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Banking & Finance Legal Director

£80000 - £90000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Join this forward-thinking Top 25 Firm and take the lead on a wealth of engaging & complex Banking matters, with a clear pathway to progress towards partnership.

This Top 25 Firm have established an exceptional reputation amongst clients and peers for their forward-thinking, people-focused approach across all 30 international locations. In particular, they have earned L500 Top Tier recognition in the vast majority of their world-class capabilities within the UK, reinforcing their status as a national heavyweight.

What sets this firm apart in the market is their innovative, agile approach to legal services. With outstanding sector specialists in each department, combined with advanced legal tech, clients receive a balance of traditional and alternative solutions to their needs - making for a quality and efficient experience.

But quality and efficiency does not end there. Their unique investment in employees, nurturing and developing talent throughout all levels, has led to a high retention rate and a fast-increasing number of home-grown partners across the offices. Here, you will receive significant support from respected Partners and the platform to develop yourself to an extremely high level.

The Role:

  • This is an exclusive opportunity for a Banking & Finance Legal Director to join the firm's vibrant office in Leeds, with hybrid working in place
  • To align with the firm's amiable ethos, you will be a personable individual, keen to collaborate with Partners and senior lawyers on a range of complex banking & finance transactions for a range of financial institutions, funds and corporate clients, both nationally and internationally
  • You will manage a diverse caseload, including corporate lending, general banking, leveraged and structured finance, real estate and project finance, energy and structured asset finance, asset-based lending, fund finance, debt loan transactions and restructuring work
  • As a Legal Director, you will also drive the development of the department, supporting the junior members of the Banking team, with investment from the firm to progress on a clear route to partnership
  • The department are succession planning and keen to find their next generation of senior lawyers, making you an integral part of the growth plan

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An experienced Banking & Finance Solicitor with a minimum of 8 years PQE
  • Strong business development capabilities
  • First-class communication and an entrepreneurial flair


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Hybrid working - 2/3 day working week split
  • Extensive benefits package

This is an enriching opportunity for a Banking & Finance Legal Director to join the firm's vibrant office in Leeds.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.