NQ+ role to grow our corporate work
Our Corporate team has enjoyed a strong financial year and they have a strong pipeline of interesting work ahead. We are looking to grow and have an opportunity for a solicitor (or equivalent) to join our respected 6-partner team in a junior level role.
Our team covers a broad mix of corporate work with specialist private equity and venture capital, banking and insolvency expertise. Our clients come from many different sectors and vary in size from start-ups to multi-national businesses. While their typical deal value ranges from £5m to £25m, they also assist with smaller and larger deals and you can find some examples of their work here.
This role will enable you to build your career in a friendly and forward-thinking team which really encourages initiative and personal development. Under supervision, you’ll enjoy plenty of client contact and the opportunity for early responsibility and advancement based on individual merit. As a firm, we have embraced ways to work more flexibly and we are committed to continuing this in the future.
We are open to considering applications from qualified solicitors and those qualifying up to September 21 (providing they have already gained at least 6 months’ experience in corporate work), but applications from candidates with post qualification experience will also be welcome.
Please apply using the link below. If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role first, please contact our Head of People, Antonia Fowell, on 07811 971335 or email email@example.com.
Job type: Full-time (35 hours per week), Permanent
Salary: £41,000 to £46,000 DoE
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A junior paralegal role, with no paralegal experience required
We currently have a rare opportunity for a property litigation paralegal. Previous paralegal experience is not essential for this role.
Our property litigation team acts for a range of commercial clients, organisations and individuals with disputes concerning property. The cases they manage include:
They may also be involved in advising on property issues to other teams within the firm in relation to corporate deals and insolvency issues, agricultural disputes, construction disputes and more.
As a paralegal in the team you will support the other lawyers with a wide variety of tasks, giving you plenty of interesting experience across this varied caseload. This is an opportunity with real development potential so while initially you may have a lot of administrative work to do, as you grow in experience you will take on increasing amounts of responsibility and client contact – how far you can go depends on your talent and ability.
We think it’s a great starting point to build a quality legal career. We expect you to have a strong academic record, including a qualifying law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law, with good grades in land law and dispute resolution (ideally with electives or additional modules in at least one of those areas), together with excellent communication skills, initiative, drive, perseverance and a ‘can do’ attitude. Those qualities are more important to us than relevant paralegal experience, but some experience would be considered an advantage.
Whilst much of this role will be able to be performed remotely as a temporary adjustment during the current pandemic restrictions, there are elements which will require some office attendance. You should therefore be able to attend our office in Reading as required.
If these attributes shine out from your CV and covering letter, we would like to hear from you. Please apply sending a detailed CV – including your academic achievements – together with a covering letter explaining why you are a strong candidate for the role and your availability to start.
Job Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), Permanent
Salary £20,000 – £21,250
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NQ+ role to grow our agricultural practice
We are expanding our agricultural and rural land sector focus and as a result want to appoint a new solicitor within our Real Estate Team.
We are looking for someone with a real passion for rural land and those who own and occupy it. Someone who understands the deep personal associations and traditions involved, as well as the legal and commercial aspects of rural property ownership and use.
In this role, you will work closely with two Senior Associates who have been steadily building the practice and establishing strong relationships with a wide variety of landowners and occupiers, from tenant farmers to landed estates. With them, you’ll advise and assist on a wide range of matters connected with rural land including sales and acquisitions of rural property, varying from small plots of land to large farms and estates, drafting overage provisions, dealing with rural related tenancy issues including succession rights and surrenders, granting wayleaves and easements, and advising on potential property development including a variety of renewable energy projects. You may, from time to time, also get involved in wider commercial property work supporting the rest of our highly regarded property 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 and there are excellent prospects for career development / advancement in this role.
Ideally you will have gained a year or more of post qualification experience specifically in agricultural property, but we welcome applications from any solicitor (or equivalent) with a genuine interest in this field who can demonstrate some solid commercial property experience, including those expecting to qualify by September 2021. You will receive good supervision and training, with the opportunity in time to build a name for yourself in a rewarding and specialist discipline.
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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.