Addleshaw Goddard

We are a premium business law firm with international reach and an exceptional breadth of services.

By delivering what clients want wherever they need it, from high value strategic advice, to the everyday, we pride ourselves on our straight talking approach and a service which is high quality, focused and consistently excellent.

Experience how we can help to protect and grow your business through our long-term relationship investment, our understanding of your markets and sectors, combined with our collaborative team culture and we'll soon have you rethinking any fixed ideas you might have had about business lawyers.

Read on for more information about the firm, how we make a difference and indeed, what's different about us.

Addleshaw Goddard London, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Vacancy Description NQ Real Estate - London   Newly Qualified Associate – Real Estate - London Level of role Associate 1 The Firm At Addleshaw Goddard, we stand out for being consistently excellent in advice: we not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other "bold and beautiful" clients. We are a natural choice for talent – a firm where people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. We do fantastic work: exciting, challenging, fulfilling work that adds significant value to our clients, our people and our business. We are also known for our uncompromising quality. Everything we do – large and small, with our colleagues and our clients – stands up alongside the best. We are recognised for our extraordinary effort that creates sustainable value and a consistently positive experience for our clients, people and communities. Division Our team, operating out of London, Leeds and Manchester, as well as Asia and the GCC, has won numerous awards and is ranked highly by independent commentators, as are a number of our leading individual practitioners. We act for some of the foremost institutional investors, banks, developers and retailers including Standard Life, Scottish Widows, Threadneedle, British Land, Peel, Primark and Co-op. The Role Addleshaw Goddard has a strong reputation for providing Associates with a supportive, stretching environment and so anyone taking up this role can expect to have the opportunity to play a significant role in working for clients that are key to the Division and to the firm. Ideally you will have at least six months experience gained in Real Estate during your training contract. Knowledge, skills and experience required (bespoke to role) The successful candidate will have: excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree clear understanding of the operation and structure of a Top 30 law firm ability to achieve continuous improvement and development No agencies please.
Addleshaw Goddard Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Vacancy Description Employment Associate - Glasgow   Employment Associate Level of role - 2+ year PQE Division - Employment - Commercial Location - Glasgow   The Firm We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice.  We not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other "bold and beautiful" clients. The Group Our Commercial team is a national group, with teams working in each AG office. The team are involved in a range of activities including technology, outsourcing and IP, media and advertising, commercial contracts, competition, and procurement, with a strong presence in Digital, Retail and Consumer, and Financial Services sector work. The team is ranked in the top band in the North West in IP, IT and Telecoms, and Media & Entertainment in Legal 500. Our Requirements The role involves acting as a solicitor in the Glasgow employment team working on contentious and non-contentious matters for a range of clients from global financial institutions to owner managed businesses.   Knowledge, skills and experience required   The successful applicant will need the following skills: - A mixture of contentious and non-contentious employment experience is preferred with the ability to deliver day-to-day employment advice on all employment issues, employment litigation and the employment aspects of corporate and project support work - Sound technical understanding of the law - Good drafting and communication skills - Demonstrate a commercial and common sense approach to issues - Be keen to develop their marketing and business development skills as well as being involved in seminars, training, tenders and other similar marketing activities - Ideally have some experience of immigration and or partnership issues but not essential - Experience of working on cross-border employment issues but not essential - The ability to work to deadlines within a challenging environment and to work as part of a team, be confident, personable and self-motivated    The successful candidate will have: You will have: ►   Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree ►   At least 2 years' experience gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level  ►   Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a leading law firm and the needs of the clients of a top flight team 
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Vacancy Description Real Estate Lawyer (2-5 PQE) - Manchester   The Real Estate Division is one of Addleshaw Goddard’s largest. Within the Manchester office, the mainstream Real Estate team currently comprises five partners and over 20 other fee earners. We place a high emphasis on our transactional expertise and are able to bring a commercial and business-oriented approach to a wide range of contentious and non-contentious property matters. Our Real Estate teams have advised on many high profile office, retail, leisure, development and regeneration schemes throughout the UK. We have also worked alongside clients on high volume portfolio transactions. A key strength is our ability to provide all the relevant skills (mainstream real estate, corporate, structuring, tax, planning, construction, environment, property litigation) in one team. Our Requirements   We