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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.

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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

Partner, commercial dispute resolution - Singapore

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This is an exciting opportunity for a commercial dispute resolution partner with particular expertise and experience in international arbitration to join the team in our Singapore office and help lead the expansion of our commercial arbitration practice. After a strategic review, the firm is committed to expanding its capabilities in this technical and geographic area and so this is a key strategic appointment for the firm.

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Partner, Banking and Finance - Singapore

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Banking and Finance Partner with particular expertise and experience in commodities and trade finance to join our Banking and Finance team in our Singapore office. After a strategic review, the firm is committed to expanding its capabilities in this technical and geographical area. This is primarily a non-contentious role but arbitration and litigation experience in trade and commodity finance will strengthen any application. | No agencies please

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Partner, Construction and Infrastructure - Singapore

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Construction and Infrastructure Partner to join our Singapore office and build up our Construction and infrastructure practice in the Asia-Pacific region. While working closely with the UK based Construction team and wider Singapore team. | No agencies please.

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Partner, IP, IT and Commercial - Singapore

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Commercial, IP and IT Partner, with a tech focus, to join our Singapore office and build up our technology and innovation practice in the Asia-Pacific region. While working closely with the UK based team and wider Singapore team. | No agencies please.

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Associate – Social Housing (Corporate & Governance) - Birmingham or London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1483 791830

The Social Housing team deliver a high-quality legal service and this role will specialise in the corporate, constitutional, regulatory and governance aspects for housing associations working in the affordable housing sector. We are looking for a 1-6 PQE Associate who will be responsible for undertaking fee-earning work and providing a profitable contribution to the work of the department. This role brings opportunities for career progression. For interested candidates there will also be the opportunity to lead on or participate in projects including: forming housing associations, mergers, group structures and reorganisations, advice and training to boards of management, charity law advice, major projects with local authorities and other third parties and advice on compliance with the housing association regulatory regime. | No agencies please.

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Associate, Banking and finance - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an associate solicitor with post qualification experience of up to four years in trade finance to join our growing banking and finance team. Work will include bilateral and syndicated secured and unsecured lending, trade finance, banking regulation and compliance, and money laundering regulations and sanctions work. The firm has a strong trade finance and commodities and litigation department, which is supported by the banking and finance team. Ideally candidates will have some experience in trade finance, letters of credit, and receivables financing, and an understanding of regulatory capital and how insurance and non-payment insurance is used. This is primarily a non-contentious role. | No agencies please

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Associate, Contentious construction - London

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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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Associate, Construction and infrastructure - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

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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Associate, Immigration - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

We are looking to recruit a full-time associate with two to five years’ PQE, who has previously worked in a top tier business immigration practice, to join our immigration team in London which is ranked by both Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Candidates will ideally have experience of dealing with multi-national companies and all aspects of sponsored work, as well as liaising with high net worth individuals. Knowledge of the education sector is also beneficial. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising paralegals as well as handling their own workload. Excellent academic qualifications, a professional manner, and a commitment to high quality service delivery are required. | No agencies please.

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Associate, Private client - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our private client and tax team in London is looking to hire an associate. The successful candidate will join a highly respected team dedicated to private wealth advice, UK and international tax planning and asset protection, and advising individuals, family offices, family businesses and fiduciaries. The team has the support of leading experts from a number of practice areas across the firm, when required. We are looking for candidates who have private client experience in domestic and international work in both trust and tax matters. Candidates should have good communication and organisational skills, and be motivated to support a successful and growing team with an interesting and diverse client base. The role offers excellent quality work in a collegiate and supportive environment, and candidates should be committed to developing their technical skills with the support of active mentoring from colleagues and the firm’s knowledge team, in order to service clients and develop their own careers. | No agencies please

