Burgess Paluch Legal Recruitment has extensive experience in assisting Australian and New Zealand qualified lawyers who are looking to secure legal roles in the UK.
After several years of downturn, finally it is clear that the London legal recruitment market is substantially heating up. This is not just a blip on the radar anymore. Many of the large firms are hiring in Corporate and in Finance in some form. Due to a shortage of local candidates the firms are starting to look further afield once more. We are also being briefed with many Construction and Projects roles, but there is an absolute dearth of local candidates on the ground in London.
The following are 6 examples of new roles in London we are looking to fill. Even if these particular roles are not suitable for you please don’t hesitate to call to discuss many other options:
Property Finance 2-6 PQE Top UK/INT Firm
Top tier international law firm seeks associates to join their market leading Real Estate Finance practice. Unlike most large Real Estate Finance practices, the firm acts for borrowers and funders, including some of the foremost lenders, investors and developers in the market. Working alongside Tier 1 Real Estate, Corporate and Finance practices, the transactions are first rate, making this a fantastic opportunity to develop your experience. Training and experience in Banking/Finance, and a strong academic background is required.
Construction 2–4 PQE – Leading Global Firm
Cross border and global projects on offer in this non-contentious construction role. This leading UK / international firm is seeking a quality construction lawyer to join their market leading Construction team, with both domestic and global projects on offer. The team advises clients on many of the world’s largest and most complex engineering and construction projects. Applicants will need experience gained from a recognised Australian construction practice. A fantastic career opportunity not to be missed.
Funds 3-8 PQE – Leading London Firm
This top London/Int’l firm seeks an associate to join their market leading funds team. In a multi-disciplinary team, join with tax and regulatory colleagues to advise on fund structuring, prepare documentation (including private placement memoranda and fund agreements), assist with commercial advice on market practice, fund terms and project management. A client focussed role, you will also conduct commercial negotiations with investors, fund managers and other parties. Applicants need strong Australian funds experience.
Banking 2–5 PQE Magic Circle
This Magic Circle law firm’s premier banking group’s multi disciplinary practice stands out from their competitors for the range, calibre and international scope of the deals they handle. It is keen to consider Australians with quality finance experience, good academics and first class legal ability coupled with a practical commercial approach, excellent drafting and communication skills. This globally elite team is also regarded as offering a great work culture, challenging transactions and strong market salaries.
Corporate/Corporate Finance 2–6 PQE Magic Circle
Rare opportunity to join a leading London team, with Australian lawyers encouraged to apply. The practice advises on some of the world’s largest and most complex M&A transactions for over a quarter of the FTSE 100 corporates. Their technically astute and very commercial team will provide the perfect platform for an ambitious mid-level lawyer. Perfectly placed to benefit from the recent market upturn, you will join an array of the leading partners in the space. Australian lawyers from top-tier or leading national firms are encouraged to apply.
Corporate 2 – 5 PQE Magic Circle
This Magic Circle firm with a highly rated corporate group offers a unique breadth of work, coupled with high levels of responsibility and client contact. Be mentored by some of the most highly regarded partners in the UK and set your career up for success upon your return. A cutting edge practice which has a focus on large listed clients, M&A, private equity and cross border deals, there is arguably no better home for ambitious career minded lawyers. Strong academics and large firm training in corporate a must.
Make the most of the upswing in the London market. Our wide base of firms in the UK are actively seeking Australian lawyers, with interviews on offer via video conference. Call Doron Paluch to discuss on +61 3 8676 0302