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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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    Commercial Real Estate Solicitor - 3 years PQE + Essex

    £55,000 - £65,000 ­ Essex

    Commercial Real Estate Solicitor - 3 years PQE + Essex

    Hunters Legal have a vacancy for a solicitor with at least 3 years PQE to join a busy and well respected Commercial Real Estate team.

    The position is full time and subject to work commitments working from home can be undertaken for up to two days per week in line with the Firm’s working from home guidelines.

    The Firm

    The client is redefining what it means to be a Lawyer. With offices throughout Essex, they focus on people – their clients, employees, business partners and those in the local communities.

    They are a modern thinking Legal 500 law firm and this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice. They invest in their people and offer genuine career progression for the right candidate.

    The Department


    You will join a busy and highly regarded team dealing with all aspects of Commercial Real Estate including sales and purchases, investment, secured lending, development, options and conditional contracts and non-contentious landlord and tenant matters.

    The role will involve full marketing and business development and therefore the ideal candidate must be flexible enough to work outside normal office hours when required and preferably have their own vehicle as well as a clean driving licence.

    The Candidate


    They are looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic lawyer with previous experience in handling and managing their own caseload, appropriate to their level of experience.

    You will have the ability to deliver succinct, high-quality advice with excellent client and team communication skills.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    •    excellent timekeeping and communication skills, both verbal and written;
    •    a professional approach to work;
    •    exceptional client care;
    •    a positive, friendly and helpful approach to being a team player;
    •    excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise to meet tight deadlines;
    •    strong attention to detail;
    •    the ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own;
    •    IT literacy skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).


    The ideal candidate will manage their own caseload, appropriate to their level of experience. 

    The firm offers a competitive package including 25 days holiday, a flexitime system, private health cover and income protection. 

    If you are open to discussing the following oppertuntiy with me in further detail please do not hesitate to contact me or Paul@hunterslegal.com or call 0203 35 2262

    Snr Commercial Disputes Lawyer - 5 years + PQE London Top 50 firm

    £80,000 - £100,000 London

    Snr Commercial Disputes Lawyer - 5 years + PQE  London Top 50 firm 

    Our client is a city-based law firm that delivers exceptional legal results to clients who are principally from the real estate and private wealth sectors. Whatever their client's objectives, they take a collaborative approach to find solutions tailored to the client's specific needs.

    The firms believe their engaged and friendly manner, combined with the delivery of concise, clear and commercially led advice helps to build long-lasting relationships with their clients.

    They would like to hire a solicitor on a permanent and full-time basis. You will ideally have  5 + years PQE from another top tier firm in London. This role will focus on general commercial litigation matters.

    Many of their lawyers are City-trained and all are highly qualified. Their strength is being able to offer a formidable combination of technical know-how and people skills so as to provide guidance and support to clients while disputes are ongoing and to ensure the minimum amount of disruption to their businesses and their lives.

    They have experience in handling a wide range of disputes, both domestic and international, and in all tribunals.

    If you are open to discussing the following oppertuntiy within further detail please do not hesitate to contact me or Paul@hunterslegal.com or call 0203 35 2262

     

    Property Paralegals - London (training contract opportunity) 

    £26,000 - £28,000 UK, London, ­ Central London

    Hunters Legal is seeking a number of Paralegals for a leading London based property departments.

    • Job Title: Paralegals
    • Salary: Salary is dependent on experience in the region of £28,000 
    • Reporting to: Partners

    Paralegal Commercial / Residential 

    Our client is looking for a paralegal to join a busy and successful Commercial Property department.

    The successful candidate will preferably have experience in both Commercial and Residential property (desired) and be able to work in a fast-paced environment providing support and assistance to a number of fee earners.

    They will also gain experience in other areas of the firm by joining our rotation system in the fullness of time.

    A training contract is a possibility based on performance and business need.

    Key requirements for this role are as follows:

    • Educated to degree level;
    • Completion of the LPC Is desired;
    • Exposure to and knowledge of commercial property and residential work would be of benefit;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team;
    • Be able to demonstrate confidence and self-motivation;
    • Experience of working in a CQS accredited firm is desirable;
    • Experience of working within a Lexcel accredited firm if desirable
    • Attention to detail is essential;
    • IT literate

    Don't hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 to discuss further.

