We are always looking for talented people to join us. If you are enthusiastic, pragmatic and want to join our friendly team to achieve your full potential, and help others achieve theirs, we would love to hear from you.

Our Real Estate Team is the largest in Reading and prides itself on providing City quality work outside London. Our exceptional lawyers handle a wide range of property transactions – including the acquisition and disposal of interests in real estate on individual sites and property portfolios, planning, environment and construction work, landlord and tenant matters and taxation and finance issues. As a paralegal in the team you’ll get great experience by assisting qualified lawyers across the transactional (non-contentious) teams. The role is more than simply helping them with administrative tasks, although some occasional admin work will be required. The majority of your time will be spent in client work including: reviewing and reporting on legal documents, undertaking research, preparing reports, drafting correspondence, undertaking company searches, client due diligence, on-line data room management, drafting and filing SDLT returns and assisting with (and, in time, managing) exchanges and completions on property transfers. You could find yourself working on any type of property work happening within the team. As your experience develops, you’ll have direct client contact and increasing responsibility.

We think it’s a great starting point to build a quality legal career. We’re passionate about development at FSP, and so, for the successful candidate, we’d encourage conversations with you around opportunities we have at FSP for training to qualify as a solicitor – including through our Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship route.

Candidates must have a strong academic record including, as a minimum, a 2.1 law degree or GDL commendation and be able to commit to a full-time role. You’ll be able to demonstrate a strong intellect, excellent communication skills and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,500

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This role offers experience in a variety of different areas of conveyancing legal practice such that you will be involved at most stages of a typical residential transaction from on-boarding clients to assisting with completion mechanics and registrations. Some of the work will be administrative in nature but there will also be considerable opportunity to learn what it takes to be a lawyer.

The work is varied and stimulating, but it is also busy and challenging.  You will need to be extremely organised and comfortable having direct contact with clients and purchasers’ legal representatives. You will be expected to manage your own caseload under supervision. Not all transactions run entirely smoothly and a good degree of resilience and composure is required to provide a high-quality and professional service at all times. But you won’t be doing this alone: you’ll be part of a small, friendly team and valued for your individual contribution with support to develop your skills and experience.

It is part of our ethos that everyone is encouraged to develop and pursue their legal career, with the support and guidance from everyone in the team. It is the head of the team’s mission to ensure everyone is moving forward! We’ll encourage conversations with you around opportunities we have at FSP for training to qualify as a solicitor – including through our Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship route.

Ideally you will already have at least 6 months of conveyancing / property experience as a paralegal or trainee legal executive but LPC graduates with other paralegal experience and a genuine interest in conveyancing as a career will also be considered.

Full time, permanent

Salary: £22,500

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Here’s an idea of the type of person we’re looking for and what the role involves:

  • You’ll have a strong background in a range of Commercial & Technology work
  • Track record of advising on significant technology projects, including cloud computing, app development, business process outsourcing, data protection, cyber security and technology matters
  • Significant involvement in business development
  • Presenting and pitching for work with larger corporates
  • Working with autonomy – collaborating with peers and others for discussion/review on larger matters
  • Commercial acumen in your work
  • Most likely you’ll be 5 years PQE+ or similar experience
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Our New Homes team has an opportunity for a paralegal to predominantly look after our plot sales and also assist the wider team with normal paralegal duties. As part of a wider Residential Conveyancing department, the team provides a tailored service for a wide range of developer clients from national housebuilders and joint venture partners to local smaller scale developers and first time developers.  Joining the team, you’ll assist with sales of new-build and property conversions of houses and flats, sold off plan or already built, freehold and leasehold,  under a variety of options for purchasing including out-right sale, part-exchange and government incentive schemes.

The work is varied and stimulating, but it is also busy and challenging.  You will need to be extremely organised and comfortable having direct contact with clients and purchasers’ legal representatives. You will be expected to manage your own caseload under the supervision of our Head of New Homes. Not all transactions run entirely smoothly and a good degree of resilience and composure is required to provide a high-quality and professional service at all times. But you won’t be doing this alone: you’ll be part of a small, friendly team and valued for your individual contribution with support to develop your skills and experience.

It is part of our ethos that everyone is encouraged to develop and pursue their legal career, with the support and guidance from everyone in the team. It is the head of the team’s mission to ensure everyone is moving forward! We’ll encourage conversations with you around opportunities we have at FSP for training to qualify as a solicitor – including through our Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship route.

Ideally you will already have at least 6 months of conveyancing / property experience as a paralegal or trainee legal executive but LPC graduates with other paralegal experience and a genuine interest in conveyancing as a career will also be considered.

Read through our FSP Employee Benefits on our Careers page for more detail on what you can expect with this role.

