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Careers and Training Contracts Overview

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

Wilson Browne Solicitors is a firm with a vision and that vision starts with being a great place to work…

…no long commute, a proper work-life balance, varied and interesting clients, opportunities for development and career progression and a host of other benefits.

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Current Vacancies

Residential Conveyancing Paralegal / Apprentice - Higham Ferrers

A full time paralegal is required for the busy Residential Conveyancing team at our Higham office. This role provides the opportunity to progress to a 2 year Level 3/ A-level equivalent paralegal apprenticeship with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to pursue a career in law, providing the potential opportunity to progress to a Chartered Legal Executive or solicitor pathway in the future.

The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, dynamic with a modern approach to working within a busy, professional team

This is a full and busy role and will include the following:

  • Providing legal support whilst working under the supervision of the Team Leader;
  • Managing data/records;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Drafting and producing property related legal documents, correspondence and standard forms;
  • Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files;
  • Carrying out research and ordering property searches;
  • Handling confidential and sensitive information;
  • Understanding and utilising basic financial information;
  • Communicating directly with clients, estate agents and mortgage lenders;
  • Utilising case management software;
  • Post completion

Entry requirements for the apprenticeship are five GCSE grades A*-C/9-4, including English and Maths together with:

  • a minimum of three Cs at A-level; or
  • a current employee in administration or customer service; or
  • having already completed an intermediate apprenticeship.

 

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV either by email to careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk

or in writing to:

John Whitehouse
Wilson Browne Solicitors
4 Grange Park Court
Roman Way
Northampton
NN4 5EA

 

Full Time Commercial Property Lawyer - Corby

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Commercial Property lawyer to join our Legal 500 recognised team based at our Corby office.

Wilson Browne Solicitors are the current Northamptonshire Law Society Law Firm of the Year; were Highly Commended by the national Law Society, and the commercial property team is one of the largest in the county.

A qualified solicitor, FILEX or CILEX Associate with at least one year’s PQE you will find a role with client exposure and responsibility from day one. This is a rare opportunity to join such a highly regarded team. The firm promises, and delivers, excellent work-life balance, training and support and career progression opportunities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide range of commercial property matters including all aspects of real estate acquisitions, portfolio managements, commercial landlord and tenant work and developments and disposal transactions, together with offering commercial property support to the firm’s Corporate Commercial Team.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong technical ability and be able to manage their own caseload.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV either by email to careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk

or in writing to:

John Whitehouse
Practice Manager
Wilson Browne Solicitors
4 Grange Park Court
Roman Way
Northampton
NN4 5EA

2 x Residential Conveyancing Paralegals - Based Wellingborough & Higham

Two full-time experienced paralegals are required for the busy Residential Conveyancing teams based at our Wellingborough and Higham offices.

These are exciting opportunities and the successful applicants will have proven experience of working within a busy residential property team and have full knowledge of dealing with sale, purchase, re-mortgage and transfer of equity matters, including new build and leasehold.

As an experienced paralegal, you should be confident in managing your own caseload, under the supervision of the team leader, developing and managing relationships with both clients and estate agents, be IT literate and committed with previous working knowledge of using case management systems.

These are full and busy roles and will include the following:

  • Supporting the Team Leader;
    – Managing your own caseload under supervision;
    – Title checking, raising and reviewing enquires and reporting;
    – Ordering and checking routine property searches;
    – Checking mortgage offers;
    – Dealing directly with clients, estate agents and lenders;
    – Helping out other members of the team whenever possible;
    – Post completion.

Excellent business development skills are desirable as well as strong organisational skills and an ability to work with minimal supervision.

Proven Residential Conveyancing experience and the ability to work within a busy team are essential.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV either by email to careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk

or in writing to:

John Whitehouse
Practice Manager
Wilson Browne Solicitors
4 Grange Park Court
Roman Way
Northampton
NN4 5EA

Family Law Solicitor 4 Years+ PQE - Based at Northampton

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Solicitor with 4 years + PQE to join our Legal 500-recognised Family Law Team in Northampton.

The Family Law Team at Wilson Browne has a reputation in the County that is second to none and acts for a broad range of clients covering all aspects of family law advice including divorce, property and finances, children issues, and cohabitation as well as pre-nuptial agreements and mediation.

The successful candidate will carry their own significant caseload and assist in managing others within the team. Experience in advocacy is desirable.

Client service is key in the Family Law Team. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate their commitment to providing legal advice in an empathetic, practical, and driven manner as well as an understanding of key financial disciplines.

