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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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    Residential Conveyancing Solicitor – Hertfordshire

    £42,000 - £50,000 ­ Hertfordshire

    Residential Conveyancing Solicitor – Hertfordshire - 2 yrs + PQE

    Hunters Legal are pleased to offer an opportunity for a Solicitor to join a reputable L500 Residential Conveyancing team.

    You will be working closely with a Partner and other Solicitors/Conveyancers, the successful candidate will be required to provide legal advice, solutions and progress on a wide range of residential conveyancing matters, ranging from standard Sale & Purchase files to more complex work surrounding Transfer of Equity, Equity Release and New Build matters.

    The client seeking an associate to join their highly regarded team. This team advised 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
    • Property sales and purchase

    This role requires working to tight deadlines to meet completion and other fixed dates and also the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment with responsibility for a large number of files. Very competitive salary and benefits package.

    If you have any further interest please do call Paul on 0203 355 2262 or email Paul@hunterslegal.com

    Commercial Litigation Solicitor 1 + PQE - Reading

    £40,000 - £50,000 ­ Berkshire

    Commercial Litigation Solicitor – Reading

     

    Our client is a forward-thinking, innovative and friendly law firm which has grown substantially in recent years to a turnover of over £10m and a headcount above 100.

     

    The firm has an opportunity in their reading office for an established fee-earner to join our busy Commercial Litigation Team. The Litigation Team is led by a leading L500 Listed Partner

     

    Duties

    • To undertake fee earning work and to meet individual and team targets.
    • To act professionally at all times and to be a Gardner Leader ambassador.
    • To actively promote marketing and business development for their specialist discipline, the Newbury office and the Firm generally.
    • To carry out fee-earning work efficiently and to exercise high standards of client care and compliance.
    • To keep the client regularly informed as to progress and to ensure client satisfaction.
    • To comply with the Solicitors Accounts Rules and Rules on the Professional Conduct of Solicitors.  To comply with the firm's policies as set out in the Office Manual.
    • to keep up to date with training and developments in the law.
    • to work cooperatively with others and develop and maintain good working relationships within the firm.
    • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm's and client's documents at all times.
    • To do all such other things which are in the reasonable opinion of the firm necessary to the role and responsibilities outlined above.

    Personal qualities

    • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, respect and commitment to Gardner Leader
    • Hands-on approach with proven ability to work under pressure
    • Enthusiasm for and proven record of business development
    • Demonstrate excellence in managing all functions of this role
    • Be a proven team player
    • Interpersonal skills sufficient to challenge, support, advise and influence others
    • Ability to work with others at all levels of the Firm

    If you would be open to discussing the role in further detail please don’t hesitate to contact Paul on 0203 355 2262 or email paul@hunterslegal.com

    Commercial Litigation Solicitor - Reading

    £40,000 - £50,000 ­ Berkshire , ­ Buckinghamshire

    A stand-out opportunity for a commercial litigation solicitor to join a leading regional law firm.

    The Firm

    Our client is a leading law firm in Reading & Thames Valley. They provide comprehensive legal services to individuals & commercial & property organisations. They are regularly recognised and highly ranked in both of the UK’s leading legal directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. They have also been accredited by Lexcel since 2001 for their excellence in legal practice management and client care.

    The Team

    The firms two-partner commercial dispute resolution team boasts some enviable blue chip clients and a caseload which includes complex domestic and cross-border disputes.

    The Role

    They are currently looking to recruit an experienced solicitor/associate level litigator to support them. As part of the team you will build your experience working collaboratively on some challenging disputes while also running your own caseload of more straightforward cases.

    The role offers a significant level of variety and interest. You will work across a range of sectors and work-types, which may include commercial contract disputes, construction, professional indemnity, insolvency disputes, fraud, IP, and international arbitration. Clients will span many sectors, including automotive, financial services, leisure, fisheries, logistics and FMCG.

    The Candidate

    You will need to be resourceful, responsive, and resilient, with the ability to grasp new challenges and areas of law quickly and accurately. You will benefit from support and career development from highly regarded and experienced partners and their senior associate and access to cases of a quality hard to find elsewhere in Reading. As you will be expected to work with limited supervision on your own cases, the firm expects you will already have accumulated a minimum of 2 years’ pqe in commercial litigation before joining them.

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

     

    Commercial & IP Solicitor - London

    A fantastic opportunity for an Associate Solicitor to join the firms market leading Commercial & IP team in London.

    The Firm

    Our client is an established firm of commercial lawyers located in Central London and currently comprises 15 partners plus 90 professional and support staff. 

    The Role

    They now have a fantastic opportunity to join the firms market leading Commercial & IP team which is currently comprised of 1 partner, 2 fee earners, and one secretary, focused primarily on the sports, tech, media and creative industries.

