Stevens & Bolton

Stevens & Bolton is a firm of highly capable, distinctive individuals in whom you can have real confidence, partly because of their technical expertise, but also because they uphold our philosophy and share our values. We aim to engage and to support; absolute professionalism delivered with pragmatism and enthusiasm.

We are one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London, independently recommended in 24 specialist practice areas by the leading independent legal directories and with widespread awards recognition.

Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world.

Stevens & Bolton Guildford, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
PQE: 2-5 Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Private Client Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role A position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious lawyer, looking to pursue a career in our private client team.  The successful candidate will join one of the top ranked personal tax and trust teams in the South East outside London. The Personal Tax, Trusts & Charities team consists of four partners and fourteen other lawyers/advisers and is highly rated in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.  A number of partners and lawyers in the team are recommended as leaders in their field, and the team has won two national awards in the past 12 months.  The Personal Tax, Trusts & Charities team is part of the wider Personal Wealth and Families Group of twenty one lawyers established to provide an integrated and holistic service to private clients. Due to the expansion of the Group and increased workloads there is an opportunity for an associate lawyer with between 2-5 PQE to join the team. The Group’s clients are spread throughout the UK and overseas and include clients in the Sunday Times Rich List. The Personal Tax, Trusts & Charities team undertakes the full spectrum of private client work, key areas being: Succession planning through Wills and trusts, including international/cross border estate planning All aspects of inheritance tax, capital gains tax, and income tax planning as they apply to individuals and trusts Probate and administration of estates and trusts, including domestic and international estates Planning for non-UK domiciled clients and non-UK trusts Tax planning for entrepreneurs and business owners Advice to clients resident outside the UK Establishing charities and providing advice to charities Qualifications and Experience Candidates should have a solid technical grounding in estate administration as well as a general track record in private client work. Prior exposure to all the areas outlined above would be preferred but not essential for the correct candidate. Successful candidates are also likely to be strong team players with good inter-personal skills, to have strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice.  Excellent communication and negotiation skills will be a must.  The successful candidate should also have an appetite for business development. First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered. The Opportunity Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
PQE: 5 years Term: Permanent Working hours: Part-time Practice area: Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. Our values are upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing challenging work; employing truly distinctive, diverse people; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing an environment in which people can learn and grow. The finance, restructuring and insolvency department was newly formed in May 2017 from existing groups of lawyers formerly in the corporate and dispute resolution departments. It combines finance work, principally non-distressed credit transactions, restructuring (distressed loans, turn-arounds, work-outs, schemes etc.) and insolvency work (non-contentious and contentious). The Role We recognise that the spread of work in the department is quite diverse and that not many lawyers will have solid experience across the whole range of our practice. We consider that it is a priority for our PSL to have experience in restructuring and insolvency with a familiarity with banking documentation. We would look to our PSL to provide support to the group and assist lawyers in the firm with day to day queries.   Other responsibilities will include: drafting and maintaining standard precedents and practice notes; assisting with the delivery of training; assisting with marketing materials such as press releases and social media; maintaining know-how and other material on the firm’s intranet; and liaising with other PSLs in the firm to ensure consistency of advice and materials throughout the practice. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Drafting standard form precedents and practice notes Drafting and updating precedents and guidance notes for use by lawyers, including liaising with lawyers in relation to market practice. Know-how Maintaining the group’s know-how system and encouraging lawyers to share knowledge and contribute relevant know-how to the system, either as a basis for draft precedents or collation into an example document/clauses bank.  Assisting with improvements to and development of the know-how database and its content, and facilitating various means for lawyers to contribute know-how. Research and assistance Responding to and researching queries from lawyers in relation to associated law.  Providing a second opinion on points of law or practice.  Providing a mentoring role to trainees and junior lawyers and assisting with points of law or practice as required. Marketing/business development Working with the firm’s marketing and business development team to develop the firm’s presence on social media, drafting and producing briefing notes and press releases and other relevant material. Current awareness Raising awareness among lawyers internally of relevant changes in legislation and case law and practice, and providing briefings at know-how meetings and generally to ensure lawyers are kept up to date with changes in the law. Contributing to and attending relevant know-how meetings Helping to produce agenda for know-how meetings on a regular basis, contributing to those meetings on an ad hoc basis, and drafting minutes of such meetings. Training Designing and delivering restructuring and insolvency training, in particular training for junior lawyers and trainees.  