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Job Title Corporate Solicitor (NQ-6 years PQE)
Job Location Exeter
Department Corporate

If you are a corporate solicitor who is ready to take on a new challenge with a regional firm who can truly compete with London based firms, come and expand your professional opportunities with a career at Ashfords.

About us

Ashfords are a top 100 leading law firm. Our Technology practice are Tier 1 ranked in both Legal 500 & Chambers. We are proud of what we do - see what the directories have to say about the firm and this team;

'Strong team offering expertise in M&A, MBOs and restructurings as part of a broad transactional practice. Notable experience acting for national and international clients from the financial services, retail and technology sectors, among others. Specialist teams across the South West provide a full range of corporate services throughout the region. Frequently handles large-scale share transactions and significant venture capital work.' Chambers, 2022

Nationally ranked for venture capital practice: 'Respected venture capital practice with a strong reputation in the South West. Advises from both investor and company perspectives, and offers core strength in the technology field. Exhibits particular expertise in complex syndicated investment transactions.' Chambers, 2022

Culture is key at Ashfords and organic and sustainable growth is at our core. The Bristol office has enjoyed significant growth over recent years and we are continuing to expand our market leading Corporate team.

About you

As a corporate lawyer, you understand the importance of choosing the right business with which to align your career aspirations. At Ashfords, you will benefit from professional development and visibility on the path to advancing your career. You will be used to staying calm under pressure and you will be joining a team where colleagues will always be on hand to support you; we operate an open door policy and collaborative working environment across the team and wider office.

You will:

  • demonstrate the ambition and drive to continually build upon your skills and experience.
  • be able to demonstrate a client orientated approach and exceptional team skills, you will have an enthusiastic, can-do attitude.
  • be ready to jump in and take on early responsibility to showcase your talents.
  • have the desire to work in a highly successful team.
  • be focused on delivering first-class client service.
  • contribute to the future success of the team.
  • demonstrate a strong understanding in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and private equity.

Our team

The team combine established corporate expertise with deep sector knowledge across Technology, (FinTech, Cyber Security, IOT, SAAS) Healthcare and Digital Health, Life Sciences along with a collaborative approach to delivering first class client solutions across their wide range of corporate clients, including scale-ups, institutional investors, large privately owned companies, UK-listed companies, and multi-nationals. Ashfords operate in a wide variety of sectors which means there is plenty of opportunity to work with colleagues across the firm.

There is no doubt that our work is exciting; we operate at the forefront of a number of sector technologies and with emerging and established enthusiastic clients. Working opposite leading London and international firms, the range of work will challenge and develop your professional skills whilst also making you proud of the work that you are involved with.

Be part of a team that inspires each other to be the best they can be, this is a great environment to develop your career. We recognise people need to have fun at work and enjoy what they do, it is the perfect firm for a corporate solicitor looking for something different!

The role

We are looking to bring in talented individuals at a number of levels to support the future growth of the team.

Your role will be closely aligned with your PQE and corporate experience to provide a full range of corporate legal services across a blend of your own caseload along with assisting on more complex matters enabling you to keep building your corporate skill set.The team can offer excellent autonomy and client contact from a very early stage.

The firm can offer the best combination of office and agile working to support your ongoing career development.You can expect a leading regional salary, full benefitsand generous bonus package; it's reassuring to know that your hard work is being recognised.

You'll also enjoy our range of flexible benefits, which include:

  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, all bank holidays plus your birthday off and an extra day at Christmas. Your holiday entitlement increases with length of service.
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Free Legal Services to Staff: Including wills and conveyancing
  • Medicash: Health care cash plan for employees

Find out moreā€¦

For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Toby Tompkins, t.tompkins@ashfords.co.uk

Or apply now, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.