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Eversheds is not your average law firm and we're not looking for average people. We do things differently - in the way we treat our people and the service we provide. That's how we've become one of the largest law firms in the world and a great place to work and develop your career.
Our Corporate team is one of the most successful in Europe. As well as acting on the most complex, strategic projects for our clients (including many over £100m), we also advise on a large volume of smaller transactions. Thanks to our resources, we are able to adopt a much more multidisciplinary approach to the way that we do business that delivers efficiency and results. Our lawyers are also supported by experienced, sector-focused experts to provide an unrivalled and seamless international offering.
Your key responsibilities will include:
You will be required to contribute proactively and enthusiastically to the above strategic objectives via structured business development activity with the internal and external market. You will also be expected to develop close working relationships with appropriate office contacts throughout the business both nationally and internationally.
This role will cover the full remit of Corporate work including all aspects of client generation, client work and relationship management, business development and financial management. You will also supervise and develop junior lawyers in the team.
You will have the opportunity to leverage off Eversheds’ unique selling points so far as the local market is concerned, including specialist sector expertise, international capability and a highly developed project management approach. This will involve opportunities in the local market, but also in respect of wider national and international initiatives within Eversheds.
The key skills and experience we are looking for are:
•trained at a major City law firm and have strong academic background/qualifications.
•demonstrated a high level of technical skill and competence particularly in company law
•the ability to take into consideration the commercial impact of your advice when applying technical expertise to decisions.
•consistently achieved your personal financial targets and standard hourly rates.
•demonstrated good networking skills and an ability to build strong client relationships.
•an ability to manage a heavy workload and the competing demands of clients which arise from running a number of separate transactions at once.
•taken part in several different types of business development activity and demonstrated an ability to drive for more clients and work.
•taken team responsibility and coached junior colleagues.
•built great relationships with colleagues you work with in other practice groups.
•a proven track record of complying with quality systems and risk management procedures.
Typically, you will be at least 4 years PQE to have gained the required breadth and depth of experience for this role.
Eversheds endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds operates within a preferred supplier list.