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Private Funds Solicitor, Junior PQE

Reference: 195441


Belfast, County Antrim



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22 June, 2022

Private Funds, Jnr PQE Appointment – New Law Firm for NI


An alternative assets law firm is due to introduce their exciting and fast-growing brand within Northern Ireland. This is an opportunity to join in the first recruitment phase and be part of what could be a highly scalable legal team within NI.

The team in Abacus is delighted to exclusively support this Legal 500-listed firm to launch in NI. The brand offers unique and significant career-defining roles for lawyers to engage with and advise an impressive portfolio of blue-chip clients throughout the UK, North America, Europe and beyond.

The company has grown substantially through organic growth and strategic acquisition within a global market that is valued at over £100 Trillion. You will operate within an entrepreneurial spirit and benefit from a collegiate and partner-led environment. You will also benefit from a supportive culture and flat management structure. If you are keen to bring innovative solutions and are keen to progress your specialist career, then this brand will be suitable to professionals based in NI or considering a relocation back to NI.

Career-defining Opportunities:

This is not a back-office role. As a lawyer, you will be client-facing and have access to an impressive range of global-based clients operating within the alternative assets sector, including private equity and venture capital managers, global institutional investors, HNWs and start-ups. The firm is one of the largest asset management law firm specialists in Europe, and in addition to advising on the formation of private equity and venture capital fund structures, it has dedicated private equity and venture capital teams which assist clients with deal activity and transactions from seed rounds to exits.

If you are exploring new career options and want to develop your skills alongside a focus on the growing and dynamic alternative assets sector, then these opportunities will elevate your career. To be considered for this impressive brand, you must offer a mix blend of the following:

  • Ideally, you will offer some experience in Funds or offer clear career aspirations to pursue this specialist area of law. Candidates with great potential and eagerness to respond to specialist training will be considered.
  • These roles will suit a NQ solicitor or up to 5 years PQE gained within a practice or in-house environment.
  • Excellent academic qualifications and ideally experience in drafting and reviewing fund documents, oversee project management for fund closings, negotiate documentation and produce fund review reports for clients.
  • An exceptional work ethic and desire to deliver results for exceptional clients; an eagerness to be bold and innovative; and utilise the company’s skillset and leadership experience to succeed.

Rewards and Benefits:

This company’s growth is founded on the attraction and retention of talent and the encourages lawyers to take ownership of projects and develop your earning potential. They want the team to be incentivised and motivated both financially and non-financially. A highly attractive remuneration package, with an attractive base salary, transparent bonus structure and employee share options are available to all staff post-probation.

The leadership team also offers experience gained within magic and silver circle law firms. The company offers a collaborative and supportive work environment and is significantly committed to equality and diversity. There is also a healthy and positive approach to mental and physical health programmes and work life balance.

Next Steps:

Abacus Talent Group is exclusively advising and representing this major London client to establish the opening wave of unique appointments. The process will require an updated CV and a two-stage interview process. We are aiming for successful candidates to commence in May/June 2022. You are advised to contact either Stuart John or Alan Braithwaite for a confidential discussion

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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