Legal Partner - Charities/not-for-profit clients, Counterculture Partnership LLP
We are seeking experienced solicitors who are passionate about using their legal expertise to help individuals and organisations in the cultural, educational and creative sectors, who can help to manage a small team. The ideal candidate will have experience in a law specialism relevant to our clients, and a good general understanding of the kinds of legal issues that not for profit organisations are likely to face. That might mean you handle employment tribunal work for regional charities; deal with a property portfolio for a national social enterprise, or advise on disputes for public sector organisations.
What Counterculture Partnership LLP Can Offer:
- Successful applicants will work closely with colleagues with an unrivalled range of skills and experiences from different professional backgrounds. Experienced Partners’ average full time equivalent annual income ranges from £75,000 to £150,000, depending on their billing and the overall profits of the partnership.
- We have full time, part-time and flexi-time working options based in our Manchester and London offices, with home working as required.
- We have a flexible management approach with modern IT systems and low overheads.
The successful candidate should be admitted as a practising solicitor or barrister in England and Wales, or equivalent. You will also have sound knowledge of relevant law and practice, and at least three years’ experience in the public and/or charitable sector, whether as an employee, advisor or volunteer – or equivalent commercial experience with transferable skills.
We operate an equality and diversity policy and are committed to inclusivity. We especially welcome applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented throughout senior positions in the legal industry.
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Counterculture Partnership LLP (Counterculture) is an independent multi-disciplinary law firm working with third sector, cultural, creative people and organisations. We are listed in Chambers as one of the top 20 charity law firms in the UK, and have been ranked in the top three charity law firms in the North West by the Legal 500 (2022) and in the top 12 for music and entertainment.
We provide practical help through strategy, finance, legal and specialist consultancy services. As well as our legal services, our work ranges from strategic planning to funding, financial and project management, governance and advocacy, operations, training, IT, and HR.
We are a rapidly growing organisation with offices in London and Manchester. The company is made up of 24 Partners supported by a General Manager, Administration Assistant and a Finance Manager, and with a number of consulting staff and expert associates who support us and deliver client projects. Our legal team consists of seven solicitors and two trainees. We each have an area of specialist knowledge. Examples include charity finance, strategic and business planning, arts policy and management.
We are seeking people who are passionate about using their legal expertise to help individuals and organisations in the cultural, educational and creative sectors. The ideal candidate will have experience in a law specialism relevant to our clients, and a good general understanding of the kinds of legal issues that not for profit organisations are likely to face. That might mean you handle employment tribunal work for regional charities; prepare an employee handbook for a national social enterprise, or advise on a settlement agreement for public sector organisations.