Assisting with seat inductions for trainees. Firm’s intranet Developing the department’s know-how section and other relevant resources on the firm’s intranet; contributing and maintaining material on the intranet and assisting with the delivery of know-how to lawyers via the intranet. Ad hoc projects Working as part of the firm-wide PSL team on specific projects.  Keeping up to date with developments in knowledge management systems and assessing, in conjunction with the firm’s management, their applicability to the firm.  Liaising with the firm’s other PSLs from time to time to promote effective sharing of know-how initiatives and consistency between departments. Qualifications and Experience Thorough and up to date knowledge of relevant transactional work, with recent experience of market practice. Excellent technical knowledge of the relevant law. Good legal research skills and knowledge of resources. Good drafting and written communication skills. Interest in marketing/business development and ability to promote the group effectively through social media and other methods. Knowledge of relevant training programmes. Able to communicate effectively with lawyers, trainees, management and support staff. Recent experience as a finance, restructuring and insolvency lawyer with a minimum of 5 years PQE or as a professional support lawyer in a City law firm.  Practical relevant transactional experience for a minimum of three years. Experienced in drafting a wide range of written material, including transactional documentation and marketing material. The Opportunity The firm provides a competitive total reward package which includes: discretionary bonus scheme for exceptional performance and all staff profit share bonus scheme; free car parking at or close to the office or, alternatively, an interest free season ticket loan scheme together with an additional cash payment of £750; contributory group personal pension scheme; free BUPA or similar plus the ability to join spouse/children at reduced group rates; life/death in service cover - currently 3 times salary; permanent health (phi) cover; five weeks holiday plus the option to buy up to 5 days holiday or sell up to 3 days holiday; use of an IPhone for business and reasonable personal use.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
PQE: 2-4 Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role This new position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious lawyer, looking to develop their career primarily in restructuring and insolvency, with a particular focus on solvent and insolvent restructurings. The finance, restructuring and insolvency team is a fast-growing and dynamic team consisting of 10 lawyers either spending all or a significant part of their time on banking and finance work, including refinancing, acquisition finance, real estate finance,  restructuring, intercreditor issues and general banking/security work. The team is one of the larger finance, restructuring and insolvency practices in the South East outside London and is rated in the top tier of Chambers and tier two in Legal 500. The team benefits from strong specialist support in corporate, commercial, insolvency, private wealth, real estate, regulatory, employment and tax. We have significant international reach, with well established links in the major jurisdictions in Europe and the US with tried and tested firms of similar quality to our own. Clients include banks, mid tier businesses (quoted and owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, and high net worth private clients. Qualifications and Experience Successful candidates are also likely to be strong team players with good inter-personal skills, to have strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice – and to possess excellent communication and negotiation skills.  Demonstrable experience in insolvency and restructuring is a must, as is the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.  First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered, including an expectation that all team members run appropriate cases with minimum supervision. The Opportunity Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role This new position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious lawyer, looking to pursue a career in corporate finance in the long term with one of the top corporate finance practices in the South East outside London. The corporate finance team is part of the company commercial group, one of the main lawyer groups within the firm. In addition to corporate finance the group has specialist teams in banking and finance, commercial and competition. The company commercial group is one of the largest practices in the South East outside London and is rated in the top tiers of both Chambers and Legal 500. Nine of the group’s lawyers are recommended by the principal legal directories as leaders in their field. The corporate finance team has 6 partners and 14 other lawyers, including two dedicated professional support lawyers. The team benefits from strong specialist support in intellectual property, IT, finance/banking, regulatory, employment, pensions, real estate and tax. We have significant international reach, with well established links in the major jurisdictions in Europe and the US with tried and tested firms of similar quality and size to our own. Clients include mid tier businesses (quoted and owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, and high net worth private clients. The work of the team is diverse but key areas are: Mergers and Acquisitions (both buy side and sell side) Venture capital and private equity (sponsor and management team roles) Fundraising and equity and capital markets Joint ventures General corporate advisory Accelerated M & A, restructuring and insolvency Often cases have an international flavour and the team frequently works with law firms in other jurisdictions. Qualifications and Experience Candidates should have drive and an enthusiasm for a broad diet of corporate finance work but experience in all of the above areas is not required and all team members have areas of greater specialisation with the opportunity to become a “go to” lawyer in areas of particular interest. An appetite for business development will be a definite advantage. Successful candidates are also likely to be strong team players with good inter-personal skills, to have strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice – and to possess excellent communication and negotiation skills.  