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Careers & Vacancies

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

Experienced Commercial Litigation / Dispute Resolution Solicitor – Based at Kettering

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Commercial Litigation Solicitor to join our Legal 500 team. This role is based in the Kettering office. Working closely with a Partner and with supervisory duties over more junior members the role has real scope to mould, build, grow and lead the team from within, in an atmosphere of support.

Wilson Browne acts for a diverse client base including SMEs, OMBs and listed companies across a wide range of commercial disputes. Accordingly, this role will involve a wide range of commercial litigation including but not limited to shareholder disputes, breach of contract, professional negligence, corporate disputes, contractual disputes and insolvency. Experience of Commercial Property disputes would be an advantage. The wider team also handles debt recovery and adverse possession.

As this role will involve handling often complex claims we are keen to secure a candidate with excellent litigation experience and strong attention to detail who has the ability to pick out the key points in claims. Previous experience of handling a broad range of commercial litigation matters is essential.
Wilson Browne is a friendly Lexcel Accredited 5 office regional practice with a strong client base, loyal staff members and what we think is the perfect mix of varied, good calibre work and a strong work life balance. The firm is the NLS Large Law firm of the Year 2017-18 (having won previously in 2015), and was Highly Commended at the 2018 Law Society Excellence Awards in two categories.

The ideal applicant should have at least 2 years of commercial litigation experience. They will need to be competent at working independently, handling their own caseload from initial instruction through to completion, whether that be at trial or through some form of ADR. This is a role where your voice will be heard, with genuine scope for a challenging but supported career.

We offer a competitive remuneration package which, in addition to salary consists of contributory pension scheme, health insurance and free life assurance (after 6 months’ service). We also offer good support and training opportunities along with excellent future prospects for career progression.

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

Private Client Solicitor/Legal Executive - Based at Kettering

The Private Client team is seeking an experienced practitioner to assist in developing private client work at our Kettering office.

We would anticipate that this role would suit someone who is qualified as a Legal Executive or a qualified solicitor preferably with a minimum of 3 years PQE looking for their next move, and who is already familiar in dealing with wills, probates, charity work, trusts and powers of attorney etc.

A genuine interest in business development will be a bonus.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:-

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

Commercial Property Paralegal - Based in Corby

A full-time experienced paralegal is required for the Legal 500 recognised Commercial Property team based at our Corby office.

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

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to further develop his or her skills in property but with a commercial bias. The firm would consider supporting the right candidate in obtaining relevant qualifications where appropriate as the role would develop with the candidate.

The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, and wish to progress within a busy, professional team but does not need to have had prior commercial property experience, although some Property Law or Residential Conveyancing experience with sales and purchases is preferable.

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

  • Dealing directly with clients,
  • Assisting team members with management of their caseload and day-to-day progress of files
  • Creating and amending property related documentation
  • Dealing with and checking routine property searches
  • Dealing with enquiries over the telephone and via email
  • Production of correspondence & administration of client matters
  • Helping out other members of the team whenever possible
  • Diary management
  • Filing
  • General post completion correspondence
  • Completion of registrations and dealing with any requisitions
  • Completion and submission of online stamp duty land tax returns
  • To deal with administrative routines, and provide administrative support as required by the team
  • Maintenance of client relationship management data and property records

The successful applicant will be a dynamic Paralegal who ideally has experience of working within a private practice, preferably with conveyancing experience. They will be confident in addressing clients in a professional capacity and will posses an enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to John Whitehouse, Practice Manager at careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk.

Commercial Property Lawyer - Based at Kettering

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

Wilson Browne Solicitors is the current NLS Law Firm of the Year; we’re Highly Commended in two categories 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.

The successful candidates 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.

Experience of Option Agreements, Conditional Contracts and Corporate Support would also be beneficial, but not essential.

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

Please apply with covering letter and CV to John Whitehouse, Practice Manager at careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk.

Paralegals leading to Training Contract x 2 - Northants/Leicester

Wilson Browne Solicitors – 2 x Paralegals leading to Training Contract

Commencing: September 2019

Location: Northants/Leicester

Closing Date: Friday 28 June 2019

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

Wilson Browne Solicitors is one of the largest legal practices in the East Midlands, with offices in Kettering, Corby, Northampton, Leicester, Wellingborough and Higham Ferrers.

Being a strong regional firm with a wide range of expertise we are able to offer a full legal service to businesses and private clients, covering all areas of Private Client and Commercial law.

The Roles

2 x full-time Paralegals are required to initially work in one of our niche teams, in one of our branch offices. After that and subject to satisfactory performance, both Paralegals will become Trainee Solicitors and will continue their training in both contentious and non contentious areas of law until qualification, gaining experience in, for example Residential Conveyancing, Wills & Probate, Family, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Company Commercial and Employment.

Candidate Specification

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to become a qualified Solicitor.

You will already have a law degree, successfully completed the LPC and will now be looking for a Training Contract.

We are looking for someone who is keen and conscientious with excellent inter-personal and client care skills to join our friendly and hardworking Commercial teams.  The work is challenging but extremely rewarding and provides a great opportunity for anyone wishing to progress their career as a solicitor at Wilson Browne.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to John Whitehouse, Practice Manager at careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk.

Family Secretary – Based in Northampton

A highly organised full-time Legal Secretary is required to join the Family team based at Grange Park. Duties will involve providing secretarial support to the Family lawyers, preparing court bundles and billing.

Candidates must have the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines under minimal supervision. You will be a team player who is prepared to pitch in and help other team members as and when required. Excellent IT skills are essential.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to John Whitehouse, Practice Manager at careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk.

Court of Protection Paralegal - Based in Northampton

A full-time Paralegal reporting to the Team Leader is required to join our busy and interesting Court of Protection team at Northampton.

Working as part of the team to achieve group targets, you will be responsible for carrying out essential case management support to the Court of Protection team.

You will assist the other team members in managing their case load on a task by task basis and use your initiative to move matters forward, as well as having specific tasks assigned to you.  You will learn on the job and receive training through the tasks assigned to you.  You will be expected to reach your chargeable time targets and overall annual fee target.

You will be responsible for:

Preparing Court of Protection applications/forms;

Carrying out tasks on the day-to-day financial affairs of COP clients;

Visiting COP clients in their home or care setting;

Corresponding and dealing with family members and care staff;

Keeping and monitoring deputyship bank statements and dealing with the client’s financial institutions;

Recording deputyship invoices and raising payments;

Preparing COP annual accounts;

Preparing files for detailed assessment and making costs applications;

Taking and dealing with enquiries from clients & third parties

You will possess good personal organisation, common sense and strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide the highest standards of client care. You will be caring, patient and understanding and possess an enthusiasm for work within the Court of Protection and Private client area of the law working with vulnerable and elderly people and their families.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to John Whitehouse, Practice Manager at careers@wilsonbrowne.co.uk.

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
•Insurance – Personal injury and 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