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Solicitor (1210)

The Role

Irwin Mitchell’s national corporate team has an established and well respected presence in South East England led from its Gatwick office. 

The Gatwick team is headed by partners Daniel Bastide and Faye Bargery who are supported by 6 others with further recruitment planned for 2020.

The national corporate team consists of approximately 45 fee earners across 7 offices, and operates as a single national team, with opportunities for cross office working.

The team undertakes a mix of corporate work, focussing on private company M&A in the mid-market, private equity and public markets and was ranked by Experian as the South East’s most active legal M&A advisers in 2018.

With a commitment to responsive, practical and commercial legal advice, our Gatwick corporate practice has received very positive feedback from the clients for whom they have acted, receiving many repeat instructions from a retained client base demonstrating the high quality of service the team provides.

The Role

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join our successful team. You’ll be commercially minded and you’ll also have the confidence to work autonomously, taking the lead on some matters from the very beginning.

 Working as a Solicitor within the team, you will have the opportunity to work on a varied and interesting caseload with a strong corporate focus. Working as part of the team, you will have excellent partner access and have the opportunity to work for many notable clients. Working as part of the team, you will have excellent partner access and have the opportunity to work for many notable clients. Your role will involve dealing with the full range of M&A, corporate finance, private equity and transactional work.

Members of the Gatwick corporate team are actively involved in a number of the firm’s sector groups including manufacturing, consumer and technology. A high proportion of our work has an international element.

Recent transactional highlights include:

  • Advising the shareholders of Pet Mate Limited on its sale to private equity house Ethos Partners
  • Advising the shareholders of Marco Group on its sale to Canadian listed corporation, ATS Automation
  • Advising the shareholders of manufacturing business Kemmetech Limited on the transfer of ownership to an employee ownership trust
  • Advising US venture capital house Toba Capital on a significant investment by DocuSign into one of its portfolio companies Seal Software
  • Advising Micheldever Tyre Services, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo and the UK’s largest tyre wholesaler, on a series of buy and build acquisitions to grow its retail footprint
  • Advising Destiny Pharma plc on its admission to AIM with a £75m market capitalisation
  • Advising many cross-border groups including Creative Technology, eResearch Technology and KCI on group restructurings

Irwin Mitchell is a client-focused firm and as such, you must be passionate about client care, have an excellent telephone and face-to-face manner and maintain a professional demeanor even in challenging environments. Given the nature of the role, you’ll be highly organised and be able to work pragmatically with the ability to prioritise your workload as required.

Using your understanding of this interesting area of law, you’ll work to participate in relevant practice development initiatives, seek to get involved with business development opportunities and keep up to date with changes in relevant law and practice. To drive best practice further, you will be an exceptional team player with the ability to work collaboratively to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and to develop other team members.

The Benefits

In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

The background checks made will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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Belmont House, Station Way, Gatwick, West Sussex, United Kingdom, RH10 1JA
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    Business Legal Services
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