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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

    Real Estate Paralegal – London

    £23,000 - £26,000 London, ­ Central London

    Real Esatet Paralegal – London

    The firm

    Our client is a modern and highly regarded, property-focused legal practice and is recognised by clients as a partner-led law firm, with in-depth strengths in property law.

    Their real estate department boasts an enviable client base involving it in high profile projects. They deliver creative and practical advice, combining legal expertise and a commercial approach to give clients the lead in transactions.

    The property team advises on all aspects of commercial property work, from brown/greenfield development sites to investment portfolio acquisitions and disposals. Development work encompasses residential, office, industrial and other commercial activities, whilst investment transactions include both commercial and residential assets.

    They also advise on ancillary aspects including infrastructure and planning agreements, environmental, planning and tax issues. The clients include major construction companies, developers, private investors, leisure (particularly restaurant) and retail companies and various public institutions and bodies.

    The role

    You will be working on sales for large developer client as well as giving paralegal support to the wider team. You will be joining an established, friendly department.

    The Candidate:

    • Have previous experience working in plot sales as a conveyancing paralegal

    • Have commercial awareness

    • Be well organised and have excellent time management skills

    Salary and Benefits:

    • Salary is in the region of £23,000 - £26,000, together with excellent benefits.

    • The firm offers excellent training and career opportunities.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact paul@hunterslegal.com or call 0203 355 2262 to discuss further.

    Litigation Solicitor HOD - 5 years PQE + - Bucks

    £60,000 - £70,000 ­ Buckinghamshire

    Litigation Solicitor HOD - 5 years PQE + Bucks

    Our client is a leading L500 firm seeking an Associate / Senior Associate Solicitor to take on the senior role of Head of Department in their Dispute Resolution department.

    This job specification is designed for a solicitor working within the dispute resolution department under the current MD.

    For the right candidate, there will be the opportunity to share or take over the head of department responsibilities.

    The role offers a broad range of experience across all elements of litigation is required, but a focus on commercial litigation would be highly advantageous. 

    Job Purpose:

    • To act self-sufficiently with administrative support
    • To run own caseload
    • To assist the dispute resolution department and solicitors with cases
    • To assist the dispute resolution department in establishing scales of efficiency, i.e. through precedent databases
    • To contribute to the effective operation of the firm
    • To actively develop new sources of potential income streams for the dispute resolution department
    • To contribute to the marketing of both the department and the firm as a whole through networking, seminars and other initiatives as appropriate.

    The firm is open to seeing candidates who hold fewer than 5 years PQE, if they outstanding and ready for the challenges the HOD role presents.

    If you are open to speaking in further detail regarding this opportunity please feel free to contact Paul Burgin on Paul@hunterslegal.com or call 0203 355 2262.

     

    Corporate Lawyer - 1- 3 years PQE - London

    £65,000 - £75,000 London

    Corporate Lawyer - 1- 3 years PQE - London

    Our client is internationally recognised and based in central London with a long history of acting for prominent, high net worth individuals, and entrepreneurs. Although the firm now has several practice areas and acts for many corporates and large institutions, there is still a strong focus on acting for individuals, with their personal and business interests. 

    This firm is looking for a creative, interesting and dynamic candidate with 1 - 3 years PQE with some investment work/ M&A experience.

    The team has particular expertise in investment work for early-stage companies, particularly in the technology sector, but also advises on M&A and capital markets transactions, real estate finance and banking, commercial contracts and on all other aspects of running a business. 

    They have also recently hired several additional partners and an additional associate in the last 12 months. Their focus is for the Corporate team to advise entrepreneurs (in particular founders of SMEs and investors), start-ups, owner-managed and family businesses, private family offices and smaller quoted companies. 

    The firm is also heavily involved in most of the firm’s internal business development groups (including the Business Services Group and the Private Wealth Group), and members of the team play a key role in other initiatives across the firm, including charities, diversity & inclusion and pro bono work. 