First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered. The Opportunity Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Contentious Construction Location: Guildford The Firm We have a fantastic opportunity for a Construction and Engineering Senior Associate to join our growing team, based in Guildford.  The role will suit someone who has excellent people skills, who is looking to develop their career within a friendly collegiate team that is widely recognised for its expertise in this area. The role is predominately disputes focused, although candidates with experience of both contentious and non-contentious construction are encouraged to apply.  The Construction team is part of the Real Estate department which currently consists of 7 partners and 22 other lawyers.  It is regarded as one of the leading real estate practices in the South East outside London, and is recommended by the leading independent legal directories.  There is PSL and paralegal support within the department and access to a wide range of valuable on-line resources. The Role The work will involve advising on a broad range of predominately contentious construction matters:   We are looking for team players with experience of adjudication, arbitration and litigation in the TCC as well as the ability to give practical and commercial advice at an early stage where projects are in distress; Typical disputes include interim and final payments disputes, professional negligence claims and issues of delay and defective works; The team act for employers (corporates and high net worth individuals), construction professionals, contractors and sub-contractors and the successful candidate can look forward to a broad range of quality work across various sectors; All team members are encouraged to participate in business development and the team regularly host case law updates and workshops for clients and contacts, as well as marketing generally to the industry.   The successful candidate should be interested in and have an understanding of the construction and engineering sector and in turn will be fully supported to develop their own practices and contacts as well as ensuring the continued success and growth of the team and wider firm.  Qualifications and Experience Candidates should have good inter-personal skills, strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice. The Opportunity First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered, including an expectation that all team members run appropriate cases with minimum supervision. Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits. The single office approach ensures excellent communication and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Contentious Trusts Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role This new position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious contentious trust specialist, looking to pursue a career with one of the leading commercial dispute resolution practices in the South East outside London. The commercial dispute resolution team is part of the dispute resolution group, one of the main lawyer groups within the firm. In addition to commercial dispute resolution the group has specialist teams in insolvency, intellectual property and aviation. Property, construction and employment disputes are handled outside the group within the firm’s real estate and employment groups. The dispute resolution group is one of the largest contentious law practices in the South East outside London and is rated in the top tiers of Chambers and Legal 500 and as a National Leading Practice in Chambers. Commercial dispute resolution is the largest of the teams within the  group with 5 partners and 14 other lawyers, including a dedicated professional support lawyer. Clients include mid-tier businesses (quoted and owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, and high net worth private clients. In addition to handling complex litigation (largely in the High Court in London), the team represents clients in arbitrations (UK and international), mediations and expert determinations and regulatory prosecutions. The team also provides strategic advice on claims avoidance and risk management. The work of the team is diverse but key areas are: contract litigation company and partnership disputes, including shareholder litigation fraud insurance IT professional negligence contentious trusts regulatory Often cases have an international flavour and the team frequently works with law firms in other jurisdictions. Qualifications and Experience Candidates should have drive and an enthusiasm for a broad diet of commercial dispute resolution work but experience in all of the above areas is not required and all team members have areas of greater specialisation with the opportunity to become a “go to” lawyer in areas of particular interest. Strong experience of contentious trusts will be a definite advantage though, as will an appetite for business development.  The successful candidate is also likely to be a strong team player with good inter-personal skills, to have strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice – and to possess excellent communication and negotiation skills.  First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered, including an expectation that all team members run appropriate cases with minimum supervision. The Opportunity Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Corporate Tax Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role Our corporate tax practice group is part of our corporate and commercial department and is known for providing effective solutions to clients across a range of sectors.  The team plays an integral supporting role in a wide range of transactions and also attracts work on a standalone basis. Our clients include corporate entities and trusts, charitable bodies and high net worth individuals. The work is varied and you can expect to build on your experience by becoming involved in any of the following: Corporate finance support Structuring acquisition and disposals Advising on corporate reconstruction and group arrangements Investigations and enquiries Structuring property transactions for landowners, funds and end users Asset finance support Employee related tax advice EIS, SEIS VCT and corporate venturing advice Tax advice to owner-managed businesses Partnership tax Environmental taxes Qualifications and Experience The successful candidate will have strong academics and good quality experience gained at a leading law firm. You should be flexible and willing to undertake new areas of practice. An existing CTA qualification and a specialism within the wider corporate tax environment would be advantageous.   The Opportunity Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Contract
