Commercial Rail Lawyer

England, London
£65000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
17 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Sarah Beard
Full time
Contract type

This Top 50 firm has ambitious growth plans. The practice places people at the heart of their business; they have a reputation for nurturing and developing legal talent, nothing better demonstrates this than the growing number of home-grown Partners rising through the ranks.

Their award-winning career programmes offer one-to-one training and coaching, along with team development and core education programmes.

The firm

They are headquartered in London with ten offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

They have forged close ties with other high-quality law firms. This diverse mix of expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight, and the capability to provide a seamless international service. The firm is innovative and dynamic and stand out from the crowd.

With over 25% of their people based outside the UK, there are plenty of opportunities overseas. Associates from all their offices can benefit from international secondments or attendance on one of their excellent international development programmes.

The firm assembles teams of bright thinkers to match its clients' needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, the firm delivers pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world. The practice has a growing number of practice areas in which they rank top tier for.

The firm has core values which encompass individuality, straight talking and team work. The close-knit nature of the teams really stands this firm apart. You will find a professional, friendly and supportive culture.

The role

The firm are seeking to hire a Commercial Rail Lawyer into their flourishing City of London office.

This department is award winning, the team have won several prestigious accolades in recent years.

This role primarily involves working with commercial contracts and advising on regulation and projects, specifically within the rail sector. As a result, the position will be within the award winning and top ranked rail team at the firm. The past few years have been highly successful for the rail team, which has seen the client base significantly grow and the team expanding accordingly.

This will be a broad role which will see you working on; Franchising and concessions, Rolling stock, Regulation, Infrastructure and Depot financing.

There are excellent opportunities for career progression within this team, with lots of direct involvement with clients as well as marketing and business development.


  • You will be a qualified Lawyer with between 1-5 years PQE
  • Experience with commercial contracts is essential, with past exposure to rail (either from a projects or rail finance team) highly desirable, but not essential - training will be given · A keen interest in the rail industry is essential
  • Experience of dealing with franchises and concessions would be ideal
  • Background in a firm with an excellent reputation in commercial contracts (which is likely to include rail projects or rail finance)
  • Excellent academic and professional qualifications
  • Salary is above market rate and negotiate depending on your level of experience, plus an excellent benefits package

This is an excellent opportunity for a Commercial Rail Lawyer to join this international, top 50 firm based in their City of London office.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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