16 May, 2024

Corporate & Commercial Solicitor

  • Hughes Paddison
  • Cheltenham, UK
Full time Solicitor

Job Description

Hughes Paddison is a well-established independent legal practice with over 35 years of experience.  It has an excellent reputation and offers a wide range of legal services to private clients and businesses.

Our Corporate and Commercial team is growing and we are now looking for an experienced Corporate and Commercial Solicitor to join our team to work on a range of matters including, but not limited to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Investment agreements
  • Shareholder agreements and joint ventures
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • EMI options and share schemes
  • LLPs and partnerships
  • Commercial contracts
  • Due diligence

You will work alongside the Corporate and Commercial Director to assist development of the Corporate and Commercial offering and further enhance our client base.

The Corporate and Commercial team mainly act for owner managed businesses and corporate transactions range in value from £500K to £25m.  About 20% of our work is advising on commercial contracts which also have a wide range in value, subject to matter and complexity.

You will be required to:

  • Develop your own matter list
  • Draft, review and negotiate on a broad range of transactional, corporate and commercial documents on behalf of clients
  • Understand and assess clients circumstances, their needs, objectives, priorities, constraints, providing the highest level of client care
  • Participate in the growth and development of the department and the wider business
  • Achieve designated levels of billing and time recording
  • Provide assistance/support to junior members of the team

About You

  • A minimum of 5 years PQE, although this does not preclude applicants  with more or less experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of corporate law, including agreements, articles of association, LLP's and partnerships and preferably knowledge and experience of advising on commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services etc.
  • The ability to draft legal documents to a high standard with excellent attention to detail
  • Commercially minded with a passion for business development
  • A good understanding of risk and compliance
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and positive with the ability to build lasting relationships with colleagues, clients and all those you engage with
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, able to work under pressure to meet deadlines

About Us

Our teams are made up of exceptional people who pride themselves on the delivery of the highest level of client care and professional service. They have energy and enthusiasm.

We enjoy a healthy balance of work and fun.  We enjoy socialising with one another at regular events such as after-work drinks, pizza lunches, competitions, Christmas and summer parties, board games nights and a book club.

Supporting a charity each year is important to us. Each year staff will vote for our Charity of the Year. We will fundraise throughout the year in organised activities such as bake sales, polar plunge, sponsored walk/run, book sales and quizzes etc.

Our environment is one that is friendly, supportive, and collaborative.

We also offer:

  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • A competitive benefit package including pension, private medical insurance, income protection scheme, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, additional discretionary leave, access to employee assistance programme and mental health first aiders

To apply or if you have any questions please email:

Ursula Day, HR Manager - ud@hughes-paddison.co.uk

Staff Type

Legal Staff


PQE 5, PQE 6-9

Competitive Salary



Commercial, Corporate

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