The role represents a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to build on their family law experience and become part of a close-knit team actively building and developing family work throughout Northamptonshire and the wider East Midlands.

Full and Part-time applicants will be considered.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:-

careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk

or John Whitehouse

Wilson Browne Solicitors
4 Grange Park Court
Roman Way
Northampton
NN4 5EA

Legal Cashier - Based at Northampton

We are currently expanding our Accounts team in Northampton and have a new position for a full time Legal Cashier.

Candidates must have previous legal cashiering experience and a working knowledge of the SRA Accounts Rules.

  • Duties will include
  • Purchase ledger
  • Banking
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Petty cash transactions
  • Processing payments
  • Interest calculations
  • Petty cash transactions
  • Posting of bills

You must be a team player, have an excellent eye for detail and be conscientious.

Experience of SOS and Quill packages desirable but not essential.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:-

careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk

or John Whitehouse

Wilson Browne Solicitors
4 Grange Park Court
Roman Way
Northampton
NN4 5EA

Employment Solicitor - Based in Northampton

Why you should join us at Wilson Browne!

It could be that you’re looking for more from life than an endless pile of casework. It could be that you’re a ‘seize the day’ person who’s looking for an opportunity to shape their own destiny.

Or it could simply be that you’ve heard of us, and you relish the idea of being part of our award-winning team (named as the Northamptonshire Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year for the third time in 2019 and possessing numerous Law Society of England & Wales “Excellence” achievements).

If you have up to 8 years’ PQE, then please read on.

We’re looking for an ambitious Employment lawyer who can work independently, handling their caseload from instruction to completion with the support of the Employment Partner. This role involves managing a diverse and varied caseload of contentious and non-contentious work for businesses of all sizes, as well as some employee work.

If you’ve read this far, you’ll also be interested to know that we have a proven track record in developing and promoting from within.

This is a role where your voice will be heard, with genuine scope for a challenging but supported career.

Wilson Browne is the largest commercial law team in Northamptonshire – recognised by the Legal 500 and Lexcel Accredited. We’re a friendly 6-office practice with a strong client base, loyal staff members and an excellent work/life balance (believe it or not, we even have our own corporate teddy bear…but we remain serious about what we do).

Check us out at www.wilsonbrowne.co.uk

Tempted to find out more?
Please send us your current CV, salary and expectations, either by email to careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk or in writing to: John Whitehouse, Practice Manager, Wilson Browne Solicitors, 4 Grange Park Court, Roman Way, Northampton, NN4 5EA


Large law firm of the year  – we won the Northamptonshire Law Society Large Law Firm Of The Year Award in both 2015/16 and 2017/18 and now Law Firm Of The Year 2019.
Many of our teams are recognised by the Legal 500, a Who’s Who of the legal profession.
We are highly ranked in the following areas, and will be aiming for even more:

  • Real estate – Social housing
  • Real estate – Commercial property
  • Clinical Negligence – Claimant
  • Private client – Family
  • Private client – Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Corporate & Commercial – Corporate & Commercial

We’ll help you shape your future.
We have a strong track record and proud history in developing people. Wilson Browne Solicitors is committed to recruiting high-quality candidates who will prove to be a long-term asset to the firm. If proof was needed,

  • We can count 8 current or former partners who trained with us
  • We have 4 Legal Execs/CLCs who qualified with us
  • 18 members of staff currently working towards legal qualifications, funded by us. (as of December 2015)
  • Over the past 12 months, the firm has promoted 4 solicitors into Junior Partner positions, 6 Legal Secretaries into Paralegals, 2 Office Assistants into Legal Secretaries and a Legal Cashier into a Senior Accounts Assistant.

Depending on role and level, we can offer a comprehensive benefits package, which can include:

  • Option to join a pension scheme where we will match up to 4% contribution.
  • BUPA (certain positions only) with the ability to add spouse and/or dependants.
  • Permanent Health Insurance, also known as Group Income Protection, (certain positions only) which pays a percentage of salary after 6 months sickness absence.
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Health Screening
  • Regular Long Service Awards’
  • Discounted Health Club and Gym Memberships
  • Competitive holiday entitlement that rises with length of service.
  • Death in Service benefit (after qualifying period) paying 3 x salary.
  • Paid Volunteer Leave

Even if you don’t currently see an opportunity that interests you we’re always delighted to hear from enthusiastic, talented people looking for their next move, whether legal professionals or those looking for non legal opportunities.

Interested? Then email your CV, package details, desired role and location to: careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk