PQE: 3-6
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Corporate and Commercial
Location: Uxbridge

As West London’s leading law firm, IBB enjoys a reputation for representing significant clients in complex legal matters. Our practice areas span company/commercial, employment, charities, commercial and residential real estate, family, private client, and community legal services. The firm and its partners are ranked highly by independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, and the busy marketing and BD team works on team-specific, cross-collaborative and firm-wide campaigns and activities to support the firm’s growth.


Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to provide an efficient corporate service capability for IBB in line with an emerging opportunity to be a lead provider of these services to new and existing clients.  

The team consists of a Partner, a consultant, two senior solicitors, a solicitor and a trainee.

There will also be the opportunity to work on commercial and IP / IT work from time to time (Experience related to this is desirable although not essential). Please see the IBB website for a full list of the services we offer and the calibre of the clients we act for.

Key Responsibilities

1. Providing additional strength and depth to the existing team by supporting the solicitors in all corporate and commercial work.

i) Corporate including;

  • Mergers & Acquisitions  
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Private Equity
  • Joint Ventures
  • Reorganisations
  • Secured and Unsecured Lending
  • Insolvency and Reconstruction

ii) General Commercial including:

  • Drafting terms and conditions
  • Review of commercial contracts and advising clients and making necessary amendments
  • Basic knowledge (at a minimum) of GDPR
  • Drafting NDAs / confidentiality agreements

2. Providing support to other IBB teams such as real estate, charities, employment and construction to include working with other teams on larger cross disciplinary projects as and when required.

3. Being  responsible for billing and administration processes in line with team procedures; taking responsibility for delegating work to the group legal administrator(s) where appropriate; providing guidance on legal issues for more junior members of the team where appropriate; managing cash and disbursement control and working on ad hoc projects as and when required.

4. Helping to develop team capability to the point it can be marketed more extensively to existing clients not yet using the service and/or new prospects.  This will mean: looking for ways to innovate with existing streams of ancillary work, building your own personal reputation and building eminence for the firm by; developing existing and new contacts and referrers of work; taking the lead on article writing in your team; joining relevant associations and seeking out positions of responsibility to support your personal ambitions to become or maintain your position as a leader in your field and encouraging others in the team to build the team reputation.

5. Developing self-organisational and interpersonal skills so that: work is prioritised and progressed as efficiently as possible; new business is effectively introduced and managed into the firm; the partners in the Group are sufficiently aware of your workload and specific issues which arise on your matters and you maintain a flexible and proactive approach to work and good working relationships with external institutions including clients and any professional referrers to promote IBB’s brand in the marketplace.

6. Ensuring that professional services provided by the team are of the highest quality, that client care standards are effectively maintained and that work completed meets the appropriate standards. To ensure that the files are maintained properly and that matters are progressed in line with the firm’s standard up to and including billing and file closing.

Person Specification


  • Degree educated 2:1 or above
  • Strong LPC pass or equivalent


  • 3 – 6 years’ ( indicatively) experience in corporate and commercial law, experience of IP/IT is desirable although not essential
  • Strong corporate experience with evidence of working on complex transactions and experience of working with larger clients
  • Ability to manage corporate transactions, subject to Partner’s supervision


  • Comfortable in drafting and undertaking advisory work for medium to large scale organisations
  • Good communication
  • Business development skills and experience
  • IT literate ( self – sufficient in using document management systems, MS Office and Internet

Brand Values

As a member of staff in the Commercial Services Group you will be expected to adhere to the One IBB brand values which are:

  • We are positive
  • We are engaged
  • We care
  • We are united

This means:

  1. Helping your team to perform to budget
  2. Consistently achieving/over achieving against your individual performance objectives and targets (set at reviews)
  3. Ensuring that you demonstrate exemplary standards of compliance
  4. Demonstrating the following attributes and behaviours:
  • Proactive development of junior staff with exemplary supervision of staff
  • Consistent attendance at and delivery of training courses, seminars and technical updates
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Firm - Team - Me mentality
  • Participation in practice management initiatives
  • Role model behaviour