This firm are one of the leading commercial firms within the country, they fall under the radar slightly but the quality of their lawyers, their clients and the work that they do for them means that they should be taken really seriously as an option for lawyers looking to advance their career, and particularly within commercial law.
They have a sophisticated operating model that has surprised lawyers at all levels, including Partner from major international firms, who joined them. However they also blend this with having scope to advance and progress in a way and at a pace which may not be possible within some of their more obvious peer firms.
Following recent internal changes in strategy and approach, which have been really positive, they are looking to capitalise fully on their client base across the board including within the commercial team. They are looking to develop the strength and depth of the team which is currently about 40 strong nationally across the UK. They truly operate as a national team, this gives significant flexibility and the opportunity to focus on kinds of work or clients that you feel particularly drawn to. Knowing the pipeline of work that they have they want to ensure they have the necessary resilience and talent to manage these relationships, you could play a big part in that. They don't want to wait until they are fully stretched and overtrading before they recruit, nor do they have a 'bum on a seat' culture. They are determined to recruit the right people, 'fit' and attitude are very important as their view is that they can always work with people to develop legal skills.
Their work spans a lot of sectors which include retail, food, hospitality, IT (and telecoms), energy, sport etc As well as their presence within he private sector they undertake public work which can be really interesting and offers a different aspect to their work.
This is a very progressive team that have always worked in an agile way and offer lots of flexibility so exactly where you live or how you want to work isn't an issue. They also like to give people client relationships to manage early on, developing key skills for your career and many of their lawyers have the opportunity to undertake secondments offering an invaluable insight into what clients need and how they work.
They are really flexible with this recruitment, they are happy to look at people within practice or industry at the moment, people who may be quite niche and keen to take on a slightly broader work, as mentioned much of this recruitment hinges on attitude and potential rather than ticking experience boxes. That said that do need commercial lawyers who have enough experience to run some matters themselves and support with some of the supervision of more junior colleagues.
If you are a commercial lawyer looking to really develop your career and want to have a confidential chat and find out more about these roles call Rachael Mann or Sophie Linley or send you CV through to them at Saccomann.