Secretary [Forward to a friend] Term: Maternity Duration: 1 year Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Banking & Finance Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role The role of the secretary is to provide a first class professional support service, to partner(s)/lawyer(s) within the department.  The support provided will be as part of a team with shared responsibilities. The job content will be approximately 50% typing and document production and 50% administrative duties although the workload will vary on a day to day basis depending on the needs of the business.  Document management/document production Provide comprehensive and timely word processing service for the creation, amendment of documents using Word, Excel, DeltaView and other relevant technology i.e. PowerPoint, Laserforms and on line services.  The majority of typing will come in the form of amendments to documents and are sometimes very lengthy, anything from a few pages to 400 or more.  The firm uses digital dictation and secretaries are required to operate as a team to ensure that work which has been prioritised as urgent is dealt with first and within timescales set by the lawyer.  (Digital dictation is also used to delegate tasks to secretaries as well as dictation for correspondence and documents). Ensuring documents returned to the lawyer accurately reflect original request before returning work. This will include proof reading the document, checking spelling, grammar, sense, amendments and presentation. Prepare, collate and index legal documents. Binding of engrossed documents. PowerPoint presentations. Client Support Ensure the names of clients are known and the job holder is established as the point of contact in lawyer’s absence and on a day to day basis. Raising bills as part of the billing process e.g. ensuring that the bill is sent within agreed time and answering simple client queries, sorting out disbursements.  Liaising with the finance department printing off reports, guides and work in progress (WIP) reports. Undertake online client searches and Companies House searches as requested by the lawyer. Making payments by CHAPS/BACS particularly in respect of completion monies.   Team Support Ensure detailed handover notes are provided so other team members can assume task responsibility in job holder’s absence. A rota is operated within the department to ensure that there is cover during the lunch time period and you will be notified about how this is organised. Providing cover, as and when required, whilst other secretaries are away due to sickness or holiday.   Administrative Support Undertake photocopying of documents, which can include agreements, bibles and disclosure bundles. Scanning of documents.  Carry out management of post (internal and external), including replying and drafting replies to routine correspondence such as drafting and sending faxes and emails with attachments.  Manage all filing activities, including opening new files, filing (including printing and filing emails and lawyer generated emails), archiving and sending files for storage. Setting up new clients and new matters on Lawsoft. Money laundering checks. Organise travel arrangements within the UK and abroad. Keep contacts lists up to date (Lawsoft and Outlook). Answering calls and taking accurate messages. Entering lawyer’s monthly expenses into Concur.   Diary/Meeting management Keep the lawyer’s diary up to date using Outlook and ensure it is available for others to view. Arrange internal and external meetings, liaising with reception for refreshments and car parking arrangements where necessary.  Schedule forward meetings, appointments, diary notes. Ensure lawyer’s whereabouts is known and communicated to team and department at all times. Check lawyer's emails and telephone messages when away from office and ensure emails are correctly dealt with and/or fielded to the appropriate person. Any other ad hoc requirements from time to time. Qualifications and Experience A minimum of 5 GCSEs including English GCSE at Grade B ‘A’ levels Degree and/or law school Secretarial qualifications, either RSA or Pitmans and/or a recognised secretarial diploma Secretarial experience Excellent organisation and  administration skills Excellent attention to detail and accuracy Excellent English and grammar Experience of document production and formatting Experience of working in a corporate/commercial environment Advanced knowledge of Word including formatting Excel (intermediate) PowerPoint (advanced) 60 wpm with high accuracy Excellent rapport with clients and telephone manner Ability to use initiative Highly motivated and proactive  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
PQE: NQ - 2 Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Employment Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role The employment team currently consists of 4 partners and 10 other employment lawyers (4 senior associates, 4 associates, 1 paralegal and 1 trainee). The firm’s highly rated employment team handles a wide range of excellent quality contentious and non-contentious work including advisory work, disputes related work in the tribunal and courts, document production, industrial relations and transaction/outsourcing work. The teams workload is increasingly top end, complex, premium work and accordingly we are working to strengthen our capacity at that level. Qualifications and Experience An opportunity has arisen to hire an additional employment lawyer, ideally with NQ-2 years' PQE, gained in a major City or leading national/regional practice, as well as good academics and excellent interpersonal skills.  