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Banking & Finance Associate

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£62000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Barristers, Private Practice
Experience Level
Junior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
1-3 Years, 4-6 Years

Job Details

This high-performing and friendly Banking & Finance team are seeking a talented solicitor to join their Tier 1 ranked practice in Leeds.

One of the premier firms operating in the UK, you will benefit from the highest quality work and exceptional benefits, as well as a supportive and balanced culture.

The Firm

This multinational firm has an unparalleled reputation for providing exemplary service across a range of sectors. It has numerous Legal 500 Tier 1 rankings and Chambers & Partners top-ranked departments, as well as countless ranked individuals and rising stars. It is renowned for the legal talent it attracts, which is a testament to the quality of the work undertaken, the ongoing staff development and the working culture.

Despite its size, notable growth and strong profits, staff at the firm report a friendly and warm working environment and a management team who genuinely care for their employees. The firm has won numerous awards in recognition of the outstanding quality of work produced, as well as for successfully cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Employees should expect exposure to top-quality international and UK clients and to receive support from some of the premier legal talents in the UK.
Culturally, the business has a cutting-edge and innovative feel which is balanced by the friendly and collaborative nature of the office environment.

The Role

Ranked as the gold standard by the prestigious Legal 500 Tier system, you will work as part of this renowned and quickly growing Leeds Banking and Finance team with colleagues from across the UK.

The successful candidate will gain exposure to the full gamut of financial work, including drafting and negotiating facility agreements, security documentation, managing conditions precedent processes, inter-creditor arrangements, and any issues which arise relating to living lending transactions.

Clients include some of the most highly regarded investors and financial institutions in the country. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of these clients and build a strong reputation in one of Europe's key financial hubs as an expert in banking and finance law.

The successful candidate will be in an enviable position, working in one of Europe's central financial hubs, and developing market-leading expertise in Banking and Financial law. A true career progression launch-pad opportunity.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has up to 1-4 years PQE with a strong general background of banking expertise.
  • Experience liaising with stakeholders including borrowers, lenders and investors throughout the full transaction lifecycle.
  • Can manage a varied caseload with a range of clients, and has the ambition and communication skills to further develop client relations
  • Is commercially aware and knowledgeable about the current construction law landscape

What's on offer

  • An opportunity to work for one of the fastest-growing, Top50 firms in the UK
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • First-rate career development opportunities
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits package

If this exciting opportunity is of interest to you, apply now for immediate consideration.

Alternatively, we have many other roles that may be suitable so please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out about our other opportunities.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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