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Corporate Senior Associate / Managing Associate

Corporate

Southampton

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Our Corporate team has enjoyed significant growth and success in recent years and we expect for this to continue for the foreseeable future. In order to keep up with client demand and further build our client base, we are looking for a Senior Associate or Managing Associate to join the team in Exeter, Southampton or Bristol.  We have built good, close relationship with accountants in the region working predominantly with entrepreneurial private clients so this will be the main focus of the role, as well as supporting the wider Corporate team. 

What you'll do  

You will be central to the continued success of the team, managing your own caseload and driving business development initiatives.  You will take a solutions led approach, listening to the clients' challenges and providing a bespoke, premium solution. You will be involved in a wide range of work, to include Acquisitions, disposals, MBOs, JVs and investment agreements.  You will have excellent opportunities for client contact and good quality work.

What we're looking for

You will have at least 4 years PQE and be looking to progress your career within a buoyant and thriving Corporate team. This is an exciting opportunity as you will have genuine scope to fast track your career within a team with a proven track record of developing and progressing its lawyers. 

This will be a challenging and demanding role, working to tight deadlines and supporting highly valued clients. In order to be a success you will demonstrate the following:

  • An extensive track record gained within a leading corporate practice.
  • You will be client centric. We measure our success on our clients' success and you will ensure your clients are at the heart of your service.

We do not operate with glass ceilings and your career progression will be entirely on merit and under your control.  We operate a national service line approach and the quality of work you are given is in no way impacted by your location. If you are the best person for the client 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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