There's no more exciting time to be thinking about joining Womble Bond Dickinson than now. 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 2 year PQE and above, who are available for opportunities across Scotland and the North East of England, particularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We are particularly keen to meet people with commercial experience who have worked in the Energy, Construction, Banking & Financial Service sectors.
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.
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!
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us 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 and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
Through our ED&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page.
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