PQE: NQ - 3
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Corporate & Commercial
Location: Lincoln

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Solicitor (NQ - 3 years PQE) to join the Corporate & Commercial department in our Lincoln office. 

The Firm

Wilkin Chapman LLP is the largest law firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, with an unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise and experience.

We are distinguished by our approachability, innovation and commitment to providing the best service we can to our clients along with achieving and maintaining quality standards.

We believe that this quality, service-led approach is also reflected by the number of accreditations and recommendations that the firm regularly achieves with the UK's leading legal directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers UK and is ranked 111 in The Lawyer UK’s top 200 law firms by turnover.

The Role

The successful candidate will be involved in corporate matters, including share and business acquisitions and sales, MBOs, rights issues, fundraising, restructuring, reorganisations and corporate governance, as well as commercial work, such as drafting and negotiating contracts (including framework agreements, supply and purchase contracts, software licences, franchise agreements), advising on Intellectual Property and Charity law issues.

Duties will include
  • Providing support and assistance under the supervision and guidance of senior colleagues in a busy and developing department.
  • Dealing with share and business acquisitions and sales. MBOs, rights issues, fundraising, restructuring, reorganisations and corporate governance.
  • Responsibility for due diligence and disclosure, including supervising more junior colleagues in data room management.
  • Reviewing, advising, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (including framework agreements, supply and purchase contracts, software licences, franchise agreements).
  • Advising on Intellectual Property and Charity law issues.
  • Delegating work as appropriate to more junior colleagues and supervising that work (offering guidance where appropriate) to ensure quality of work produced by the department is of the highest standard.
  • Active involvement in business development activities organised by the department, division and Firm.
  • Dealing with enquiries from potential clients, colleagues and existing clients promptly to ensure that all business opportunities are dealt with professionally and to the satisfaction of the client or enquirer.
  • Achieving both individual and team financial targets agreed with the Department Head.
  • Identifying and following up new business opportunities.
  • NQ - 3 years post qualification experience.
Skills Required

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent drafting and communication skills are essential.
  • Excellent client relationship skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to network and develop business opportunities.
  • Ability to adopt a commercial, as well as a legal, approach to clients’ issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and IT skills.
  • Excellent time and matter management skills.
  • Understanding and adoption of the Firm’s values and behaviours.
Equal Opportunities

Wilkin Chapman is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived differences.  We are an armed forces friendly employer.

Our Values

All that we do is shaped by our five values: Service, Teamwork, Approachability, Innovation and Commitment to achieving results. These values are the bedrock of Wilkin Chapman, they define who and what we are - they underpin everything that we do. For more information on our values, please click here.

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