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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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    Restructuring & Insolvency Solicitor - London

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Restructuring & Insolvency Solicitor to join a Top 60 firm in Berkshire.

    The Firm

    The firm was established following a merger between two legacy firms, bringing together over 300 years of legal expertise across 4 locations.

    Working here brings all the benefits of a top 60 firm including interesting work, varied clients and support for professional development.

    The Team

    Team members work out of the London and Berkshire offices though work as one team and source instructions from across all offices and departments. They use their skills and experience as well as their comprehensive network of corporates, banks, financiers, brokers and insolvency professionals to work quickly and effectively to resolve both stressed and distressed situations.

    Our team is ranked tier 1 in the legal directories and is praised for having a large, diverse and distinguished practice with considerable experience across the full range of individual and corporate restructuring and insolvency matters with noticeable emphasis on:

    • Acquisition of distressed business advice
    • Business contingency and exit planning
    • Advisory
    • Business restructuring and turnaround strategy
    • Debt and asset recovery
    • Debt reconstruction and consolidation
    • Dispute resolution
    • Cross-border insolvency and international asset tracing
    • Insolvency and Company Act offences and regulatory advice including director disqualification proceedings and fraud-based insolvency
    • Liquidations, receiverships, administrations, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies
    • Refinancing and general security advice

    The Role

    The role will encompass advisory, transactional non-contentious work and contentious work with links to the firm’s corporate, finance and real estate teams, amongst others, providing advice to all stakeholders in stressed and distressed situations including lenders, investors, corporates, directors and individuals, in addition to acting for insolvency practitioners. You should show evidence of understanding what is needed to help grow and develop a restructuring & insolvency practice and be willing to initiate and participate in marketing and business development activities.

    The Candidate

    The firm’s ideal candidate should have between 1-5 years PQE of working Restructuring & Insolvency department. They are seeking applicants who are confident in dealing with the full range of restructuring and advisory processes.

    • Admissions to the Solicitor Roll
    • 2:1 Degree or higher preferred
    • Distinction in LPC preferred
    • Knowledge/Experience

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

    Non-contentious Construction Solicitor - London

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Non-contentious Construction Solicitor to join a leading international law firm and join their Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Team.

    The Firm

    Originally founded in 1838, the firm has over 180 years’ experience providing specialist legal advice to the construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance sectors. With over 60 lawyers spread across offices in England, Ireland and the UAE, they deliver an innovative and international service to their clients wherever they may be.

    In an ever-changing legal market, it has never been more important to maintain a high quality specialist service. They have a reputation for working to the highest standards and have thrived in response to a demand that has grown exponentially over the past 25 years.

    The Team

    Recognised as being leaders in advising construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance companies, their people possess unrivalled legal knowledge of these sectors. From vast international projects to the domestic market, they have got what it takes to efficiently handle whatever is required.

    The Role

    They are currently looking to recruit a talented Associate / Senior Associate to join their Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Team based in their London office.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and ambitious team and to work for first-rate clients on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK and Internationally.

    The candidate will be a talented Non-Contentious Construction Lawyer, with specific experience in acting for Contractors and Consultants.

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

    Media Litigation Solicitor - London

    A London based law firm are now seeking a dynamic Litigation Associate to join their highly regarded media team.

    The Firm

    The firm is a profitable and long-established firm of commercial lawyers located in London’s West End and currently comprises 15 partners with 80 professional and support staff.

    The Team

    This role will appeal to a dynamic solicitor who has both media and litigation experience and wants to further their career within a busy and highly regarded team. The team is comprised of two partners, two senior consultants and four associates alongside seven paralegals.

    The team are Lead Solicitor in the NGN phone hacking litigation and act for a large number of individuals, ranging from senior politicians to actors/actresses to talent agents. The team act in high-profile and precedent-setting cases which regularly reach the High Court.

    Specialist Practice Areas:

    • Defamation
    • Privacy, breach of confidence and data protection
    • Pre-publication and publishing
    • Person specification

    The Role

    The firm are now looking for an Associate Solicitor to join its highly regarded Media team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to liaise with both clients and leading barristers in this specialist field. They will be expected to become involved in the team’s business development and credit will be given for their efforts. They will have support of the partners but also be expected to supervise and instruct junior colleagues as part of a friendly team working in a fast-paced area of law.

    The Candidate

    The ideal candidate will have between two and five years PQE with a strong interest in media law and a strong litigation track record. The successful candidate will be dynamic and commercial and keen to progress in a growing team with a burgeoning workload.