    Specific duties:                       

    • Assisting with large-scale corporate transactions, and running own smaller-scale transactions, with a particular focus on:
    • Investment work (acting for angel investors, founders/companies, and VCs) and generally working with entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures;
    • M&A transactions; and
    • Capital markets work;
    • Negotiating all or discrete aspects of corporate transactions and drafting the relevant documentation;
    • Advising on other areas of corporate law, including concerning re-organisations, capital reductions, share buybacks, shareholder agreements, JV agreements, share option schemes, directors’ duties and governance issues;
    • Drafting a variety of commercial agreements;
    • Taking ownership of, and working through large technical documents;
    • Taking the lead on verification, due diligence work and other legal processes including:
    • Reviewing and processing due diligence materials;
    • Managing access to a transactional data-room and managing the flow of information; and
    • Managing other fee earners and support staff with the same;
    • Providing administrative support to the team on transactions but also providing active back up on transactions, e.g. checking and chasing information;
    • Liaising with other lawyers and legal representatives;
    • Company secretarial work where required and some drafting such as minutes of meetings, share transfers and resolutions;
    • Attending meetings, running discrete aspects of meetings, taking notes and following up on issues;
    • Managing other fee earners and support staff with documentation bibles, document lists etc;
    • Researching points of law and other factual issues, through the use of legal databases, textbooks and other appropriate sources; and
    • Assisting with ad hoc administrative and legal tasks under instruction.

    If you are open to discussing further please don't hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on Paul@hunterslegal.com or call 0203 355 2262

    Construction Solicitor - NQ - 2 PQE - West London

    Construction Solicitor NQ - 2 yrs PQE - West London 

    Our client is a full-service law firm, working for clients over the South East of England. The firm is based in West London and is a heavyweight for corporate, charity, employment, IT/IP, real estate, private client and community legal service. 

    The firm boasts one of the region’s largest real estate teams in the West of London and a corporate team working with UK headquarters of multinationals and large SMEs based in the South East. They handle complex work with great attention to detail and high-quality client service. 

    They currently have a vacancy for a jnr mixed contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering solicitor with a particular emphasis on contentious construction work. 

    The role includes:

    • Assisting with the resolution of construction-related disputes including assisting with the conduct of adjudications, mediations and court-based disputes 
    • Taking instructions in connection with contentious construction and engineering disputes and providing initial advice 
    • Assisting during the pre-action protocol process 
    • Assisting with the conduct of proceedings including the instruction of experts and counsel 
    • Attendance at mediations, court hearings, arbitration hearing and adjudication hearings 
    • Negotiating appointments with the professional team and collecting warranties from the contractors, sub-contractors and the professional team 
    • Assisting the real estate colleagues on the construction aspects of development transactions including development obligations, warranties and copyright issues 
    • Carrying out due diligence audits of construction packages 
    • Negotiation of development agreements and building contracts (and familiarisation with the commonly used standard forms) 

    Qualification & Experience

    Law degree (or conversion) and LPC.

    Successful Admittance to the Roll of Solicitors

    This is an ideal opportunity for a newly qualified solicitor with a minimum of 6 months of experience in construction law to make a mark for themselves within a leading firm. The role offers a competitive salary and realistic career progression.

    If you would like to discuss further contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or email Paul@hunterslegal.com

    Plot Sale Paralegal - London

    Plots Sales Paralegal – London

    The firm

    Our client is a modern and highly regarded, property-focused legal practice and is recognised by clients as a partner-led law firm, with in-depth strengths in property law.

    Their real estate department boasts an enviable client base involving it in high profile projects. They deliver creative and practical advice, combining legal expertise and a commercial approach to give clients the lead in transactions.

    The property team advises on all aspects of commercial property work, from brown/greenfield development sites to investment portfolio acquisitions and disposals. Development work encompasses residential, office, industrial and other commercial activities, whilst investment transactions include both commercial and residential assets.

    They also advise on ancillary aspects including infrastructure and planning agreements, environmental, planning and tax issues. The clients include major construction companies, developers, private investors, leisure (particularly restaurant) and retail companies and various public institutions and bodies.

    The role

    You will be working on sales for large developer client as well as giving paralegal support to the wider team. You will be joining an established, friendly department.

    The Candidate:

    • Have previous experience working in plot sales as a conveyancing paralegal

    • Have commercial awareness

    • Be well organised and have excellent time management skills

    Salary and Benefits:

    • Salary is in the region of £25,000 - £28,0000, together with excellent benefits.

