Legal Counsel - Corporate

Manchester – £60,000 - £65,000

Job Title: Corporate Legal Counsel
Location: Manchester
Basic Salary: Up to £65k + Car, Bonus
Working Pattern: Currently fully remote. Post Covid plan to do 2-3 days from home flexibly.

Douglas Scott are supporting a UK plc in the search for a Corporate Solicitor to join their existing in-house legal team.

Reporting into the General Counsel, the role will provide the opportunity for a Corporate Solicitor to lead on M&A transactions as part of a dedicated acquisitions team, whilst also contributing to the day to day workload of the legal team. It's a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious solicitor to get large scale exposure to an excellent mix of in-house legal matters, and development opportunities specific to a UK plc.

The ideal candidate will responsible for leading on all Corporate Transactions across the Group, forming a key part of a project team who identify, plan and deliver on strategic targets to grow the business. You will negotiate key documents, advise business areas on a variety of corporate and project related matters, manage external counsel, and ensure a smooth transition post acquisition. In addition, you would be exposed to a wide range of commercial, corporate governance, and company secretarial matters, providing tailored legal advice to support business strategy.

Applications are invited from UK Qualified Solicitor from 5 years PQE upwards. You will have demonstrable experience of leading on transactions as part of a Corporate Practice with a National / International Firm. The team here is self-sufficient, so you must be comfortable in handling large volumes of work as part of a fast- paced legal team in a listed business. An exposure to Commercial contracts is beneficial.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading UK business at a time of continued growth, underpinned by the M&A work that the successful Solicitor will be a key part of. You will be joining a well-established, supportive in-house team which is integral to the performance of the Group.

Send a CV or get in contact immediately to discuss further details.

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Nick Barrass

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Nick is part of our In-House team, operating across the North of England for all sizes of business across a variety of sectors. Nick handles candidates of all levels from Paralegals to General Counsel, ensuring they find the perfect fit for their next career move. He works with longstanding businesses which have established Legal teams, as well as those who are trying to build new Legal functions and make that important 1st In-House Legal Hire. Prior to Douglas Scott, he worked for 2 years at a Financial Services Recruiter and has 6 years’ experience in the Real Estate Finance sector. Nick studied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University. 

"I would like to thank you for all of your efforts in dealing with my recruitment. You and Lara have both been a pleasure to deal with. You are both a credit to your field and I would be sure to use your services again."

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate - Governance
  • Type: In House, Private Practice
  • Salary: £60,000 - £65,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Manchester
  • Reference: 36846974

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