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Costs manager - London

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We are looking for a costs manager to lead and grow our costs unit. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to help shape and improve our costs offering and practice and client service. The costs unit supports all contentious practice areas across the firm, including personal injury and clinical negligence, commercial dispute resolution, marine, trade and energy, construction, family, employment and travel. The costs manager will be expected to review, monitor and manage a panel of external costs lawyers as required, as well as line managing existing internal costs lawyers – there are currently four full time and two part time costs lawyers. The costs manager will also lead on costs and time recording training and education for the firm. They should also expect to spend a proportion of their time as a practising costs lawyer. | No agencies please

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Commercial dispute resolution - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7753 7709

The reputation management & privacy team, which sits within our commercial dispute resolution team, is looking for a paralegal to join them in the London office. We are a small team of five core lawyers, and we advise on a range of issues including defamation, privacy, confidentiality, data protection, harassment, and reputation management. The successful candidate will ideally have paralegal experience in the field of reputation management (including, for example, the type of claims described above), but this is not a pre-requisite. You will need to be comfortable working closely with a number of different fee earners. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is looking for excellent quality work in a friendly and supportive team. | No agencies please.

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Paralegal, 12 month fixed term contract, personal injury/clinical negligence - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7753 7709

This paralegal role will be principally supporting a partner conducting a caseload of claimant catastrophic personal injury cases (predominantly brain injury and spinal cord injury cases and other cases involving injuries of maximum severity), and additionally supporting other partners and fee-earners within the team in running their case loads of claimant multi-track personal injury and clinical negligence cases. The successful candidate will have a degree of CILEx qualification, and experience working in a top tier personal injury or clinical negligence team. | No agencies please

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Paralegal, social housing - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7753 7709

Our social housing team in London is looking for a paralegal to join the team. The paralegal’s role will include: supporting all aspects of development site and affordable housing acquisitions; assisting the team with conveyancing processes and due diligence on development site acquisitions; arranging production of engrossments; transfer of funds; file administration; monitoring deadlines; preparation of first draft transaction documentation using heads of terms and template documents, and automating the process; and arranging standard conveyancing searches, reviewing and collating responses on our extranet. Please see job description for further information on summary of the role. No specific legal qualification is required but the candidate must be able to demonstrate some relevant experience, ideally in commercial conveyancing and property due diligence. Though not essential, a candidate that has passed the LPC would be preferred. | No agencies please

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Associate, Court of Protection, Special educational needs - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

We are looking for a recently qualified associate with up to three years’ PQE, with experience of Special Educational Needs and Community Care law, to strengthen our successful team and extend its expertise. The quality of work is both complex and rewarding for children and young people aged 0 – 25 years. The role sits within the Court of Protection Department but knowledge or experience of this area of work is not required. | No agencies please

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Paralegal, Social housing - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7753 7709

Our social housing team is looking for a full time paralegal to join our Basingstoke office. The role is part of a busy team delivering a high-quality legal service, predominantly in respect of the sale of shared ownership and outright sales and after sales transactions on behalf of housing associations. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to get involved in a varied blend of real estate work, including supporting the portfolio team on large scale secured lending transactions. The paralegal will be responsible for undertaking fee-earning work, and will provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department. Some experience of the relevant area of law is required for this role. | No agencies please.

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Associate, Corporate - Birmingham

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our corporate team in Birmingham is looking for a recently qualified associate with up to three years’ PQE. The role will involve working directly with the three corporate partners in Birmingham, but the team also works across our offices. Candidates should have had exposure to a broad range of corporate transactional work. Ideally, they will have had client facing experience and exposure to working on multiple deals simultaneously. Excellent support and progression opportunities are on offer. | No agencies please

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Associate/senior associate, Commercial real estate - Cambridge

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our commercial real estate team is looking for a full time associate or senior associate to join our Cambridge office. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working at a large law firm with an established commercial property team. The successful candidate will enjoy a challenging and varied caseload as well as excellent progression opportunities. We have some very exciting projects, excellent work and loyal clients, and we are looking for people that recognise the importance of balancing technical skill with outstanding client service. We have a great team and if you are hardworking, ambitious and a just little competitive, we would like to hear from you. | No agencies please

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Associate, Life Sciences - Cambridge

