Head of Legal

Recruiter
Fortes Partners Ltd
Location
North London
Salary
£120,000-£150,000 OTE
Posted
26 Apr 2021
Closes
04 May 2021
Ref
2129252536
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
We are looking to recruit a Head of Law to join its growing firm based in North London! The company is looking for someone who has the ambition to run their own firm, with the support and infrastructure of a multi-disciplinary consulting practice behind them, along with the necessary group functions such as sales, marketing, finance, and back office.
Job Description:
•The Head of Law will work closely with the Directors to lead the existing legal services team who provide Corporate and Commercial work to a range of SME businesses in the UK.
•Leading from the front, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the firm regarding winning new business, overall service delivery and delivering your own work.
•The ideal candidate will have worked on various M&A and CoCo projects at a senior level for a mid-tier firm and will be looking for a long-term opportunity in which he or she ca build upon their experiences and knowledge and drive the legal business forward.

Key responsibilities:

• Overall responsibility of new customer acquisition whilst maintaining relationships with existing ones.

• Managing and improving existing processes and procedures.

• Leading client meetings and acting as 'expert'

• Providing strategy and direction for business growth

• Tracking workflow and delivery across the team

• Acting as Deal Leader for M&A transactions

• Managing outsource relationships.

Candidate requirements:

• Proven track record of managing teams and delivering general legal services

• Existing experience working with SME businesses

• Good knowledge within the service portfolio

• Understanding of current legal practices and precedents.

• Strong strategic, analytical and project management skills.

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to lead a team.

• Confident and dynamic personality.

• Proven Business Development capability.

Candidate requirements:

• SRA qualified

• 10 years' minimum experience working in corporate & commercial departments.

• Management experience

• Proven experience in providing an end-to-end service to SME businesses.

• Experience leading SME M&A transactions

• Strong attention to detail

• Happy to work independently and manage a team.