    The firm seeks an Associate to join this growing team, primarily to work alongside the Partner. The firm expects candidates to possess excellent academics and will have 4-5 years PQE in the relevant department. The role is extremely varied and will provide exposure to a broad range of commercial, intellectual property, IT and sports work.

    This role is likely to appeal to someone who has a proven interest and focus in non-contentious commercial and IP work and is seeking a platform for long term career development as part of an established team operating within a highly profitable, long established and reputable London firm.

    The Candidates

    Candidates should possess relevant proven commercial drafting experience and proficiency in Tech and Digital matters. An understanding of brand protection and commercial rights strategies would be advantageous. Whilst close supervision and support at partner level is fundamental, candidates should be able to manage files and use their own initiative. Candidates will need to be ambitious with a desire to develop their career and continue to grow this successful practice area.

    The firm’s working environment is very “hands on” and a sound commercial sense and ability to handle clients is essential. The candidate should also have excellent drafting, technical, file/time management skills, good client liaison abilities and should be able to work under pressure on high profile projects with tight deadlines.

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

    Residential Property Solicitor - London

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Residential Property Solicitor to join a highly renowned Property team.

    The Firm

    Our client is a highly successful law firm which has been in business since 1722. They act for wealthy individuals, families, property owners and businesses in the United Kingdom and internationally.

    The firm are proud of their reputation for delivering the highest quality of professional advice. They enjoy long-standing relationships with very many of their clients who include some of the most well-established owner managed businesses, property companies and families in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

    Their lawyers are astute, highly skilled and attuned to the individual needs of their clients. Their aim is always to provide timely, expert advice.

    The Team

    Their core areas of specialism are Prime Central London and high value rural and urban estates. Few firms can match the depth of their expertise in the high value property sphere and have a detailed understanding of the requirements of both funders and purchasers. Acting on both sides enables them to give the most relevant and up-to-date advice to their clients who are looking to invest, whether they are from the UK or abroad.

    The firm acts on everything from off plan residential development projects, through to listed building refurbishments; restructuring arrangements through to joint ventures; and they can advise on refurbishments and rebuilds as well as on social housing aspects of new developments.

    The Role

    We have an exciting opportunity for someone to the Residential team within the Property department. 

    The role will primarily deal with a broad range of transactional work alongside property portfolio management matters across mixed use rural and urban portfolios.

    The candidate must be able to deal with buying, selling and financing for private clients. Responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating documents as well as running a significant number of their own files.

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

    Litigation Solicitor with Commercial and Property Experience - London

    An exciting opportunity for a Litigation Solicitor with Commercial and Property experience to join a new generation of law firm in London. 

    The Firm

     

     

    As a new generation of law firm, our client is dynamic and commercially minded, formed out of a desire to go above and beyond for their clients. Their highly skilled solicitors came together through a shared ethos and expertise in Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance and Company & Commercial.

    With more than 50 partner offices across the world, their location in Wells Street is nestled between the thriving core of London’s West End real estate market and the Royal Courts of Justice.

    The Team

    The firms Dispute Resolution team has significant experience in international and cross-border dispute resolution. They have been involved in significant international disputes spanning Europe, Asia and the Americas.

    The Role

    They are now seeking a junior – mid Litigation Solicitor to work on a varied caseload of Commercial and Property Litigation work. The successful candidate will have a strong technical understanding of Litigation law and a strong academic history.

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

    Contentious Construction Solicitor - London

    This is an opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join a busy and highly regarded construction department in London.

    The Firm

    Our client has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years, in addition to their office in the City, they have offices in Northern England and Essex.

    They are recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a medium-sized niche firm, specialising in delivering construction, litigation & dispute resolution, corporate, banking, employment, projects, and property legal services to clients based throughout the United Kingdom.

    Their main client base is Registered Providers, and they are ranked as a leading firm for their work in social housing. Over the past few years, they have grown significantly and now have approximately 240 staff and a growing international reach.

    The Team

    Their Construction team is comprised of 19 (six partners, ten solicitors, one paralegal and two trainees) and is divided into two sub-teams (contentious and non-contentious) operating from all 3 offices. About three-quarters of our work is contentious.

    Their clients include developers, major corporations, funders, contractors, sub-contractors, construction consultants, local authorities, registered providers of social housing and PFI consortia.

    Their work for Registered Providers involves them in some of the largest construction disputes in the

    social housing sector which are often in the spotlight of the national media. Their team is constantly

    going from strength-to-strength. Contrary to the approach of other City law firms, they have been joined by four new starters since March 2020. In Legal 500 (2020), their contentious Construction team received outstanding testimonials and moved up a Tier.