     

    Construction Solicitor London  2 – 4 years PQE

    £70,000 - £85,000 UK, London, ­ Central London

    Construction Solicitor London  2 – 4 years PQE

    The Firm

    Our client is a leading firm based in the city of London for more than 150 years.

    They are recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a medium-sized niche firm specialising in construction, litigation & dispute resolution, corporate, banking, employment, projects and property legal services to clients based throughout the United Kingdom. Their main client are Registered Providers and the firm is ranked Tier 1 for its work in social housing.

    Over the past few years, they have grown significantly and now have approximately 230 staff and a growing international reach.

    The Team

    The Construction team is comprised of 20 (five partners, eleven solicitors, two paralegals and two trainee solicitors) and is divided into two sub-teams (contentious and non-contentious). 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.

    They work for Registered Providers that involve them in some of the largest construction disputes in the social housing sector which are often in the spotlight of the national media.

    Job Role

    This is an opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join our busy construction department. 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 successful candidate will be 2 – 4 years PQE with the majority of experience gained in construction but with some non-contentious experience. In addition, they will be self-motivated and have enthusiasm for business development and building

    Their Business

    Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role:

    • Responsible for the day to day running of files;

    • Capable of drafting straight-talking advice;

    • Advising on every aspect of construction contracts (e.g. payments, extensions of time, loss and expense, defects, procurement and insurance issues);

    • Drafting submissions for adjudication and arbitration proceedings;

    • Managing proceedings in the Technology & Construction Court;\

    • Amending and advising on contracts (e.g. building contracts, development agreements and agreements for lease, consultant’s appointments, plus all supplementary documentation such as security documents, warranties, novation’s and assignments);

    • Interact directly with clients, manage their expectations, always meet deadlines and deliver on every promise;

    • Organise and maintain tidy and accurate files both in hard copy and electronically;

    • Prepare and deliver seminars and contribute to the department’s publications;

    • Follow department procedures, the Solicitors’ accounts rules and the Firm’s policies and procedures as detailed in the Staff Manual, including LEXCEL;

    • Undertake such duties and tasks that are appropriate for the role of Solicitor such as changes in information systems and new technology as may reasonably be required;

    If you are open to discussing the following opportunity in further detail please call Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Email Paul@hunterslegal.com

    Commercial Solicitor - Sussex / Surrey

    £50,000 - £55,000 ­ East Sussex, ­ Surrey , ­ West Sussex

    This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic Commercial Solicitor to work within a forward-thinking, award-winning law firm!

    The Firm

    Our client is an award-winning and expanding legal 100 firm with a headcount of 258, which provides integrated legal services from their offices in London, Surrey, and Sussex.

    The Team

    With so many of their commercial solicitors drawn directly from commercial backgrounds (having worked in-house or managed businesses themselves), they are proud to be known as “the business people who just happen to be lawyers.”

    The Opportunity

    They are seeking a Solicitor or an Associate to join their busy and highly rated Commercial Team working on the development and growth of services to their business clients.  As an effective member of the Commercial Team, you will specialise in non-contentious commercial work including commercial contracts, technology/IP, procurement, information law, and corporate support.

    The Candidate

    You’ll have responsibility for running your own files and fee targets under supervision. What they are looking for from you is:

    • Between 2 and 5 years PQE of non-contentious commercial work
    • Excellent knowledge of relevant commercial law and typical agreements
    • Enthusiasm and motivation to get involved with business development activities is essential
    • A commercial pragmatic approach to advice and negotiations is important
    • Understand the importance of client care with an ability to deal with a wide range of clients with differing objectives
    • A willingness to support others and be a strong team player
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Competent IT skills particularly using Excel, Word, Outlook Axxia or I-manage and Aderant.
    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to convey technical legal information in an effective and accessible way

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

    Commercial Property Solicitor - London

    This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic Real Estate Solicitor to work within a forward-thinking, award-winning law firm!

    The Firm

    Our client is an award-winning and expanding legal 100 firm with a headcount of 258, which provides integrated legal services from our offices in London, Surrey, and Sussex.

    The Team

    The firm’s real estate capability is unparalleled. Their property department includes one of the largest in-house planning teams in the country (including both lawyers and chartered planners), a property dispute resolution practice, a construction team as well as a very substantial transactional capability.

    The team comprises 30 real estate partners and consultants across our four sites who are supported by over 60 property professionals and support lawyers.

