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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

Two Company Commercial Lawyers - 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.

We’re looking for a lawyer that will ideally have between 4 and 6 years PQE, and another that has 2-5 years PQE. Both will need to have had 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). Responsibility between the two roles varies in line with seniority, but both will be working with existing team members as the team continues to expand. The more senior role has a supervisory element, and both roles involve supporting, and learning from, a partner.

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

Residential Conveyancing Paralegal - based at Corby

A full-time Paralegal is required for the busy Residential Conveyancing team based at our Corby office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to further 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
  • 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

Residential Conveyancing experience is essential.

Email your cv with a covering letter to John Whitehouse, Practice Manager – jwhitehouse@wilsonbrowne.co.uk

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.

Part Time Legal Secretary, Private Client Team - based at Corby

A part-time legal secretary is required to support the Private Client team at Corby. The work will mainly involve typing, handling and preparing Wills and Probate documents and the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney and general support administration.

Although previous experience in these areas of work would be desirable, other suitable candidates will be considered as full training will be given.

However, an abundance of common sense and empathy for elderly and bereaved clients is essential!

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

Office Assistant - based at Higham Ferrers

A highly organised efficient and smart full-time office assistant/administrator is required to assist with general office duties including reception cover.

Keyboard skills are essential as some general typing work will also be required.

The successful candidate will have excellent client service skills and an ability to manage competing priorities. You will also have your own transport.

Computer literacy an advantage but full training will be given.

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