ASB Law

Creating value by understanding what is really important to you... We deliver legal services to business leaders and in-house lawyers in companies ranging from large, global enterprise to SMEs as well as advising individuals and families. Our solicitors counsel regional, national and international clients from offices in Crawley, Sussex and Maidstone, Kent. Legal specialisms include aviation law, travel law, charity law, brain injury and services for vulnerable people.

ASB Law Maidstone, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
Private Client Solicitor (2-5 years pqe) Location: Maidstone Department: Private Client Start Date: ASAP About the team: Our Tax, Trusts and Probate team has established a strong reputation as one of the leaders in the South East for providing responsive, practical advice to individuals.   With a great depth of knowledge and experience between them, our specialists will ensure that you receive the very best advice. We strive to provide an excellent service to all of our clients, combining outstanding technical skill with a uniquely personal and down to earth approach.   Specifically a role within our Trust and Tax Planning Team providing estate administration services and advice on Wills, LPAs and tax planning to our existing and target clients.   Main function of the role: Providing general tax planning advice Preparing Wills of varying degrees of complexity Drafting trust deeds, declarations of trusts, deeds of variation Advising on and preparing and registering powers of attorney Dealing with the administration of estates of varying complexities and the implementation of associated trust arrangements Supporting business development initiatives for the team and the firm Key roles and responsibilities: Managing a busy caseload, under supervision as required, dealing with a wide range of tax and trust matters to include - lifetime tax planning (to cover Capital Gains, Inheritance and Income Tax advice); advising on existing trusts, to include drafting documents to terminate and vary trusts; the creation of new trusts; death and post death tax planning Acting for and advising a wide range of private individuals but in particular those with high net worth, landed estate owners and owners of SMEs Client liaison, both over the telephone and in person, taking instructions, providing progress updates and managing the financial affairs of the file A keenness to participate in marketing initiatives Meeting financial targets of at least 1,200 chargeable hours per annum Do you have? Been admitted as a Solicitor with the right to work in the UK and at least 2 years PQE in Private Client work in a respected regional or London practice Previous Business Development experience and keenness to develop these skills further Proven experience of being commercially aware Clean driving licence – Essential Experience of working a case management system would also be desirable Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook  STEP qualification would be an advantage but is not essential Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in TTP but with internal teams across the business A genuine interest in Private Client work with the desire to learn and develop your skills and expertise Client focus; the ability to build and sustain relationships Good numeracy skills in order to deal accurately with estate accounts A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards Good time management skills and the ability to organise and handle a busy and varied caseload
ASB Law Maidstone, United Kingdom
Oct 23, 2017
Contract
Paralegal, Corporate Finance (Interim position) Location: Maidstone Department: Corporate Finance Start Date: ASAP About the team: Our expertise covers Mergers and Acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, business finance, corporate structuring and joint ventures. We deal with around 30 transactions a year, with values ranging from £1m to £120m.  Our core range is between £5m and £30m enterprise value.  Whilst each client’s need is unique, the high levels of systems and processes we have developed combined with our experience ensure we can produce reliable results whilst containing costs.   Our access to market is through directly approaching key target clients, developing trusted advisor status with our clients and by reciprocating work introductions with a number of key referrers. Our focus on developing relationships within the banking sector also pays dividends, and as well as taking instructions from HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Santander, we are in an excellent position to make introductions and referrals to put together ‘deal teams’. In the last few years we have done a number of deals where we have acted for private equity houses.   About the role: The Corporate Finance team paralegal will provide support to all partners and fee earners in the team on transaction matters and administrative tasks.   The Corporate Finance team complete around 40 deals per year which cover a variety of sectors and deal types. You will be supporting the team on corporate matters so you will be involved in: Amending transaction documents and general proof reading Drafting ancillary documentation; including board minutes, resolutions, simple articles of association, deeds of variation Managing documentation; keeping track of draft documents; completing deal reports, producing Bibles, distributing bibles and originals to relevant parties and other post completion tasks Attending in house meetings with clients and other parties and taking minutes Setting up and running datarooms including anomalising documents Assisting with the team’s company secretarial service Preparing and handling the relevant Companies House forms; dealing with share transfers and providing company research where needed Liaising with other departments involved in corporate deals Do you have? Some previous legal work experience, ideally in corporate work. More important however is a genuine interest in Company law and Corporate Finance transactions A degree (or equivalent), and ideally the LPC Previous experience of working within a commercially aware environment Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook including good keyboarding skills, as you will be self-sufficient. Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in Corporate Finance but with internal teams across the business The desire to learn and develop your skills and expertise The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards Excellent client care skills
ASB Law Maidstone, United Kingdom
Oct 20, 2017
Full time
