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Corporate Associate - Legal 100 / Thames Valley

Stonor Legal
Thames Valley
£60,000 - £75,000 + Excellent Benefits + Transparent Career Progression + Hybrid Flexibiliy
Closing date
27 May 2024

Job Details

New! - we are actively seeking an ambitious Corporate Associate to join a highly regarded Legal 100 firm in the Thames Valley.

This is a Chambers-rated top-tier corporate practice which offers excellent exposure to an impressive array of both regional, city and international clients. 

You can expect exposure to complex M&A; Private Equity and a diverse range of corporate matters from day one.

The positions offer the opportunity to work on a broad variety of matters.  You will have experience of and typically be involved in the following:

*       M&A

*       Private Equity / Venture Capital

*       Capital markets listings / IPOs

*       Public company takeovers

*       JV's

*       Group restructurings

*       Corporate advisory matters


Skills / Experience Required

You will have between 2 and 6 years' PQE and relevant corporate law experience gained with a recognised regional or London commercial firm. 

A proven track record or keen interest in business development and client relationship management is highly desirable as is a commercial approach.

Personal qualities we seek include:

*       Strong technical expertise

*       Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels

*       Commercial outlook

*       Dedication to exceptional client service delivery

*       Proactive style and ability to act on your own initiative

*       Dedication, determination and loyalty to colleagues, clients and communities

*       Collegiate and team-playing approach

*       Relationship-driven and people oriented

*       Solid relevant technical expertise and intellectual ability

*       Enthusiastic and committed to a career in clinical negligence work

*       Strong analytical skills

*       Excellent client care skills

*       Self-motivation and the ability to assume responsibility for your own matters


The work of the team is high-quality and diverse and covers a broad range of corporate transactional and advisory work, including:

  • Private M&A (both buy side and sell side)
  • Private equity (principally management advisory and portfolio work)
  • High growth companies / shareholders agreements and articles / equity fundraising
  • Corporate rationalisations / reorganisations
  • General corporate advisory
  • Partnership law
  • Inward investment  and cross border

The ideal individual will have trained with a recognised city, or regional, practice and be capable of demonstrating a consistently strong academic record.

We are seeking an ambitious solicitor (ideally 2-3 PQE+) who will particularly enjoy business development/marketing and actively seeks a consistent level of client contact.

You will be organised in your approach to managing conflicting deadlines and be able to work within a collegiate team environment.

This is an exciting new opportunity for a career minded solicitor to join an expanding corporate department. The successful candidate might have some experience in areas including:

  • Private Equity, Purchase and Sale of businesses, Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Venture agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Terms of Business etc.

This person is required on a permanent basis working as part of an experienced team undertaking M&A, and general corporate advice work, ensuring that individual financial targets and objectives are met in line with the Department business plan.

An excellent knowledge of transactional processes is required and this opportunity requires excellent IT/keyboard skills, planning and organisational skills as well as a flexible and positive attitude to your work. You will be joining an established team therefore the ability to work as part of a team is equally important. 

This opportunity offers excellent long-term career development potential and the successful candidate will enjoy a collegiate team environment and generous financial package plus benefits.

The firm provide excellent long-term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership and reward associates with market-leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.

The firm recognise that lawyers value the ability to work flexibly and offer an agile working policies to facilitate flexible working.  Whilst this is a full time role, the team are happy to consider a minimum of 4 days per week. 


To apply, please submit your CV via the link below.

Alternatively, contact in strictest confidence.


Stonor Legal are No.1 for legal recruitment across Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley.   
We offer a highly consultative, pro-active service pioneered following successful careers in the law and legal search industry.


Company info
01844 355 794

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