Corporate Commercial Solicitor

Birmingham, West Midlands
15 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
Full time
Contract type

We are working with an award winning law firm who has recently entered the Birmingham market, who are currently looking to hire into their Corporate / Commercial team to join the centrally located Birmingham team. 

The team provides legal advice to a variety of organisations from different sectors and acts on a range of transactions.

This role will provide great platform to gain varied experience in a client facing environment working alongside highly respected lawyers who are not only based in Birmingham but at the firm’s other offices.

The ideal hire will be solicitor who has c 5 years PQE in Corporate / Commercial – who has worked in an established corporate team, working with a broad diet of clients, who has generated their own client base, and who can optimise business through cross referring with other teams within the firm.  Therefore our client needs a commercially savvy lawyer, dedicated to building lasting relationships with their clients, and who is technically able.  Those who have roots in the area, and an understanding of the local market (Birmingham and West Midlands) will be of particular interest.

Key requirements are:

  • UK qualified solicitor
  • Good supporting academics
  • 5 PQE (although those with more or less will be considered as long as they are technically able)
  • Good understanding of corporate commercial law
  • Initiative and ambition
  • Passionate about networking
  • Can do attitude
  • Able to nurture junior team members
  • Knowledge of local market
  • A transferrable following would be advantageous, but not essential

This is an ideal role for a solicitor who may originate from a larger national firm, who is looking to join a smaller team, where promotion and career progression will be achievable in a much shorter time frame.  Those looking for that all-important work/life balance would also be suited to this firm, as they are strong advocates of ensuring a happy and content workforce. 

For more information on this exceptional opportunity or for general career advice in the strictest of confidence, please contact me, Helen Abrahams at VG CHARLES &CO on 0121 233 5009  or mail

Job Ref: HA/09996/LG


There are literally hundreds of recruiters out there all claiming to be the best – at VG CHARLES &CO we make some fairly simple and straightforward claims. We NEVER lose sight of the fact that our candidates and clients are people and not commodities. We are in recruitment because we want to improve lives not just change them for the sake of it. We are here for the long haul and hope to be able to advise you not just over months but over years.

We are staffed by lawyers and non-lawyers alike all sharing our passion to get things right and all having gone through rigorous training and development to ensure we are always able to help and offer pragmatic and non-patronising advice. We are happy to talk even when there is absolutely no chance of a fee as we think that is the right thing to do.

We aim to give all of our candidates an edge by giving them every legitimate help that we can – to ensure that in the current competitive environment our candidates are the best prepared and researched. Having been established for nearly a decade we are proud to have staff with a wealth of experience in top end legal recruitment which helped countless candidates through the recession of the early ‘90s. All of them genuinely care about the people they represent.

This is a cross section of some of the comments we have received:

 “I have known Jane for a number of years now. She has never been pushy or simply interested in placing me in the first available job. Instead, she has focused on finding the right job for me, at the right time for me. I would recommend Jane to anyone.”

“Tony has done an excellent job throughout. He is professional, courteous and thorough.”

“Andrew was a pleasure to deal with completely professional from start to finish. He has been supportive, encouraging and did not attempt to pressure me in any way. I would not hesitate in recommending him to my colleagues and peers. Many thanks for your help!”

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