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.

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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The 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. As a paralegal, you 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.

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.

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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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We’re looking for a Office Assistant to join our Facilities team.

The role will see you assist the Facilities Manager in the running of all general office tasks and procedures. There is a lot of variety in the role and it is perfect for someone with a can-do attitude, who can work under pressure and switch between tasks quickly.

At FSP we are particularly well known for our friendly and supportive culture, which has been a core part of our philosophy since we were founded over 30 years ago. We have a strong social ethos here and joining our ‘Family FSP’ you can be confident you’ll be looked after and supported throughout your career.

As Office Assistant, your responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Scanning and distributing incoming post and preparing outgoing mail.
  • Responding to issues via email, telephone, face to face, or by site inspections.
  • Ensuring the outside of the building is kept clean and tidy by conducting daily walk rounds.
  • Responsibility for distributing stationery and ordering supplies when required.
  • Processing deeds and files and updating internal databases.
  • Assisting with room moves/reconfigurations.
  • Collecting and disposing of confidential waste.
  • Assisting with Health & Safety matters.
  • Various other general office duties.

Experience in a similar role would be an advantage, but not essential as full training will be provided.

Full time, permanent

Salary: up to £21,500

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Our highly regarded Will Disputes & Contentious Probate team are looking for a Paralegal to join their friendly team.

You will be joining our Band One recognised Chambers and Legal 500 team dealing with a wide range of contentious probate matters and will be working in a busy, professional department that works closely with our Wills, Trusts and Estates team.

As a Paralegal in the team you will be reviewing and reporting on legal documents, undertaking research, preparing reports, drafting correspondence and basic legal documents, and drafting financial statements. 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.

The role would suit someone with paralegal experience in contentious probate matters, dispute resolution generally, or someone who is interested in the area and looking to develop their knowledge and understanding.

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.

If this has sparked your interest, please apply with a copy of your CV.

 

Full time, Fixed Term

Salary: £21,250

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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.