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SJP Law Solicitors in Hull and East Yorkshire

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At SJP Law we provide our clients with the right guidance and advice so that they achieve the best outcome. Our aim is to forge lasting relationships, and we’ve been successfully supporting clients for over 160 years.

We are not looking for short term appointments – we want high-quality personnel who will stay with us for many years, becoming an integral part of the team and embracing the firm’s values in the process.

NQ - 3 PQE Solicitor (Corporate / Commercial)

Post Title:                  NQ - 3 PQE Solicitor (Corporate / Commercial) 

 

The firm:

SJP Law is a well-established legal practice. We have an enviable reputation for high quality legal work, specialising in compensation (clinical negligence and personal injury), commercial, corporate, private client and property law.

SJP Law’s ‘one firm’ culture enables all employees to feel part of a welcoming and inclusive environment. We believe in partnership and teamwork, both with our clients and with our staff.

The role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious solicitor to work in our friendly and professional Commercial team, based either in Hull or York, but travelling between offices may be required.  This role would suit someone looking for an opportunity to develop their career, with exposure to a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.

No two days are the same, you will be working with a wide range of clients including companies, partnerships, charities, healthcare, and agricultural clients.  Matters include succession planning, asset and business sales, M&As, re-organisations, partnerships, shareholder agreements and investments, as well as exposure to commercial property work.

Alongside training to develop your technical skills across these areas, you can expect to take on good quality client relationships and be supported to develop your network. 

What we will do for you:

You can expect to be challenged with interesting and varied legal work.  Whilst we expect a lot, we really value our team members. We want our staff to stay with us for the long term, and we work hard to create a culture and environment that people flourish in.

In return for your expertise and dedication, we will provide you with the support required to help you succeed as a trusted adviser to clients and professional contacts alike.

 Our history of investing in people and our proven track record when it comes to training, will give you the opportunity to enjoy a successful career and progress at SJP Law.

The candidate:

  • NQ - approx. 3 PQE Solicitor (applications from all levels of experience will be considered)
  • Be keen to develop a broad transactional skill set
  • Professional and commercially aware
  • Excellent IT, client care and communication skills

The offer:

In exchange for your hard work and commitment, we offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package and additional benefits including private medical insurance, group life and critical illness cover and parking
  • A supportive and friendly working environment
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • A structured approach to personal development through our competency framework 

How to apply:

To apply please submit a full CV and a cover letter to Ms Kirsty Cuckson, Human Resources Manager, SJP Law, 5 Parliament Street, Hull HU1 2AZ.  Alternatively, you can send these via email: kcu@sjplaw.co.uk  

Commercial Property Solicitor

Post Title:      Commercial Property Solicitor

 

The firm:

SJP Law is a well-established legal practice with offices in Hull and York. We have an enviable reputation for high quality legal work, specialising in commercial property, commercial / corporate, private client and compensation law. 

SJP Law’s ‘one firm’ culture enables all employees to feel part of a welcoming and inclusive environment. We believe in partnership and teamwork, both with our clients and with our staff.

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor looking for a new challenge that offers the opportunity to work on existing quality and complex work, alongside side building your own practice.

The role will involve managing your own caseload providing legal services on a range of Commercial Property matters including landlord and tenant, acquisitions, retail and development, and agricultural work.

 

The candidate:

  • Qualified Solicitor or FILEX (approx. 10 years PQE, but applications from all experienced fee earners will be considered)
  • Able to lead on a wide range of property-related matters.  
  • Commercially minded with business development skills to support plans for growth and develop your own career
  • Excellent technical, IT, client care and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a professional approach to work

The offer:

In exchange for your hard work and commitment, we offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package and additional benefits (including parking, private health insurance, group life cover and critical illness)
  • Opportunity for hybrid working
  • A supportive & friendly working environment
  • The opportunity to work for a firm that prides itself on top quality, complex and challenging work
  • A structured approach to personal development through our competency framework 

How to apply:

To apply please submit a full CV to Ms Kirsty Cuckson, Human Resources Manager, SJP Law, 5 Parliament Street, Hull HU1 2AZ.  Alternatively, you can send these via email: kcu@sjplaw.co.uk  

Solicitor / Legal Executive (Corporate / Commercial) - York

Post Title: Solicitor / Legal Executive (Corporate / Commercial) - York

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is driven and keen to develop a long-term career within a successful, growing law firm.

The firm:

SJP Law is a well-established legal practice with offices in Hull and York. We have an enviable reputation for high quality legal work, specialising in commercial, corporate, property, private client and compensation law.

SJP Law’s ‘one firm’ culture enables all employees to feel part of a welcoming and inclusive environment. We believe in partnership and teamwork, both with our clients and with our staff.

The role:

This is an excellent opportunity for a technically-sound fee earner looking for a new opportunity within an ambitious and successful firm. The ideal candidate will have experience of advising on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including succession planning, asset and business sales, M&As, re-organisations, partnerships, shareholder agreements and investments, within a variety of sectors, including healthcare and agriculture.

In addition to the requisite technical skills, you will be an ambitious self-starter, who is well connected and enjoys business development activities.

Working within a friendly and cohesive team, you will be given a high degree of autonomy and given the opportunity to run some of your own matters, as well as working with the support and guidance you need from other experienced solicitors in the team.

