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Corporate/Commercial Solicitor – Partner Level

Role: Corporate Commercial Solicitor with at least 10 years PQE

Start Date: Immediate

Location: London & remote

Who are we?

When you join Hanne & Co, you become part of a close-knit team that prioritises a supportive work environment and values work-life balance. Our focus remains on excellence, internal development and promotion from within.

The role will be situated in beautiful Battersea only a short walk from Clapham Junction, not far from the newly developed Battersea Power Station with its busy restaurants and cafes. In the summer months we like to take full advantage of having Battersea Park and Clapham Common on our doorstep with firm picnics, rounders matches and charity events.

Having started in Battersea 126 years ago, we are an active participant in our local community, and take pride in our strong reputation. There will be opportunities to get involved in local activities to promote Hanne & Co, build meaningful connections, and make a positive impact where we live and work.

We are in an exciting growth period and are keen to find like-minded individuals to join us on this journey.



What are we looking for?

Hanne & Co is a distinguished law firm known for delivering exceptional legal services across various practice areas. We are expanding our offerings by establishing a new Corporate Commercial department that will complement our thriving Dispute Resolution department. This new department will receive some referral work from our established client base but will also need to generate new work so the successful candidate will benefit from having an established client following.  

We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Corporate Commercial Solicitor to join our firm as a Partner and lead the establishment of our new department. This is a unique opportunity to shape and grow a department from the ground up, leveraging referral work from our Dispute Resolution and commercial property departments and building a robust client base.

Key Responsibilities

Department Setup and Development:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for setting up and expanding the Corporate Commercial department.
  • Establish operational procedures and best practices for the new department.
  • Build and lead a team of solicitors and support staff, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.

Legal Expertise:

  • Advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, commercial contracts, and other corporate matters.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate complex legal documents.
  • Stay updated on changes in relevant laws and regulations and ensure compliance in all client dealings.

Financial Management:

  • Set and achieve financial targets for the new Corporate Commercial department.
  • Oversee budgeting, billing, and collections within the department.
  • Monitor and manage the department’s financial performance, ensuring profitability and growth.

Client Management:

  • Handle referral work from the Dispute Resolution department, ensuring seamless client service and integration.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing clients, identifying opportunities for additional services.
  • Provide expert legal advice on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters

Business Development:

  • Develop and execute marketing strategies to attract new clients and build the firm’s brand in the corporate commercial sector.
  • Represent the firm at industry events, conferences, and networking functions.
  • Collaborate with other departments to provide comprehensive legal solutions to clients.



  • Qualified solicitor in England and Wales.
  • Minimum of 10 years PQE in corporate and commercial law.


  • Proven track record in handling high-value corporate transactions and commercial matters.
  • Extensive experience in client relationship management and business development.
  • Prior experience in a leadership or partnership role, with a focus on setting up or growing a department, is highly desirable.


  • Strong leadership and team management capabilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in drafting and negotiating complex legal documents.
  • Strategic thinking and commercial acumen.

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a proactive approach to business development.

What do we offer?

As well as a competitive salary, we offer a starting annual leave allowance of 25 days with long service awards, 10 days sick pay in a 12 month rolling period and eligibility to discretionary benefits including a firmwide bonus scheme, EAP and an additional partners leave day at Christmas.

How to apply and interview process

We are looking to hire for this role as soon as possible.

We’re open to flexible working arrangements whether this is to help you meet other commitments or strike a great work-life balance.

To apply email a copy of your CV to recruitment@hanne.co.uk.

If there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you in the process please let us know.

We are only accepting direct applications – no agencies for this role.

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