Experience level : 2 years +
Our Chambers rated national Restructuring and Insolvency practice is thriving. With premier legal rankings, noted practitioners and a national capability recognised as being able to deliver for clients in an 'approachable and personable way', we're leading the way in the unrivalled depth of expertise and commercial advice that we offer our clients.
Our RIT lawyers work closely with banks, turnaround professionals, insolvency practitioners, underperforming businesses, distressed lenders and other stakeholders to create recovery solutions and to advise on strategy to achieve solvent and insolvent restructurings and business sales.
We understand the importance of giving practical advice relevant to the context of the sector in which our clients operate.
Partner and Team Leader, Andy Stirk is currently recruiting for a lawyer to join the team in Leeds.
What will you be doing?
You'll have access to the best national quality work and learn from leaders in their field in a role that is wide ranging and diverse, including bank security reviews, bank and investor led restructuring, turnarounds, LPA receivership appointments, business sales and acquisitions, through to support of technical insolvency issues and directors duties advice.
In the main the work is non-contentious, with some opportunities to work with lawyers that provide contentious insolvency support.
Recent notable examples of our work include advising the boards of a number of domestic energy suppliers, debt sales in relation to well-
known retail operators and commercial property portfolios and advising landlords, creditors and supervisors in relation to retail CVAs.
We’ve acted for administrators on issues arising from the trading and sale of care home group responsible for 1400 residents, hotel, and manufacturing groups including issues with international subsidiaries, two special administrations under the Investment Bank Special Administration regime, the administration and transfer of the customer book of an independent wealth manager and the administration and sale of a law firm.
What does the ideal candidate look like?
You'll have at least two years' insolvency and restructuring experience, ideally gained at a large regional or city firm.
That said, if you have a background in banking and / or corporate and are keen to diversify, we'd be happy to consider your application.
Whatever your background, excellent legal skills, quality drafting and the ability to offer practical and realistic advice to our clients are a must.
Our practice is ambitious so we love to receive applications from lawyers with the ability to develop relationships and foster new ones.
So what’s it for you?
Working with the highest calibre clients, in a collaborative collegiate environment, we believe this is a unique opportunity for the right candidate.
Our culture is focused on our people - we place real value on personal development supported by a transparent lawyer career framework.
Coupled with the chance to learn from leaders in their field and a team with the ambition to grow, this role offers a true path to personal and professional growth.
In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed.
Visit our D&I page to find out more.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
If that's got your interest, why not get in touch to find out more? My name is Emma Forrester and you can reach me on 0117 989 6593.
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