New Corporate Opportunity, 2-7 PQE, Small & Friendly London Firm (Maternity Cover)

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New Corporate Opportunity, 2-7 PQE, Small & Friendly London Firm (Maternity Cover)

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    Chris Woodward

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    020 3005 3265

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    CGW CORP 20

  • Published:

    6 months ago

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​Corporate Solicitor Job Description


The firm wishes to recruit a Corporate Solicitor to join the Corporate Department and work alongside the existing team.

This is a maternity leave appointment, but may lead to a permanent role.

The Role

The individual will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Working with colleagues on the full range of corporate related transactions (including share and business sales and purchases, reorganisations, shareholder and investment agreements and fund raisings).

  • The focus of the work is transactional, but there is also a requirement to have knowledge and experience of commercial law, including loan agreements, terms and conditions and distribution agreements.

  • Showing a solid understanding and technical knowledge of company law.

  • An ability to work independently and with limited supervision, where appropriate.

  • Effective communication with clients and other members of the team. 

  • Providing corporate support to other Departments in the firm. 

  • Ensuring client matters are progressed effectively.

  • Managing a varied caseload and being flexible to changing demands.

The Corporate Department

The Corporate Department comprises two partners, two associates, a trainee solicitor and a consultant. It acts on a wide range of corporate transactions and commercial work, across a wide range of sectors. The bulk of its clients are private companies owned and run by HNWs, families and entrepreneurs, a number of them being very substantial multinational businesses, but is also acts for some listed companies.

The Individual

The ideal candidate should have experience gained in a practice with a recognised corporate department and should be able to demonstrate significant experience and commercial awareness.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent people skills and a good, clear communication style.

  • Effective team player.

  • Be able to prioritise work, to work under pressure and to meet demanding deadlines.

  • Be adaptable to the different types of clients and type of work that the team work for.

  • A commercial and pragmatic outlook.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Excellent academic record.

  • Strong research and drafting skills.

  • Ability to keep abreast with changes in legislation and market developments.

The Firm

In total, the firm comprises about 170 people.  The firm provides specialist legal services to private and commercial clients.  We are best known for our family and private client work and are widely regarded as one of the very best of the small number of firms in the UK who provide these specialist services at the highest level.

Remuneration Package


Dependant on experience

Other benefits:

4 x Life Assurance

Permanent Health Insurance

Medical Insurance (after 1 year qualifying period)

BUPA Wellbeing scheme (after 1 year qualifying period)

Pension Scheme (after 1 month qualifying period).  The firm contributes to a Personal Pension Plan.

Interest-free season ticket loan after 3 months

Cycle to Work Scheme


25 days