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    About Paul Burgin

    Paul Burgin

    Managing Director

    Having first worked in the hotel and restaurant management industry, Paul is no stranger to a rapid, sometimes gruelling work environment. He maintains that the key to success in any marketplace is having the right attitude and a comprehension of exactly what each customer and client needs. 

    After making the decision to move into a legal recruitment position with a prominent firm, Paul began to grow dissatisfied with the impersonal methods employed to secure business. Candidates approaching recruitment firms as individuals were looking for guidance, not someone to lump them with a hundred similar applicants, only to be scattered to a range of firms that their skillset may not be remotely suited for.

    This is when Paul decided to marry his skill for personal relations with his genuine desire to give candidates and clients the guidance they needed. He created Hunters Legal, a recruitment service that invests its time and energy equally into candidates as well as clients, ensuring that those who are searching for an upgrade in their career, or a change of pace, can have a personal, tailored service guaranteed to prioritise their ambition within the legal industry. 

    Paul prides himself on his willingness to sit down and listen to the specific needs and desires of every client that approaches Hunters Legal. He has years of experience, along with an unparalleled drive to ensure client satisfaction; he is the person you want at your back, as a guide and motivator, until you have found the right fit for you. 

    Contact Paul directly via telephone or email to work with him on your journey towards a brighter, more rewarding career. 
     

     
     
     

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    Associate Solicitor Family Law - Surrey

    Our client is offering a brilliant opportunity for a solicitor interested in family law in the Redhill area. This firm is highly established and ranked within the top 200 in the UK. The successful candidate will be working amongst a team of motivated, ambitious solicitors. Joining at this stage will give the right individual the platform to succeed.

    The Firm

    This South West London and Surrey based firm have a long history and big ambitions. They combine the depth of knowledge, capabilities and resources of a large firm with the approachability of a local practice. The firm is Lexcel accredited and has been awarded a Silver Accreditation for Investors in People. As part of their ongoing commitment to training and development, the firm offer a Newly Qualified Development Programme. This applies to all newly qualified solicitors during their first three years of qualification and its purpose is to support and help you reach your full potential. As employers, they encourage all their staff to reflect and commit to the firm’s core values; integrity, insight, and sense of community. Each member of staff has an important role to play in achieving the goals as a firm, Their offices have a community feel to them and they are committed to working together as a team to actively encourage other to excel. Our client understands the importance of a healthy work life balance and are open to considering variable working arrangements to support staff with commitments outside of work – this includes applications from Job Share partners.

    The Department

    At the firm, family and divorce solicitors recognise the complex emotions that accompany family problems and the need for sympathetic, calm advice in what may feel like a crisis. The specialist family law solicitors that work for this company have a reputation for acting with all the sensitivity and discretion that is needed– but also with the skills and expertise to ensure that matters are resolved in the client’s best interests as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    The Requirements

    The successful candidate’s key responsibilities will be to advise and support clients on all Family matters including Divorce, Separation Agreement, Financial Orders, Children, Care Proceedings and to be involved in business development. 

    To be considered for this role, the ideal individual will possess the following qualities:

    • A minimum of 2 years experience of working in a Family Department
    • High level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills
    • Conscientious, hard-working, with developed critical thinking abilities and excellent communication, organisation and analytical skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team and offer support to more junior staff members
    • Ability to work to strict deadlines, targets and client protocols while maintaining high standards in terms of accuracy and quality

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

    Associate Solicitor Private Client - Surrey

    Our client is offering a brilliant opportunity for a solicitor with 5+ years PQE interested in a career dealing with private clients in the Surry area. This firm is highly established and ranked within the top 200 in the UK. The successful candidate will be working amongst a team of motivated, ambitious solicitors. Joining at this stage will give the right individual the platform to succeed.

    The Firm

    This South West London and Surrey-based firm have a long history and big ambitions. They combine the depth of knowledge, capabilities, and resources of a large firm with the approachability of local practice. The firm is Lexcel accredited and has been awarded a Silver Accreditation for Investors in People. Their philosophy is: “the practice of law is, at heart, all about people: business people, employers, and employees, investors, homeowners, private individuals, families, vulnerable adults – people.” Consequently, it’s no surprise that they place a very high priority on attracting and recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining the right people – for their clients and their business. The firm is a community of high-caliber professionals – lawyers and support specialists – who are dedicated to delivering expert, commercially focused advice that helps clients to achieve their goals. They choose to do this is in an approachable, down-to-earth, practical way, offering solutions rather than lectures.

