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
  • Healthcare plan - Financial assistance towards a range of healthcare including optical, dental and counselling
  • 25 days holiday (2 to be taken at Christmas/New Year) plus public holidays
  • Flexible holiday purchase / sale scheme

 

Current Job Vacancies

 

We are looking to recruit 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.

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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.

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV and salary requirements to Angela Davis, Operations Partner, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to a.davis@sydneymitchell.co.uk

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLICITOR

We have an opportunity for an experienced Solicitor with a minimum 3-5 years' PQE to join our established Commercial Property team in Birmingham city centre to work on a varied case load covering all aspects of commercial property matters, including:

  • Landlord & tenant
  • Acquisitions & disposals
  • Development work
  • Dealing with all types of non-contentious property transactions, including; leasehold and freehold acquisitions, leases and renewals, licenses to assign, sub-letting and surrendering leases.

Activities will be varied and will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Taking client instructions and progressing the matter.
  • Supporting other Fee Earners in the provision of service to their clients by progressing matters that are delegated.
  • Provide a courteous and efficient service putting clients at the centre of everything that is done
  • Keeping control of an allocated caseload to ensure that standards of matter conduct, file management, administration, time-recording and accounting are maintained at all times.
  • Recognising the importance of cross selling and identify opportunities to refer work to other teams.
  • Attending networking and firm events to build relationships with potential clients and intermediaries.
  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies for specific area of expertise and work.

Personal Skills and attributes:

  • Knowledge, experience and passion for commercial property law.
  • Commercially aware, well organised and able to participate in business development.
  • Client-centred focus at all times taking responsibility for the level of client service and taking proactive steps to maximise and improve client relationships
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Confident with the ability to interface and develop relationships with a variety of people.

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV and salary requirements to Angela Davis, Operations Partner, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to a.davis@sydneymitchell.co.uk

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TRAINEE ESTATE AGENT

We're looking for a highly motivated Trainee Estate Agent to join our fantastic team at our Sheldon Office. The Trainee Estate Agent is an entry level role where you will learn all aspects of Estate Agency and you will be provided with all the relevant training & development.

The main purpose of the role is to generate and book valuations, conduct property viewings, negotiate offers, agree sales & progress sales though to exchange and completion.

Skills and experience required to be a successful Trainee Estate Agent

  • Able to generate new business in a target driven environment
  • Outstanding customer care / customer service experience
  • Resilient, positive, organised, numerate and detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • IT literate (MS Office, internet, email systems)
  • A Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle
  • Dealing with all enquiries
  • Booking & Attending Viewings

This is an exciting position and would suit a person who is customer focused and enjoys a variety of spending time both in and out of the office.

  • Hours: Monday Thursday 9.00am  - 5.30pm
  • Saturdays – 1 in 2  - 9.30am - 4.00pm
  • Part time hours would be considered

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV to a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk - HR Coordinator

Competitive basic salary & Car expenses

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER

Superb opportunity to join an award-winning law firm that offers specialist quality legal advice to both businesses and individuals.

Due to the development and expansion of the firm’s Employment Law department, it is now seeking to appoint a Solicitor to work alongside its existing team to assist in driving forward a resilient and varied legal practice. Working in our Solihull/Birmingham Employment team is a fantastic opportunity for any candidate as they will receive support and encouragement helping them to develop and potentially progress in their career.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 to 4 years PQE and will principally be involved in dealing with contentious and non-contentious matters for both businesses and individuals such as redundancies, disciplinary and grievances, Settlement Agreements, TUPE, absence management and undertake a wide range of Employment Tribunal claims. There is a steady flow of new instructions from existing clients as well as recommendations.  The firm is seeking a motivated/technically strong Employment Law Solicitor with ambition who can develop and maintain relationships and will easily tap into a lucrative client base.

