This new position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious lawyer, looking to pursue a career in corporate law with one of the top corporate practices in the South East outside London.
The corporate team consists of eight partners and around 20 other lawyers, including two dedicated professional support lawyers. The work of the team is high-quality and diverse and covers a broad range of corporate transactional and advisory work, including:
- Private M&A (both buy side and sell side)
- Private equity (principally management advisory and portfolio work)
- High growth companies / shareholders agreements and articles / equity fundraising
- Corporate rationalisations / reorganisations
- General corporate advisory
- Partnership law
- Inward investment and cross border
The team is supported by the full range of specialists required to support corporate transactional work, including tax, employment, immigration and pensions, real estate, banking and finance, regulatory and anti-trust, intellectual property and commercial. A large proportion of our clients are multinational, based overseas or have international business interests, and we frequently work with overseas law firms, including the major jurisdictions in Europe and the US.
Our clients include mid-tier businesses (quoted and owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, high-net-worth private clients and high growth companies.
The aggregate value of deals we have advised upon over the past 12 months is approximately £3bn.
Examples of clients that you may experience working with are listed below and further information about our experience can be found on our website here.
Bakkavor Group PLC, BIMM Institute, Biogas technologies Ltd, Broker Network, Business Growth Fund (BGF), CANCOM SE, Flint Wines, Fuller Smith & Turner PLC, Future Biogas, ICP Nurseries Ltd, Inzpire, Kaye Enterprises, Philips, Rock Rail, Seal Software, Stackhouse Poland Group Ltd, The Karma CoKitchen, Zenitech
Catherine Sellars, an associate who recently joined the team, comments: “I joined Stevens & Bolton from a big global firm based in London, having been lured by the promise of excellence without burnout as a sure side effect. I have been consistently impressed by the firm’s dedication to caring for its employees, pursuing innovative ways of working and establishing a clear and distinctive identity within the market, all whilst maintaining the highest standard of work. My experience of joining the corporate team as a newly qualified associate has been overwhelmingly positive. I’ve been exposed to a wide range of corporate work and a higher level of responsibility than would have been the case in a larger firm and felt fully supported by the partnership in the transition from trainee to full-fledged lawyer despite having trained elsewhere. The effort invested in the wellbeing and cohesion of the corporate team is apparent in the overall satisfaction and friendliness of my colleagues and the fact that everyone still finds time for interesting hobbies alongside carrying out challenging and exciting work for prestigious clients. I particularly enjoy the wide range of clients the corporate team acts for, from start-ups and entrepreneurs to well-established household names”.