    As part of their ongoing commitment to training and development, the firm offer a Newly Qualified Development Programme. This applies to all newly qualified solicitors during their first three years of qualification and its purpose is to support and help you reach your full potential. As employers, they encourage all their staff to reflect and commit to the firm’s core values; integrity, insight, and sense of community. Each member of staff has an important role to play in achieving the goals as a firm, Their offices have a community feel to them and they are committed to working together as a team to actively encourage others to excel. Our client understands the importance of a healthy work-life balance and is open to considering variable working arrangements to support staff with commitments outside of work – this includes applications from Job Share partners.

    The Department

    Over the years of working in this field, the firm’s Wills, Trusts and Estate solicitors have learned that every client has a different set of circumstances and that no estate is quite as simple as it first appears. The factors to consider can be complicated, with different legal structures and interdependencies to take into account. Understanding each element and how it works for you as part of the whole is essential and it’s this expertise and holistic approach that characterise our client’s unique approach. The firm has established a strong record in representing the interests of vulnerable adults, both in the everyday execution of their affairs and in the protection from and prosecution against abuse, coercion, and exploitation.

    The Requirements

    • The successful candidate’s key responsibilities will be as follows:
    • To advise and support clients on all matters including preparation of Wills, Estate Administration, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney
    • To be involved in business development
    • To supervise junior team members

    To be considered for this role, the ideal individual will possess the following qualities:

    • A minimum of 5 years experience of working in a Private Client Department
    • High level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills
    • Conscientious, hard-working, with developed critical thinking abilities and excellent communication, organisation and analytical skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team and supporting more junior staff members
    • Ability to work to strict deadlines, targets and client protocols while maintaining high standards in terms of accuracy and quality

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

     

    Associate Solicitor Corporate and Commercial - Surrey

    Our client is offering a brilliant opportunity for an Associate Solicitor. This firm is highly established and ranked within the top 200 in the UK. The successful candidate will be working amongst a team of motivated, ambitious solicitors. Joining at this stage will give the right individual the platform to succeed.

    The Firm

    This South West London and Surrey-based firm have a long history and big ambitions. They combine the depth of knowledge, capabilities, and resources of a large firm with the approachability of local practice. The firm is Lexcel accredited and has been awarded a Silver Accreditation for Investors in People.

    Their philosophy is: “the practice of law is, at heart, all about people: business people, employers, and employees, investors, homeowners, private individuals, families, vulnerable adults – people.” Consequently, it’s no surprise that they place a very high priority on attracting and recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining the right people – for their clients and their business. The firm is a community of high-caliber professionals – lawyers and support specialists – who are dedicated to delivering expert, commercially focused advice that helps clients to achieve their goals. They choose to do this is in an approachable, down-to-earth, practical way, offering solutions rather than lectures.

    The Department

    The firm has extensive experience of working with businesses across a variety of sectors including recruitment, healthcare and dental, travel, media, IT and technology, financial services, and with businesses of all sizes. As a firm with particular strength in South West London and Surrey, they sit at the heart of the local business communities and the knowledge and contacts mean that they can support all aspects of their client’s businesses.

    The Commercial team is experienced in helping businesses of all sizes to successfully navigate legal and compliance issues. But more than this, they add value to businesses by combining acute legal expertise with the commercial savvy to help identify opportunities early and mitigate risks before they become problems.

    The Role

    If successful, the following responsibilities will fall under the given role:

    • To advise and support clients on all matters including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and updating terms and conditions.  In addition, you will work on other areas of law, such as: data protection and IP
    • To be involved in business development
    • To supervise junior team members

    The Requirements

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

    • A minimum of 5 years experience of working in a Commercial Department
    • High level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills
    • Conscientious, hard-working, with developed critical thinking abilities and excellent communication, organisation and analytical skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team and supporting more junior staff members
    • Ability to work to strict deadlines, targets and client protocols while maintaining high standards in terms of accuracy and quality.

