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    About Nichola Cunningham

    Nichola Cunningham

    Resource Development Manager

    With a wealth of experience in the fast-paced, demanding world of educational recruitment, Nichola was a welcome addition to the Hunters Legal team back in 2017. Since then, Nichola has been an essential cog in the well-oiled machine that Hunters Legal has grown into; her background gives her an affinity for leadership, and a nose for discovering and working alongside the top candidates in any industry. When employed by her previous firm, she resourced for a team of five – at Hunters Legal, her focus is on just you. 

    Nichola is a fitness enthusiast and a keen runner. Her early-bird gym habits ensure she is energised for the day ahead, giving her the ability to work as closely as necessary with the consultant, and ensuring that they have the right motivator that will get them where they need to go. 

    Contact Nichola directly via telephone or email to find out how she can help you to achieve your full potential.


     

     
     
     

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    Corporate Solicitor - West London

    We have a new role available within a firm that is widely regarded as the most popular and well-regarded in West London. For a solicitor interested in corporate law, this is a standout opportunity not to be missed.  

    The Firm

    Our client is a dynamic and forward-thinking legal practice capable of handling complex legal work. They are now seeking a Corporate Solicitor to join the team. Their clients range from start-up companies to large institutions, including UK and overseas private and public companies. Their work ranges from modest to large, complex transactions.

    The Role

    The purpose of this role is to provide an efficient corporate service capability for the firm in line with an emerging opportunity to be a lead provider of these services to new and existing clients. The post-holder will be working with the partners in the team to increase the volume of instructions on both the corporate side of the practice and in relation to commercial and IP / IT work.

    The key responsibilities of this role would be to provide additional strength and depth to the existing team by supporting the partners, along with more complex corporate and commercial work, and supervising the more junior members of the team working within the following areas of work:

    Corporate Areas:

    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Advisory
    • Private Equity
    • Joint Ventures
    • Reorganisations
    • Secured and Unsecured Lending
    • Insolvency and Reconstruction

    General Commercial Areas:

    • Terms & Conditions
    • GDPR Advice
    • Supply Agreements
    • Franchise Agreements
    • Providing support to other teams within the firm such as real estate, charities, employment and construction to include working with other teams on larger cross disciplinary projects as and when required.
    • Being responsible for billing and administration processes in line with team procedures; taking responsibility for delegating work to junior solicitors, trainee paralegal and /or the group legal administrator(s) where appropriate; providing guidance on legal issues for more junior members of the team where appropriate; managing cash and disbursement control and working on ad hoc projects as and when required
    • Helping to develop team capability to the point it can be marketed more extensively to existing clients not yet using the service and/or new prospects. This will mean: looking for ways to innovate with existing streams of ancillary work, building your own personal reputation and building eminence for the firm by; developing existing and new contacts and referrers of work; taking the lead on article writing in your team; joining relevant associations and seeking out positions of responsibility to support your personal ambitions to become or maintain your position as a leader in your field and encouraging others in the team to build the team reputation
    • Developing self-organisational and interpersonal skills so that: work is prioritised and progressed as efficiently as possible; new business is effectively introduced and managed into the firm; the partners in the Group are sufficiently aware of your workload and specific issues which arise on your matters and you maintain a flexible and proactive approach to work and good working relationships with external institutions including clients and any professional referrers to promote the firm’s brand in the marketplace.
    • Ensuring that professional services provided by the team are of the highest quality, that client care standards are effectively maintained, and that work completed meets the appropriate standards. To ensure that the files are maintained properly and that matters are progressed in line with the firm’s standard up to and including billing and file closing. 

    The Requirements

    The right candidate for this complex but highly rewarding role will possess the following qualifications and experience: 

    Education:

    • Degree educated 2:1 or above
    • Strong LPC pass

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law
    • Strong corporate experience with evidence of working on complex transactions and experience of working with larger clients
    • Ability to manage corporate transactions, subject to Partner’s supervision
    • Experience of managing / supervising juniors

    Skills:

    • Comfortable in drafting and undertaking advisory work for medium to large scale organisations
    • Good communication
    • Business development skills and experience
    • IT literate (self – sufficient in using document management systems, MS Office and Internet)

    Please don't hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com

     

    Real Estate Associate - London

    A brilliant opportunity has just become available in London for a solicitor experienced in real estate law. This firm is highly regarded, with a wealth of prospects for the right individual that will fit into their existing team. 

