Commercial Solicitor

Commercial Solicitor

Office       Bristol

Division   Corporate & Private Clients – Europe

Are you a qualified solicitor 2-10-year PQE (flexible) with strong experience in commercial law and ideally with experience in the automotive or the manufacturing sector? Then we would be very interested in speaking with you! 

This role is initially for a 12-month maternity cover – HOWEVER, due to the fast growth of Jordans Corporate Law we hope to retain the successful candidate at the end of the maternity period on a permanent basis!

Jordans (now part of Vistra) has gone through a lot of exciting change and growth in the last 2 years, so a GREAT time to be a part of the journey and to make your mark! We are a very friendly business, with great company benefits, a hard-working specialist team that also knows how to let their hair down! This Solicitor role would suit someone wanting to move out of a large corporate environment, or perhaps a professional who has a mix of private practice and in-house experience. No business development required (I know right!), and very flexible on place of work i.e. other offices, from home, etc.

We need someone who is experienced and can hit the ground running - we have plenty of work to keep you busy! Exceptional customer services skills, and naturally client and service focused is key. 

The successful Solicitor candidate will need to be prepared to work a minimum of two days per week at clients’ sites in the West Midlands. We are very flexible as to where the successful candidate works the rest of the time. This can be at one of our offices (Bristol or London) or from home. Because of the nature of this role, we are happy to consider applicants who wish to work part-time.

Key Responsibilities


The Solicitor role will involve largely transactional commercial work. Therefore an ability to both to negotiate and think on your feet is essential. A good understanding of competition law would also be helpful.

Your work

The successful candidate will be largely undertaking working the automotive/manufacturing sector. Experience is these sectors would be ideal. That said, we would provide training for the ideal candidate who lacks the relevant experience.

Your opportunity

Whilst this role is an entirely client facing role within an SRA regulated firm of solicitors, Jordans Corporate Law is not like traditional private practice. As part of the Vistra Group, you will be working alongside colleagues from other professional disciplines and from other countries. We provide a supportive environment and are very flexible as to how and where you work. Jordans Corporate Law is a fast-growing law firm. We are only 5 years old and therefore the successful candidate has very much an opportunity to shape the destiny of the law firm as well as their own career.

Qualifications and other requirements


Qualified solcitior - 2 to 10 year PQE

Experience in the automotive or manufactoring industry 


Flexible working - from other offices or from home!

Contributory pension scheme - minimum 1% (up to 3% from April 2019) Company contributes 5%. 

22/25 days holiday 

Life Assurance 

PHI Scheme 

Cashback Health Plan 

Staff Discount Scheme

Cycle to work scheme


First Floor, 10 Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6FL
+44 117 923 0600
+44 117 923 0063

How to apply

Please send your CV to Sara Georgelin

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