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

    Senior Construction Solicitor - London

    Construction Lawyer required for an internationally recognised law firm based in London. This is a fantastic opportunity for non-contentious construction lawyer to help shape this ambitious practice.

    The Firm

    Our client is an internationally recognised law firm based in central London. Real Estate has been at the core of their business since 1937. The team provide specialist advice on real estate and construction matters but remain focused on their clients' objectives. They take a commercial approach to transactions to ensure that their clients’ commercial aims and risk profiles are achievable.

    The team are listed in the legal directories and are noted for “commitment to getting transactions completed in the most expeditious and advantageous way possible for our clients” and for being “extremely responsive and commercial”. 

    They act for a variety of clients including developers, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, celebrities, banks, investors, landlords and tenants across commercial property transactions, development projects and high value residential sales and purchases.

    The Role

    They are looking for an outstanding senior construction solicitor to join their team. This is a unique and very exciting opportunity to join a partner and associate and help shape this ambitious practice area. You will work closely with the construction and real estate partners of this busy department in the provision of advice to the firm’s clients.

    You will be expected to handle non-contentious construction work. Experience in contentious construction would be useful, but not essential. You will work as part of close knit team, advising the firm’s clients on construction matters.

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

    Corporate Solicitor - Chelmsford

    This is a great opportunity for a Corporate Associate to join a thriving practice with an outstanding reputation, offering excellent career prospects for the right candidate.

    The Firm

    Our client is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and the surrounding areas.

    With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years they’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

    Top Ranked' Chambers 2018 and 'Top Tier' Legal 500 2017.

    The team of over 40 corporate lawyers has the legal expertise, range of experience and depth of resource to support and advise businesses on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, start-ups and new ventures, re-organisations, and private equity and venture capital fund-raisings. Their clients include entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital funds and financial institutions, owner-managed and privately owned businesses, and UK and international public companies.

    They advise clients across a range of sectors and at different stages in the business life cycle from start-ups to mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs and buy-ins, development capital fund raisings, re-financings and exits. 

    As well as UK deals, their team is experienced in dealing with international transactions, including acquisitions of overseas companies and disposals of UK companies to international buyers.

    Additional support is provided to the corporate team by specialist tax, commercial, IP/IT, employment and property teams.

    The Role

    They are looking to recruit a Solicitor/Associate with 3 years' + experience gained within a highly regarded city, regional or national firm with a well-developed knowledge in corporate/corporate finance. 

    The Candidate

    Strong technical drafting and negotiation skills are essential as is the ability to deliver a strongly client-focused service, giving clear, timely practical legal advice.

    This is a great opportunity to join a thriving practice with an outstanding reputation, offering excellent career prospects for the right candidate.

    Their lawyers are proactively supported throughout their careers with an established career progression framework, technical and business skills training programmes and dedicated PSL support.

    Competitive salary (dependent on experience/ability) and benefits including pension scheme, permanent health insurance, life assurance, individual bonus scheme, firm-wide profit share scheme, holiday from 25 days, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers. 

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

    Employment Associate - Cambridge

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an Employment solicitor to join a dynamic market leading team dealing with high quality work. Working in modern open plan offices in a young, thriving and enthusiastic team for one of East Anglia’s leading law firms, their lawyers are engaged in the highest quality work.

    The Firm

    Our client is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and the surrounding areas.

    With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years they’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

    Their employment law team has experience in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, representing clients from a broad range of public and private organisations as well as individuals and senior executives.

    Recently awarded "Human Resources ‘Firm of the Year (Outside London)’ at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. The department is 'Top Ranked' Chambers UK 2019 and 'Top Tier' Legal 500 2019.

    Their vibrant, energetic employment team of lawyers boasts some of the best lawyers in the region specialising in all aspects of employment law facing a company's board or the HR professional - from everyday operational challenges through to advising on strategic issues. The team currently comprises over 20 specialist qualified employment law solicitors, including seven partners (one of whom is an experienced part-time Employment Judge), making us one of the largest employment teams in the East of England.

    The Role

    Alongside providing the highest quality legal advice, you would be expected to play an active role in marketing and practice development as well as providing a high level of service to existing clients.

    This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to join a successful and friendly team in their Cambridge office in an ambitious and rapidly growing firm which enjoys an excellent reputation.  