are looking for an experienced Associate to work alongside our Partners on some key matters and clients. The role will undertake a range of commercial property work including landlord and tenant, property management, sales and purchases. Addleshaw Goddard has a strong reputation for providing Associates with a supportive, stretching environment and so anyone taking up this role can expect to have the opportunity to play a significant role in working for clients that are key to the Division and to the firm. Knowledge, skills and experience required   At least two years legal experience gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level Excellent knowledge of commercial property and related law Experience in the drafting of property contracts, leases, reports and contract negotiation Experience of taking responsibility for running some aspects of property transactions A proven record of a high standard of client care for existing clients The ability to fit quickly into a team-based environment  Demonstrates the ability to update and improve technical expertise on a regular basis  Display a knowledge of key areas of the law by providing clear, precise, practical solution lead advice with appropriate levels of supervision Some experience, and an interest, in business development The successful candidate will have: excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree clear understanding of the operation and structure of a top law firm ability to achieve continuous improvement and development Addleshaw Goddard is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.
Addleshaw Goddard Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Vacancy Description IP/IT Associate - Edinburgh   IP/IT ASSOCIATE Level of role - Associate 0-2 PQE Division - Commercial Location - Edinburgh   The Firm We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice.  We not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other "bold and beautiful" clients. The Group Our Commercial team is a national group, with teams working in each AG office. The Edinburgh team are involved in a range of activities including technology, outsourcing and IP, media and advertising, commercial contracts, competition, and procurement, with a strong presence in Digital, Retail and Consumer, and Financial Services sector work. The team is ranked in the top band in the North West in IP, IT and Telecoms, and Media & Entertainment in Legal 500. Our Requirements We are looking for someone who has commercial experience or has a keen interest. You will take responsibility as an advisor on a range of small to medium complex projects, in addition to working in teams on larger IT, and/or IP, and commercial projects across various sectors (including those above). You will manage your own workload as well as supporting partners on large and complex matters, handling a spread of commercial work as and when needed by clients.  Your focus will be to build relationships with clients and to handle all of their commercial needs. Knowledge, skills and experience required To be able to advise at the level required in this role, we expect that you are newly qualified or have up to 2 years post qualification experience or equivalent in a comparable practice. You may have gained some experience in-house, but the majority of your experience ideally will have been based in a law firm. In building this experience you will have demonstrated strong technical and analytical skills, a keen intellect and a commercial mindset. You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to provide pragmatic, robust and tailored advice in a way that supports internal and external clients alike.     The successful candidate will have:   ►   Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree  ►   Newly qualified to 2 years experience gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level   ►   Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a leading law firm and the needs of the clients of a top flight team 
Addleshaw Goddard Leeds, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Vacancy Description Corporate Associate Corporate Associate/Managing Associate Level of role – 4+ PQE Department – Corporate (Leeds Office) The Opportunity   We are looking for experienced Corporate associates to join our highly regarded Corporate team, operating out of the Leeds office. We advise on the full range of corporate merger and acquisition transactions, for both private and public companies, and in addition have significant private equity and financial services transactional expertise and resource. The award winning team in Leeds is recognised as tier 1 in Yorkshire, regularly advising on the most high profile transactions in the region and nationally. Outline of the role We are looking for experienced corporate lawyers, who can add to the corporate transactional expertise in the Leeds team. Successful candidates will run their own transactions, with appropriate support where needed, and will work alongside partners on a wide range of corporate instructions, for local, national and international clients. We have a strong culture of support and collaboration and as a member of the team, you will be encouraged to contribute to business and practice development activities and also to assist with the supervision and development of other team members. Knowledge, skills and experience required We expect candidates to have strong grounding in company law and corporate transactional work derived from relevant post qualification periods. Experience in private equity transactions would be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite. You should have gained at least four years' experience in corporate transactional roles in order to have gained the range of skills and expertise required for the position. This experience should ideally have been gained in a major national, international, City or equivalent firms but applicants from other backgrounds will be considered if they can demonstrate the required level of corporate transactional experience. No agencies please.