Commercial Associate or Partner

  • £70000 - £140000 per annum
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Permanent

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge or perhaps looking for a new role to make that step towards partnership? If you have a track record of developing work, or perhaps a following of clients and are looking to join a firm that has untapped potential then this could be the role for you.

An opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Solicitor or Commercial Partner in a strong regional firm in Leeds. Our client is based in Leeds City Centre and have an excellent reputation as being an 'employer of choice', they also have a fabulous record of growth and significant positive momentum.

They have been established for over 30 years and one of the top 100 firms in the North, being recognised across a wide range of commercial disciplines by the Legal 500 and Chambers guides.

The Role
The firms' client base is varied ranging from SMEs to larger national companies that are regional, national and international and comprise private and public sector businesses.
Whilst there is flexibility as to the work, they have opportunity for someone to capitalise upon their strong client base within the tech sector. They have a reputation for working with young and growing companies, and retaining those relationships for the long-term meaning that they have a significant spectrum of clients.

Whilst they have an established Partner in Leeds already, there is clear opportunity for another to join as they simply can't keep on top of the work and the opportunities.

There is the backup and support that you would find in larger Leeds firms, but the feel of being within a slightly smaller firm as well as the opportunity to have an impact and progress at the pace appropriate to your development and experience, there are genuinely no bars to your progression.
There is a friendly office environment, and you will be surrounded by well experienced lawyers across all disciplines, offering you the quality of support you'd find at larger national firms.
They are genuinely looking for someone who can make a difference and there is clear equity partnership opportunity, with realistic expectations of what needs to be achieved to receive this.

The Candidate

  • First and foremost, you will need to have strong commercial expertise, and be able to demonstrate a commercial approach to client work.
  • Whilst it isn't critical that you have a clear following, to recruit at Partner level, they will be experienced in fostering and developing client relationships and a desire to continue with this.
  • They are happy to consider lawyers at Senior Associate level who are looking for a clear route to progression and want to look to build their profile with clients with the support of an existing partner.
  • They would love to recruit someone who is interested in supporting with the further development of the lawyers already within the team.

They work both across offices and across teams so a friendly, collegiate approach would be welcomed from anyone taking on this role.

As mentioned, our client is open minded about the exact level that they can recruit at as there is flexibility within the role, however it's likely that you will be a Commercial Lawyer with at least 7 years PQE, however you could already be a Partner elsewhere.

A fantastic career opportunity with no glass ceiling and a change to really make a mark on a firm.
A highly competitive salary and benefits package is on offer.

How To Apply
If you would like to apply for this Commercial Associate or Partner role then contact Rachael Mann or another member of the Private Practice Team. To hear about the other opportunities we have on then please visit our website. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be suitable for this role then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.

Rachael Mann Director

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