    • The firm offers excellent training and career opportunities.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact paul@hunterslegal.com or call 0203 355 2262 to discuss further.

     

     

    Employment Solicitor 2-6 years PQE London

    £55,000 - £70,000 London

    Employment Solicitor 2-6 years PQE


    Our client is a leading city-based practice with a large Employment and Pensions team that acts for or over 200 clients with an increasing number of corporate clients across England and Wales, providing
    pragmatic commercial advice and guidance on all aspects of Employment & Pensions law.


    The firm is looking to recruit a solicitor with 2-6 years PQE to join the team. Successful candidates will be able to manage their own caseload, comprising a mixture of contentious and non-contentious matters.


    The right candidate will display strong technical ability, commercial awareness, ability to organise and prioritise their workload effectively, excellent communications skills, and a flair for nurturing client relationships.

    The opportunity will be available to develop a specialism within the field to sit alongside their general practice.


    Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role:


    This is not an exhaustive list and from time to time it may be necessary to vary these to meet the department and business needs:


    • Responsible for the day to day running of a caseload;
    • Advising on routine matters such as misconduct, sickness absence, grievances etc;
    • TUPE advice and drafting;
    • Conduct of Employment Tribunal litigation up to the hearing stage, with some telephone advocacy, if
    required;
    • Preparation, negotiation and advising on Settlement Agreements (for employers and employees);
    • Advising on industrial relations and strike action;
    • Advising on restructures;
    • Undertaking due diligence and supporting other departments on projects with a people aspect;
    • Preparation and presentation of training to clients on Employment related topics;
    • Supporting the Partners on large and more complex matters if required;
    • Direct interaction with clients, managing their expectations and meeting their deadlines;
    • Achieving time recording and billing targets
    • Efficiently managing deadlines relating to a variety of cases at any one time;
    • Full involvement in marketing and business development in a client-focused manner.

    If you are open to discussing this opportunity in further detail please do not hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on Paul@hunterslegal.com Or call Paul on 0203 355 2262.

    Real Estate Finance Solicitor 1 - years PQE - London

    £50,000 - £60,000 London, ­ Central London

    Our client is a London based client law firm seeking to recruit a diligent, confident, self-motivated and experienced solicitor to fill a role with a busy Property Finance Team.

    The secured lending/property finance department deals with exceptional quality and have established itself as a trusted name to a number of panels and is looking to expand on this.

    Key requirements for this role are as follows:-

    • Minimum 1-3 years Post Qualification Experience;
    • Experience in dealing with all aspect of Commercial / Residential Property and Bridging/Secured Lending Transactions;
    • Good technical knowledge;
    • Interest and proven ability in business development;
    • Experience of working in a fast-paced organisation ideally within a Lexcel accredited firm;
    • Be able to demonstrate confidence and self-motivation;
    • Attention to detail is essential;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Experience in bridging finance would be a distinct advantage;

    You will deal with a broad range of work that, among other areas, will include:

    1. Advising on the acquisition of property investments and developments
    2. Acting on behalf of Banks, Companies, Investors, Developers and more.
    3. Dual-representation - acting for both lender and borrower
    4. Bridging and property finance

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

     

    Post Completion Clerk - London

    £23,000 - £26,000 London, ­ Central London

    An opportunity has arisen with a London based client looking for an experienced Post Completion Assistant to manage all aspects of post-completion work for the residential conveyancing department.

    The successful candidate will have experience in post-completion work including but not limited to the effective management of :-

    • HMLR registrations and requisitions
    • Dealing with SDLT requirements
    • Registrations of equitable charges and third party legal charges
    • Requirements of Panel membership
    • Undertakings
    • Priority periods
    • File closing including matter balances
    • Companies House Registrations
    • Filing of DS1s
    • Withdrawing Land Registry Applications
    • Placing indemnities on rising

    Applicants must have experience in working with a high volume caseload and will be able to quickly fit in with the existing team and work with a minimum of supervision.

    This role demands a high level of attention to detail and accuracy both written and numeric. Experience in assisting a Conveyancing department is essential.

    Working knowledge of Proclaim or other case management system to prepare letters and forms is also essential.

    Please do not hesitate to contact Paul@hunterslegal.com or call 0203 355 2262 to discuss further.