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Banking Partner

Location: Manchester, Liverpool & Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire
Experience: 8 Years +, 5-7 Years
Specialism: Banking/Finance
Date Posted: March 02, 2021
Job ID: 2157
Employment Type: Permanent
Banking & Finance Partner - Manchester

This leading national law firm is seeking to build on significant growth in recent years in Manchester with the addition of a Banking & Finance partner for its Manchester office. 

This leading full service practice, has a strong reputation throughout the UK and its success has been augmented by continued growth across a number of practice areas during the pandemic. The firm is particularly focused on continuing to grow its Manchester offering and has spent significant time and resources in mapping out its broader growth strategy over the coming years. Alongside other key commercial areas, Banking is seen a priority area to develop.

In Manchester, it represents a greenfield site with no current, on the ground, capability. That is not to suggest there is not an existing foundation as the firm already has a very successful banking practice within its national framework for which they hold a number of key bank panel appointments alongside servicing a significant borrower led clientele.

As a consequence, there is a platform on which to leverage work alongside the determination on the part of the firm's board to support and nurture growth.

This is a unique opportunity for someone, given the existing infrastructure and the open field for a Partner or experienced lawyer seeking to take the step up to Partner level, to spear head the growth and development of a banking practice in Manchester. They will be supported by a leadership team with a strong vision and solid plan for growth as a whole in Manchester over the medium and long term together with an excellent base on which the successful recruit can build.

It isn't to say that it won't require hard work and a significant investment of time and effort but for the right individual it will be a chance to build a team from the ground up.

As a candidate, what could that look like? Well, certainly there has to be ambition both to create, build and establish a banking practice. To gain that foothold won't just be achieved in leveraging an internal market but rather will come from establishing a presence locally which can be hard to do in the absence of a level of presence already in the market. 

That being said, it does not mean porting over X million by way of following and so it is much an opportunity for someone on the way up vs a well established banking partner with a level of following. The role can be built around the right individual. Inevitably a certain level of experience is required but for now the team are keen to engage in dialogue with those that have the potential attributes for the task at hand.

Of particular interest would be those with experience in the ABL space as well as on the borrower side as these are certainly areas for growth but these are by no means definitive markers. If you are an experienced banking lawyer with the capacity to build on both existing internal capability, get out into the market and win work and with the genuine desire to lead a team then we would welcome the chance to speak with you to talk through the opportunity openly and in more depth.

The Partnership team you will be joining is collegiate and committed to growing and developing their brand in Manchester. 

This is certainly an opportunity where you can make a difference with the support of a dynamic leadership team that have fostered a cohesive and collegiate culture. The firm is really well position to grow in the post pandemic era and this is an exciting time to join.

If you would be interested in a confidential chat in relation to this opportunity please contact Paul Warburton for further details.

paulwarburton@thinklegalrecruitment.com 

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