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Senior Associate - Restructuring & Insolvency

  • GBP£75,000.00 - GBP£90,000.00
  • London
  • Permanent

Combining an award-winning work culture and unrivalled progression opportunities, this is a unique role for a talented senior Restructuring lawyer to supercharge their careers.

This Top 25 firm - Tier 1 Ranked in Restructuring nationally - will place you in an enviable position to develop a reputation as a leader in your field as you strive towards Partnership.

Based out of either Edinburgh or Glasgow, this role is suitable for England/Wales-qualified solicitors who are seeking to relocate as well as Scots-qualified returners.

Why Work in Scotland?

Scottish legal opportunities are able to provide on every side of the equation. Due to increasing international and cross-border work, as well as home-grown development, the scale and quality of the work lawyers in Scotland can undertake continues to reach new heights.

Unlike other markets, this quality comes without undue sacrifices in other areas. Working hours/targets in Scotland tend to be notably lower than other major markets and there is a cultural focus on balance and well-being which permeates the nation as a whole.

Improved work-life balance can be put to good use, with Scotland having unrivalled access to the best natural landscapes in the UK, as well as bustling metropolitan cities filled with a plethora of activity, history, art and culture.

Furthermore, salaries in Scotland have risen substantially and are now in line with other regions in the UK. At Partner level, remuneration is often on par with London counterparts and it is entirely possible to reap the benefits of Scotland's working culture and broader lifestyle whilst having an exceptionally lucrative career.

Combining this with the comparably cheap cost of living and the well-known hospitality of the people, Scotland represents a compelling location for legal talent.

The Role

Working with this experienced and prestigious team, you will have the opportunity to support some of the most exciting restructuring, recovery and insolvency work in the legal sector.

Clients vary from the largest financial institutions, distressed investors, insolvency practitioners and innovative lenders, supporting the most high-profile and large-scale matters nationally. Work spans the full range of R&I matters including corporate restructurings, distressed M&A, distressed refinancing and contingency planning. The breadth work means this role is suitable for a lawyer seeking to specialise in either advisory, contentious or a mix of both.

As a senior member, you will support junior colleagues and will be integral to driving the success of the team. In turn, you will be encouraged to achieve your career goals in a team where there is no ceiling to progression.

Colleagues include lawyers externally recognised as rising stars in their field and the most esteemed Partners in the market who are keen to mentor and support their team. You will be in a strong position to develop market-leading expertise whilst benefiting from a stimulating environment where your development and progression is taken seriously.

The Team

The Scottish team spans several offices and is fully geared from top to bottom. They have cultivated a friendly and proactive environment where solicitors at all levels thrive and ego doesn't come into play.

You will be encouraged to develop your career in the manner you see fit, whether that means receiving tailored support to drive towards Partnership or being able to focus on the nuts and bolts of the work you love. You can engage in as many or as few of the frequent social events that team members participate in, there is no pressure and you will find that everyone in the team is on an even footing in this broad-church of legal experts.

Junior and senior lawyers work hand-in-hand on matters, aiding each other's career development and creating a stronger team which produces better quality results. Furthermore, the team are incredibly flexible on working pattern and are keen to engage with each individual to find a pattern which works best for them. Whether that be a hybrid model, part-time or partial-remote working.

It is rare to find a team operating at the highest level where well-being, work-life balance and top-quality work all come together so seamlessly.

What's on offer

  • Join a Top 25 firm and market-leading team
  • Career development support
  • Clear progression all the way to Partnership
  • Stimulating caseload
  • Hybrid working
  • Excellent salary, benefits and bonus

Jules Grieve Senior Recruitment Consultant- Scotland

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