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

 

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.

 

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 Sarah Archer, Finance Partner, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.archer@sydneymitchell.co.uk

 

Family Lawyer – Birmingham City Centre

We require a senior family lawyer with established connections in the Birmingham area to join the Birmingham office team and assist in its expansion.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years PQE with experience gained in dealing with financial matters for high net worth clients.

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

 

Legal Secretary – Property team

We have an opportunity for an experienced conveyancing secretary to work collaboratively with other secretarial support to provide a responsive and professional secretarial support service to fee earners and clients at our Sheldon office.

Responsible for producing audio and copy typing of legal documentation and correspondence to a high standard, they will deal with the usual Land registry and HMRC filing forms.

Applicants will be an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 5 years' experience within a domestic conveyancing/commercial property role (essential). They will be a fast and accurate typist and work well as part of a team.

They will have excellent organisation and prioritisation skills and be able to communicate effectively and build good relationships with clients and staff within the firm.

This is a full time role (hours 9.00am-5.30pm Mon-Fri)

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV to Sue Salvin-Day, HR Manager, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 336 Stratford Road, Shirley Solihull B903DN or by email to s.salvinday@sydneymitchell.co.uk or Annmarie Edmonds a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk

 

Plot Sales Assistant

We have an opportunity in our Shirley Conveyancing Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and submitting contract documentation to purchasers’ solicitors
  • Liaising with clients and organisations on the telephone
  • Dealing with as many enquiries yourself as possible and where referral is needed, ensuring a comprehensive attendance note is provided
  • Maintain the integrity of data in case management systems ensuring that they are updated in a timely manner
  • Undertake file opening and closing processes as required in support of matter progression
  • Complete administrative tasks such as document scanning, and photocopying as required
  • Prepare high quality documentation covering letters, presentations, spreadsheets and reports as required
  • Completion statements and billing
  • Transcription
  • General plot sales administration

The successful candidate will have as a minimum:

  • Academic qualifications to at least GCSE A level standard
  • Legal experience gained in a property department at a respected law firm for a minimum of one year
  • 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 ideally 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

Candidates with a greater level of experience in residential conveyancing or plot sales are preferred.  One to one supervision is available and the successful applicant will be encouraged to learn and take on responsibility.

Salary: Negotiable

This is a full time role (hours 9.00am-5.30pm Mon-Fri)

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV to Sue Salvin-Day, HR Manager, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 336 Stratford Road, Shirley Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.salvinday@sydneymitchell.co.uk or Annmarie Edmonds a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk

 

Estate Agency – Experienced Sales Negotiator Wanted

Our Estate Agency Firm in Solihull is looking to recruit an experienced Sales Negotiator.

A pivotal role in the office, duties will include:

  • Booking Viewings
  • Attending Viewings
  • Dealing with all enquiries
  • Registering applicants
  • Negotiating Offers
  • Viewing Feedback
  • Vendor Care
  • Some Administration
  • Sales Progression

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Estate Agency Experience  
  • A full UK driving license
  • General administration skills

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

Basic - £17,000 to £19,000 depending on experience Mon – Thursday  9.00am  - 5.30pm Saturdays – 1 in 2  - 9.30am - 4.00pm

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV to Phillip Light, p.light@sydneymitchell.co.uk  Estate Agency Manager, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 336 Stratford Road, Shirley Solihull B903DN  Tel: 01217001414.

 

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 2021.

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