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Solicitor/Associate - Corporate

Job Introduction

Our national corporate finance team advises on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, stock market listings and securities offerings, company restructurings and re-financings, management buy-outs and buy-ins, corporate governance and a wide range of other corporate matters. The national team advises from three locations, London, Bristol and Manchester.

The Manchester based corporate team is part of a very successful corporate cluster comprising of 40+ lawyers. The Manchester team is led by an experienced partner who is one of ten partners in the cluster. The cluster has established a vibrant and inclusive business development culture which encourages and rewards team contribution.

Role Responsibility

The team is looking to recruit an additional solicitor to help support the Corporate team in its plans for further, profitable growth. Specific responsibilities include but are not restricted to:

  • Working as part of a team on a wide range of corporate transactions
  • Supporting partners and associates on the full range of transactional work streams including M&A, capital markets and private equity work
  • The successful candidate will have wide opportunities to work directly with clients and their other advisers (e.g. financial and tax)
  • Support marketing and business development activity within the team (e.g. attending marketing events and client socials)
  • The successful candidate will be Manchester based, but some travel (particularly to Leeds and London), will be required on an infrequent basis
  • Build an awareness of the Firm's other services
  • Build effective internal and external networks
  • Maintain an awareness of the firm's strategies and plans
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications and exceeding Law Society CPD requirements

The Ideal Candidate

  • A Solicitor/Associate with between  2-5 year's PQE, with strong academic credentials
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of dealing with corporate clients
  • Able to demonstrate strong project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and client handling skills
  • Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues
  • Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team
  • Able to demonstrate a reasonable level of self-sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority
  • An ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to legal issues
  • Change oriented with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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