The candidate:

  • Qualified Solicitor or FILEX (8+ years PQE, no upper limit - must be able to work independently)
  • Commercially minded with business development skills to support plans for growth and develop your own career
  • Excellent technical, IT, client care and communication skills
  • Able to lead on transactional and advisory corporate and commercial legal work, whilst knowing when to ask for supervision
  • Self-motivated and professional
  • Ability to manage own workflows and meet and exceed deadlines and targets
  • Good experience of handling own files from start to finish
  • A passion for growing strong client and referrer relationships

The offer:

In exchange for your hard work and commitment, we offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package and additional benefits (including private health insurance, group life cover and critical illness)
  • Opportunity for some home working
  • A supportive & friendly working environment
  • The opportunity to work for a firm that prides itself on top quality, complex and challenging work
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • A structured approach to personal development through our competency framework

How to apply:

To apply please submit a full CV to Ms Kirsty Cuckson, Human Resources Manager, SJP Law, 5 Parliament Street, Hull HU1 2AZ.  Alternatively, you can send these via email: kcu@sjplaw.co.uk

Solicitor / Legal Executive (Compensation) NQ - 3 PQE - Hull

Post Title: Solicitor / Legal Executive (Compensation) NQ - 3 PQE - Hull

The firm:

SJP Law is a well-established legal practice with offices in Hull and York. We have an enviable reputation for high quality legal work, specialising in commercial, corporate, property, private client and complex personal injury / clinical negligence.

SJP Law’s ‘one firm’ culture enables all employees to feel part of a welcoming and inclusive environment. We believe in partnership and teamwork, both with our clients and with our staff.

The role:

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic Solicitor or Legal Executive to join our specialist compensation team. Our team help people with injury claims caused by negligence, with a focus on complex, life-changing injuries.

This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside like-minded specialists and develop skills and expertise to progress in your career in a supportive environment.

Duties will be varied, but may include:

  • Running lower value clinical negligence and catastrophic personal injury cases from start to finish
  • Assisting senior team members on complex and high value claims, developing your own skills to lead on these cases in the future
  • Communicating with clients and taking instructions in order to prepare and progress cases
  • Liaising with counsel, experts, etc.
  • Drafting documents and correspondence, including witness statements
  • Meeting set deadlines and complying with court orders, etc.
  • Ensuring that files are managed effectively
  • Using our bespoke IT systems to deal with client matters and to record your activities
  • Providing excellent client care at all times

The candidate:

  • Qualified Solicitor or FiLEX (suggested NQ - 3 years PQE)
  • Some experience in Personal Injury and/or Clinical Negligence is essential
  • Experience of multi-track, serious / catastrophic injury related experience would be advantageous
  • Strong technical skills
  • Excellent IT, client care and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills
  • Self motivated, professional, caring and empathetic

The offer:

In exchange for your hard work and commitment, we offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package, including private medical insurance, group life and critical illness cover 
  • A supportive & friendly working environment
  • The opportunity to work for a firm that prides itself on top quality, complex and challenging work
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • A structured approach to personal development through our competency framework

How to apply:

To apply please submit a full CV and a cover letter to Ms Kirsty Cuckson, Human Resources Manager, SJP Law, 5 Parliament Street, Hull HU1 2AZ. Alternatively, you can send these via email: kcu@sjplaw.co.uk

Senior Corporate / Commercial Solicitor or Legal Executive

Post Title: Senior Corporate / Commercial Solicitor or Legal Executive

Whilst Covid-19 has presented the legal sector with a number of challenges, our systems and infrastructure has enabled us to quickly adapt to new ways of working and we are keen to continue with our strategic plan for expansion.

We are recruiting for an ambitious and experienced individual to join our team and work with us on an exciting venture. We are seeking candidates from Hull, Goole, Howden or surrounding areas. We are able to offer both office or remote working opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge in a lead role. You will have the autonomy to develop your practice, but will benefit from the support of first class back-office support services, enabling you to focus on your relationships and client work. Whilst you will be given the freedom to work independently, you will be supported to progress your own career and grow a team around you.

We are looking for applications from team players with strong communication and networking skills and professional approach to work. You should have a strong reputation with a good client base to further build upon.

For more details or an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Alistair Latham - Director (Tel: 01482 316728) or Kirsty Cuckson - HR Manager (Tel: 01482 316702).

The candidate:

  • Qualified Solicitor or FILEX  (Approx. 10+ years PQE, no upper limit)
  • Commercially minded with business development skills to support plans for growth and develop your own career.
  • A portable client base would be highly advantageous.
  • Excellent technical, IT, client care and communication skills.
  • Self motivated and professional.
  • Strong management skills, with the ability to lead a team and develop junior colleagues.

The offer:

  • In exchange for your hard work and commitment, we offer:
  • Flexible working options and the opportunity to build a team
  • A competitive remuneration package and additional benefits
  • A supportive & friendly working environment
  • The opportunity to work for a firm that prides itself on top quality, complex and challenging work
  • Excellent training and development opportunities

How to apply:

To apply please submit a full CV and a cover letter to Ms Kirsty Cuckson, Human Resources Manager, SJP Law, 5 Parliament Street, Hull HU1 2AZ. Alternatively, you can send these via email: kcu@sjplaw.co.uk

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