Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 160 partners and 950 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia, we provide a full-service integrated offering.
Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.
We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.
While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.
Who we are & where you'll work
Our dynamic, friendly and high ranked corporate department offers our clients access to a full range of corporate legal services, including private company mergers and acquisitions, private equity, investments, re-organisations, joint ventures, capital restructuring, equity capital markets, fundraisings and corporate governance.
Working as part of a high-performing national team, the new recruit will advise clients, operating in a variety of sectors on a diverse range of corporate matters, but with a main focus on private company M&A and private equity.
The corporate department is fully supported by specialists in our other departments, including banking, tax, employment, property and intellectual property.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Associate to join our successful and rapidly growing team; working closely with our corporate partners. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to play a key role in the continued growth of the department; as a valued member of the team they will be given the support, training, encouragement and client access to develop their career.
What you'll be doing
- Advising on private company acquisitions and disposals – including both share and business/asset deals;
- Advising on private equity transactions, including investment agreements – acting for both private equity funds and management teams
- Advising on joint ventures – for both private companies and LLPs
- Advising on private company reorganisations;
- Advising on general corporate matters including share buy-backs, distributions and corporate governance;
- Advising on ad hoc day-to-day corporate l queries from our clients;
- Initiating, building and maintaining effective client relationships;
- Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures;
- Pro-active participation in department and firm-wide marketing initiatives;
- Training and development of junior legal staff (where appropriate).
What you'll need
The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Senior Associate level grade. In particular for this role we require:
- Excellent technical skills and innovative approach to their application.
- Drive, enthusiasm and vision
- Flexibility and can-do approach
- Excellent communication skills with a collaborative approach
- Demonstrable passion for business development
- Ability to manage files independently with appropriate supervision;
- Commercial awareness & strong client focus;
- Directly relevant post-qualification experience gained at a recognised and busy corporate practice;
- Qualified Solicitor with at 5 years' relevant experience.
As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.
Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.