Our Residential Property Team provides an extremely high quality conveyancing service to individual clients. They now have a junior level vacancy for a paralegal.
In this position your main role will be to assist an experienced lawyer manage a busy caseload of home sales and purchases. You will be involved across each stage of the conveyancing process, with plenty of client contact and early responsibility. You may also help out other colleagues in the team from time to time.Apply for this role
Entry level opportunity for LPC graduate or law graduate with commercial property experience.
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 also have a team specialising in property litigation work for commercial and private clients.
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 are looking for applicants with an LPC but law/GDL graduates with at least 6 months’ commercial property experience will also be considered. You’ll be able to demonstrate a strong intellect, excellent communication skills and a ‘can do’ attitude. If these attributes shine out from your CV and covering letter (essential), we would like to hear from you.Apply for this role
An exciting opportunity for a junior (NQ+) property lawyer to become a specialist in agricultural sector work.
We are expanding our agricultural / farming and estates sector work and as a result need to appoint a new solicitor within our Commercial Property Team. This is a varied and stimulating area of work, providing excellent prospects for job satisfaction and career development.
Working closely with two Senior Associates, 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 business development and other activities as part of growing the practice and your own skills and reputation.
The role is suitable for a newly qualified solicitor with good property experience gained during training, although specific agricultural experience is not essential. You will, however, need to be able to demonstrate an interest in the sector and an affinity with our clients and contacts. You will receive good supervision and training, with the opportunity in time to build a name for yourself in a rewarding and specialist discipline.Apply for this role
Our Residential Property Team has a rare opening for an experienced conveyancer.
Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be able to handle residential sales and purchases up to a high value with minimal supervision. You will take a proactive role in supporting the Team Leader to developing the team, including providing support and guidance to junior team members and helping to identify and introduce ways in which to work smarter and more efficiently without losing the high quality, personal service to clients we pride ourselves upon. You will also have an interest in marketing and development and will be expected to get involved in various business development initiatives, which may involve occasional ‘out of hours’ events including breakfast, lunch or evening seminars and hospitality/networking events.
To be considered for the role you will be experienced at conveyancing – a solicitor, legal executive or licensed conveyancer with at least 3 years’ (post qualified) experience. You will have demonstrated that you can work fairly independently, with good initiative and a high degree of IT literacy. You will be able to show strong market knowledge and commerciality, with a solid awareness of the technological and other trends affecting the housing / conveyancing market.
Please apply with a detailed CV and covering letter explaining your interest in the role.Apply for this role
A role with significant opportunity for autonomy, growth and career progression supporting our highly regarded corporate group with tax advice.
We have an exciting vacancy for a tax solicitor (non-contentious) to join the FSP team within our highly regarded corporate group. The role will focus on all aspects of business taxation and will be to provide transactional support for the corporate, commercial and property teams in the firm.
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The candidate should have a number of years of experience in tax related matters and be looking to join a team which gives the opportunity to develop a career in a supportive, friendly environment undertaking high-quality work for a wide range of clients from private individuals, entrepreneurs and investors to large corporates. There will also be the scope for the candidate to be involved in business development activities and share the development of the tax team moving forward.
FSP is known for its pragmatic, commercial and personal service and for forging long-term client relationships so we like to recruit down to earth people. As our clients, and the tax support they require, often varies you’ll gain great exposure to a range of different matters with plenty of responsibility.
We are open to considering applications from candidates with a minimum of 3-4 years of tax experience, across different levels of seniority, as there is scope for the candidate to join at associate, senior associate or partner level if the experience is at the right levelApply for this role
A varied caseload and good career development/progression await a junior solicitor in our Commercial Dispute Resolution team.
Our two-partner commercial dispute resolution team boasts some enviable blue chip clients and a caseload which includes complex domestic and cross-border disputes. They are currently looking to recruit a solicitor level litigator to support them. As part of the team you’ll build your experience working collaboratively on some challenging disputes while also running your own caseload of more straightforward cases under appropriate supervision.
The role offers a significant level of variety and interest. You will work across a range of sectors and work-types, which may include commercial contract disputes, construction, professional indemnity, insolvency, fraud, IP, international arbitration. Clients will span many sectors, including automotive, financial services, leisure, fisheries, logistics and FMCG.
You’ll need to be resourceful, responsive and resilient, with the ability to grasp new challenges and areas of law quickly and accurately. You’ll benefit from support and career development from highly regarded and experienced partners and our senior associate and access to cases of a quality hard to find elsewhere in Reading. Ideally you will have at least 1 year’s post qualification experience in a litigation role, but we will look at strong NQs who gained a significant level of contentious experience during their training contract or in earlier paralegal roles, over 12 months or more. Experience in each of the contentious areas we work in is not necessary, but you should have a strong grasp of general practice and procedure in general commercial litigation and an interest in a career which involves constant learning opportunities and new challenges.
We like to provide tailored and pragmatic solutions for our clients so being able to demonstrate a high level of client care is essential.
If the variety and challenge of this role appeals to you, we’d like to hear from you. Please apply with detailed CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role.Apply for this role
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. 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 recently refurbished 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 offer enhanced family-friendly benefits.
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.