Corporate Solicitor (0-3 years' PQE)

The role

We'd be very interested in talking to individuals who have either recently qualified or have up to 3 years relevant post qualification experience, to work in our award-winning corporate team.  

All candidates should have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • working with SMEs, owner managed businesses and large corporates;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • shareholder agreements:
  • PE/venture capital transactions
  • listed company transactions and IPOs:

The right person will be welcomed into our team, that deals daily with a range of corporate finance transactions and a spread of work ranging from working with early stage businesses and start up arrangements through to major fundraising, IPO and merger and acquisition work.

So who are we looking for?  We want someone who has an interest in this area of law based on experience of dealing with corporate finance transactions, a proactive, self-starter, with a strong technical ability, a committed and strong work ethic, exceptional client service, a problem solver and a strong and capable team player.  We've also set our sights on an individual with excellent people, communication and client management skills, an interest in business development and good commercial awareness.

Our team

We think our Corporate team is a special place to work. You’d be part of a team that is ranked number 1 in the region by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal directories. We have also been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year by North East Insider Dealmakers Awards 8 times between 2007 and 2019, so you’d be working with award winning lawyers who are recognised as leaders in their field.

The Corporate team is a key part of the wider Muckle LLP team, which is around 150 people strong. We are all based at a single site office in central Newcastle upon Tyne – a city we have operated from for over 100 years.

Historically, we had invested significantly to promote agile working, with our people having the ability to work from wherever suited them best, which we all did already long before the COVID-19 lockdown. This flexibility allowed us to move all of our operation seamlessly to home working last March, without disrupting our service delivery. We continue to operate to the same excellent levels of service that existed pre-lockdown, providing legal services to a wide range of organisations throughout the UK and beyond. Beyond lockdown, we will continue to operate our agile working policy, also taking advantage of our excellent, modern office facilities, where these help us to deliver excellent service to each other and to our clients.

Our people and values

Our business is full of bright, enthusiastic, articulate, colourful, confident people. People who live and breathe our core values:

  • Trust – we trust each other to do the right thing
  • Teamwork – we are one team and work selflessly for each other
  • Responsibility – we are self-starters and take responsibility for how we work together and communicate
  • Care – we care about our people, clients and community

It means, no matter who is involved, our clients receive the same excellent service from people who do what they say, on time and on budget, every time. That’s the Muckle way!

Our culture

We want everyone to understand how our business is run and we encourage all of our people to get involved.  We are also proud of the communities in which we live and work and give our people lots of ways to support them.

For example, you could use your two days’ paid volunteering leave to support a local cause you care about or nominate them for a grant from our Muckle Fund at the Community Foundation.

From workplace running, cycling and walking clubs to fun events organised by our BEAM (Being Engaged At Muckle) team and participation in our Green Team to help make the business as environmentally friendly as possible, we’ve created a unique and award winning place to work:

  • Investors In People Gold award accreditation
  • Investors In People Health and Wellbeing accreditation
  • North East Better Health at Work Gold award
  • Journal North East Best Place to Work (Medium Sized Company) award

So how does all that sound? If you’re looking to work in a friendly, open environment and want to develop your career in a forward thinking, commercial North East law firm, then this is an excellent opportunity.

To apply, please email your CV together with an introductory letter outlining your salary expectations to [email protected]

Best of luck!

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