Full time, permanent

Salary: £22,500

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Our Marketing and BD team are looking to grow with the addition of a Marketing Assistant to provide support to the Head of Marketing and the wider team. The ideal candidate should have a passion for marketing and be able to prioritise and manage their own workload. The candidate should also have good organisational skills and be confident in their dealings with staff of all seniorities. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to pursue a career in marketing, previous experience or marketing specific qualifications would be beneficial.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Helping to run the firm’s various social media channels
  • Assisting in the creation of marketing materials
  • Assisting in the organisation of both physical and virtual events and attending such events to ensure they run smoothly
  • Co-ordinating the firm’s attendance and involvement with various corporate social responsibility initiatives
  • Assisting with producing email marketing campaigns
  • Ensuring the firm’s website is kept up to date
  • Assisting with the co-ordination of the firm’s submissions to the legal directories
  • Research
  • Ad hoc support

Strong digital literacy would be beneficial, as well as having excellent attention to detail.

Salary: £23,000-£26,500 (based on experience)

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We are looking for a Team Assistant to support the commercial, employment and litigation lawyers in our Business Services Team. This role will see you getting involved in a variety of administrative activities to provide crucial support to our lawyers. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start their law career or for someone with some experience already in a similar role looking for a new challenge.  At FSP, we encourage personal development, and this role certainly provides the opportunity for that. Naturally there is scope for the successful Team Assistant to progress into a Paralegal position within the firm after establishing themselves in this role.

Duties will involve a range of administration tasks such as:

  • filing, photocopying, scanning, sorting incoming and outgoing post/DX, and other document management tasks;
  • managing the compliance duties and procedures required to set up new clients and files;
  • assisting with document production – producing/amending, proof-reading and printing letters, contracts, court documents, forms, etc. and collating enclosures, etc.;
  • taking telephone messages and liaising with clients and others on straightforward issues;
  • assisting with billing and other accounting processes and file archiving;
  • assisting with marketing and event administration (mailshots, invitations to events, feedback collation, etc)

You may also be asked from time to time to get involved in other activities and projects within the team/firm.

Successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • exceptional organisational skills and efficiency;
  • strong communication skills;
  • a high level of accuracy/attention to detail;
  • excellent written English skills (including a strong knowledge of grammar and punctuation);
  • strong IT skills, particularly of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel with good typing skills;
  • a professional attitude towards work.

This role will be principally office based, but there may be some scope for working from home (if desired) up to 2 days per week.

We are looking to fill this role quickly, so please don’t delay in making your application, as we will close the vacancy as soon as we consider we have a sufficient number of suitable candidates.

Full-time requirement (but happy to consider job sharing if two suitable candidates), Permanent

Salary:  £18,500 – £20,000 (depending on experience)

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We have a rare opportunity for a Compliance Manager to join our team.

In this role you’ll be responsible for the firm’s compliance and regulatory commitments and processes. You’ll work closely and meet regularly with the Managing Partner, Director of Finance and Operational Board, leading on ensuring our regulatory requirements, best practice and quality standards are met, as well as providing risk expertise.

Core to your role you’ll hold regular reviews and audits, supporting the continual improvement of compliance and risk processes, implementing change where necessary.

As part of your responsibilities you’ll act as FSP’s Data Protection Officer and oversee GDPR and associated legislation compliance.

Ideally you’ll have experience of working in a law firm or professional services in a similar capacity.

We have a hybrid working policy at FSP and with this a proportion of remote working and flexibility for those that wish it, consistent with continuing to provide a high-quality service and providing the right level of support and development for our people.

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Please submit a copy of your CV and short message explaining your interest in the role. We look forward to hearing from you!

Permanent, full-time

Up to £60k per annum

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Our highly regarded Divorce, Family and Civil Partnerships Team has a rare opportunity for a paralegal to join the team in a role which involves a significant amount of client-facing work.

In this role you will assist solicitors (up to partner level) on a range of family law cases. You’ll be involved in drafting divorce petitions and court documents, collating information relating to financial remedy applications and the care of children. You may also be involved in other family issues from time to time. You’ll have contact with clients, barristers, solicitors, courts and other organisations. You’ll also support the team with some of the administration involved in their work to ensure the team provides an efficient and timely service. This may include client on-boarding checks, some filing and archiving.

Family law work supports people at one of the most stressful periods of their lives. It demands a high level of professionalism, communication, resilience and empathy. It can be as tough as it is rewarding, so we will expect a lot from you in this role. In return you’ll gain a significant amount of experience and development to help you in your career.

To apply you need a qualifying law degree or GDL and have completed your LPC – at least one of which must have included a family elective/module. (Alternatively, you may have at least 12 months’ experience already working as a family paralegal.) Current experience as a paralegal is desirable, but not essential for someone who can show a particular passion for family work.

We’ll also expect a strong and consistent record of academic success, a high level of proficiency in IT/document production skills and excellent organisation skills.

Some areas of the role are able to be performed remotely and other elements will require some office attendance. You should therefore be able to attend our office in Reading as required.

Please ensure that your application includes a detailed CV and a covering letter/message explaining your suitability for the role and your availability to start.

 

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Annual salary: £22,500

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Are you looking to join a friendly team in a role that has scope for career progression? Our Rural Property team handle a wide variety of work including buying and selling farmland, putting under option land for residential or commercial development including PV solar parks and other renewable energy projects, granting easements and dealing with agricultural and commercial leases. We’re looking for a paralegal who will work with the wider team on a variety of matters relating to rural commercial property.

