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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

Part-Time Employment Lawyer – Based At Grange Park, Northampton

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented and experienced Employment lawyer to join our team based at our Northampton office. This is a role that will grow with you, whilst closely supported by the Company Commercial, Commercial Litigation and Commercial Property teams. Many of our commercial teams are recognised by Legal 500, and you will enjoy close business development support from colleagues. The successful candidate will undertake a diverse caseload incorporating contentious and non-contentious work for employer clients. There is a mix of employer and employee work.

Reporting to the Head of Employment the successful candidate will:

Possess a strong background in Employment law, with a bias towards non contentious employer work
Possess excellent technical and client care skills
Be a team player and able to manage a full caseload

Ideally you will work 2½ or 3 days per week, however, working on Thursdays and Fridays is essential.

We offer a very competitive salary and package.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:-

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

Full-Time Commercial Property Solicitor - 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.

Initially the role will be on a fixed term basis for 12 months, with a view to a permanent role to follow. There is every expectation that the successful applicant will make the role their own, as the team continues to grow. Wilson Browne Solicitors are the current NLS Large 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 would ideally suit a qualified solicitor, FILEX or CILEX Associate with at least two years PQE as it is a role with with client exposure and responsibility from day one.  It 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 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.

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 in writing enclosing your CV to:-

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

Trainee Legal Executive – Based Between Leicester/Kettering

Our Private Client team has a full-time vacancy which offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious person seeking to make a career in law.

The successful person will be working with the team dealing with Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Trusts etc. Previous experience of dealing with these matters would be advantageous, but not essential. However, a genuine interest in this area of law and a commitment to studying towards Cilex qualification is essential.  There is a preference for CILEX qualification through the apprentice route (which may be fast track, depending on existing qualifications, but fast track is not essential).

The position will be mainly based in Leicester but will also involve regular work from Kettering.

We are looking for a real team player with bags of common sense, commitment, loyalty and a positive attitude towards figure work and computer training.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:-

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

Clinical Negligence Solicitor/Legal Executive - Based At Grange Park, Northampton

Wilson Browne’s Clinical Negligence team is recognised both locally and nationally, achieving Legal 500 status.  We have Membership on both the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) and Law Society specialist Clinical Negligence Panels.

A fantastic opportunity has now arisen for an ambitious Clinical Negligence Solicitor or Legal Executive to join our specialist team based in Northampton.

The ideal candidate will possess at least 2 years post qualification experience and be enthusiastic and passionate about claimant clinical negligence work. You will have handled your own case load from the initial investigation stage through to negotiating settlements, or progressing claims through litigation. You will have an understanding of the various forms of funding available and have the experience and knowledge to discuss and risk assess new potential cases.

We offer a competitive remuneration package which, in addition to salary costs consists of contributory pension scheme, health insurance and free life assurance (after 6 months service).

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:-

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

Residential Conveyancing Paralegal - Based At Wellingborough

A full-time Paralegal is required for the busy Residential Conveyancing team based at our Wellingborough office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to develop his or her skills in this area of law.

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:

  • Supporting the Team Leader and Senior Paralegal
  • Dealing directly with clients, estate agents and lenders
  • Utilising case management software and familiarity with conveyancing case management systems is desirable
  • Creating and amending property related documentation
  • Dealing with ordering routine property searches
  • Production of routine correspondence
  • Helping out other members of the team whenever possible
  • Diary management
  • Filing
  • Post completion

Previous Residential Conveyancing experience is essential.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:-

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

Experienced Commercial Litigation/Dispute Resolution Solicitor – Based in 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 8 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.

Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:-

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

We’ve come a long way. Wilson Browne Solicitors was chosen over a number of other firms, some considerably larger, due to its commitment to clients, excellent client feedback, investment in employees of all levels, innovation, marketing & advertising and a whole host of other reasons. That’s why…

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

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
•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.

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