Head of Corporate

Stephenson Law

Full time

Bristol, UK Remote

Jan 9

We’re offering a unique opportunity for a Head of Corporate to join our award-winning and fast-growing team, advising some of the most entrepreneurial and cutting-edge technology businesses on a variety of corporate transactions and setting the strategy for our Corporate team. Over the past 12 months, demand for our Corporate services has increased rapidly and we expect this to continue, with your help!

Who you are

You are a highly entrepreneurial and experienced corporate solicitor, having gained a broad range of transactional experience. We want to speak to lawyers who can demonstrate experience of leading on transactions and managing a team.

As we have a focus on advising fast-growth businesses, you will have expertise in advising similar businesses on the full lifecycle of venture capital/private equity transactions. Experience advising institutional investors and a solid understanding of employee share schemes is desirable.

As we’re not only looking for someone to advise our clients but to build on the momentum we’ve developed for corporate work, you’ll be expected to have a strong existing network and business development skills. Our dedicated and very talented Marketing team will be on hand to support you with any initiatives.

Given the nature of our client base, we’re always thinking about ways to improve our efficiency and client experience using technology. You’ll therefore bring your own ideas on how we can achieve these objectives or be excited about working alongside our Legal Operations team to develop them.

Clients praise us for our ability to deliver on the detail while seeing the big picture, and this will be reflected in your approach. You’ll enjoy the cut-and-thrust of getting the deal done, while knowing that you’ve protected our clients’ wider interests as best as possible.

An ability to communicate with straight-forward, jargon-free language is essential, as is a commercial and pragmatic approach. Alongside this, you’ll have an appetite for challenging yourself and others and a thirst for continuous development.

We offer a competitive salary and work as a team, supporting and investing heavily in the training and development of everyone within it.

For the right candidate, we can offer directorship and participation in our Company Share Option Plan.

About the Corporate team

The Corporate team is currently led by Ed Boal, Director and Head of Legal Operations; supported by 1 Solicitor (5 PQE); and 1 Trainee Solicitor (qualifying April 2021). While Ed will continue to support transactions and provide holiday cover for the Head of Corporate, we are looking for someone to take the lead and grow our Corporate team. Sam Ross, Associate Director and Head of Subscription Services, is also a trained corporate lawyer and has advised fast-growth businesses on a variety of transactions in his capacity as General Counsel.

The team undertakes a broad variety of corporate work including:

  • Angel and venture capital/private equity investment rounds
  • Debt financing transactions
  • Designing, implementing, managing and rectifying issues with employee share schemes
  • Private company mergers and acquisitions both on the buy and sell sides
  • Working with a leading US law firm on cross-border transactions

Who we are

Stephenson Law is a fast-growing next-generation law firm. Founded in 2017, we challenge the legal industry by offering unparalleled service and expertise without the stuffiness of the typical corporate law firm. We believe in allowing our staff to be themselves at work.

We’re a close-knit team dedicated to our relationships with our clients and each other. We pride ourselves on being able to get to the heart of each business we take on and are proactive in spotting opportunities to help them grow. We’ve experienced significant growth and have a client base that we’re extremely proud of. As recognition of this, we have been shortlisted for and won a number of awards over the past 12 months, notably ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards.

With big plans for 2021, now is a great time to join our flock!

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly believe in the diversity of our team.

We don't think it matters where you work, our flock are located across the country so we're confident recruiting remotely within the UK. Please note that applicants must be UK qualified lawyers.

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