Legal Business Development Manager

About LexLeyton:  

LexLeyton is a niche regulated law firm specialising in employment law services for businesses, with offices in London and Glasgow and part of the Leyton group of companies, which works with businesses of all sizes providing innovation funding consultancy services. 

Passionate about driving change in the way legal services are provided, we combine legal expertise, commercial insight and a superb client experience to deliver impactful HR and employment law solutions that add tangible value to our clients’ businesses. 

Leyton Group:  

Leyton are Global Innovation Funding Specialists. They find opportunities in their client’s processes to create value efficiently. Advising clients on all aspects of innovation funding energy consultancy and capital advisory their success is the result of developing specialist teams that are a mix of highly qualified tax experts and sector specialists who understand the challenges in their client’s businesses. Within the UK, Leyton have offices in London, Glasgow and Manchester – this is part of their worldwide network of 27 offices in 11 countries. Globally Leyton has over 1000 employees and are continuing to expand. 


The role We are looking for a hands on Business Development Specialist with strong commercial B2B sales experience to work with and support the development and contribute to the future growth of the business. Our clients are sourced from all industry sectors ranging from SMEs to very large companies. The principal responsibility is to generate new business through self-generation activity and networking, and acting upon other lead generation channels to support client conversion. 

Successful candidates do not require prior legal experience although this would be an advantage, but will need to be able to demonstrate relevant experience within a professional services or suitably related environment. A key competency in this role will be the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the legal services market so demonstrable prior experience in developing and driving business development strategy will be a key strength. 

 What the role involves: 

  • Managing the full 360 sales cycle – Prospecting to Proposal. 
  • Interacting professionally with decision makers across all industries, from SMEs to FTSE100 companies.  
  • Travelling regularly within the UK, as is the norm with field based roles, along with Phone and Video conference meetings when working remotely or from home. 
  • Working closely with Leyton’s departments and business units to ensure all necessary steps are taken to deliver work to clients accurately and on time.  
  • The ability to work autonomously and remotely as required. 

What we need from you: 

  • Field sales experience within a solutions-based sales industry. 
  • Outstanding communication skills; self-assured, articulate. 
  • The ability to work confidently and independently, as well as being a team player.  
  • A strong network of contacts across the UK would be advantageous. 
  • A willingness to travel UK wide 


What we will offer you 

At Leyton, wensure that all our employees are paid a salary and bonus structure that reflects their role.  The salary for this position is TBC with a realistic OTE of TBC. 

We know it is not just the money that attracts people to a role and we also offer an excellent working environment and range of additional benefits.   


Our benefits include: 

  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays (increases with tenure) 
  • Car allowance 
  • Laptop and Mobile Phone 
  • Life assurance benefit of 4x basic salary 
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Eye care 

Plus many more… 

LexLeyton offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package and offer unparalleled opportunities for rapid professional development. We are committed to helping our employees unlock their talent and support this through providing the access and tools to full training programmes and membership to professional bodies and subscriptions. 

LexLeyton is committed to becoming an inclusive employer and proactive in improving diversity and equality across the Leyton Group without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. 

Leyton UK Ltd. provides various services to our associated company LexLeyton. These include recruitment, HR and admin support. As a result of this your data may be shared between the 2 organisations and will be processed in accordance with our privacy notices. 

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