its CVA
  • Advised EY on the administrations of the Spicers Officeteam group
  • Acted for Police Mutual Assurance Society as secured creditor of Neyber in relation to its administration.

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or large regional practice and will be familiar with advising financial institutions as well as other stakeholders. Candidates must be technically excellent but, equally important commercially aware.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a good academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills. 

We are looking for a candidate with broad financial restructuring experience (with an emphasis on transactional, bank-led work and advisory experience).  Whilst the role will include a mix of contentious and non contentious work, transactional work will be a dominant feature and non contentious experience is preferred. 

The Opportunity

  • The very best national and international work.
  • Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
  • Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.


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 2019 – Legal Business" for the second time and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. Pinsent Masons was also named Law Firm of the Year 2018 by The Lawyer, and is ranked No 4 on the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2020 and named Stonewall’s Top Global Employers 2020.

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.


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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