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BANKING & FINANCE ASSOCIATE SOLICITOR, 1 PQE + City of London – From £88,000 to £105k+

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EJ Legal
05 June 2014
03 July 2014
City of London
Experience Level
From £88,000 to £105k+

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City of London

From £88,000 to £105k+

* A practice that offers many of the advantages you expect from a US firm, along with many that you might not ordinarily expect, in terms of culture, work-life balance and opportunities for progression

* A unique combination of high quality work, covering an unusually broad spectrum of borrower, sponsor and lender transactions

It is rare for a firm to attract the best talent in the legal market on account of both the exception quality of its client base and the work it undertakes AND its appealing working environment and culture.

For Magic and Silver Circle calibre lawyers wishing to retain the benefits of a leading UK firm whilst profiting from the upsides of joining an elite US practice, this is a stand-out prospect.

The firm’s banking and finance practice has an enviable standing in the US, the UK and on a global level.  Its established borrower, lender and sponsor client base is very impressive, and the diversity and quality of instructions have earned the team’s partners and associates a reputation for handling the most challenging of mandates.

If you are an ambitious and intelligent lawyer who enjoys rising to a challenge, as part of this team you can look forward to taking on a high level of responsibility for wide-ranging, complex, multi-jurisdictional and high value work.  You can avoid being pigeon-holed by virtue of your continual exposure to a particular line of work, and instead handle all manner of structured finance, acquisition finance, leveraged finance, asset finance, restructuring and general banking transactions.

The firm’s financial performance continues to be very strong, and this has enabled the partnership to recruit some particularly eye-catching laterals in recent years.  Partners and associates alike have also been drawn to the nature of the practice on a cultural level.  The firm has fostered an environment with very open lines of communication, a relaxed attitude with mutual respect between partners and associates and a sensible approach to work-life balance.  There have always been genuine opportunities for progression, and the partnership has been praised for the ways they have weathered recessions without wielding the axe.

If you are anxious to make sure this career move is “right” on all levels, there is a very good chance this could tick each box both for the immediate and long term.



Learn more – in confidence – by contacting Jon Kennedy for further information on 0207 400 2024 or

Jon is currently handling a range of assistant solicitor, associate and senior associate vacancies in this area of practice.  For further information visit



EJ Legal is a market-leading specialist legal recruitment agency with a strong track record in mergers (advising on mergers between over 50 firms in the past 12 years), partner and associate level recruitment.

We have forged longstanding relationships with senior management and department heads at a complete range of top City (including Magic Circle), West End, boutique and US firms in London, as well as top regional firms throughout the UK and international law firms’ overseas offices.

We are proud to have preferred supplier status with the majority of the Top 100 in the UK.  We also regularly act for our private practice clients on an exclusive basis, therefore offering those lawyers that are registered with us many roles that are not available through any other agency.

EJ Legal

Whether you are planning a career move, or you are looking to hire permanent or temporary legal talent or you are simply interested in finding out more about the legal marketplace, both in house and in private practice, you have come to the right place.