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

    Family Solicitor - London

    A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Family Solicitor to join a progressive niche family law firm.

    The Firm

    The firm are an incredibly successful and rapidly expanding family law practice. These are currently very exciting times for them and are actively looking to expand their existing team.

    The Role

    The firms well established and forward-thinking law firm has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Solicitor/Legal Executive to support their expanding London office.

    You will work closely alongside their team of professionals, managing a demanding caseload with the emphasis on high value and complex matrimonial finance issues and private children law matters.

    The Candidate

    The successful candidate should have at least 8 years’ PQE, be organised and skilled at running a considerable number of files and have strong experience of high value matrimonial finance cases and private children law cases.

    You must be keen to supervise less experienced lawyers, solicitors or legal executives and be self-motivated with a strong work ethic.

    On offer for the right candidate a competitive salary, paying above market rate. Plus, a substantial and achievable bonus, the opportunity to work within a friendly and approachable team, as well as the flexibility of working from home.

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

    Employment Paralegal - London

    A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Employment Paralegal to join a highly regarded firm in London and be involved in a variety of interesting work.

    The Firm

    The firm has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years. From their offices in London, Yorkshire and Essex they provide legal services throughout England and Wales. 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.

    They are a “full service” firm with specialists in Banking, Commercial/Corporate, Litigation, Housing, Employment, Projects & Property.

    The Role

    As part of the Employment team, you will be involved in a variety of different tasks and all areas of their practice, with a particular focus on contentious work. They are looking for someone with prior contentious experience in an Employment department who will be able to join their busy team and be an immediate benefit.

    In return, you will get in-depth involvement in Employment Tribunal cases and the opportunity to assist in other areas of employment law too.

    You will be expected to provide support to all solicitors and partners in the employment team on a regular basis. Externally, you will be in contact with Barristers as well as Clients.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Supporting team members with the conduct of Employment Tribunal claims
    • Putting together Settlement Agreements and COT3s
    • Researching different aspects of law
    • Any other reasonable duties as requested

    Attributes and Skills Required:

     

     

    Essential

    • Prior contentious paralegal experience in an Employment team
    • Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in Law (or appropriate conversion)
    • Successful completion of the LPC
    • Good drafting skills
    • Excellent administration skills, organisation and attention to detail
    • Ability to conduct effective legal research
    • Competent in all MS Office applications, to include Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Good written and oral communication skills at all levels with the ability to communicate in “plain English”
    • Must be client focussed and have an approachable manner
    • Have a methodical approach, with good attention to detail
    • Possess a strong customer service ethic
    • Good time management skills, ability to multi-task, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, able to prioritise a heavy workload
    • Be a supportive team player and willing to assist others
    • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, tenacious and approachable
    • Be calm and professional at all times
    • Be punctual and flexible - if you have capacity, will be required to help other team members and/or other departments.

    Desirable

    • Knowledge of DMS (Document Management System)
    • Knowledge of Partners for Windows (time recording systems)

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

    Senior Employment Solicitor - London

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Employment Solicitor to join a Legal 500 Leading law firm based in the City of London and run their own department.

    The Firm

    From their base in the City of London, and with a network of professional connections across the world, the firm brings their clients the benefits of their uniquely progressive, approachable and highly disciplined approach to law.

    The Role

    The role will offer the right candidate a path towards eventually becoming head of their small but growing employment team. It is a role in which you will be heavily involved in the strategic development of the department, building lasting relationships with the firm's client base and exploring new opportunities using your own contacts and that of the firm.

    The role will involve a mix of tribunal and corporate support plus reviewing and amending employment contracts and consultancy contracts, reviewing HR policies and staff handbooks, advising on HR matters including performance management, absence management, disciplinary processes, grievance processes and procedures, equality act matters, and anti-compete issues.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The successful candidate must have a minimum of six years’ experience as an Employment Solicitor and should be comfortable with managing your own caseload, generating work and developing a department.

    This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated solicitor to run their own department at a growing City firm.

    Salary and Benefits

    As well as a competitive financial package, you will benefit from a progressive and collegiate working environment with considerable opportunities for career progression.

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous benefits package
    • Flexible working/Part time considered
    • Clear career progression prospects
    • Friendly and collegiate team

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

    Senior Corporate Solicitor - London

    A standout position for a senior Corporate Solicitor to join a leading firm to further their career in a centrally-located, friendly and diverse working environment, with plenty of opportunity for innovation.

