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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

Employment Solicitor / Legal Executive - Based at 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’re close to qualifying, or have up to 3* years’ PQE, then read on.

We’re looking for an ambitious Employment Solicitor/Legal Executive who can work independently, handling their caseload from instruction to completion with the support of a solicitor and 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

(* candidates with more experience will also be considered)

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

Legal Cashier – Based at Northampton

We are expanding our Accounts team in Northampton and have a new position for a 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 send us your current 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

New Enquiries Assistant – Based at Northampton

We are currently seeking a full-time New Enquiries Assistant to help us drive our service to clients and potential clients enquiring about our services..

Working as part of our Marketing Team, this is an exciting role that will bring you into contact with a diverse range of people with a multitude of enquiries. Dealing with in-bound enquiries, the challenge is to clearly define the enquirer’s legal needs, position a solution and liaise with our lawyers regarding setting the appointment for a further discussion.

It is important that you are empathetic, able to quickly grasp the issues, match the client’s need across a range of legal disciplines, and provide an excellent level of service to new clients as part of their first experience of the firm.

In addition to securing appointments for our lawyers, the New enquiries Team is responsible for sending out and following up quotes. You therefore need to be able to convert opportunities into new business and have a willingness to ‘close’.

The successful candidate will possess a polite and confident telephone manner with excellent IT, organisational and time management skills.

Legal experience is preferred but not a prerequisite and training will be provided; however, the successful candidate will be expected to work within an in-bound call environment and must be capable of working consistently well within a team, and dealing with a large but manageable volume of enquiries.

The role has the potential to provide a route in to the legal professions for the right candidate, depending on performance.

In due course, a thorough and detailed working knowledge of the legal services provided by the firm is expected.

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

Company Commercial Lawyer Based at Northampton or Corby (with regular travel between the two)

Acquisitions, Disposals, Exits, MBOs, MBIs, Asset Finance, Restructuring, Shareholder Agreements…

..if you follow all that, then you’re talking our language, and if that’s the case we should be talking.

It may come as a shock, but there is an active Company & Commercial market outside of the big cities – this region is thriving and with that, comes great opportunity for ambitious lawyers.

You will have experience in most if not all of the above, including commercial agreements, advising on alternative forms of business structure, giving general commercial advice, and have an excellent knowledge of transactional processes. It should go without saying that you’ll need technical expertise.

You’ll also need 2-5 years PQE and a good range of commercial legal experience. If you’ve got this far in your career you are no doubt a confident communicator: persuasive, articulate, and friendly with a good sense of humour…and a hunger to get deals done (as well as having good drafting and analytical skills).

Wilson Browne is the largest commercial law team in Northamptonshire – recognised by the Legal 500, Lexcel Accredited, and winner of numerous awards. We’re a friendly 6-office practice with a strong client base, loyal staff members and an excellent work/life balance.

We offer a competitive package including  excellent benefits, so if this sounds like the type of deal you’d like to strike,  and feel it’s time to restructure your career  then it’s time we talked: Check us out at www.wilsonbrowne.co.uk or  send your current CV, salary and expectations, 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

Solicitor/Legal Executive - Based at Wellingborough

The Private Client team is seeking an experienced practitioner to assist in developing private client work at our Wellingborough 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 2 years PQE looking for their next move, and who is already familiar in dealing with wills, probates, charity work, trusts, contested probates and powers of attorney etc.

The ideal candidate will be willing and able to take on a supervisory role which will involve training and supporting more junior members of the team.  A genuine interest in business development will be a bonus.

Check us out at www.wilsonbrowne.co.uk or  send your current CV, salary and expectations, 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
•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