    The Role

    This is an opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join their busy construction department in London.

    They are looking for an ambitious construction solicitor, who is prepared to work hard and go the extra mile, to hit the ground running and make their mark within a thriving construction department.

    The Candidate

    The successful candidate will be 5-6 years PQE with the majority of experience gained in contentious construction but with some non-contentious experience.

    In addition, they will be self-motivated and have enthusiasm for business development and building business.

    Person Specification

    • Five to six years’ PQE contentious construction experience working within the property arena but with some non-contentious experience
    • worked, since qualification, as a full-time construction solicitor
    • a strong academic background, ideally gaining a 2:1 at degree level and a postgraduate course in construction law will be advantageous

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

    Real Estate Solicitor - London

    A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Real Estate Solicitor to join a widely-regarded firm in London.

    The Firm

    Our client has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years, in addition to their office in the City, they have offices in Northern England and Essex.

    They are recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a medium-sized niche firm, specialising in delivering construction, litigation & dispute resolution, corporate, banking, employment, projects, and property legal services to clients based throughout the United Kingdom.

    Their main client base is Registered Providers, and they are ranked as a leading firm for their work in social housing. Over the past few years, they have grown significantly and now have approximately 240 staff and a growing international reach.

    The Team

    Real Estate (and particularly real estate development) is at the heart of the firm’s business, as it is with the major part of their client base.

    Within the Team, there are 11 dedicated partners working on a wide variety of property transactions with a broad range of clients from registered providers of social housing and care homes, through to private developers, acting on sites and developments from a handful of units to thousands.

    The Role

    The role will cover a full range of property related legal issues. There will be an emphasis upon site acquisition and development projects, including giving advice on draft section 106's, development agreements, conditional contracts and portfolio sales and disposals and undertaking reports on title.

    There will also be an opportunity to undertake commercial property work.

    A fundamental part of the role will be to help develop business locally in conjunction with the partners in the Team and also the other fee earners based in the London office.

    The Candidate

    • You will have at least 4 years’ PQE as a Property Solicitor, preferably with experience of site acquisition and development work
    • You will have a strong academic background, ideally gaining a 2:1 at degree level
    • You will enjoy client contact and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to prioritise workload to increase efficiency
    • You will be commercially aware, proactive and able to convey clear and concise information to clients and external organisations, which will not compromise the practice or the firm
    • A high attention to detail to produce work / documentation which is consistently of a high standard
    • To have a flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are always met and clients are communicated with on a consistent and regular basis
    • To be familiar with Word, Outlook and Internet applications
    • Familiarity with Registered Providers would be an advantage but is by no means necessary.

    Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com

    Immigration Partner / Senior Solicitor - London

    An exciting opportuning for a Senior Immigration Solicitor / Partner to join a UK top 200 law firm in London and develop the Immigration department.

    The Firm

    Our client is a top 200 law firm in the UK, with a strong reputation for delivering high quality legal services, combined with a personal and pragmatic approach to complex legal problems.

    They have around 120 staff, based across three established offices in London and Cambridgeshire and pride themselves on their collegiate style and informal and highly flexible working environment.

    The Legal 500 commends the firm for their Immigration advice.

    The Role

    The firm has identified growth in Immigration as one of its core strategic priorities for the next 3-5 years.

    As part of that, the firm is looking for an immigration partner to take a lead role in developing this growing practice area, based in London. This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to further develop their skills and reputation in this practice area at a firm committed to ambitious growth and where individual commercial innovation is actively encouraged.

    The Candidate

    The successful candidate will have significant experience in Immigration work.

    The role will include:

    • A key part of the role will be to create and deliver new work.
    • You will have a proven track record in developing and implementing a business development strategy, and demonstrable experience of winning new clients and forming long-standing client and referrer relationships.
    • You will enjoy building relationships across our teams and locations and be able to do so quickly.
    • You will possess strong communication skills, a flexible approach and a willingness and desire to work with colleagues across the firm to deliver excellent client service.

    The role is being advertised as full time (37.5 hours / week) but they are also open to people seeking part time hours. Based in their London office with significant flexibility to work from home.

    The firm can offer the right candidate immediate, direct rewards by way of origination-based packages, which the firm has used successfully for many years.

    Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com

    Senior Residential Property Solicitor - London

    An excellent opportunity for a Senior Residential Property Solicitor to join a well established team in London with the view of becoming Head of Department. 

    The Firm

    Our client is a London based law firm who provide a range of legal services to both businesses and individuals. Established in 1851, they combine a strong tradition of legal excellence with a modern, friendly approach that enables them to provide the very best service to each one of their clients.

    The firm have received recognition for excellence in industry standards and is the proud holder of a number of accreditations.