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Our award-winning life sciences practice is looking to hire an associate with at least three years’ PQE to join their team working in the cutting edge of industry. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive, business oriented advice, and bring extensive legal, scientific and industry specific insights to its medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. They will act for SMEs, larger PLCs, multi-national enterprises as well as start-ups and spin outs providing the full range of legal, commercial and regulatory advice including licence and collaboration agreements. The team prides itself on working closely with clients as a trusted advisor on both commercial and inhouse resourcing work. As such the ideal person will thrive on close client contact and will relish the exposure to quality client contact right from the start. | No agencies please

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Associate – Residential Property - Guildford

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Our Residential Property team is looking for a full time NQ – 2 PQE Associate to join our Guildford office. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working at a law firm with some Residential Property experience. The successful candidate will be able to manage their own workload and handle transactions from the start. Strong academics, an enthusiasm for Residential Property and a team mindset are equally important. The successful candidate will enjoy a challenging and varied caseload. We are looking for people that recognise the importance of balancing technical skill with outstanding client service. | No agencies please.

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Senior associate, corporate - Guildford

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Our top rated corporate team is looking to hire an experienced associate or senior associate to join the team in our Guildford office. The team has a strong M&A and corporate advisory practice advising established international companies, larger owner-managed businesses and venture capital and private equity backed businesses. The role will offer the opportunity to develop a broad practice of good quality, challenging legal work, guided by lawyers regarded as leaders in their field and across a variety of sectors. Our diverse and progressive department has a culture of inclusion, encouragement and support. Successful development of our colleagues is fundamental to us at all stages, and the firm has a structured development and promotion plan offering excellent career prospects. | No agencies please

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Associate, Commercial Real Estate - Oxford

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Our Commercial Real Estate team is looking for a full time 2 – 3 + years PQE Associate to join our Oxford office. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working at a large law firm with an established Commercial Property team. An enthusiasm for the subject, motivation and a team mentality are equally important. The successful candidate will enjoy a challenging and varied caseload as well as excellent progression opportunities. We have some very exciting projects, excellent work and loyal clients and we are looking for people that recognise the importance of balancing technical skill with outstanding client service. We have a great team and if you are hardworking, ambitious and just a little competitive we would like to hear from you. | No agencies please.

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Associate/senior associate, corporate - Oxford

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Our top rated Oxford corporate team is looking to hire an experienced associate or senior associate to join the team. The team has particular strengths in acting for university spin-outs and other venture capital backed companies. It works with spin-outs from many different universities, including, in particular, Oxford University and Imperial College London, with clients developing some of the most exciting, and potentially world changing, technologies, especially in the life sciences and deep tech sectors. The role will offer the opportunity to develop long term relationships with clients, from spin-out or start-up, through larger funding rounds and exits. Given the team’s focus, experience of venture capital transactions is desirable. | No agencies please

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Paralegal, Commercial dispute resolution - Oxford

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Our commercial dispute resolution (restructuring and insolvency) team are looking for a paralegal to join their team. The successful candidate will have a degree or CILEX qualification; be comfortable working under pressure with the ability to plan and prioritise work; have an appreciation of fee earner needs and constraints; and be commercially aware. Ideally the successful candidate would be based in Oxford. | No agencies please

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Paralegal, Commercial property - Oxford

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Our real estate team is looking to hire a paralegal to join the busy post-completions team in Oxford. The role provides exposure to high quality work and offers responsibility, direct client contact and training in a supportive environment. The team deals with all aspects of SDLT and land registration, including providing advice to assist with deal structuring, so the successful candidate will be expected to become an expert on SDLT. They should have strong academics, excellent organisational skills, be self-motivated, hardworking and up for a challenge. While previous experience is preferred, it is not required. This role is a good opportunity for the right person to progress within the firm. Our paralegals in this team always do very well, whether it be securing training contracts with us, or other firms due to the fantastic training and experience offered. | No agencies please

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Senior associate, Commercial dispute resolution - Oxford

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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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