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Associate/Senior Associate

PQE: 4 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday)
Team: Banking
Location: South Regional offices
The firm

Shoosmiths - UK Law Firm of the Year Winner at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2015.

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Our national banking and finance team advises clients on a range of financing transactions across a wide variety of sectors, often with a multi-jurisdictional element. Acting for borrowers, lenders and investors means we have a practical understanding of the needs of all parties to a financing transaction.

Our expertise extends to corporate lending, acquisition finance, asset finance, real estate finance, marine and shipping finance, invoice discounting, and refinancings. We work closely with some of the UK's major banks and financial institutions, and have approved panel solicitor status with many of them. We manage transactions from start to finish, ensuring a smooth and cohesive process, enabling clients to continue to focus on building their relationships and running their businesses.

The role

We are looking to grow our banking team with an additional associate or senior associate. The role could be based on either Reading, Southampton or Milton Keynes and therefore would suit a locally based banking lawyer or someone re-locating to any of these areas. The successful candidate will be joining a Chambers recognised team, recommended by clients as “commercial and results driven”. 

Skills and qualifications

We are looking for someone offering solid general banking experience with particular acquisition finance experience, someone who is used to drafting and negotiating LMA facility documentation and taking the lead on transactions.

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.