Associate

PQE: 2-6
Term: Permanent
Department: Funds, Corporate & Finance
Location: Guernsey
The firm

Looking for a firm which:

  • appreciates your skills and value
  • wants you to be yourself and to maximize your potential and
  • recognises and rewards you for your hard work

If so, then come and join the Bedell Cristin family.

We truly believe that people are our best asset and we live and breathe this by how we work. If you're looking for challenging and rewarding work in a collaborative and supportive environment where you have the space to think and act in the best way possible for our clients then we're the company for you.

The capabilities and talent of our lawyers have earned us industry recognition for identifying all the steps necessary to meet our clients’ goals, however diverse or complex the requirement.

We are an award-winning law firm with expertise in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law and the agility to drive success for our clients in a fast moving world.  We provide legal advice shaped around the needs of corporate and private clients, financial institutions and intermediaries worldwide.

Working in multi-disciplinary teams, we marry thought leadership with a proactive approach to solving issues holistically – without a client needing to raise them – across geographies and practice areas in the most efficient and seamless way.  Through this approach – delivering reliability and stability with flair – we combine commercial acumen with service excellence that helps you to achieve your goals and stay ahead.

Other information

Purpose of role

Associates in our financial services law practice enjoy a varied working day, providing legal advice relating to corporate and commercial law, investment funds, general financial services, insurance and reinsurance. Our hand-picked legal team has earned a reputation for offering technical expertise coupled with commercial awareness and an understanding of our clients' desire for prompt response times and a solution-orientated service.

Given the nature of the practice we need a generalist with solid technical skills, a client centric and commercial approach and the ability to think on their feet.

As well as working on high quality transactions and being an integral member of the team, you will enjoy a client-facing role and a working environment that is open, friendly and collegiate. 

Main responsibilities

•Providing legal services to clients, under the supervision of partners and/or senior associates. This will include researching, drafting, negotiating and advising on various legal matters.

•Getting involved in a range of know-how initiatives.

•Being an ambassador – selling our services and promoting our brand through business development activities.

•Maintaining system based filing systems to ensure all documents are stored appropriately.

•Proactively manage own budget to ensure timely billings/collections.

•Adhering to all policies, procedures and regulations as required.

•Taking responsibility for a wide range of tasks/projects as required by the partners in the group.

Qualifications

•A UK/Guernsey/Jersey legal qualification

•2-6 year PQE

Competencies

•A client focused approach.

•Organisational/time management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage a workload effectively within deadlines.

•A responsible, disciplined and methodical approach and a keen eye for detail.

•The ability to use initiative to resolve issues and to work independently with an appropriate level of supervision.

•Flexibility, energy and enthusiasm.