    The Firm

    The firm is a leading UK law firm with international reach. They have again been confirmed as one of London and South East England’s leading law firms in the Legal 500 rankings.

    The Team

    The Corporate and Commercial Law team is equipped to handle a full range of corporate transactional work for UK and international clients and to help businesses manage and optimise their relationships and arrangements with their customers and commercial partners.

    They specialise in supporting businesses, investors and entrepreneurs with legal advice to help them grow their businesses on a national and international level. Their clients range from small start-ups and SMEs to larger corporates.  The firm also works with many international clients, in tandem with their International Desks, advising them on their business interests and projects in the UK.

    The Role

    A vacancy has arisen for a senior solicitor for their expanding Corporate department in London. The successful candidate will have knowledge across a broad range of company law and corporate matters and be experienced in advising clients in the following areas, although it is not essential to have covered them all:

    • Start-ups
    • Joint Ventures
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Private equity buy outs
    • Capital markets work
    • Banking

    This is an excellent opportunity for a senior associate seeking a salaried partner position in an established team who is looking to further their career in a centrally-located, friendly and diverse working environment, with plenty of opportunity for innovation.

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

    Construction Solicitor - London

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Construction Solicitor to join a leading international law firm and work in their Professional Indemnity team.

    The Firm

    Originally founded in 1838, the firm has over 180 years’ experience providing specialist legal advice to the construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance sectors. With over 60 lawyers spread across offices in England, Ireland and the UAE, they deliver an innovative and international service to their clients wherever they may be.

    In an ever-changing legal market, it has never been more important to maintain a high quality specialist service. They have a reputation for working to the highest standards and have thrived in response to a demand that has grown exponentially over the past 25 years.

    The Team

    Recognised as being leaders in advising construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance companies, their people possess unrivalled legal knowledge of these sectors. From vast international projects to the domestic market, they have got what it takes to efficiently handle whatever is required.

    The Role

    The firm are looking to recruit a talented Construction / Professional Indemnity Solicitor to work in their Professional Indemnity team in London.

    The ideal candidate will have experience in the following (although they do not necessarily require candidates to have experience in all of these areas):

    • Acting and advising in respect of claims against construction professionals such as Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Design & Build Contractors
    • Preparing correspondence pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Litigation in the Courts of England & Wales and/or domestic or international Arbitration
    • ADR, including negotiation and mediation
    • Adjudication
    • Advising professional clients and their insurers on case strategy and claim and cost reserves
    • Instructing liability and quantum experts and Counsel

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

    Construction Litigation Solicitor - London

    As a result of growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Construction Litigation Solicitor to join a Top 40 international law firm.

    The Firm

    Our client is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, they provide a full-service integrated offering.

    Their clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. They also act for many high net worth individuals.

    The Team

    Construction is core to what they do, and their team enjoys a formidable reputation across the industry. Their work focuses on UK contentious construction matters which is broad scope and sees them acting for both private and public sector developers. Their experience extends across all the major contract forms (JCT, NEC, ICE, FIDIC, PPC and GC Works) as well as PFI and bespoke contracts.

    The Role

     

     

    As part of a dedicated 23 strong national contentious construction department, you can also expect to work alongside colleagues on work which is being led out of their other UK offices as well as, working closely with their London real estate practice in advising developers, major international and domestic contractors, consultants and public sector bodies such as central and local government, and social housing providers.  As a result of growth, the department are now seeking an Associate to join the team.

    What you will be doing:

    • Alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication, mediation, the resolution of claims under the pre-action protocol for construction and engineering disputes and litigation
    • Dispute avoidance and risk management
    • Contractual interpretation
    • Professional negligence
    • Domestic projects in the main but with the opportunity to become involved in international matters
    • Play an active role in business development and work to raise the firm's profile and help win new business
    • Collaborate closely with colleagues in other offices and other practice areas, and travel as required
    • Participate in firm-wide and departmental training sessions
    • Initiate, build and maintain effective client relationships
    • Ensure files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures

    The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies they expect of those at Associate level. In particular for this role, they require:

    • Drive, enthusiasm and vision
    • Proven ability to manage files and excellent time management
    • Flexibility and can-do approach
    • Excellent communication skills with a collaborative approach
    • Demonstrable passion for business development
    • Qualified solicitor with at least 3 years’ experience in contentious construction
    • Knowledge of JCT, FIDIC and NEC and adjudication
    • Experience of adjudication and UK contentious construction work
    • Excellent academics and training
    • Experience of fire safety/cladding disputes is desirable
    • An understanding of the Building Safety Bill and the implications for the construction sector
    • As well as experience of working for social and private developers.