Paralegal, Commercial Property Location: Maidstone Department: Commercial Property Start Date: ASAP About the team Our specialist Property Services team is developing an enviable position in the market and deals with high quality transactional work for commercial clients, investors and developers. Their work involves planning, construction law, environmental law and regulatory services. We understand both the commercial and legal issues facing our clients and have the technical competence and processes in place to ensure that we deliver our services efficiently and effectively.     About the role The main focus of your role will be to work alongside skilled fee earners in the commercial property team and manage your own caseload of lower value matters with the support at hand as and when you require. You will also be assisting the skilled fee earners with their more complex and senior transactions. Running basic commercial property transactions with supervision as required Dealing with the processes of ‘exchange’ and ‘completion’ together with post-completion work, registrations and completing on-line SDLT forms Running plot sales transactions, with supervision as required including chain chasing Liaising with clients and the other side’s solicitors; giving advice/updates and building a rapport Providing general assistance with property searches and investigation on title Assisting with the financial control of matters Providing administrative support to the fee earners in the team (research, photocopying, proof reading) Achieving a target of 1000 hours of chargeable work per year as well as two hours of non-chargeable activity per day (or pro rated if part-time) Do you have? At least two year’s previous legal work experience in commercial property work Proven experience delivering excellent client care skills Desirable but not essential, have some knowledge or experience of residential conveyancing background Qualified to Degree level Ideally LPC qualified (although a bright and keen A’ Level student with the appropriate Property experience would also be considered) Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook including good keyboarding skills, as you will be self-sufficient Good numeracy skills in order to deal accurately with account balances A confident and pleasant telephone manner, able to demonstrate assertiveness where necessary Good analytical and communication skills The ability to work well under pressure, with a robust and resilient attitude in order to deal effectively with challenging clients Excellent organisational skills The ability to work as part of a team, and support all its members A committed, keen and hard working attitude      The desire to learn and develop your skills and expertise A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards
ASB Law Crawley, United Kingdom
Oct 20, 2017
Full time
Commercial Solicitor (2-5 yrs pqe) Location: Crawley Department: Commercial Start Date: ASAP About the team: The commercial team combines business understanding with exceptional technical know-how to help clients achieve their business objectives. We provide business-ready commercial advice to in-house lawyers, their commercial colleagues as well as to owners and managers of businesses.   We have particular expertise in technology-related issues including IT provision and on-line trading issues, intellectual property rights management, the management, exploitation and protection of data, trading arrangements including joint ventures, partnering arrangements, agency and distribution agreements, procurement agreements and outsourcing agreements.   About the role: The key roles and responsibilities for this position are as follows:  Dealing with a wide range of commercial work to involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating trading agreements, together with supply, purchase and manufacturing agreements including joint ventures and outsourcing Providing advice on IT agreements, licences and SLA’s both for developers and purchasers Advising in connection with e-trading issues, online service solutions and data protection Acting for a wide range of clients Managing a large and varied caseload with a strong commercial approach Playing a supporting role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts Do you have? 2-5 years post qualification experience of commercial work Excellent drafting skills Solid knowledge and experience of IT/IP contracts and data protection Strong client focus with the ability to build and sustain excellent relationships Good commercial awareness Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in the Commercial Department but with internal teams across the business The appetite to develop their business development skills The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience of working a case management system would also be desirable If you do have the above and you would like to share in our purpose and can strengthen the services we offer, we would really like to hear from you! To apply contact the In-House Recruitment Team either in writing to the address below or by email to Recruitment@asb-law.com   asb law LLP is an equal opportunities employer    
ASB Law Maidstone, United Kingdom
Oct 17, 2017
Full time
Solicitor (NQ+), Corporate Finance Location: Maidstone Department: Corporate Finance Start Date: ASAP About the team: Our expertise covers Mergers and Acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, business finance, corporate structuring and joint ventures. We deal with around 30 transactions a year, with values ranging from £1m to £120m.  Our core range is between £5m and £30m enterprise value.  Whilst each client’s need is unique, the high levels of systems and processes we have developed, combined with our experience, ensure we can produce reliable results whilst containing costs.    Our access to market is through directly approaching key target clients, developing trusted advisor status with our clients and by reciprocating work introductions with a number of key referrers. Our focus on developing relationships within the banking sector also pays dividends, and as well as taking instructions from HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Santander, we are in an excellent position to make introductions and referrals to put together ‘deal teams’. In the last few years we have done a number of deals where we have acted for private equity houses.   About the role: The main function of this role will be to provide general assistance and support to the Corporate Finance team on a range of transactions to include general mergers and acquisitions: Acting for a wide range of clients such as companies, banks and other financial institutions as well as for private individuals Drafting, reviewing and negotiating transactional documentation including main documents such as sale and purchase agreements and ancillary documents eg board minutes and ancillary forms Providing assistance on completions and managing completion documents and deliverables Attending client meetings and completion meetings demonstrating flexibility on working hours when required Providing post completion transaction support to the team (undertaking deal summaries and producing bibles) Managing a large and varied workload with a strong commercial approach Organising your workload to ensure work correctly prioritised Participating in marketing initiatives Achieving a target of 1300 hours of chargeable work per year as well as two hours of non-chargeable activity per day (or pro rated if part-time) Do you have? Ideally, at least 6 months post qualification experience of corporate finance work Client focus; the ability to build and sustain relationships Commercial awareness, offering technical excellence with a practical approach Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in Corporate Finance but with internal teams across the business The desire to market your work and introduce business development initiatives where possible The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools A clean driving licence / be a car owner to provide support to both the Crawley and Maidstone teams as required A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook The ability to be a strong team player.