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 or 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



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.



We have an opportunity for an experienced Solicitor with a minimum 3-8 years' PQE to join our established Corporate team in Birmingham city centre to work on a varied case load covering all aspects of commercial/ corporate matters, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Takeovers
  • Mergers
  • Franchises
  • Company Restructuring
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Strategic advice in relation to exit planning
  • Advising on external investment

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

  • Taking client instructions and attending client meetings
  • 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/corporate 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

Hours: 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday – Friday with 1 hour for lunch (37.5hrs)

Location: City Office (Birmingham City Centre)

Salary   based on experience

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




We are looking for a Paralegal to join our busy Residential Property team, in Shirley, on a permanent basis. Specifically, a bilingual, Polish/English speaking candidate who has a passion for Residential Conveyancing. (Language skills are required due to the need for regular translation of documents and interpreting from English to Polish).

The role:

You will be responsible for assisting the busy Property department with day-to-day administrative tasks, maintaining communication with the clients and mortgage brokers, attending networking events, preparing initial documents involved in the conveyancing process, monitoring deadlines and updating the calendar, submitting cases to the Land Registry. You will also be answering calls, email and postal correspondence This will be a fast paced and varied role where you will spend your time on the telephone updating the clients, brokers and estate agents. You will learn the conveyancing process from A to Z.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Passionate about people and the Residential Property sector
  • Have the ability to speak and write or translate in Polish and English is desirable to be successful in this role.
  • An ambitious, motivated individual paralegal looking for a long-term career development.
  • You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise your work accordingly.
  • Attention to detail and numeracy skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and confidence in liaising with others
  • You will have gained experience within a similar setting supporting fee earners within a busy Residential Property Team

Job title: Residential Conveyancing Paralegal

Hours: 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday – Thursday Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm with 1 hour for lunch (37 hrs)

Location: Shirley

In the first instance please contact Annmarie Edmonds by email a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk



Sydney Mitchell LLP is a reputable Legal 500 firm based in the West Midlands. We are seeking a motivated 3-5 year PQE solicitor, CILEX or similar to join our busy private client department based at our Shirley office. This is a great opportunity to join a firm that is renowned for providing excellent service to clients.  The firm values its employees and offers excellent opportunities for career progression and development.

The work you do will involve:

  • Probate and administration of estates
  • Trusts –creation, TRS and administration
  • Post death variations
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Court of Protection applications

The Requirements

  • Qualified Solicitor/Legal Executive/STEP
  • Good knowledge of trusts, administration of estates, wills, powers of attorney, court of protection applications
  • Ability to manage a full, mixed caseload of private client matters
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and a track record of providing excellent client service

This role will suit a qualified private client solicitor (or similar) looking to further their career with a reputable firm.

Hours: 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday – Friday, 1 hour for lunch (37.5hrs)

In the first instance please contact Annmarie Edmonds by email a.edmonds@sydneymitchell.co.uk



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 2023/24.

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