    The Role

    The firm are now seeking an experienced Residential Property Solicitor to join the team. If the candidate proves suitable, they shall be considered for the role of Head of Conveyancing, enabling the Conveyancing Partner to focus more on Business Development.

    Candidate requirements

    • You will be a solicitor with a minimum of 7 years’ PQE able to demonstrate a problem-solving approach, solid technical abilities and a clear grasp of legal concepts relevant to this area of practice.

    • You will be adept at confidently drafting residential property contracts, transfers of part, deeds of easement, leases, deeds of variation, private legal charges and other documentation in order to achieve the desired outcome in the client’s best interests.

    • You will be confident in dealing and communicating appropriately with clients, and able to meet their expectations consistently, especially in relation to fees and timing. You will have forged good relationships with estate agents in your current or previous posts and be capable of leading and inspiring a team.

    • You will enjoy business development, bringing forward your own ideas to fill gaps in the market and exploring opportunities for niche sub- practice areas (or promoting the firm’s work amongst particular new groups).

    • You will understand the requirement to price work appropriately, have the team generate profits for the firm in a risk-managed environment (including compliance with CML, CQS, Panel Management and AML requirements), to ensure that you meet targets and be willing to work with Maria Lati and others to make best use of the firm’s case management system (Tikit P4W) to drive efficiency, client satisfaction and a sustainable means of working for the conveyancing team.

    • You will be comfortable with the use of IT systems and using and adopting new IT solutions to drive efficiency at every stage of the conveyancing process.

    • You will wish to establish your own reputation both locally and more widely and reinforce the firm’s reputation as the pre-eminent conveyancing practice in the region.

    A track record of managing change would be an advantage.

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

    Senior Family Solicitor - Bath

    £80,000 - £100,000 ­ Somerset

    A stand-out opportunity for a senior Family Solicitor looking for the next step in their career with a UK Top 100 law firm.

    The Firm

    Our client is a progressive UK Top 100 law firm known for their commercial, private client, clinical negligence, and personal injury work. They were the winner of the Managing Partners’ Forum ‘Best Managed Firm’ award for 2019.

    The firm achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law.

    The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work for.

    The Role

    They now have a fantastic opportunity to join their highly regarded Family team as a Partner in Bath.

     

     

    Duties will include:

    • Carrying out matrimonial and finances work within the Bath area in line with the department business plan
    • Working with the Head of department and BU Manager to produce and implement a BD plan for the Finances team aligned to the department business plan
    • Identifying & developing new business opportunities and maximising opportunities across the firm
    • Coaching, mentoring and developing the Finances team encouraging their ongoing professional development
    • Ensuring the team delivers exceptional client service
    • Ensuring that all working processes and practices comply with relevant quality and service standards

    The Candidate

    They are seeking an ambitious and motivated lawyer to head up the team and to grow and develop Finance and matrimonial work across the Bath area, establishing themselves as an expert in the region. You will also have supervisory responsibility for fee earning and support staff.

    To be successful you must be a:

    • Qualified solicitor with experience within a senior fee-earning position
    • Clear business plan for growth proposition in the Divorce & finance work in the Bath area
    • Substantial previous experience within Family law with a specialism in dealing with matrimonial & finance work
    • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service
    • Proven ability to win new business through networking and marketing activities

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

    Family Finance specialist Solicitor - London

    An opportunity for a Family Solicitor with extensive finance experience to join a leading firm in London on a FTC.

    The Firm

    Our client was established in the East End of London in 1929. Now with offices across London, the firm enjoys a national reputation for delivering first-class legal services. They have been recognised for the innovation shown in IT development, leading the field and supporting our teams of lawyers in achieving excellence.

    They are one of the leading firms of family solicitors in London. The firms committed team of family lawyers is experienced in all aspects of family law, from relationship breakdown to issues to do with children, money, and property.

    The firm are listed, as a firm and as a family department, in both the Chambers and Partners and

    Legal 500, with a number of individual family solicitors listed as recommended lawyers.

    The Team

    The family department currently consists of 2 partners, 2 associates, 13 solicitors, 4 consultant solicitors, 2 trainee solicitors and 3 paralegals in the department. They have excellent software that integrates time recording and billing with case management, the system being available remotely.

    Their work covers all areas of family law and relationship law and their family lawyers are accredited as specialists by the Law Society and Resolution. They appear on the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit list as recognised specialists in international child abduction work.

    The Role

    The firm is now seeking to recruit a Family Finance specialist to cover partner maternity leave commencing January 2021.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Relevant experience
    • Supervision experience
    • Approachability

    They are a flexible, friendly and well-regarded team with a successful financial practice and excellent support. Depending on the official guidance prevailing, regular attendance at their London offices is likely to be required.

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