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We offer a structured training contract, with trainee solicitors spending a six-month period in four of our departments. Full supervision is provided. We aim to offer our trainees an immediate involvement with our clients on a wide range of legal issues.

We currently recruit one trainee solicitor per year with a view to retaining them on qualification and expanding the firm from within.

We are interested in hearing from academically well qualified law graduates. Non-law graduates with alternative relevant qualifications, who are able to demonstrate practical legal experience, are also welcome to apply. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest in developing the firm’s business.

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Applications for training contracts for Autumn 2019 are now closed.

 

Company/Commercial Solicitor wanted

Based in Sheffield City Centre
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (dependent on work requirements)

Competitive salary (dependent upon experience)

Excellent benefits and career prospects

 

We are looking for a Corporate Solicitor, between NQ level and up to 8 years’ PQE to provide direct support to the Partner in a busy Company/Commercial Department.

The role requires the successful candidate to provide support to the head of the department and also to run their own varied caseload. The work focuses on the sale of businesses, mergers, acquisitions and tax planning, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, terms and conditions, drafting and reviewing contracts.

Candidates must have good technical knowledge, good communication skills, have attention to detail in drafting documents and have a real focus on business development skills with a view to assisting in building up the department.


What we are looking for:

  • Prior work experience in a Company/Commercial team is essential
  • Ability to work effectively within a team but also to feel confident working autonomously and handling their own matters
  • Willingness to attend networking events and to build relationships with local contacts
  • Microsoft Office including Word and Excel is essential
  • Excellent communication skills - experience in dealing with clients and work referrers via telephone and face-to-face is essential
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload within the required timescales
  • Ability to work under pressure as and when required (this may involve some flexibility in working hours)
  • Confidence in using a case management system. Experience of Partner for Windows is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.


To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@bellbuxton.co.uk and put Company/Commercial Solicitor Application in the subject heading.