Benefits Sydney Mitchell can offer you:

  • Working for an extremely well established legal firm - in operation for 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 Vacancies

 

Private Client Position

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

 

Company Commercial lawyer

Fed up with the pressures and expectations of working for a large commercial law firm?

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.

The firm is looking for someone to join the commercial team in its Shirley office 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. You probably also have a great social and home life and would like to leave the office at a sensible time allowing more time for pleasure and relaxation.

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.

Ideally you will have at least 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.

Or, you might be someone who has many more years’ experience and is ready to trade the daily commute for somewhere more local or the strain of five 12 hour days each week for 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.

Competitive remuneration package available.

If you would like to hear more call Sarah Archer on 0121 746 3300 or email on 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

 

Conveyancer

An opportunity has arisen for a Conveyancer to join our busy property team in our Birmingham City Centre office.

  • The position will be to assist on a scheme acting for a lender, who lends to limited companies, who purchase or remortgage residential buy to let properties.
  • You will also be dealing with sale, purchase and remortgage transactions in respect of both freehold and leasehold properties
  • Experience with leasehold enfranchisement is desirable but not essential
  • You must have at least 3 years conveyancing experience at a reputable firm evidenced by qualifications, a training record or the ability to handle techncial questions at interview.  Training and support will be provided to the successful candidate, who will work alongside experienced commercial property lawyers.

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

 

Part Time Legal Accounts Assistant - Shirley

We have a great opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to join our accounts team on a part time basis (15-22 hours) with the flexibility to work additional hours to cover for holidays within the team. 

Applicants will be numerate, methodical and accurate and have a minimum of Grade C at GCSE in Maths and English (4 or above in the new system).  Previous legal accounts experience is not essential as training will be provided but a minimum of two years general accounts experience is preferred. The work involved would cover a wide range of duties including working with accounts ledgers, dealing with online banking duties, purchases, credit control and general administration.

The position is based at our Shirley office and would ideally suit someone looking for flexible hours and working in a professional team environment.  A temporary contract is available with the possibility of a permanent position in due course.

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

 

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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