The Candidate

  • Employment Law Solicitor with at least 2 years PQE or equivalent.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, to prioritise and manage a varied caseload.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and on your own initiative.
  • Strong legal skills with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Professional and effective communication with team members and contacts.
  • Enthusiasm for advising on a varied range of employment law issues and taking on new challenges
  • The ability to manage a busy and varied workload
  • An interest in business development and marketing
  • Experience in handling employment tribunal claims, including drafting proceedings
  • Employment law practice in a UK law firm
  • Experience in negotiating and advising on the terms and effect of settlement agreements

Please submit your C.V. highlighting notable cases and achievements and any work that you think is particularly relevant to this role.

Contact Annmarie Edmonds a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk

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BUSINESS IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST

We are looking for an experienced Business Immigration Specialist to expand our current Immigration team.

This is a unique opportunity for an immigration solicitor with experience of working for corporate clients to secure a corporate immigration role in the Birmingham office of this award winning law firm. The successful corporate immigration solicitor will join a highly regarded team, who specialise in private immigration matters, recognised in the legal 500 as rising stars and in band 1, covering the full spectrum of business immigration matters, such as:

  • Sponsor licences applications
  • Skilled Worker visas
  • Global Business Mobility visas
  • Global Talent visas
  • Health and Care visas
  • High Potential visas
  • Innovator visas

The ideal candidate will have gained at least 4 years’ experience in business immigration law at a reputable firm. Candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply. You must have had experience in acting for business immigration clients on immigration matters and be able to demonstrate your advisory skills.

Salary based on experience.

Please send your CV to Annmarie Edmonds a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk

 

RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCER

Based at our offices in Shirley, we are looking for a full time Residential Conveyancer You will be managing a high volume caseload of residential property sales. You will need to communicate professionally and effectively with clients, 3rd parties, customers and colleagues by phone and in writing, within tight deadlines.

So we are looking for…

Qualified Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer

At least 2 year's experience managing your own caseload of conveyancing transactions from instruction to post completion

  • A team player who is also independen
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive outlook
  • Enthusiastic and committed
  • Approachable, well presented and professional
  • A client following is preferred but not essential

What we can offer you…

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Buy and sell holidays
  • Simply Health (after completion of Probation Period)

In the first instance please forward your CV to Annmarie Edmonds a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk

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PRIVATE CLIENT LEGAL SECRETARY

We have a great opportunity for a legal secretary to join our private client team based at our offices in Sheldon.

Responsibilities

  • Diary management responsibilities including making appointments, organising meetings.
  • File management responsibilities.   Opening and closing files including ensuring filing systems are maintained accurately and up to date.  Undertake e-mail management (manage inbox and file e-mails), ensuring that urgent emails are promptly picked up by fee earners, or forwarded to another fee earner in their absence.
  • Proactive client liaison including take messages, pass on information and deal with simple queries.
  • Work collaboratively with other secretarial support to provide a responsive and professional secretarial support service to fee earners and clients.
  • Management and co-ordination of the fee earners’ billing and financial requirements.
  • Audio and copy typing of legal documentation and correspondence to a high standard.
  • Manage the production of all documents (even those not typed personally) from initiation to delivery back to the relevant fee earner.
  • Organising conference or meetings calls on behalf of the fee earner.
  • Preparing client engagement/assignment letters, conflict and money laundering checks with direction from the fee earner.
  • Dealing with and filing Wills and forms i.e HMRC.
  • Responsible for copying, scanning, faxing required by fee earners, including the preparation of  files or bundles.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Experienced Legal Secretary/PA with a minimum of 3 years' experience within a private client team 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.

Salary: dependent on experience

Hours: full time

In the first instance please forward your CV to Annmarie Edmonds a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk

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RECEPTIONIST - BASED AT SHIRLEY

We are looking for a versatile legal receptionist to join the team based at our Shirley Offices.

Your role will include welcoming clients and visitors upon arrival at reception as well as answering, screening, and forwarding phone calls in a professional manner.

You will be practical, professional, and capable of answering a high volume of external and internal calls in an efficient and polite manner.

You should be also be able to commute to our Sheldon office as our receptionists are required to occasionally provide cover at Sheldon from time to time.

This role is full time 9.00am -5.30pm Monday to Friday but job share would be considered.

In the first instance please forward your CV to Annmarie Edmonds a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk

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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 opportunities available throughout 2022.

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