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Senior Associate
Corporate, Finance & Funds
Overall Role Purpose:

Support and participate generally in the successful growth of the firm's Corporate, Finance & Funds team. Provide legal advice on a wide range of matters to commercial clients (both institutional and private). 
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Professional/Technical Advice
  • Business Development
  • Training, Supervision and Development
General Duties:

Professional/Technical Advice:
  • Advise clients competently and confidently on the technical aspects of a wide range of corporate and commercial matters
  • Draft and implement instructions with accuracy;
  • Be assertive and creative when developing or finding solutions to problems and methods of working;
  • Add value through innovative ideas and approaches and provide solutions which are pragmatic;
  • Be proactive and commercial in managing clients' requirements and expectations;
  • Able to manage complex cross-jurisdictional transactions and teams;
  • Able to adapt working style to team approach as well as independent matter management;      
  • Effectively monitor WIP and billings against cost estimates and agreed budgets and billing arrangements;  
  • Contribute to the development of Know How and precedents when drafting documents.
Business Development
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, to help retain and attract more clients and work into the business. Actively contribute to the development of clients and contacts for the whole firm.
  • Recognise and exploit cross-selling opportunities;
  • Clearly understand the firm's strategy and look for ways that the department can work with other groups to further develop opportunities. Participate effectively as a member of the team involved in winning business;
  • Play an active role in the firm's CSR initiatives and encourage those within the team to get involved;                   
  • Actively promote the firm's public profile.

Training, Supervision and Development
  • Support the team in the management and training of Paralegals;
  • Demonstrate effective supervision and guidance to Paralegals to develop the skills of the team, delegate and appropriately manage and monitor their work, providing guidance when required;
  • Help create a participative and productive work environment;   
  • Respect and encourage the contribution of Paralegals and support staff.  Motivate such colleagues through recognition, praise and mentoring;
  • Participate in the firm's internal and external training programmes;
  • Constantly look for ways to develop own skills and knowledge.
Professional Qualifications/ Education Level:

 Professional Qualifications/ Education Level:
  • Qualified lawyer (solicitor or barrister, qualified in a common law jurisdiction)
  • Strong academics, including a 2:1 or equivalent at undergraduate level
Skills & Experience:
  •  6 - 7 years' post qualification experience gained in both banking and finance and general corporate law
  • A resourceful team player with a broad commercial/corporate background, sound legal technical skills and excellent drafting skills
  • Client and service focussed with excellent client facing skills
  • Commercially focussed and business aware
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