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

    Clinical Negligence / Personal Injury Solicitor - West London

    An exciting opportunity for a Clinical Negligence / Personal Injury Solicitor to join a top 200 law firm and work on an exciting case load of high value complex personal injury claims.

    The Firm

    The firm is a long established top 200 law firm with offices in Surrey and South West London. They are ranked in the UK Chambers & Partners Directory.

    They have a long history and big ambitions. The firm combine the depth of knowledge, capabilities and resources of a large firm with the approachability of a local practice. 

    The Role

    This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated, talented, ambitious individual to join a modern, forward-thinking law firm with traditional values of integrity and trust. The Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence department is a small but niche team of Lawyers handling high value and complex claims. You will be working for and supporting an experienced partner and senior solicitor.

    The Candidate

    The ideal candidate will have 2 years + PQE, will have experience in running portal Personal Injury cases to settlement stage and will have experience in high value complex Personal Injury claims, ideally including experience in catastrophic/brain and/or spinal injury cases. You will also ideally have some experience in clinical negligence claims.

    They are looking for a candidate who is commercially minded and meets a healthy financial target, but who will go the extra mile to provide excellent client care. Attention to detail, client care and compliance skills are essential.

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

    Non-Contentious Solicitor - London

    This is an exciting opportunity for a non-contentious construction solicitor to join an internationally recognised law firm in London.

    The Firm

    This internationally recognised law firm based in central London has a long history of acting for prominent, high net worth individuals, and for entrepreneurs. The firm now has 11 practice areas and acts for many corporates and large institutions. The firm has been named in the Sunday Times 100 “Best Companies to Work For” since 2014 to date.

    The Team

    The firms experienced team of construction solicitors specialise in providing transactional construction and engineering advice from project inception through to completion, with particular focus on real estate and infrastructure projects, development, property, or corporate acquisitions and finance.

    They have expertise acting for both domestic and international clients (developers, contractors, high net worth individuals, investors, lenders and real estate funds) on a variety of development projects (high-end residential, commercial, mixed use schemes, infrastructure, leisure, student accommodation).

    The Role

    This is a unique and exciting opportunity to 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 to include assisting on a wide range of matters, including development, development/acquisition finance/renewable energy/infrastructure transactions, acting for both domestic and international clients (property developers, lenders, contractors, investors, purchasers, tenants).

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

    Commercial Property Solicitor - Reading

    £55,000 - £65,000 ­ Berkshire

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor to join a top Real Estate team.

    The Firm

    For over 100 years the firm has built its practice to respond to the demands of their clients. This approach has led them to offering a broad range of City-quality legal support across their offices in London and Berkshire.

    They have extensive expertise across all commercial law disciplines. These include all aspects of employment law, immigration law, commercial law, corporate law, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, environmental law, construction law and property law.

    The Team

    The firm’s Real Estate team is shortlised as “one of the top Real Estate Firms of the year outside of London”.

    The Role

    The firm is currently seeking a Commercial Property Solicitor 4PQE +, to join the Real Estate Department in their Reading office.

    Description of role:

    • Provide user friendly, up to date, to the point commercial property legal advice and guidance to clients
    • Seek a greater understanding of the client industries – increase commercial awareness
    • Promote the services and reputation of the firm
    • Continually seek profitable growth opportunities
    • Take responsibility for personal development
    • Proactively participate / contribute within the team & the wider firm when required
    • Take an active role in the development of know-how
    • Develop strong client relationships
    • Participate in marketing activities such as presentations, writing articles, preparing tenders and attending networking events.

    The Candidate

    The successful candidate must:

    • Min 2:1 or equivalent/ A/B grades A ‘levels
    • Consistently good academic record
    • IT literate – working knowledge of Word/Outlook/TFB or equivalent
    • Experience of general commercial property work – e.g. sales and purchases of investment properties including freeholds and leaseholds, grant and taking of leases, general Landlord and Tenant management work, some corporate support work etc. Experience of property development work essential. This will be for a wide range of clients including small and medium sized businesses, large corporates and PLCs, charities, and public-sector bodies including NHS organisations.
    • Strong drafting and analytical skills with attention to detail
    • Capable of producing written advice for clients which is concise and to the point
    • Competent grammar skills
    • Capable of giving practical, commercial advice
    • User friendly, with excellent communication skills
    • Good organisational skills

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