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Closing date: 22/11/2022
PQE: 2-4
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full time/Part time Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 5:30. Part-time considered at 0.8
Reports to: Practice Area Manager
Team: Banking
Location: London
The Firm

Farrer & Co is synonymous with the highest quality legal advice and service.

We advise individuals, families, businesses, financial services, educational and not-for-profit organisations on every aspect of the law, wherever the need arises. From our offices in London we work with trusted professionals around the world to deliver a seamless international service.

Our clients present us with complex and varied challenges. Whether that's a complicated family trust issue, a multinational corporate transaction, or an emerging threat to their reputation, they need clear thinkers who can advise on the best solutions, fast thinkers when speed is of the essence and agile thinkers who can produce a fresh approach to get the job done. That's why they choose us.

Our clients value our in-depth knowledge, technical excellence and diversity of disciplines. But what really binds our long-standing relationships with them is our approach: pragmatic, plain speaking and always steadfast in our values, which we hold dear. Values which mean we gain our clients' trust, always strive to do the right thing, and aim for the best results for them.

Superb client service sits at the heart of everything we do. We are modern lawyers with timeless values.

The Team

The Banking Team assists both lenders (particularly private banks), and borrowers in relation to loan facilities for trusts, corporates and individuals.  We advise on borrowing for investment, business, personal and charitable purposes and provide advice on all aspects of lending including priority of debts and security. The team covers a range of financing areas for domestic and international clients, including property finance, asset finance, general corporate lending, charity finance, private placements and syndicated lending.

Scope

The Farrer & Co Banking team is growing. We are looking for a bright and personable solicitor with a proven aptitude for banking work and between 2-4 years' post qualification experience to join our highly successful Banking team. The successful applicant should have general banking and property finance experience.

Responsibilities
  • Drafting facility agreement, security documents, ancillary finance documents and corporate authorisations
  • Managing small and large lending transactions for lenders and borrowers, with appropriate supervision, including liaising with clients, other law firms, overseas counsel and other teams within the firm
  • Advising on a wide range of queries relating to lending and security matters.
Skills and Experience
  • Strong academic background
  • Sound technical knowledge relating to banking law and practice
  • Interest and enthusiasm in respect of transactional banking work
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starting approach to tasks and projects and ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to think laterally and apply knowledge and experience to a broad range of transactions and clients
  • Excellent organisational and transaction management skills.
Education and Qualifications
  • Minimum 2.1 degree and training or post-qualification experience from a mid-sized or city firm. 
Special aspects

The hours of work for this opportunity are 9:30am - 5:30pm but we would expect the successful candidate to be committed, flexible and prepared to work beyond the normal office hours if necessary and in response to client demand. You will be expected to follow the firm’s agile working policy, which embraces home working but will require employees to spend a minimum number of days each week in the London office.

Farrer & Co is open to flexible working by arrangement although this role is intended as a full-time position.

Open to talking flexibly.

Comments

Farrer & Co conducts a pre-employment screening which consists of a Criminal History Background and Credit Check for successful candidates.