Corporate Lawyer

Womble Bond Dickinson
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Closing date
23 Dec 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

Our Leeds office has become central to the wider WBD success story.  We have created a great team supporting a fantastic range of local, national and international businesses.

The recent award winning refurbishment of our Leeds office reaffirms our long term commitment to the region.  It's a space where you can collaborate and connect with your colleagues and we're proud to offer a workplace that is both sustainable and supportive of your wellbeing.

The corporate team has a formidable reputation for the quality of its deals and in the last few years they have built a strong reputation as a leading M&A practice with a particular emphasis on Private Equity. They regularly advise investor clients such as LDC, Enact, North Edge Capital, Nimbus, Cairngorm Capital, Hilco and NVM.

The role

Due to continued success, the team in Leeds are seeking to recruit an additional lawyer, ideally with 4+ years PQE.  The successful candidate will join an experienced and talented team of multidisciplinary lawyers who pull together to offer the best and most complete client service. You can expect a varied workload, working on a range of quality deals.

You'll be working closely with Simon Pilling, who is also our national Head of Private Equity and our Leeds Office Head along with James Cook who has developed a very strong reputation in the market for Private Equity work.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate some experience of good quality corporate work. We're keen to hear from those who trained and qualified at a city or large regional firm, but equally interested in hearing from candidates who have had good training and experience with a reputable firm but want to move to a larger firm.  

The ability to demonstrate a proactive attitude to work, commercial pragmatism, and a strong team ethos will be equally as important however. The successful candidate will also be motivated to actively participate in business development activities to help develop the team's business and their own network.  In return this role offers a unique opportunity to join a motivated, collegiate team with a first class reputation with clients and colleagues alike.

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 DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity 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.

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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Womble Bond Dickinson
+44 (0) 845 415 0000

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