02 Jun, 2023

Corporate Finance Lawyer - Development opportunity

  • Birkett Long
  • Remote (London, UK)
Full time Lawyer Solicitor Legal Executive

Job Description

A great opportunity to join our Commercial and Corporate Finance Team in a “Regional Heavyweight” ranked Legal 500 firm recognised as having the strongest law firm profile in Essex.

The Firm

Birkett Long is an exciting place to work, with the firm taking strides to grow its depth and reach. The firm is dedicated to training and developing our colleagues and is committed to providing outstanding client care, which is demonstrated by its enviable portfolio of business and personal clients. We now strive to grow our reach further and are looking for someone that can assist us to grow our London offering and provide additional depth to our Team’s experience, with the benefit of support from the existing Team.

We are a member of Law South a group of 12 high profile firms based in London and the south of England, which collaborate on a wider variety of business and managerial development initiatives ensuring we continually improve our business practices and develop our existing and future leaders and partners.

A great part of the firm’s success is being able to share its success by supporting local charities and organisations. We do that in various ways, through fundraising within our offices, donating legal services and offering individuals’ time. Since 2002, the firm has helped contribute a signifiant amount to various charitable causes, including several staff-nominated charities of the year.

The opportunity

We have an opportunity for the right candidate to progress their career by leading our initiative to develop our London offering for our established and highly regarded Corporate Finance team. The team successfully retains and attracts a diverse range of clients assisting them with national and international transactional matters and other good quality work, being recognised for its knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic advice.

We are seeking an ambitious Corporate Lawyer who ideally will have gained experience in a London or strong regional practice. We are interested in candidates looking for greater work life balance that might prefer to split their time between London and Essex or their home. The development of specialist sector interests will be supported where they align with the Team’s offering.

The successful candidate will join a highly driven and successful team and be supported to develop our corporate and banking capabilities and will have experience in:

  • Buying and selling businesses and companies
  • Restructures/mergers/demergers
  • Corporate finance/ private equity / venture capital investments
  • Joint Ventures
  • Security and lending  
  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Business Law and corporate administration

Our requirements

We are looking for a Solicitor who will ideally have 6+ years PQE gained within a Commercial Corporate team however we welcome applications outside of this level if you possess the relevant criteria, particularly if you have prior industry experience before training to be a solicitor.

You will have a strong academic background couple with a strong work ethic and the ability to deliver succinct clear and practical advice in a timely manner. You will be able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness when dealing with client and team matters and be highly motivated by the work you do and have a desire to constantly improve. You will be organised and able to manage your workload to ensure clients’ expectations are met on time

You will have sound technical knowledge in the areas of corporate and commercial work in which you have experience and be willing to continually expand that knowledge.

You will be self-motivated with an outgoing personality and excellent client and team communication skills. You will be driven to play an active role in the future development and growth of the team. The role will involve transactional work but also extensive marketing and business development and it is essential that you have an enthusiasm to carry out business development activities and are able to evidence your success in this.  You will need to be flexible enough to work outside normal office hours when required.


Birkett Long offers a competitive package, details of which can be found here what do we offer? - Birkett Long Solicitors

Staff Type

Legal Staff


PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+, PQE Partner

Competitive Salary



Corporate, Banking and Finance

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