    The Firm

    Our client is a commercial law firm based in London. Over two decades they have earned the loyalty of some of the most respected international companies and private individuals who retain them as their trusted lawyers because of their highly personal, practical and timely advice. Shared values and a strong sense of purpose form the bedrock of their values and firm culture today. Their principal areas of expertise are; corporate and commercial, real estate, dispute resolution, employment and immigration.

    The Role

    The firm is seeking a Real Estate Associate to join their highly regarded team. This team advises developers, investors, institutional property owners, occupiers and contractors.

    Working within this team you will assist on a range of Commercial Property matters including:

    • Acquisition, development and disposal of commercial property assets
    • Landlord and tenant matters
    • Investment management
    • Real estate development matters

    The Requirements

    Applications are invited from Real Estate Solicitors with a minimum of 2 years' PQE. The right applicant will have trained and qualified with a notable Real Estate team, will have gained experience in Commercial Property matters and will be able to evidence a strong academic track record.

    Please don't hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com

    Family Legal Assistant/Paralegal/CILEx Trainee - Surrey

    A rare opportunity has become available for a paralegal, legal assistant, or Chartered Legal Executive interested in family law in the Guildford area. This firm specialises purely in family law, so a strong interest in this area is required for the position. The firm are recommended in the Legal 500, and have a trusted client base across eight branches. This position will be based in their Guildford office.  

    The Firm

    The strength and reputation of the firm have enabled the team to build a trusted reputation amongst a great number of clients. They are based across eight different offices, offering services to all of their surrounding areas.

    By focussing solely on family law, they have ensured that their knowledge and understanding remains at the forefront of the ever-changing best practice guidelines and that they can offer expert advice across all areas their services cover.

    They are trusted for their expertise in family law and are a recommended firm in the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. All of their family lawyers are members of Resolution, which is a highly regarded family law association, committed to easing the pain and financial cost of family breakdown.

    The Role

    Key duties of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant role include:

    • Preparing legal documents
    • Attending clients in person and on the telephone
    • Assisting our lawyers with a range of family law matters with a focus on divorce and financial remedy
    • Dealing with key administrative tasks

    The Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have previous legal support experience. A ‘can do’ attitude and good communication skills are vital, so too are good organisational and time management skills to effectively assist the team in meeting strict deadlines.

    There is a generous package available to successful candidates, including a time recording related bonus scheme, private healthcare, life assurance and pension benefits.

    Please don't hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com

    Employment Solicitor - London

    A client of ours has reached out to inform us of a vacancy for an ambitious, well-rounded law professional with aims to expand their knowledge and experience working within the heart of London. The successful candidate will be working amongst a team of successful, reputable solicitors with a large client base. Joining at this stage will give the right individual the platform to establish a long, rewarding career.

    The Firm

    Our client is a leading commercial law firm with offices in Reading and London. Their employment law team, has an excellent reputation, having enjoyed consistently high ratings in the legal directories for several years. The team is top rated in both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories.

    An opportunity has arisen for an additional solicitor to support and add to the expertise in their London office.

    The Role

    • You will join their existing London-based employment team.
    • You will have day to day conduct of a varied workload of contentious and non-contentious matters for both Claimants and Respondents. Your key responsibilities will include giving advice (by telephone, in person and/or in writing), drafting documentation (including claim and response forms, witness statements and legal submissions) and conducting negotiations on behalf of the client, advocating in tribunal, advising on or working as part of a team regarding restructuring, TUPE transfers and/or other client projects to include project management. Your responsibilities will also include timely and efficient billing of your files.
    • Previous tribunal and advocacy experience essential as you will be encouraged to undertake advocacy in the employment tribunal, where appropriate.
    • You will support the more senior solicitors and have exposure to more complex and high value tribunal claims. You may also be called upon to work in a team on project work, such as reorganisations, or to provide corporate support on transactional matters.
    • You will support the firm’s online HR resource, www.employmentbuddy.com.
    • You will participate in and contribute to the team’s know how initiatives.
    • You will support the business development initiatives of the firm and the team, which may include supporting internal events, supporting and/or attending external events and attending appropriate networking events out of office working hours.

    The Requirements

    The successful candidate will:

    • Be able to demonstrate strong technical capability and research skills
    • Have demonstrable practical experience of employment law
    • Have a natural interest in and strong enthusiasm for business development
    • Have excellent time management and personal organisational skills and will not be phased by having to work under pressure
    • Have good verbal and written communication skills
    • Hold a valid Law Society Practising Certificate
    • IT literate – adept in the use of Word/Outlook /TFB or similar
    • Consistently good academics – A/Bs in 3 A ‘levels; 2:1 degree or above or equivalents

    Please don't hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com