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.

The team

The team are currently looking to recruit a 0-4+ years PQE solicitor to join their growing team.  We envisage the role suiting someone between 0-4+ years PQE but candidates outside of this are welcome to apply.  The team is looking for a solicitor who can build their experience working collaboratively on rural matters, whilst also running your own caseload.  This may include more straightforward commercial property transactions should you so wish.

The role

The role offers a significant level of variety and interest.  You will work across a range of work-types, which will include more traditional agricultural property work along with assisting clients with all manner of diversification projects.  Clients will span many areas to attract your interest and 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, property development/investment work, renewable energy projects and more.  You may, from time to time, also get involved in supporting the wider commercial property team.  You will receive good supervision and training, with the opportunity in time to build a name for yourself in a rewarding and specialist discipline. The team will encourage you to get involved in business development opportunities as part of the team and firm generally.

About you

You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the rural sector and an affinity with our clients and contacts.  You will benefit from support and career development from highly regarded and experienced partners with access to cases of a quality hard to find elsewhere in the Thames Valley.  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 you are interested in our vacancy please apply with a detailed CV.

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Our Will Disputes & Contentious Probate team deals with a wide range of contentious probate matters and work closely with our Wills, Trusts and Estates team.

Rarely for this area the work will be exclusively contentious probate litigation. The day to day caseload involves the full range of contentious probate matters including Inheritance Act claims for Claimants and Defendants, claims involving challenges to the validity of Wills, executor/administrator disputes (including removal of executor applications), estate administration disputes, Court of Protection disputes as well as the various types of trust disputes. You will be expected to run your own cases, as well as work with colleagues on large cases all whilst benefitting from supervision and support from the Head of our Will Disputes & Contentious Probate team who is rated as one of a small number of Leading Individuals by Legal 500 for contentious probate in the South East. You’ll also work together with other colleagues within the contentious and non-contentious teams.

The candidate for this role will have 2-4 years of civil litigation experience including contentious probate work and ideally have had some experience of contentious probate and non-contentious private client work during their training contract or early career, but we welcome applications from any junior solicitor with litigation and contentious probate experience who is keen to work in a successful growing team in this specialist area.

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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

  • You’ll start FSP with 25 days annual leave, increasing one day each year in your first 5 years up to a maximum of 30 days
  • A core working hours policy meaning you can flex your day start and end times
  • Hybrid working
  • Eligibility to join our annual performance related discretionary bonus scheme
  • Enhanced enrolment to our company pension scheme
  • Enhanced family leave policies such as maternity and paternity leave
  • Professional subscription fees covered
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Virtual GP 24/7 service
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment bonus scheme
  • Training opportunities
  • Season ticket loans
  • Mental wellbeing support from fully qualified counsellors or clinically trained psychotherapists
  • Digital gym for live and on-demand fitness classes and physical wellbeing pathways, including pre-created workout programmes
  • Self-guided mindfulness and meditation programmes of clinician led, self-guided mindfulness and meditation exercises
  • Nutritional wellbeing pathways including recipes and calorie descriptors for every recipe
  • Mental health eLearning via clinician-led content on mental health, depression, anxiety, sleep, financial wellbeing, parenting and more
  • Shopping discounts including access to a wide range of shopping offers and discounts