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Banking & Finance Lawyer

Corporate

Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth or Southampton

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Following significant successes and growth in our corporate and banking teams in recent years, we are now seeking to recruit an ambitious Associate or Senior Associate to join our growing Banking team. With a range of offices available for you to work from in combination with home-based working, this is a fantastic opportunity to work directly with our Banking team to develop your experience, and further your career in an ambitious, collaborative and supportive setting.

What you'll do

You will work on both borrower and lender side transactions, working with the team from the start (including structuring and quoting) through to the completion of a deal. You'll benefit from exposure to a wide range of work, including acquisition finance, real estate finance, clearing bank panel transactions, supporting our corporate team with MBOs and private equity transactions and supporting our R&I team on restructurings – a big variety of interesting deals. You will have excellent opportunities for client contact, good quality work, and the opportunity to support more junior Lawyers and Trainees in your work.

You will be central to the continued success of the team, developing your own client relationships and driving business development initiatives. You will take a solutions led approach, listening to the clients' challenges and providing a bespoke, premium solution. You'll benefit from all the support you need to develop your networking and client facing skills, whilst continuing to develop your technical skills too.

You will have already gained some experience of working on a range of corporate banking transactions, and be seeking to expand your skills and knowledge, whilst being supported by an experienced team. We are keen to enable you to take on responsibility for dealing with high quality, high value work and will be afforded high levels of responsibility from the outset. By working together, we'll ensure you have the right environment to flourish in order to achieve your longer-term career ambitions.

What we're looking for

As a qualified and experienced Banking lawyer, you'll be accustomed to working under pressure to meet challenging deadlines. With good general banking experience, you will be highly motivated and solution-focussed in order to deliver the best service to your clients.

Being a team player is essential – we have a very collaborative environment, with a growing, well-structured, close-knit team (including a paralegal and a trainee) and we enjoy working together at all stages with an environment where all questions and ideas are encouraged.

You will be keen to take on responsibilities for driving client relationships forward to build strong professional connections with our Banking clients, and gain the insights and expertise needed to offer hands on, practical advice to them on an ongoing basis; we will provide you with every opportunity to do this within a supportive team environment. In return for your commitment and focus, we will provide you with the genuine scope to fast track your career within a team with a proven track record of developing and progressing its lawyers. We are proud to say that we do not operate glass ceilings, so your career progression will be entirely based on merit and under your control. Even better, the quality of work you will have access to is not connected to your location, so if you are the best person for the client, then you will work with them.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role, please contact our Recruitment Team via email in the first instance, and we will come back to you as soon as we can: [email protected]

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK's fastest growing law firms, we believe in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver the right solutions at the right time.  We are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions, and we think how we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients:

  • collaboration over convention
  • championing aspiration
  • being refreshingly human
  • embracing entrepreneurial spirit
  • delivering integrated thinking

We're proud to have grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Retail & Consumer, Financial Services, Energy & Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.

Our people are critical to our success. We work hard to help our employees achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. Wellbeing matters to us and our people enjoy a range of benefits which we think are a bit special, such as the weekly Lifestyle Hour to use as you wish, and our Family Hour option which makes a day of annual leave go so much further across the year.

Being forward thinking, we are continually offering opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment where everyone can feel valued and rewarded. Understanding that being flexible makes us stronger, we actively encourage a variety of working patterns for most of our vacancies, dependant upon the needs of the team, and over 40% of our employees have a permanent flexible working pattern. 

Throughout the pandemic, most of our people have been working on a flexible, remote basis, and as we work towards a 'new normal' we anticipate a gradual return to our offices over the upcoming months in line with Government guidance. 

The recruitment process

Your time is precious and we fully appreciate what goes into applying for one of our roles. As such, we strive to acknowledge your application immediately and respond within 7 days regardless of outcome.  We review applications on a rolling basis and don’t use closing dates for our roles as a result of this. Once shortlisted, we typically undertake a two stage interview process, and naturally much of this is done via Microsoft Teams, though some in person interviews and meetings are beginning to take place. Our Recruitment Team will support and guide you throughout the process, ensuring you receive ample information about us and the role.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is central to our business, and essential to delivering our strategy, so we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard in 2018 and to successfully renew this in 2021.  It is right at the heart of our priorities.  This goes beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership.

We are committed to ‘powering your ambition’, which defines and sets us apart as a firm. It means that we aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer the diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

We're looking forward to hearing from you.

Foot Anstey. Powering Your Ambition.

 

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