Banking NQ+

Location Leeds
Discipline: NQ to 3 years PQE
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££56000 - £66000 per annum
Contact name: Tony Brooke

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Job ref: J9549
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: 2023-02-01

Unusual opportunity for a junior Banking lawyer to join a small Leeds unit which is part of a larger national offering, in an innovative Top 50 brand. Perhaps even more unusual for a transactional law career is that your supervising Partner is particularly sensitive to balance and wellbeing and does not subscribe to the 'long hours' culture as some misguide badge of honour. You'll be working with and learning from a proven expert in banking and finance who has a broad practice which will both hold your interest and ensure a more manageable workload day to day. Sure there will on occasion be the need for some unsociable hours (that's inevitable in Banking), but that isn't day in day out in this team, and they don't want it to be.

Suitable applicants will be NQ-2yrsPQE, and 2023 NQs will be considered as there isn't presently an internal applicant in the frame. You must have some grounding in transactional law, preferably Banking or alternatively Corporate, but the trajectory of this role is solely focused on finance matters including acquisition finance, real estate finance, and general banking work as necessary. The team acts for quality clients including some panels, but an interesting mix.

You'll be supported by a patient and understanding partner who will want to see you develop with their input, but you'll need to be enthusiastic to seize the opportunity. You'll also need to be committed to producing high quality, detailed work, as that is this teams USP rather than it's size or coverage. They adopt a collaborative approach to their role in a transaction rather than an adversarial one, so if you share that progressive and objective mindset then you should enjoy being part of this team. (Big ego's should apply elsewhere.)

Law is all about contacts, and so the firm is hopeful that you'll want to get involved in networking and business development as part of the Leeds office efforts, and you'll be very welcome to raise your profile in the finance community. To be allowed profile without obstruction is quite unusual but hopefully adds further appeal to this unusual opportunity for a junior Banking lawyer who'd relish maximum exposure.

A great banking law opportunity to work with a refreshing Partner who'll have your best interests at heart.

Brooke Thornham Consulting advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the level of experience required for the role and this does not prohibit applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience. We aim to respond to enquiries as soon as possible but if we have not contacted you within 5 days then unfortunately on this occasion your application has not quite met the requirements of our client closely enough.