    The Opportunity

    The firm is looking for a Solicitor to undertake a wide variety of commercial property transactions to include commercial landlord and tenant work, acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, and general commercial property advice.

    The Candidate

    The successful candidate will be able to develop good working relationships with clients and other team members. They will be responsible, under supervision, for their own caseload of work and own fee targets. They will also be able to achieve the targets as defined by the Group Head/Head of department, including contribution, hours, and fees.

    The successful candidate will have previous commercial property experience, preferably within the London marketplace. A knowledge of property legislation, including landlord and tenant and relevant case law.

    Understanding the importance of client care with an ability to deal with a wide range of clients with differing objectives including being able to understand the commercial objectives of the client.

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

    Construction Solicitor - Chelmsford

    £65,000 - £75,000 ­ Essex

    A fantastic opportunity for a Construction Solicitor to join a highly regarded firm in Essex and work on large and interesting Construction projects.

    The Firm

    Our client is a forward-thinking firm which has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years. They act for a broad range of clients including private and public companies, developers, local authorities, funders, and regulators but in particular, they act for a significant number of charities and housing associations.

    Over the past few years, the firm has grown significantly and now has over 240 employees.

    The Team

    Their Construction, Engineering, and Procurement team is comprised of 23 (six partners, fourteen solicitors, one paralegal, and two trainee solicitors) and is divided into two sub-teams (contentious and non-contentious). About three-quarters of their work is contentious.

    Within the team, they also provide advice on regulatory issues and health & safety law (including prosecutions commenced by various enforcing bodies such as the Police and the Health & Safety Executive). 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.

    The Opportunity

    This is an ideal role for those looking to gain experience working on large and interesting Construction projects. They have a growing client base in East Anglia and the successful applicant will work closely with the Colchester-based Construction Partner to continue to grow the business in this geographical area. This role will not, however, be limited to East Anglia as Devonshires’ client base is spread widely across England & Wales.       

    They embrace and encourage agile working and, as such, they anticipate the successful applicant will have a hybrid working pattern balanced between home and the office.

    The Candidate

    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. It would also be beneficial to have experience in the areas of regulatory and health & safety law.

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

    Media / Human Rights / Art & Cultural Property / Data Protection Dispute Resolution Solicitor - Lond

    A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Dispute Resolution Solicitor to join a leading firm in London and specialise in Media Law, Human Rights, Data Protection, or Contentious Art & Cultural property.

    The Firm

    Our client is a London-based, full-service law firm, specialising in providing straightforward advice to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals on domestic and international matters.

    The firm has grown substantially in recent years, including two mergers and an office move. They are one of the only London-based law firms with a large private wealth offering alongside significant business law capability.

    The Team

    The Commercial Dispute Resolution team serves a wide range of innovative & entrepreneurial clients, from individuals through to multinationals. The team's experience covers all forms of commercial dispute resolution including litigation (both domestic and overseas), appellant work, arbitration, and mediation. They work across a wide range of sectors and deploy a bespoke strategy based on their clients' specific commercial objectives and budgets. 

    The team is the largest in the Dispute Resolution department and enjoys a close-knit collegiate feel.

    Their focus centres on the following workstreams: arbitration, civil fraud, and contentious insolvency. The team’s media and human rights work covers a broad spectrum and is often headline-making, with clients including global media organisations, publishing houses, NGOs and charities, individuals, and corporates. The team regularly deals with high-profile and complex disputes.

    The Opportunity

    They are now seeking a Senior Associate to join their Commercial Dispute Resolution team. The ideal candidate will have excellent general litigation experience with a keen interest in at least one of the following distinct areas:

    • Media law, including defamation & privacy, IP, and free speech
    • Human rights – including Business & Human Rights – the Ruggie Principles
    • Contentious data protection
    • Contentious Art & Cultural property

    The Candidate

    Ideally, you will have strong technical experience in complex and varied litigation, preferably with proven experience in contentious media, data protection, or human rights matters. The successful candidate will have strong intellectual and analytical abilities with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

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

    Litigation Solicitor - NQ - 1 year PQE - Buckinghamshire

    A standout opportunity for a Newly Qualified – 2 years PQE Litigation Solicitor to join one of the UK’s leading regional law firms.

    The Firm

    Our client is one of the UK's leading regional law practices. They offer services to both the commercial and private client across the entire legal spectrum from 12 offices throughout England.