    The Candidate

    You will ideally be a Senior Associate with 6 years PQE minimum, with employment law experience gained within a well-regarded city, regional or national firm. The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of the law yet be able to think commercially and analytically so as to provide accurate and practical advice to company clients and high net worth individuals which is tailored to their needs. An ability to think clearly under pressure, write concisely and excellent presentation skills are essential.

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

    Dispute Resolution Associate - Cambridge

    An international law firm with offices through UK, Asia and the US are looking for an outstanding Dispute Resolution Associate to join their prestigious team in Cambridge.

    The Firm

    Our client is an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them. Their practice is global, operating from innovation clusters in the UK, Asia and the US. With 28 partners and 80 lawyers across their offices in London, Cambridge, Oxford and Singapore, and more to come in New York.

    The Role

    They are looking for an Associate to join their highly regarded Dispute Resolution team, to be based in their Cambridge office.

    The Candidate

    You should have experience of working on a broad range of commercial disputes. In line with the firm’s strategy the team focuses on entrepreneurial corporates and high net worth individuals. Clients are often international.

    You will be someone who wants a mix of improving the breadth and range of your experience whilst taking increasing responsibility and ownership of clients. In this role we will expect you to be active in business development. In exchange we will support you by providing considerable client contact, exposure to very interesting work and an environment in which you can rapidly develop your skills and knowledge. The firm places considerable emphasis on developing the careers of its people.

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

    Commercial and Technology Associate - Cambridge

    An international law firm with offices through UK, Asia and the US currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Associate to join their Commercial and Technology team based in Cambridge.

    The Firm

    Our client is an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them. Their practice is global, operating from innovation clusters in the UK, Asia and the US. With 28 partners and 80 lawyers across their offices in London, Cambridge, Oxford and Singapore, and more to come in New York.

    The Role

    They are looking for a Senior Associate to join their highly regarded Commercial and Technology team, to be based in their Cambridge office.

    The Candidate

    You should have experience of working on a broad range of commercial matters and with strong experience of directly negotiating commercial agreements for a variety of domestic and international clients. You need to demonstrate a passion in relation to the advancement of technology and its commercial application and also the ability to fit seamlessly into working with our clients, advising on their business needs.

    As a senior member of the team, you will have strong delegating skills and enjoy supervising and developing junior members of the team, allowing you to take on high levels of responsibility and lead transactions with the team partners. You will be someone who is capable of developing your own client base and you will work with the team partners to develop and growth the rest of the team.

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

    Family Associate - Cambridge

    A fantastic opportunity for a Family Associate to join an international law firm in Cambridge, with the opportunity to work occasionally from London.

    The Firm

    Our client is an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them. Their practice is global, operating from innovation clusters in the UK, Asia and the US. With 28 partners and 80 lawyers across their offices in London, Cambridge, Oxford and Singapore, and more to come in New York.

    The Role

    They are looking for an Associate to join their Family team.  This role is predominantly based in Cambridge, with the opportunity to work occasionally from our London office.

    You will work alongside the senior lawyers in the team, on complex cases for high net worth clients.  In addition, you will be expected to develop your own caseload. 

    The Candidate 

    You should be bright and highly motivated, with outstanding communication skills.  You should be adaptable and have the confidence to deal with sophisticated clients from a diverse range of backgrounds.  Ideally you will have experience working in a City or major regional law firm.  Attention to detail and strong numeracy skills are essential.

    We will expect you to get involved in business development and networking opportunities and take every chance to drive your career forward.  In exchange, we will support you by providing exposure to interesting work and an environment in which you can rapidly develop your skills and knowledge.

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

    Planning Solicitor - London

    We are currently seeking a Solicitor to join a highly regarded Government and Infrastructure team based in London. The successful candidate will be working on the real estate elements of major infrastructure projects.

    The Firm

    Our client was established in following a merger between legacy firms, bringing together over 300 years of legal expertise across 5 locations.

    Their Government and Infrastructure team specialise in planning, regulatory and public law, with a particular emphasis on nationally significant infrastructure planning. They work on some of the largest and most significant infrastructure projects in the UK. They also advise public sector bodies on a variety of public and parliamentary law issues and there are four Roll A Parliamentary Agents within the department.

    Working here brings all the benefits of a top 60 firm including interesting work, varied clients and support for professional development. While their clients are at the heart of everything they do, they recognise that life outside of work is important too and their approach to flexible working and target hours for fee earners reflect this.

