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Banking & Finance Associate

£54000.00 - £64000.00 per annum Excellent benefits
Scotland Edinburgh

Banking & Finance Solicitors looking to take a definitive next step in their careers, gain exposure to top clients, exciting work and excellent benefits, this could be your next opportunity.

This quickly growing Top 50 firm has over 30 Legal 500 Tier 1 rankings and is one of the finest legal brands operating in the UK. The prestigious Banking & Finance team is seeking an Associate (NQ-4 years PQE) to join their high-performing Edinburgh office.

The Firm

Has a renowned reputation amongst clients and employees alike. Due to a flat hierarchical structure, cooperative and open working environment and premium clients, the business has attracted some of the leading legal experts in the UK. These staff members have developed expertise across a range of practice areas, gaining countless accolades from the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, both as a firm and as individuals.

Positive reports about the supportive and nourishing working environment are reflected in the company's revenue, which has shown exponential growth and resulted in expansion across the UK. In part, this is due to the firm's belief that staff are the key to their success, which results in heavy investment in staff development and a flexible approach to work-life balance.

Taking on an innovative and forward-thinking mindset, this firm seeks to encourage ambition and creativity and takes real steps to go the extra mile for the clients, without compromising the happiness of their employees.

Clients include some of the most prestigious companies and private individuals. As such, lawyers working for this firm should expect exposure to high-quality, large-scale work that will showcase their ability and skills as legal professionals.

If you are seeking to develop your expertise and reputation as a leading lawyer within your chosen practice area and take a tangible step forward in your career, this law firm will help you achieve that.

The Role

Ranked by the prestigious Legal 500 Tier system, you will work as part of this renowned and quickly growing Edinburgh Banking and Finance team with colleagues from across the UK.

The successful candidate will gain exposure to the full gamut of financial work, including drafting and negotiating facility agreements, security documentation, managing conditions precedent processes, inter-creditor arrangements, and any issues which arise relating to living lending transactions.

Clients include some of the most highly regarded investors and financial institutions in the country. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of these clients, and build a strong reputation in one of Europe's key financial hubs as an expert in banking and finance law.

The successful candidate will be in an enviable position, working in one of Europe's central financial hubs, and developing market-leading expertise in Banking and Financial law. A true career progression launch-pad opportunity.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has up to 4 years PQE with a strong general background of banking expertise. Outstanding NQs, passionate about the practice area may also be considered.
  • Experience liaising with stakeholders including borrowers, lenders and investors throughout the full transaction lifecycle.
  • Can manage a varied caseload with a range of clients, and has the ambition and communication skills to further develop client relations
  • Is commercially aware and knowledgeable about the current construction law landscape

What's on offer

  • An opportunity to work for one of the fastest-growing, Top50 firms in the UK
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • First-rate career development opportunities
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits package

If this exciting opportunity is of interest to you, call or email now for a confidential chat.

Alternatively, we have many other roles that may be suitable so please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out about our other opportunities.