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PQE: NQ - 3
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Corporate
Location: Southampton
The firm

We became BDB Pitmans in 2018 following the merger of legacy firms Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) and Pitmans Law.  Based at offices in London, Cambridge, Reading and Southampton we approach every case with the bigger picture in mind. Above all, our focus is on doing things right. And doing them well. So we build longstanding and mutually beneficial client relationships based on trust and genuine partnership.

BDB Pitmans is a place where people feel free to be themselves. Regardless of their position, we treat everyone fairly – encouraging our teams to be confident and express opinions in an honest and trusting environment. We show care, respect and concern for each other and who we work with. Actively promoting a healthy work-life balance, and giving employees the necessary tools to help them achieve this.  In 2021 the firm, through the Best Companies to Work For accreditation, were recognised as one of the 20 Best Law Firms to work for in the UK and one of the 100 Best Companies to work for in the South East.

The team

Our Corporate & Commercial team work across all sectors on a variety of  corporate transactions and corporate matters that are non-transactional in nature. They advise UK and international clients from fast-growing start-ups/scale-ups to listed companies. Many of the team have come from large city firms and while the quality of work is comparable the culture and ethos within the team is friendly and collegiate.

The opportunity

The role will involve assisting and advising on all aspects of company law, private company mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and MBOs and MBIs, joint ventures and investor/shareholders’ agreements, articles of association and other constitutional documents, demergers, company reconstructions and reorganisations.  Additionally there is the opportunity to be involved with AIM flotations, takeovers and other public company work, commercial lending and security, financing and refinancing of businesses,

The corporate team acts for acquirers, private equity and VCT funds, founders/sellers, management teams and funders.  Historically, the team has been involved in the more prominent deals in the Solent and Thames Valley region.  The role would suit a candidate relocating to the region, an ambitious practitioner looking to move laterally from a national/large regional firm or an able candidate looking to work for a larger firm doing larger transactions.

Who we are looking for
  • Admissions to the Solicitor Roll
  • 2:1 Degree or higher preferred
  • Candidates should have between 0 (i.e. a NQ) to 3 years PQE of working in a corporate team
  • We are seeking applicants who are confident in dealing with the full range of corporate processes