• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Description

Here’s an insight into the Banking and Finance Team

Our Banking & Finance team offer a full complement of banking, finance and restructuring legal services, which includes advising borrowers, lenders and sponsors on a variety of debt (and debt-related) transactions. These transactions vary in size from £1 million to £1 billion; our core market is debt of £20 million to £200 million.

With a focus on real estate finance, corporate and leveraged finance, project finance and restructuring and insolvency, our lawyers work collaboratively with colleagues across the firm including corporate, real estate and projects acting for a variety of lenders, investors, PLCs and large corporate clients around the world.

While the team is based in Bristol and Edinburgh, most of our work originates in London and the wider UK. For cross-border matters, we work closely with our preferred firm international network.

Work

As a PSL, you will be an integral part of the banking & finance team working alongside our existing PSL to support the development of those in the team and ensuring technical excellence. To enable you to do this you will be jointly responsible for:

  • developing and coordinating a comprehensive and varied training programme. This will include identifying knowledge and skills gaps in the team and the individuals within it and personally delivering and/or managing the training; knowledge management within the team. You will be a trusted curator of team’s knowledge, a source of technical know-how, conduct legal research to stay on top of legal and market developments in the banking and finance field, responsible for the team’s extensive precedent suite and document automation platform, drive best practice across the team and engage with other PSLs (internally across the firm and externally). You will disseminate your knowledge to others, educating them on aspects relevant to their role and facilitating the sharing of knowledge within the team and across the firm and the team’s network; and
  • assisting the banking and finance partners and the team in implementing the banking and finance unit’s business strategy by understanding the needs of our clients, working closely with the team and also our marketing and innovation and transformation teams on specific initiatives and contributing your expertise to its delivery.
  • In your role as a PSL, you will play an active role across the team and PSL firm network as a role model and actively set the cultural tone within the unit, inspiring others by your actions and making it a great place to work. You will have the opportunity to become involved not only team projects but also firm wide projects and initiatives to support the firm-wide knowledge management, business and sector needs.

    Requirements

  • Relevant experience in our core areas working on or in connection with legal finance and restructuring matters.
  • Proactive and technically strong.
  • Experience of sharing technical know-how, as you will be the go-to person for the team.
  • You should have the confidence to debate technical issues and the ability to encourage our team.
  • Qualified Banking and Finance Lawyer registered with the SRA or Law Society of Scotland.
  • Able to manage a varied workload effectively.
  • It’s important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

    We’re committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working (including remote working or being based in any of our offices), full time or part time working patterns.

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