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Solicitor - Corporate & Commercial

Salary:
35,874 P.A. ?
Location: Cambridge
Company: Stone King
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The opportunity

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a talented individual looking to progress their career, to join Corporate and Commercial Team. The role will be based in the Cambridge office but the successful candidate should be willing to travel to our other offices as and when required.

Our people are our greatest asset and we encourage and support them to grow as lawyers, take on early responsibility, contribute to business development and work with colleagues in other offices and cross-departmentally. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to play a key role in helping to further develop this busy practice area.

The work will involve acting for a range of people and enterprises who are involved in businesses: owners, entrepreneurs; companies, partnerships, social enterprises, charities and schools. This includes:

  • General company and business law advice
  • Commercial agreements
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Structuring and Restructurings business operations
  • Equity capital raisings
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Joint ventures and other collaborations
  • Establishing, merging, operating and winding up partnerships: general partnerships, LPs and LLPs
  • Internet and e-commerce advice (including in relation to social media).
  • Bank and other loan facilities and security
  • Project finance


Key Responsibilities

General duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Effectively manage an individual caseload (with supervision where appropriate).
  • Attend to clients of the Firm in the office or elsewhere if needed.
  • Work in a collegiate and collaborative way within an immediate Team and wider Firm environment.
  • Communicate promptly and effectively both internally to colleagues and externally to clients.
  • Maintain your continuing professional development requirements and take an active interest in furthering your knowledge within the field of law.
  • To regularly attend, and be involved in preparation for, Team meetings.
  • To attend and be involved in preparation for marketing and business development events and activities.

Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will be at least 1 year qualified and have experience of corporate, financial, banking and commercial law; an interest in business development is also key.
  • The successful post holder will need to possess an excellent academic history and have trained with a good commercial or in-house legal team.
  • Experience of drafting, file management and client relationship building is important
  • Good “client facing” and other interpersonal skills are essential, together with a capacity to work autonomously.
  • The candidate should be well-organised, technologically proficient and capable of working on their own and within a team.
  • Our firm values inform all that we do and our workplace is one of mutual trust and respect. The ability to contribute to a pleasant working environment is essential.


Reporting

The post-holder will report the Head of the Corporate and Commercial Team.

Part time working hours will be considered. We can also offer smart working, we are a nationwide firm and are used to working remotely where this is appropriate.

Our Firm

We are an ambitious, collaborative and friendly firm recognised as leaders in our field with offices across the country. Our culture and Core Values are at the heart of what we do. We know that our Firm can only succeed with the right people, and that is why we employ talented individuals who want to work for a Law Firm that is among the best in the UK.

Individual differences are embraced at Stone King and we strive to create an environment in which people feel supported and able to be themselves. As well as signing up to the Race Fairness Commitment, we have a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy Group, along with D&I Allies. We are committed to promoting an inclusive working environment that supports the growth and development of all our people, and we welcome applications from candidates of all ethnicities, disabilities, social backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Stone King are proud to be signatories of the Mindful Business Charter as part of our commitment to mental health and wellbeing. We want to support all of our people in achieving a healthy work/ life balance, and would be happy to speak with prospective candidates about flexible working arrangements.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Benefit Platform
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance (4 x salary)
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 - 28 days holiday (in addition to statutory UK holidays).
  • Additional day allocated for CSR activities per annum. We actively encourage all staff to become involved with CSR activities, hold bi-annual whole firm ‘away’ days, sector specific focus days and quarterly drinks events in each office.

Closing date: 29 October 2021

Adverts normally close at midday on the closing date, however vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received. Therefore we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Stone King LLP is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity by encouraging all our staff to achieve their full potential and guaranteeing that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant information or discriminatory practices.

Recruitment agencies – please do not send us unsolicited CVs. If you do so, we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly and your T&Cs will not apply.

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