SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Senior Associate - Banking and Finance Basic Salary: £90,000 to £95,000 depending on experience Location: Kent Benefits: * 30 days holiday (FTE) plus Bank Holidays * Long Service holiday award – 1 extra week every 10 years continuous service * Private Healthcare with BUPA (offered after probation is passed) * Scottish Widows Pension Scheme (5% employer / 5% Employee) * Staff Profit Share / Salary sacrifice (Pensions, Staff Profit Share) * Life Assurance - 4 x salary / Permanent Health Insurance * Paid CSR day (Corporate, Social, Responsibility) * Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave * Subsidised gym membership though Gym Flex * Electric car scheme * Eye Care Voucher * Agile Working Policy * Dress for your Day Policy. About the company Our client are the UK’s Top 50 law firm. With a heritage spanning 160 years, they have more than 500 lawyers and legal professionals based in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, London, Norwich and Sevenoaks. They advise businesses, government and public sector organisations and individuals in the UK and internationally across four principal practice groups: property, corporate services, litigation and private client advisory. They are defined by their next level law proposition and work with clients as a proactive partner, horizon scanning and thinking ahead to the changes, challenges or opportunities that they may face. With their ambition to succeed, comes a strong desire to make a positive contribution to the communities they serve, and they are committed to delivering the objectives set out in their ESG strategy. Diversity plays an integral part in all that they do, with female partners comprising 40% of our partnership. Their Kent office in Sevenoaks is their newest office and is primed for growth to realise the huge opportunities and need for excellent legal advice in the South East. Overall skills: * We are recruiting for an ambitious, driven and forward thinking qualified Solicitor, ideally with 8+ years PQE with a Banking and Finance background, to come and join our newly opened Sevenoaks office * You will join a highly successful Banking and Finance team, who are seeing substantial growth, and are looking to broaden its offering out into the South East of England. * Senior Associate/Legal Director level appointment will be expected to have strong technical skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. * All candidates will be expected to have a desire to grow a practice and build relationships and any partner level candidates will be expected to bring some following. * This is an exciting opportunity for someone to grow a business in a very supportive environment. The team and responsibilities The team's expertise covers a variety of different types of banking and finance areas including: * Syndicated and bilateral conventional lending * Property finance, including advising on funding acquisitions of land, investment property and development/construction * Education loans and housing association finance * Acquisition Finance * Re-financings, restructurings/work-outs * Private finance and loan arrangements * Asset finance/asset backed lending About the role To lead in the establishment of the Banking and Finance offering in our Sevenoaks office by building relationships and a team to service the South East region of England. In addition, you will be expected to provide assistance to the entire team and its growth. * Drafting, negotiating and agreeing finance documentation – both facility agreements and security documents using both LMA documentation and our own precedents. * Drafting, negotiating and agreeing ancillary documentation such as fee letters, undertakings and corporate authorities. * Managing transactions and liaising with other team members on larger transactions. * Building a banking and finance presence for us in the South East of England through Business Development

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