The role would suit someone with prior experience as a paralegal in a property department and who has an interest in rural land and the environment. We’re passionate about development at FSP, and so, for the successful candidate, we’d encourage conversations with you around opportunities we have for training to qualify as a solicitor – including through our Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship route.

Your fee earning responsibilities will include reviewing and reporting on legal documents, undertaking research, preparing reports, drafting correspondence and basic legal documents, drafting financial statements, and, in time, managing your own files. You will also be required to undertake administrative tasks including managing client files, operating the firm’s case management system, carrying out client due diligence and managing telephone calls and emails.

You could find yourself working on any type of rural property work happening within the team and as you develop in the role you’ll have direct client contact and increasing responsibility. You will also enjoy being part of a very supportive and sociable team.

Candidates must have a strong academic record including, as a minimum, a 2.1 law degree or GDL commendation and be able to commit to a full-time role. You’ll be able to demonstrate a strong intellect, excellent communication skills and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Full time, permanent

Salary: £22,500

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We are expanding our agricultural / farming and estates sector work and as a result need to appoint a new solicitor within our Real Estate Team.  This is a varied and stimulating area of work, providing excellent prospects for job satisfaction and career development.

Working closely with a Partner and Legal Director, you will advise and assist on a wide range of matters connected with rural land including sales and acquisitions of agricultural land and buildings, drafting overage provisions, farm-related tenancy issues including succession rights and surrenders, wayleaves and easements, single farm/basic payment subsidy transfers, property development/investment work and more.  You may, from time to time, also get involved in wider property work supporting the rest of the team. As with all our lawyers, you’ll be encouraged to get involved in business development and other activities as part of growing the practice and your own skills and reputation.

You will need to be able to demonstrate an interest in the sector and an affinity with our clients and contacts.

To apply, please submit your CV with a message/covering letter explaining your interest in the role.

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We are an independent law firm based in Reading.

Our Real Estate Team is the largest in Reading and prides itself on providing City quality work outside London. Our exceptional lawyers handle a wide range of property transactions – including the acquisition and disposal of interests in real estate on individual sites and property portfolios, planning, environment and construction work, landlord and tenant matters and taxation and finance issues.

We are looking to appoint an experienced solicitor into our Commercial Property team.  Joining us probably at associate level you are likely to have the experience to allow you to fit effortlessly into a team which handles a wide range of property transactions and advice – including office, industrial and retail lettings, large residential developments, investment property, secured lending and agricultural / rural estates work, acting for owners and occupiers, sellers and purchasers and financial institutions. You need not have experience of all these areas and your role will be tailored according to your skills and interests.

Our friendly and talented team has a strong training ethos with regular team training events and updates and we are keen to invest in the career development and progression of our lawyers.  Marketing activities are strongly encouraged and there will be plenty of opportunity to get involved in social events for team and business development reasons.

If you are interested in our vacancy please apply with a detailed CV and a covering letter/message explaining your interest in the role and availability to start.

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Our highly regarded Divorce, Family & Civil Partnerships team is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious solicitor to join their expanding team.

The team is looking to recruit a solicitor already familiar with a broad range of matters including matrimonial finance, private law children work and cohabitation disputes. You will have good communication and prioritisation skills, be proactive and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ideally you will have started to build your external reputation and have a growing skill-set in practice/business development and be interested in developing this further as you will be encouraged to build a strong name for yourself in the Reading/Berkshire area.

Joining us you’ll be part of a busy, specialist team with an excellent reputation in the Reading area which attracts high-net worth clients and handles complex family disputes. We will support you with plenty of learning and development opportunities including the ability to learn from our highly regarded family fee earners.

As a firm it is of key importance to us to nurture and support our people. We are committed to embracing a continued degree of home working and more flexibility in working arrangements to support our people with their changing lifestyles and expectations. This is an exceptional opportunity to develop your career as a family specialist on high quality work while being part of a supportive and welcoming firm.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity with us please apply with your CV and a covering message.

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Working for FSP

We have fantastic people at Field Seymour Parkes, from our receptionists to our partners, and we know that every single one of them is key to our success.

We have a track record in developing people and their careers, with success being rewarded regardless of length of service or background. Our Family FSP ethos ensures that there are opportunities for all and we encourage engagement, participation and responsibility at all levels.

In the same way that we build lasting relationships to support our clients through their personal and business lives, we aim to do the same for our employees. Our offices in the heart of Reading are a great place to work, but we also understand that our people have lives outside of their job and we offer enhanced family-friendly benefits, a core hours policy and opportunities for remote working.  We also offer life assurance, income protection and an employee assistance program to all employees.

If you are enthusiastic, pragmatic and want to join our friendly team to achieve your full potential, and help others achieve theirs, we would love to hear from you.

Employee benefits

  • 25 days’ annual leave, increasing with length of service
  • A core working hours policy which mean you can flex your day start and end times
  • Hybrid working
  • Eligibility to join our annual performance related discretionary bonus scheme
  • Enrolment to our company pension scheme
  • Professional subscription fees covered
  • Training opportunities
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Season ticket loans
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment bonus scheme