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Corporate Associate

£45000 - £65000 per annum

Managing this Role


Lucy Burt

Recruitment Consultant - North West
0161 240 3763

This top 150 firm based in Leeds with a refreshing approach and international presence, are continuing to dominate the legal field with a number of strategic hires. They are looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial individual to join their highly ranked and award-winning Corporate team.

The Firm

This top tiered firm are known in the industry for being forward thinking and commercially savvy. They are ranked in the top 200 and have a reputation regionally, nationally and internationally. They have won a number of awards including being ranked in the top 10 companies to work for.

The firm have made a number of heavy hitting, strategic hires which has allowed them to constantly stay ahead of the curve. By achieving a double-digit growth year on year for the decade gives you a flavour of their success.

The firm have an impressive client base advising household names and significant brands from FTSE 100 companies, major international businesses and owner-managed businesses.

They differentiate their selves as a firm run by entrepreneurial leaders, work collaboratively to provide a seamless service. By putting this into the mix alongside their dynamic vision and energy allows them to put their clients at the heart of their offering. It is this high level of quality and care that is embedded into their DNA and stands them apart.

The firm recognised they not only have a duty of care for their clients, but also their staff, in turn offering competitive benefits, work life balance initiatives and agile working.

The Role

This firm is seeking a Corporate Associate to join their flourishing office in the heart of Leeds.

The department is made up of 15 lawyers, and headed up by two heaving hitting partners.

The department is looking to add to the team through organic growth. They are doing incredibly well in the market and have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.

The role is fast paced and equally as fast growing. Their success if shown through their ranking in the Experian M&A Review for the West Yorkshire region.

You will work closely alongside the partners on high value matters as well as leading your own case load.

The department work with a broad client base including SME's, PLC's and OMB's.

You will deal with a varied case load including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, business succession planning, business funding and company/group organisations.

You will have the opportunity to build your own contact and client base by actively taking part in business development.


  • You will be a Corporate Solicitor with at least 2 years PQE (there is no upper limit in regard to the amount of PQE)
  • You will have good experience of corporate work, ideally from a strong commercial regional or national practice
  • Energy, drive and enthusiasm are key
  • An interest in business development
  • You will have a meticulous eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and client care skills are necessary
  • Ability to handle a high-level case load


  • Salary is negotiable depending on your level of experience
  • An excellent benefits package

This is an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Associate to join this leading firm based in the centre of Leeds.

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