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.

 

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

 

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 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 – 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

 

Commercial Litigator - Birmingham

Sydney Mitchell is an award-winning, business orientated law firm who work with a host of widely recognised clients and organisations. Our litigation team is regularly ranked highly within the Legal 500 publication and we are looking to recruit a strong, ambitious Commercial Litigation Solicitor to join the team at our office in Birmingham city centre.

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Running a caseload of broad commercial litigation matters to include:
  • Advising on property, contractual and shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims, defamation and injunction matters.
  • Advocacy when required.
  • Building on the excellent reputation already established and help to develop their offering.
  • Taking an active part in firm wide business development.
  • Providing an excellent standard of client care and be able to manage client expectations.
  • Proficient in using Word, Excel, pdfDocs (or similar) and a case management system.

The role involves significant client contact and therefore someone with strong communication and client care skills is a must. You should be able to work autonomously, meet tight deadlines and exceed targets.

The successful candidate should ideally be at least 3 years' PQE. This level of experience has been given as an approximate guide for applicants but we are happy to consider the applications of candidates who fall outside of this level but who have the relevant knowledge/experience, together with the enthusiasm for this particular role.

Salary: Dependant on experience - negotiable.

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

 

 

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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