    The Role

    They are now seeking to recruit a Solicitor in the planning team working on the real estate elements of major infrastructure projects.

    Work will include projects for a major energy company and infrastructure providers (particularly rail, light rail and electricity).

    Infrastructure projects will also involve programming and implementation of compulsory purchase powers provided by way of Transport Works Act Orders, Compulsory Purchase Orders and Development Consents using the General Vesting Declaration (GVD) process and by consensual transfer under the notice to treat/notice of entry procedure.

    Advising public bodies on administrative law, statutory interpretation and regulatory issues arising in an infrastructure context will be required.

    Knowledge of land law, landlord and tenant law, land registration and property tax and some knowledge of construction is required. Experience with environmental issues likely to affect property transactions (particularly contaminated land) is needed.

    The Candidate

    Knowledge/Qualifications

    • Admission to the Solicitors Roll
    • 2:1 Degree preferred
    • Excellent computer literacy is essential given the use of specialised computer software

    Experience

    • Experience of undertaking a variety of planning property matters
    • Experience will preferably include planning elements of infrastructure projects
    • Skills

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

    Senior real estate development solicitor - Reading

    A fantatsic opportunity for a ambitious senior real estate development associate to join a leading firm to be based out of their Thames Valley office.

    The Firm

    Our client was established in following a merger between legacy firms, bringing together over 300 years of legal expertise across 5 locations.

    Working here brings all the benefits of a top 60 firm including interesting work, varied clients and support for professional development. While their clients are at the heart of everything they do, they recognise that life outside of work is important too and their approach to flexible working and target hours for fee earners reflect this.

    The real estate team has expertise in all aspects of a residential development and commercial property transactions.

    The Role

    They are looking for a solicitor to join the team to assist with the following areas of work:

    • residential development work (acting primarily for developers on land acquisitions by way of conditional agreements and options)
    • acting on sales and acquisitions (by private treaty and by auction)
    • lettings (for landlord and tenant)
    • property management (dealing with licences to assign, underlet and alter etc)
    • property finance

    You will work for a variety of clients including investors, developers, banks, and private sector organisations. You will also provide support to our business services department on corporate transactions. As a member of the Real Estate team, you will be expected to lend general support as and when required and also contribute to the monthly department know-how meetings. Playing an active part in business development activities is also required.

    The Candidate

    Qualifications

    • Admission to the Solicitors Roll
    • 5+ years' PQE
    • 2:1 degree preferred

    Knowledge/Experience

    • Experience of undertaking a variety of commercial property and development matters.
    • Excellent computer literacy is essential given the use of specialised computer software.
    • Proficiency in IT with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

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

    Real estate development solicitor - Reading

    A standout opportunity for a real estate development associate to join a leading firm to be based out of their Thames Valley office.

    The Firm

    Our client was established in following a merger between legacy firms, bringing together over 300 years of legal expertise across 5 locations.

    The commercial real estate team have expertise in all aspects of a commercial property transaction. The includes construction, planning, drafting commercial leases and sale and purchase of property or land.

    Working here brings all the benefits of a top 60 firm including interesting work, varied clients and support for professional development. While their clients are at the heart of everything they do, they recognise that life outside of work is important too and their approach to flexible working and target hours for fee earners reflect this.

    The Role

    They are looking for a solicitor to join the team to assist with the following areas of work:

    • acting on sales and acquisitions (by private treaty and by auction)
    • lettings (for landlord and tenant)
    • property management (dealing with licences to assign, underlet and alter etc)
    • property finance
    • residential development work (acting primarily for developers on land acquisitions by way of conditional agreements and options)

    You will work for a variety of clients including investors, developers, banks, and third sector organisations. You will also provide support to our business services department on corporate transactions. As a member of the Real Estate team, you will be expected to lend general support as and when required and also contribute to the monthly department know-how meetings. Playing an active part in business development activities is also required

    The Candidate

    Qualifications

    • Admission to the Solicitors Roll
    • 2+ years' PQE
    • 2:1 degree preferred

    Knowledge/Experience

    • Experience of undertaking a variety of commercial property matters
    • Excellent computer literacy is essential given the use of specialised computer software
    • Proficiency in IT with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint

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