Corporate Partner

Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
12 Jan 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Experience Level
Partner-designate, Partner
Role Classification

Job Details

Michelmores is the destination law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We help enterprises and individuals navigate change to find a positive future.

We apply the same principles to our own Partners: what we offer is a fantastic balance of being creative and ambitious within a supportive culture packed with brilliant people who want to help you succeed.

Right now, our award-winning Corporate team is looking for an experienced Corporate Partner to join and help lead the growing team in Bristol.

You are likely to be a partner with a strong reputation in the South and South West at a top tier firm looking to make the next career step up to a team leadership role. We have assembled a strong team of Corporate specialists in Bristol to work with you, including brilliant senior associates and a Corporate Tax partner, and now need a lead Partner in Bristol to help take the team to the next level.

A reasonable following is desirable for this role, and you will be at a stage in your career where you already have a successful track record of client relationship management and business development. We are open to specialists or generalists, but with our Destination 2030 Strategy placing a major focus on the sustainable economy, our Private Wealth strengths and our tech and VC/private Equity practice, we are well placed to accommodate a national leader in these areas, alongside M&A and Corporate Finance.

The Team

Our highly acclaimed Corporate team of more than 25 specialist lawyers advises clients across the UK, US, EMEA and beyond – on capital markets, M&A, management buyouts, impact investing, energy projects and VC and Early Stage fundraising.

We act as advisers for exciting start-ups, entrepreneurs and established players in natural capital, agritech, energy transition, healthcare, financial services, consumer goods, leisure and real estate.

We have a strong high level tech expertise across a range of sectors and our distinctive Private Wealth approach means our business owner and investor clients receive an integrated full service for their personal and tax needs too.

We have established a unique UKBAA Business Angel network for the South West, mainstream, to connect HNW angel investors with exciting early stage SEIS/EIS type investments, and a related incubator, miVentures, for scale up clients.

With broad market experience and niche expertise, a global network of connections and a collaborative approach, we’re adept at pushing deals through the most challenging commercial pressure points.

Our Values

We’re focused on understanding our high-quality clients in their diverse and exciting spaces and helping them make the most of opportunities.

We are really commercial, in the sense that we’re meticulous about trying to help our clients to be as successful as possible by really understanding what drives them. When it comes to advice, we don’t sit on the fence: we’re genuinely trusted advisers.

You’ll see that in the way we collaborate too, not just with our clients, but also with each other — you really won’t find a more nurturing, friendly and flexible environment to do your very best work in.

And we will shape the role around you and your strengths. And that means being creative and entrepreneurial too. We never stopping learning, exploring opportunities, or trying new things.

It’s all part of the clear direction and strategy that is allowing our firm to face the future with real confidence. We are nimble, and able to pivot and evolve as we move forward, together.

The Role

You'll have the opportunity to genuinely shape your own practice, plus more autonomy than you’re probably accustomed to, in a firm with a clear plan that is really going places.

The role will be focused on working collaboratively with members of the Corporate team who use Bristol as their base, as well as the wider SW market and professional intermediaries that we work with.

We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues. Our people in the Corporate team often choose to split their time spent in the office with time working from home, flexing their time in the office up or down according to client and team needs. The role will also involve regular travel to our London, Cheltenham and Exeter offices and our clients across the UK and beyond.

Next Steps

If you are a senior lawyer looking to join a firm that knows who it is and where it wants to go, we would love to have a conversation with you.

If you want the chance to shape your own practice as part of Michelmores' exciting growth plans in Bristol, have more autonomy that you've been accustomed to and like the sound of working with brilliant people who want to help you succeed, we want to hear from you.

To apply for this role or find out more, please contact Lisa Gater, Recruitment Business Partner via or speak to Richard Cobb or Henry Taylor.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging page for more information.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.


Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments to move forward together.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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