    The firm has a wide range of clients throughout the UK with many clients having strong international connections. They have over 150 partners and more than 800 members of staff in total.

    They have been awarded Best Companies star status on a number of occasions and have featured in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

    The Team

    With a national team of over 50 commercial dispute management partners and lawyers, the team has experience of every aspect of commercial disputes, both in the UK and internationally.

    The Opportunity

    The firm’s highly regarded Litigation team is looking for a solicitor to join them in their Buckinghamshire office.

    The team focus on commercial litigation and property litigation, the successful candidate should have some experience in either area. It is not essential to have detailed experience in both areas.

    Candidates should be between 0-2 years PQE.

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

    Commercial Property Solicitor 1 - 4 years PQE - London

    This is an opportunity for a junior-mid Commercial Property Solicitor to join a leading firm in London.

    The Firm

    Our client is a leading media and commercial law firm, offering a full range of legal services to corporate and individual clients operating in a broad range of industries. The firm was founded in 1962 as one of the pioneering firms for the entertainment and media industry. They are still best known for their market-leading practice in that area. Today their firm works with clients from a broad range of industries and offers a full range of legal services in corporate and commercial law, property law, employment law, and dispute resolution.

    The Team

    The property group has strong sectoral experience in the acquisition and disposal of retail and industrial portfolios, management of shopping centres and industrial estates, financial restructuring, and acquisitions and disposals for corporate occupiers in the retail and leisure sectors.

    The Opportunity

    The firm is growing and now requires a junior Commercial Property Solicitor to join their team in London.

    They are interested in the personal and professional development of every member of their firm and are committed to training and mentoring at all levels.

    The Candidate

    Key Skills & Experience

    • Excellent commercial acumen.
    • The ability to take on responsibility and liaise with clients.
    • Good negotiation skills.
    • Ability and willingness to learn and eagerness to take early responsibility.
    • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Good IT skills.
    • Diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing.

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

    Corporate Solicitor - Work from home - London / Oxford / Cambridge / Birmingham / Manchester / Sheff

    An exciting opportunity for an ambitious Corporate Solicitor to join a growing Commercial law firm and have the opportunity to work fully from home.

    The Firm

    Our client is a growing, ambitious commercial law firm like no other. The firm is designed specifically to support entrepreneurial businesses from start-up to scale-up and beyond.

    Its founder and CEO previously worked in-house for a well-known venture capital firm. During his time there, he saw first-hand the barriers growth businesses faced in accessing quality legal advice and decided something needed to be done.

    The firm aspires to disrupt the model for which legal services are provided to businesses. The Netflix of the legal world, the firm’s innovative approach to delivering highly tailored and accessible legal advice is considered genuinely different to the establishment.

    They are in their 7th year and hitting a £6m turnover. They have plans to triple this income by 2025. Getting in the right talent to support their growth is a key part of their strategy.

    The Opportunity

    The firm is seeking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Corporate Associate to join them. Lawyers would usually work remotely but have access to meeting space in Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Manchester, Oxford, and Sheffield.

    They work really hard to ensure their lawyers still feel part of a team so they can collaborate, share ideas and enjoy each other’s company. The remote setup allows people to work from wherever they want, to give people the flexibility they need, for whatever reason. But they want people to feel that they belong to an ambitious company and that their contribution towards their growth is recognized individually and as a team.

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

    Private Client Senior Associate / Partner - London / Hertfordshire

    Excellent opportunity for a Private Client Senior Associate / Partner to join a leading close-knit, supportive team, and help to further develop the department.

    The Firm

    Our client is a leading law firm based in Hertfordshire and London, offering a broad range of legal services to support businesses and private individuals across the UK and internationally.

    Many of their solicitors are leaders in their field, and their highly ranked practice areas enable us to match the capabilities of larger firms while retaining a personal approach to the service that we provide to clients.

    The firm is ranked by both the prestigious Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories, with the firm achieving high rankings across multiple services.

    The Team

    The team is ranked as a top-tier department by the prestigious Legal 500 2021 legal directory & the lead partner is highlighted in the High Net Worth Chambers & Partners Guide 2020.

    The Opportunity

    They are now looking for an experienced Private Client Senior Associate / Partner to join the team in either the London or Hertfordshire office.

    This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a close-knit, supportive team, and help to further develop the department.

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