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Solicitor (0552)

The Role

Irwin Mitchell’s national corporate team expanded into the Manchester market in December 2017 with the hire of partners Adam Kaucher from Addleshaw Goddard and Victoria Zivkovic from PwC Legal.

Since then the team has grown with the addition of two solicitors and a trainee, with further recruitment planned for 2019.

The national corporate team consists of approximately 40 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 restructuring. Working as part of our national corporate practice, which Experian ranks as the 10th most active legal M&A advisers, the Manchester team have acted on several significant transactions in their first year, and are becoming well known in the marketplace.

With a commitment to responsive, practical and commercial legal advice, our Manchester corporate practice has received very positive feedback from the clients for whom they have acted. The receipt of repeat instructions  demonstrating the satisfaction with the high quality of service the team provides.

Members of the Manchester corporate team are actively involved in a number of the firm’s sector groups including Manufacturing, Consumer and Technology. A proportion of our work has an international element.

Recent transactional highlights include:

  • Advising the shareholders of a major on the investment by a European Private Equity Partner
  • Advising the management team of a private education group on its takeover
  • Advising an investment management firm on the acquisition of a competitor
  • Advising a chemical diagnostics company on  the investments by Manchester City Council and a major corporate
  • Advising a global manpower services provider on several matters including the buyout of its joint venture partner in Kazakhstan, and the creation through acquisition of a UK joint venture
  • Advising the seller of an onsite catering business on its sale to a global facilities management group
  • Advising a national motor retailer on a group restructuring
  • Advising an equity house on a restructure of a medical business in the North West

 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. Your role will involve dealing with the full range of M&A, corporate finance, private equity, reorganisations and general corporate advisory work.

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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One St Peter's Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 3AF
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