Candidates will have strong drafting and negotiation skills and a proven track record in employment work, coupled with enthusiasm for being involved in business development activity. We are looking for a driven individual who has an interest in working with a wide range of clients and supporting the development of the employment department. Person Specification Essentials NQ-2 years' PQE advising employers on Employment Law; Business development skills; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals; Highly motivated and reliable; The ability to be part of a team; Dedicated to delivering client service to the highest standards and the skill to effectively manage and nurture client relationships; Commercial awareness. The Opportunity This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for a fantastic team within an outstanding firm that strives to be the best in the industry and is committed to the development of its people. Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries and a comprehensive package of benefits.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Human Resources Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role HR System HR system administration (including input data for starters, leavers, salary changes, working hours changes, etc.) Ensure HR system self-service data is accurately captured and provide accurate statistical and headcount data, salary and other information Reward Collate variable data for submission to payroll each month Flexible and core benefits administration Recruitment Support business services recruitment activity Arranging first and second interviews for support staff and legal staff with agencies and circulating CVs where required Support Production of offer letters and contracts for business services Pre-employment administration for business services Headcount reporting (starters movers leavers report) SandBox (HR/L&D updates) Keep all files up to date, both personal HR files scanning and general filing Respond to employee queries, including but not limited to benefits claims, absenteeism and policies Assist with roll out of HR policies and procedures and other ad-hoc projects Alumni administration Engagement surveys Qualifications and Experience Team player Strong numerical skills Accuracy and attention to detail Excellent English and grammar Some administration experience ideally within a professional services environment.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Risk & Compliance Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role Job purpose To ensure the firm and individuals within the firm practise and promote the highest standards of legal and regulatory compliance; promoting the reputation of the firm and advancing thinking on risk management. Key responsibilities and duties include Act as first point of contact for internal risk and compliance queries; Address all areas of legal and regulatory compliance, including conflicts, AML, Bribery Act procedures, undertakings, terms of engagement and the file audit programme Assist with the development and implementation of the risk management framework for the firm including: Drafting risk and compliance procedures Assisting with the preparation of reports to senior management Risk projects, as required. Communicate key regulatory and compliance messages via the firm’s intranet Assist with drafting and delivering training on risk and compliance matters. Qualifications and Experience Experience in either private practice or in-house with a Regulator in regulatory compliance (including knowledge of the SRA handbook), or in any corporate, commercial or litigation teams. Attitude & Skills A confident self-starter who is comfortable handling a broad range of regulatory queries from across the firm Excellent communication skills Excellent time management, ability to prioritise work and execute it efficiently. Team player The Opportunity This position would suit a lawyer looking for a change of direction, or a risk and compliance professional looking to work in a dynamic and forward thinking firm. Degree qualified preferable  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Jan 15, 2018
Full time
erm: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Construction (contentious and non-contentious) Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role The Construction team is part of the Real Estate department which currently consists of 5 partners and 18 other lawyers. It is regarded as one of the leading real estate practices in the South East outside London, and is recommended by the leading independent legal directories.  There is PSL and paralegal support within the department. The department handles a broad range of real estate work and includes teams dedicated to dispute resolution, construction, planning and environmental.  The main areas of expertise are: Development Investment Corporate occupiers (including retail/office/industrial) Banking Clients include mid-tier businesses (whether quoted or owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups. An additional solicitor is sought to join the construction team (rated band 2 in Legal 500) to deal with contentious and non-contentious work. The work will involve advising on the broad range of construction documents, both standard forms and bespoke agreements for the real estate clients. Developments are various and include; industrial development health sector development - includes multiple care home and primary care facility developments a variety of properties for key clients including Asquith Nurseries Limited, Rentokil Initial plc, City Link Limited and BOC Limited. new build and fit out projects for retail clients such as Papa John’s (GB) Limited, Kuoni Limited and T.G.I. Friday’s UK Limited. A variety of projects in the transport and infrastructure areas. Qualifications and Experience A senior associate solicitor is sought to join the construction team. Candidates should have good inter-personal skills, strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice. The position arises due to continuing growth within the Group. First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered, including an expectation that all team members run appropriate cases with minimum supervision. The Opportunity Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Nov 21, 2017
Full time
