Senior Associate

PQE: 6 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Corporate
Location: Cambridge
The firm

Birketts is an ambitious full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in East Anglia, London and the surrounding areas.  With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Top Ranked' Chambers 2017 and 'Top Tier' Legal 500 2016: "Birketts LLP ‘demonstrates a high level of professionalism’, with clients citing the team’s ‘accurate, in-depth and timely advice’. The team can draw on expertise from across the firm’s network of four offices nationally to act for a diverse client base of start-up businesses, established family-owned enterprises and public companies covering sectors such as food, technology, energy, agriculture, transport and distribution."

Additional support is provided to the corporate team by specialist tax, commercial,  IP/IT, employment and property teams. 

Purpose of job

Strong technical drafting and negotiation skills are essential as is the ability to deliver a strongly client-focused service, giving clear, timely practical legal advice.

He/she should demonstrate an enthusiasm for and/or experience in business development as all our lawyers are expected to play an active role in marketing and practice development.  

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving practice with an outstanding reputation, offering excellent career prospects for the right candidate.  Working in modern open plan offices in a young, thriving and enthusiastic team for one of East Anglia’s leading law firms, our lawyers are engaged in the highest quality work.  

  • Reviewing and managing your team/employee competencies and training needs to enable them to perform their role effectively within the information security space;
  • Ensuring that your team/ employees are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of information security objectives.
  • Partner/Director/Managers have the authority to arrange training and awareness activities for the employees under their direction, within budget constraints and act to prevent an information security incident from occurring or escalating, where possible.
The candidate

We are looking to recruit an Associate / Senior Associate with 5 + years' experience gained within a highly regarded city, regional or national firm with a well-developed knowledge in corporate/corporate finance.  

Our lawyers are proactively supported throughout their careers with an established career progression framework, technical and business skills training programmes  and dedicated PSL support.

Competitive salary (dependent on experience/ability) and benefits including pension scheme, permanent health insurance, life assurance, individual bonus scheme, firm-wide profit share scheme, holiday from 25 days, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.  

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.