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3-5 PQE - Corporate Associate

Date Posted 16/01/2023

3-5 PQE - Corporate Associate
* PQE band is a guide only and we will consider all applicants with suitable experience

Location: Horsham
Hours: Permanent, Full Time, 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday (1 hour for lunch)
Team Info: To join our growing Corporate department

We are seeking to recruit a confident and bright 3-5 years' PQE Corporate Solicitor who is looking to progress their career with a leading firm ranked by Legal 500.

PDT Solicitors is a leading corporate law firm in the South East providing high quality legal advice to both businesses and individuals. 

We have established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors and our lawyers are recognised for their expertise in M&A, receivables financing, pharmacy and dental, commercial real estate, banking and insolvency.

Our clients range from multi-national corporations, owner managed businesses, angel investors, professional partnerships, asset based lenders and other financial institutions to private individuals/shareholders and start-ups. 


The Corporate Team:


​The Corporate team deliver a high-quality corporate and commercial legal service. We are collaborative and team-orientated. You will enjoy intellectual stimulating work which is both challenging and varied. As a small team you will also have excellent professional development opportunities. The Corporate team is supported by outstanding lawyers in employment, real estate, IT/IPR and Data Privacy, and a dedicated team of support staff.

We are ranked in the Legal 500 and in Chambers who describe us as “A long-established firm, extremely well known and widely respected within this industry. Happy to deliver partner-led relationships across all disciplines - the partners will get involved personally and are not afraid to get their hands dirty.” and “Top-class advice - they really care and are led from the front by the partners.


The Corporate team is regularly shortlisted in the South East Dealmakers Awards and in 2022 Rebecca Glazebrook won the prestigious Corporate Lawyer of the Year Award. We are currently shortlisted for the Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award 2023 and one of our 2022 transactions (the sale of Leander International Pet Foods to Alphapet) has been shortlisted as Deal of the Year (£10m+).


Read more about our Corporate and Commercial services via the main PDT website.



What we’re looking for in a Candidate:


Experience of a range of corporate matters is required for the role but most importantly:

  • you will have worked in a busy and supportive team and have experience of supervising

  • you will have a good knowledge of commercial and legal issues affecting the corporate and commercial sector

  • you should have first-class communication skills.

  • you should have a meticulous eye for detail, views for progression and a forward-thinking manner.

As an individual, you should be a self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude, able to work well independently or as part of a team.

Remuneration and benefits:

Competitive and negotiable depending on your level of PQE, plus an excellent benefit package.


Flexible working opportunities:

We believe our natural workplace is within the office here in Horsham.  Here, over and above fulfilling our job roles, it is a place for us to collaborate, build relationships with each other and connect as a wider team. We are very proud of the working environment we have created in Horsham. However, we also recognise that utilising technology enables us to get the most out of our time. Our flexible working framework allows our team to work at home or in the office but at its core is the need to ensure that our clients’, firm’s and teams’ needs are met. We are happy to share a copy of our framework guidance note with a Candidate.



Equal opportunities:

Inclusion is core to our culture here at PDT. Our Team for Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality (TIDE) help us maintain and shape our commitments to diversity creating an inspirational culture that enables everyone to reach their career potential by being their true selves. We believe that in order to deliver the best outcomes for our clients we need to recruit and retain talented and motivated individuals, regardless of identity, background or circumstances.



What is it like working at PDT Solicitors?

PDT is a leading practice that genuinely looks after its staff. We offer an agile working environment and opportunities for long-term career progression. We are committed to fostering an environment where all our people are valued, motivated and feel empowered to make the most of their working and personal lives.

Our staff are our greatest asset. You will be engaged in a supportive, collaborative and inclusive culture, where we are committed to looking after each other and supporting each other in the work we do. Our family atmosphere and close support network will allow you to be bold and brave in your work, develop your skills and thrive in your role. 

We will keep you engaged with regular staff activities and events, and you will attend a weekly team call where you can share your successes with your colleagues.

We also promote a number of forums in which everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the life of the Firm.

We are based in Horsham, West Sussex. Our newly refurbished, modern offices are within walking distance of the town centre and train station.

3-5 years' PQE Corporate Solicitor

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