PQE: NQ - 2 Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: PQE: NQ - 2 Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role This new position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious lawyer, looking to pursue a career in banking and finance in the long term with one of the strongest banking and finance practices in the South East outside London. The banking and finance team is a fast-growing and dynamic team consisting of 12 lawyers either spending all or a significant part of their time on banking and finance work, including refinancing, acquisition finance, real estate finance,  restructuring, intercreditor issues and general banking/security work. The team is one of the larger banking and finance practices in the South East outside London and is rated in the top tier of Chambers and tier two in Legal 500. The team benefits from strong specialist support in corporate, commercial, insolvency, private wealth, real estate, regulatory, employment and tax. We have significant international reach, with well established links in the major jurisdictions in Europe and the US with tried and tested firms of similar quality to our own. Clients include banks, mid tier businesses (quoted and owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, and high net worth private clients. Transactions tend to be “mid-tier”, with typical dealing values between £5 and £50m but with transactions sometimes above or below that range. Qualifications and Experience An appetite for business development will be a definite advantage. Successful candidates are also likely to be strong team players with good inter-personal skills, to have strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice – and to possess excellent communication and negotiation skills.  First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered, including an expectation that all team members run appropriate cases with minimum supervision. Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role This new position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious lawyer, looking to pursue a career in banking and finance in the long term with one of the strongest banking and finance practices in the South East outside London. The banking and finance team is a fast-growing and dynamic team consisting of 12 lawyers either spending all or a significant part of their time on banking and finance work, including refinancing, acquisition finance, real estate finance,  restructuring, intercreditor issues and general banking/security work. The team is one of the larger banking and finance practices in the South East outside London and is rated in the top tier of Chambers and tier two in Legal 500. The team benefits from strong specialist support in corporate, commercial, insolvency, private wealth, real estate, regulatory, employment and tax. We have significant international reach, with well established links in the major jurisdictions in Europe and the US with tried and tested firms of similar quality to our own. Clients include banks, mid tier businesses (quoted and owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, and high net worth private clients. Transactions tend to be “mid-tier”, with typical dealing values between £5 and £50m but with transactions sometimes above or below that range. Qualifications and Experience An appetite for business development will be a definite advantage. Successful candidates are also likely to be strong team players with good inter-personal skills, to have strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice – and to possess excellent communication and negotiation skills.  First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered, including an expectation that all team members run appropriate cases with minimum supervision.  
Stevens & Bolton Guildford, United Kingdom
Oct 20, 2017
Full time
Associate   PQE: 2 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Corporate Location: Guildford The Firm Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success. Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world. We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow. The Role This new position exists for a technically strong, personable and ambitious lawyer, looking to pursue a career in corporate finance in the long term with one of the top corporate finance practices in the South East outside London. The corporate finance team is part of the company commercial group, one of the main lawyer groups within the firm. In addition to corporate finance the group has specialist teams in banking and finance, commercial and competition. The company commercial group is one of the largest practices in the South East outside London and is rated in the top tiers of both Chambers and Legal 500. Nine of the group’s lawyers are recommended by the principal legal directories as leaders in their field. The corporate finance team has 6 partners and 14 other lawyers, including two dedicated professional support lawyers. The team benefits from strong specialist support in intellectual property, IT, finance/banking, regulatory, employment, pensions, real estate and tax. We have significant international reach, with well established links in the major jurisdictions in Europe and the US with tried and tested firms of similar quality and size to our own. Clients include mid tier businesses (quoted and owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, and high net worth private clients. The work of the team is diverse but key areas are: Mergers and Acquisitions (both buy side and sell side) Venture capital and private equity (sponsor and management team roles) Fundraising and equity and capital markets Joint ventures General corporate advisory Accelerated M & A, restructuring and insolvency Often cases have an international flavour and the team frequently works with law firms in other jurisdictions. Qualifications and Experience Candidates should have drive and an enthusiasm for a broad diet of corporate finance work but experience in all of the above areas is not required and all team members have areas of greater specialisation with the opportunity to become a “go to” lawyer in areas of particular interest. An appetite for business development will be a definite advantage. Successful candidates are also likely to be strong team players with good inter-personal skills, to have strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice – and to possess excellent communication and negotiation skills.  First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered. The Opportunity Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.