Closing date: 30/09/2019
Experience level: Entry Level
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Corporate and Commercial
Location: Uxbridge


The Group Head for Commercial Services is Paul Kite. We aim to provide you with premium quality, cost-effective solutions tailored to your business needs. We are partner-led, accessible and responsive. Most of all, you can expect experienced and commercially aware lawyers who understand your business.

Our clients range from start-up companies to large institutions, including UK and overseas private and public companies. Our work ranges from modest to large, complex transactions. Our network of contacts also enables us to service your European needs.


Job Purpose

To assist the partners and lawyers in providing a high quality legal service to clients on all aspects of Commercial Services in line with the firm’s standards of performance

Key Responsibilities

To support the partners, and fee earners to enable the team to engage in the more complex work. It is envisaged that the principal responsibilities will include assisting in:

1. Provide a high quality legal service to clients on all aspects of Company / Commercial law including:

  • General Corporate work
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Banking
  • Property support
  • Billing and admin support

2. Develop own technical knowledge and skills including the ability to:

  • analyse information and reach sound decisions
  • understand and adhere to instructions
  • communicate succinctly both orally and in writing
  • research appropriate case law and technical and legal precedents to progress matters.

3. Meet the firm’s quality standards including:

  • ensuring personal time recording and billing targets, if any, are achieved
  • ensuring that all chargeable work is properly recorded on client matters
  • adhering to the SRA’s client care directive and to the firm’s own policies as set out in the Office Manual
  • maintaining good file management as set out in the Office Manual
  • understanding the obligations relating to client accounts and ensure preparation and delivery of bills in accordance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.

4. Assist the team in its marketing and business development objectives, including activities such as attending client events, writing text/articles for the website and other publications, and assisting the Partners in organising marketing events.

5. Develop own self-organisational and interpersonal skills so that:

  • work is prioritised and progressed
  • you demonstrate a balance of working on your own initiative and seeking advice or guidance
  • Partners are aware of your workload and specific issues which arise in your work
  • you maintain a flexible and proactive approach to work


Person Specification


Law degree (or conversion) and LPC

Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of law and practice in commercial services
  • Analytical ability: able to get to identify and deal with the core elements of a problem.
  • Adaptability and flexibility: able to embrace change. Is responsive to different ways of working and learns new tasks quickly. Prepared to undertake all tasks as required by the role.
  • Collaboration with others: able to work with others to achieve a task; active team member; able to build and sustain good working relationships with others.
  • Communication: able to express oneself clearly orally and in writing, and to do so in a manner that is concise and assertive, but courteous.
  • Quality: produces work which is consistently accurate, produces drafts which are thought through and completed as far as possible.
  • Initiative: thinks through what may need to be done and makes suggestions; demonstrates ability to offer to assist colleagues who are busy and/or get involved in areas outside immediate work.
  • Planning and organising: thinks ahead to plan work so that tasks are not affected when additional tasks arise; is able to track and monitor progress of own work and alert supervisor if schedule may not be met.
  • Reliability: demonstrates commitment to achieving tasks; manages expectations of others and delivers on promises.
  • IT literate including proficient with Microsoft applications and self-sufficient in using document management systems and the internet as business too
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A high level of IT proficiency
  • Good time management skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to proactivity take ownership of own learning and development
  • Commercial awareness
  • Brand Values

    As an employee of IBB you will be expected to engage and demonstrate the IBB values:-

  • Positive
  • United
  • Caring
  • Engaged