Dean Wilson Careers

Corporate Solicitor – Company Commercial

5th March 2020

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

To provide comprehensive fee earning support to the Head of Department to support them in providing the highest possible quality of service to their clients and working independently on work designated to the individual. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing firm.

KEY PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:

• Accurate and timely work on clients files
• Client and Head of Department satisfaction with level of service and communication provided
• Recording 5 chargeable hours per day

KEY RESULT AREA:

• Providing top class quality standard to clients and other professionals contacts
• Liaising directly with clients, brokers and other professionals on both the telephone, emails and in person
• Drafting and negotiating core transactional documentation, share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements and the like
• Dealing with due diligence and disclosure
• Drafting and negotiating shareholders agreements and partnership agreements
• Assisting with marketing
• To undertake any other ad hoc tasks as directed by the Head of Department
• To cover workloads when other members of the team are absent including Head of Department

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION:

• Confident with clients and colleagues
• A pro-active ‘can do’ attitude
• Outstanding organisational skills
• An ability to work to tight and sometimes shifting deadlines
• Excellent team working skills
• Must have attention to detail and accuracy of work
• The ability to balance quality and quantity of work
• Good time management, able to manage competing priorities with a flexible attitude to work and meeting deadlines

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

• A passion to develop in this area of work is essential
• Previous experience of transactional work is desirable

KEY COMPETENCIES required for this position:

• Personal Organisation and discipline
• Comfortable with technology and developing legal tech
• Client Care
• Excellent Communication Skills
• Case and Client Management
• Initiative, Flexibility, Self-Motivation and Drive
• Building relationships and working in a team

DEGREE OF AUTHORITY:

• You will report to the Head of Department but otherwise be expected to run and manage your own caseload

CONTACT AND COMMUNICATIONS:

• Able to communicate at all levels internally eg Partners, Head of Department and externally with clients, referrers, other professionals etc
• The ability to be supportive and professional at all times
• Able to represent Dean Wilson at various events personally or as a member of a team