If you’re a 2yrs+ Commercial Solicitor who’s fed up with corporate ladder climbing, or generally feeling underwhelmed, under the kosh or undervalued in your current career, we have an alternative offer that could just bring a smile back to your face.

Join us! 2 posts available  Commercial/Business Solicitor 2yrs-6yrs+ PQE – Full or Part Time (3 to 5 days) / Permanent. Exeter HQ

Truelegal is a small niche law firm with big ideas and a growing reputation. We specialise solely in acting for clients who are buying, selling or moving their business and have worked on over 3,500 business transactions nationwide, ranging in value from £50,000 to over £10 million, from care homes to accountants, letting agents to Amazon/e-commerce, hospitality to retail, hair and beauty to children’s day nurseries. As a result, we know the buying and selling process inside out and that, coupled with the fact that we’re not your stereotypical lawyers, is something our clients really appreciate. So much so, that we now need two more experienced business solicitors to take a leading role in helping to grow our business.

Commercial Lawyer Job With A Difference

We’re on the lookout for two special lawyers; you are someone who, like us, has entrepreneurial flair and isn’t afraid to break free from the traditional law firm model. An ambitious lawyer looking for an alternative to partnership. Someone who would jump at the opportunity to take control of their own career and play a pivotal role in growing our business. Someone whose favourite colour is quite possibly orange (and definitely not grey). Of course, we’re looking for technical expertise and commercial nous too.

You’ll be an experienced and capable commercial  property or corporate solicitor (at least 2yrs PQE) who’s familiar with the transactional side of buying and selling businesses, whether it be a straightforward asset sale or a share purchase. From guiding clients through due diligence to drafting and negotiating a watertight sales contract, you’ll be passionate about helping people achieve their business goals, whether they’re a serial entrepreneur, a first-time business buyer or a corporate consolidator. Ideally, you’ll have some knowledge and experience of commercial property leases, too.

What we’d like you to do…

We’re looking for someone with the energy and ambition to manage their own caseload whilst supporting and helping to grow a small team of solicitors acting for business buyers and sellers across the UK. You’ll be a natural team leader with some people management experience and a passion for getting the best out of others. You’ll also be an excellent communicator who enjoys business development and building relationships with clients, broker introducers, accountants and third parties


In return, we can offer you a friendly, informal and flexible working environment and a package that rewards results, rather than the hours you spend at your desk: a basic salary of £30,000-£55,000 pa (dependent on experience) plus a generous share of the profits for each transaction you are involved in. The only ceiling is your own passion, drive and commitment.


Our office is based on an Exeter business park, backing onto parkland with easy access to the M5 and A30, and to the Moors and Devon coast. If you’re yearning for a better work/life balance, this is a fantastic opportunity to escape the corporate conveyor belt, join a progressive forward-thinking firm and take charge of your own career

Next steps

Interested to find out more, or know someone who would be the perfect fit? Drop a short introductory email to our director, Martin Truman, at: martintruman@truelegal.co.uk.

You can rest assured that we’ll treat your enquiry with the utmost confidence.


Expected start date: ASAP subject to your notice period

Job types: Full-or Part-time, Permanent

Salary range: £30,000-£55,000 per year

Additional pay: Quarterly bonus

Benefits: Casual dress, On-site parking, Company pension, Flexible schedule, Work from home p/time

COVID-19 considerations: We have a COVID-19 safe and spacious office environment; but even in normal times, we encourage working from home some of the time to break up the working week. Our IT is fully cloud-based and has been for many years, not just from 2020.

Experience post-qualification: minimum 2 years