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Corporate Associate/Senior Associate

Hays Legal
England, Bristol
Closing date
29 Dec 2021

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Practice area
Corporate/Mergers and acquisitions
Contract type
Full time
1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years
Private practice
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Corporate Associate/Senior Associate Job with national firm - Bristol / Taunton / Cardiff / Hybrid

Your new firm

This ever-growing, national firm are looking for a Corporate Solicitor at the Associate/Senior Associate level to join their successful team in either their Bristol, Cardiff or Taunton office. The firm are renowned for giving expert advice in a wide variety of sectors across an extensive client base. You will work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending offices on occasion.

Your new role
You will be working closely with colleagues locally and nationally for a wide range of clients including many private companies and their owners in relation to M&A, equity funding and general corporate structuring work. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in bigger deals acting for large national or international businesses. You will take an active involvement in business development activities, helping to build client relationships and grow the practice.

What you'll need to succeed
You will preferably have 4+ PQE within a similar position; the firm are looking for someone who will make an immediate impact and who is looking to progress their career within corporate law.

You will have excellent communication skills which will assist you when involved in business development. As an experienced corporate lawyer, you will already have played a lead role in some transactions and acted as the principle assistant on other more complex ones. You will have built a solid foundation in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

Beyond your technical skills, you will have developed strong client management skills and have a strong interest in business development. You will be a team player and will relish helping others and be eager to learn.

What you'll get in return
You will be working in a supportive and positive environment alongside experienced Lawyers who are experts in their field. This firm offers excellent career prospects and constant opportunity to grow and develop your skills.

What you need to do now
If you are interested in applying for this position click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new role, please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal. We would expect a lawyer with the given PQE to have gained the level of experience required, but this does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

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Network of Experts

Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Understanding your needs

Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

To find out more about currently available jobs or for advice on your recruitment needs visit or contact your local Hays office.

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