Welcome to our careers page 

This is where we post the most current career opportunities we have on offer.  These opportunities will be based in one of our three offices, located in Shirley, Sheldon and Birmingham City Centre.

Benefits Sydney Mitchell can offer you:

  • Working for an extremely well established legal firm - in operation for over 250 years
  • Group Stakeholder Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows. Access to a tax efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Access to a travel scheme - Purchase annual travel cards at a reduced cost
  • Healthcare plan - Financial assistance towards a range of healthcare including optical, dental and counselling
  • Access to a Childcare Voucher Scheme - The option to sacrifice part of your salary to receive Tax and NI free childcare
  • 25 days holiday (2 to be taken at Christmas/New Year) plus public holidays
  • Flexible holiday purchase / sale scheme

 

Current Job Vacancies

 

Private Client Solicitor

We have an opportunity at our Shirley Office, for a Private Client Fee Earner with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience, reporting to the Head of Department.  More senior candidates will be considered and candidates with contacts or clients to bring will be given priority but this is not essential.

The role:

  • To  handle private client work including complex wills, trusts and probates coming into Shirley office.
  • To generate new clients.
  • To generate new work from existing client case, including cross selling or private client work by other departments and to reciprocate where possible.
  • To identify and secure new and existing sources of work for the firm from intermediaries, brokers or businesses operating in the professional sector e.g. banks, accountants, IFA's etc.

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your cv to Sarah Archer, Finance Partner, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.archer@sydneymitchell.co.uk

 

We are looking to recruit 3 Senior Lawyers to join busy teams at our Shirley and Birmingham City Centre Offices

 

Sydney Mitchell offers a friendly and flexible environment where lawyers can develop their client base and skill set in an organisation that fosters a team approach with a high level of support. As BLS Law Firm of the Year 6 out of the last 10 years we work hard to make the firm a success and look after our most valuable asset – our staff.

Our support teams provide all of the back-up you will be getting at a larger firm with strong accounts, marketing, HR , IT and compliance staff.  You will be supported with your training and have access to up to date relevant online services and modern IT systems.

Our ethos is to provide great client service at all times. Many of our clients are very longstanding and much of our work comes from existing clients and recommendations. We have a strong network of professional contacts that regularly send us work.

You might be someone who has many more years’ experience who is ready to trade the daily commute for somewhere more local and long working hours to something more manageable. Maybe you are fed up with the demands of being a partner or supervisor and would prefer to go back to being client facing?  We welcome partners from other firms who want to get back to being lawyers first and foremost and we also offer a defined progression route to partnership for those with ambitions.

 

  • Senior Company Commercial Lawyer - Shirley

To work alongside the dispute resolution and commercial property lawyers at Shirley and in collaboration with the employment lawyers and the corporate and commercial team in the city centre.  You may have an existing client base or you may be ambitious and enthusiastic about business development.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 8 years' experience of company commercial law, preferably with some corporate experience.  You might be keen to progress within a firm of our size with partnership as your goal.

 

  • Senior Commercial Property Lawyer - Birmingham City Centre

This position has arisen following the retirement of a partner.  Working within the commercial property team dealing with commercial matters and assisting with the supervision of more junior staff.

Those with client contacts or a following are preferable.  This role may suit someone already at a senior level wanting to move to a flexible and less pressurised environment.

 

  • Senior Commercial Litigator - Birmingham City Centre

Experienced commercial litigator with a minimum of 8 years' PQE required to assist the firm's Legal 500 Dispute Resolution team with a varied and interesting caseload which will include a range of high value complex litigation and insolvency matters.

Working alongside the head of department and other fee earners in the department the successful candidate will be involved in fee earning, marketing and supervision of junior members of the team.

It is important that candidates have experience of acting on good quality commercial litigation matters and they should also be familar with the insolency process; experience of property litigation and/or employment would also be useful but is not essential.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please forward your CV and salary requirements to Sarah Archer, Finance Partner, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.archer@sydneymitchell.co.uk

 

Residential Conveyancer

Ambitious and energetic residential conveyancer required to join conveyancing team in the firm's Solihull office to build new work and work sources for the department

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience handling their own caseload of residential conveyancing files covering all types of conveyancing transactions
  • Must be able to demonstrate either relevant qualifications, a training record or a career path that confirms technical skills are adequate
  • Must have a proven track record of effective business development

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV and salary requirements to Sarah Archer, Finance Partner, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.archer@sydneymitchell.co.uk

Legal Secretary - Birmingham (City ) Office

Experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 5 years' experience within a conveyancing, corporate or commercial role is essential.

  • Must possess excellent diary management, organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and build good relationships with clients and staff within the firm.
  • Must work well as part of a team.
  • Must be a competent, fast and accurate typist.
  • Must be competent at producing legal documents to a high standard including using track changes to amend documents.
  • Professional telephone manner and the ability to accurately record and pass on messages.

Sound technical skills in the following areas:

  • Microsoft Office IT skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Proven document or case management skills.
  • Proven experience of using a legal computerised finance system.
  • Minimum typing speed of 65 wpm with a good level of accuracy.
If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV and salary requirements to Sue Salvin-Day, HR Manager, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.salvinday@sydneymitchell.co.uk

 

Paralegals

The firm requires Paralegals for it's Dispute Resolution Department in the City Centre and Shirley offices and also a Commercial Property Paralegal for it's Shirley office.

Training and supervision will be provided to ensure that you can develop your skills and progress your career in a friendly and supportive environment.

Ideally you will have strong academics and some experience gained in a reputable law firm.  Local candidates are preferred.

If you are interested in these opportunites please forward your CV and salary requirements to Sue Salvin-Day, HR Manager, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3DN or by email to s.salvinday@sydneymitchell.co.uk

 

Work Experience

Students often write to us with a CV in the hope of securing work experience to support their studies or as part of their career choice at school.  We are grateful for this interest and note each one.  As a firm we have resolved to ensure that we offer the best training options and therefore only have a limited number of placements available.

Currently we do not have any work experience opportunties available throughout 2019

 
 
 
 
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