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All our lawyers are given the opportunity to work in a culture that encourages excellent communication, teamwork and a sense of loyalty. At every level, you are expected to develop strong relationships with a range of clients.

Making a speculative application

We are always pleased to talk to exceptional candidates of all levels (including partners, solicitors and CILEx qualified lawyers) who share our values and could make a significant contribution to our business. If no relevant vacancies are shown but you are still interested in joining us, please submit a speculative application.

Apply now, attaching your CV. We will contact you when any suitable vacancies arise, keeping your CV on file for six months.

Agencies

We are committed to sourcing candidates directly where possible. For particular roles, we may work with preferred suppliers who will be invited by our resourcing team to support us. We may also agree to accept CVs from other suppliers on an ad hoc basis (to be agreed in writing). We will not be responsible for fees in relation to CVs or profiles submitted directly to our partners or other employees or for any applications not submitted via our portal. Agencies should contact our recruitment team before submitting unsolicited applications. 


Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Commercial, IP & IT - London

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Apply now or please call Jenny Vine, Resourcing manager,
if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

The team is looking to hire an associate with around three to six years PQE to handle an exciting caseload of non-contentious work. This role will suit a confident and enthusiastic mid-level individual who is committed to providing a high-quality and efficient service to clients. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Contentious construction - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

Our specialist team provides a comprehensive range of construction law solutions across the wide spectrum of projects undertaken in the construction industry. They are involved with projects from the outset and work with clients to shape their procurement and contracting strategies. Negotiating and drafting all types of construction documentation, they also have extensive experience of preventing the failure of construction projects affected by insolvency, advising on the recovery of project assets which have become 'distressed' through insolvency or funding restrictions. They are also engaged to advise on live projects - to help avoid disputes and to shape commercial negotiations and deals. Much of the focus is in the UK but the team also advises on a range of international projects. | No agencies please

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Construction and infrastructure - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

The construction team is looking for an associate or senior associate to join the firm’s London office. The ideal candidate will have experience of working on non-contentious construction law at a large firm within an established construction team, although some experience of disputes avoidance and contentious construction law would be useful. Working knowledge of the various JCT form contracts, their amendments and market norms is ideal, as is a willingness to advise on bespoke, complex agreements. Experience of procurement and contracting strategies, funding and financing agreements, contract tendering and frameworks and security documentation (including advance payment bonds) is essential. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to work as a team player and build strong client relationships. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Corporate (equity capital markets) - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

The team is looking to recruit a mid-level associate, ideally with three to six years’ post qualification experience. The work will involve acting for both issuers and investment banks on IPOs, secondary fundraisings and general ongoing listed advisory work. Duties will include assisting the lead partner with the management of IPOs and taking responsibility, where appropriate, for being the lead on secondary fundraisings for investment banks and issuers; leading on the drafting and negotiation of placing agreements; co-ordinating the team and overseeing junior associates' work on due diligence, verification and other key ancillary documentation. The successful candidate will have experience of coordinating a team on secondary fundraisings on either AIM or the Main Market, acting as a lead associate on an IPO or similar transaction and working with a range of investment banks. | No agencies please

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Family - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

The family practice is looking to recruit a three to six years’ PQE associate to join the London team. Ideally, applicants will have trained and worked at a firm with a highly-ranked family department and have experience of acting for high-net-worth individuals and on international cases. The successful candidate will advise on all areas of financial disputes between high-net-worth individuals and on complex disputes as to arrangements for children. They will enjoy a challenging and varied caseload as well as excellent progression opportunities. The family team is assisted by outstanding knowledge lawyers and dedicated support staff and is welcoming and inclusive. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Social housing - Basingstoke or Birmingham

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

The social housing team delivers a high quality legal service. This role will specialise in charging work for housing association borrowers, but provide opportunities to get involved in a number of key real estate areas in the affordable housing sector. Responsible for undertaking fee-earning work and providing a profitable contribution to the department, this role brings opportunities for career progression. There will also be the opportunity to lead on projects including tenanted portfolio sales, purchases and stock swaps; commercial property work for housing association landlords (including new leases, lease management matters and training); overseeing a range of asset management matters including programmes of disposals of land and dwellings; and deeds of easements and complex infrastructure agreements for newly constructed residential schemes. | No agencies please

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Lawyer Opportunity

Senior paralegal, Court of Protection - Basingstoke

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Apply now or please call Kirsten Hilliard, Resourcing advisor,
if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7753 7709

We are looking for a senior paralegal with experience in Court of Protection work to join the team and help support the specialist lawyers in our Basingstoke office. Key aspects of the role include preparation of court applications; general management of financial deputyships; preparation of deputy annual reports to the Office of the Public Guardian and preparation and monitoring of annual budgets. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Office of the Public Guardian deputyship standards, confidence in client facing meetings and communications and the ability to manage a busy workload. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Personal injury/clinical negligence - Guildford

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Apply now or please call Kirsten Hilliard, Resourcing advisor,
if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7753 7709

This role supports two solicitors within the team, primarily with personal injury work but also some clinical negligence cases. Responsibilities include drafting documents and general correspondence; carrying out research and preparing detailed reports of results; dealing with initial client care documentation and sorting medical records; collating documents and running disclosure lists; preparing witness statements and court bundles; and arranging expert appointments. The successful candidate will also be the first point of contact for taking details from potential new clients. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Senior associate, Commercial dispute resolution - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

This position will involve working in the restructuring and insolvency team, which forms part of the wider commercial dispute resolution department. A broad knowledge and significant experience of both contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring law are required. The restructuring and insolvency team has a varied and wide ranging practice supporting both corporate entities and individuals. The role will suit a confident and experienced senior associate who is committed to providing a high quality service to clients as well as helping grow a team and mentoring junior lawyers and paralegals. While Oxford is the preferred location, the role is open to applications for any UK office. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Employment - Reading

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

The employment practice is looking for a mid-level associate, ideally with three to six years’ post qualification experience, to join the team in Reading. This role will encompass predominantly private sector employer work for a wide range of businesses but will also involve work for (in the main senior level) employees. Employment legal knowledge is essential, as is an understanding of the various IT platforms used to assist in litigation, case management and marketing. Applicants should be confident and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to providing an efficient and high-quality service for clients. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate/Senior associate, Family - Reading

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Apply now or please call Jenny Vine, Resourcing manager,
if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

We are looking to recruit an associate with four to seven years’ PQE to join the family team in Reading. Ideally, we are seeking someone who has trained and worked at a firm with a highly ranked family department and who has had experience of acting for high net worth individuals and on international cases. The successful candidate will advise on all areas of financial disputes between high net worth individuals and in complex disputes over arrangements for children. They will enjoy a challenging and varied caseload as well as excellent progression opportunities. The family team is assisted by outstanding knowledge lawyers and dedicated support staff and the atmosphere is friendly and inclusive. | No agencies please.

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