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Senior Corporate Solicitor

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
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Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Practice area
Corporate/Mergers and acquisitions
Contract type
Full time
6 years, 7 years+
Private practice
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Are you a corporate lawyer looking for something a little different? If you thrive on the buzz of transactional work but want something that doesn't have the feast and famine culture this role could be for you. This business don't believe in their lawyers being over worked and offer a clever blend of work to ensure that people can enjoy a decent work life balance.

Our client, an impressive international business, are highly respected within professional services but don't operate like a conventional practice. They offer access to some of the largest household name clients in the world across a diverse range of sectors and you would be given every opportunity to work with them.

They are ideally looking for someone with broad experience across M&A, equity investments and joint ventures, equity incentive arrangements, corporate structuring and international business reorganisations. In order to be able to take on this role they envisage that you'd have an absolute minimum of 6 years pqe gained within either an international or strong mid-tier firm, however you could be much more senior.

The role will involve:

  • providing corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions including establishing corporate structuring and reorganisations, M&A, equity investments, joint ventures and equity incentive arrangements
  • it is both domestic and cross border
  • building relationships with other teams and clients within the business to develop and provide multi-disciplinary solutions
  • leading teams on multi-disciplinary projects in the UK and internationally
  • project managing and driving projects to conclusion
  • training and mentoring more junior team members
  • providing corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions including establishing corporate structuring and reorganisations, M&A, equity investments, joint ventures and equity incentive arrangements

It would suit someone who is:

  • an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to provide legal services in a different environment and manner to a traditional commercial law firm as part of fully integrated multi-disciplinary practice
  • commercially minded and keen to become a more rounded business adviser
  • a team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
  • enjoys assisting with the development of junior team members
  • good with clients and enjoys building relationships and spotting and developing new opportunities and client relationships both within the businesses network and externally

The successful layer will be really involved in servicing the clients and building the team from what is a relatively early stage in its development in Leeds, but has wider national support. As a consequence, there is massive opportunity for career progression and development and this will very much be driven by you rather than being restricted by current structures.

This is a fantastic opportunity, that in addition to offering a really collaborative multi discipline working environment, top clients, and a genuine opportunity for career progression, has a strong remuneration package. As expected, the salary on offer is highly competitive but the benefits are also really special, with a pension and bonus scheme rarely seen within law firms as well as a generous car allowance.

Whilst the primary office will be in Leeds, there is considerable flexibility with expecting people working anywhere from 2 days a week to a day a fortnight in the office. Also worth flagging is their approach throughout the pandemic, not only did they continue with pay reviews and bonus payments but the support that they offered to those needing time to care for other family members was considerable, offering fully paid time off for those who needed it. There are plenty of other examples of the support that they offered but this will give you a flavour.

To have a confidential discussion and find out more about this role contact Rachael Mann at Sacco Mann


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

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