About Us

Wilkes is one of the leading independent medium-sized UK law firms operating from the Midlands region. We provide a wide range of specialist expertise aimed at our core clients - businesses, individuals, financiers and charities.

Our expert solicitors specialise in a wide range of legal services for both businesses and individuals. Choosing a solicitor is an important decision, and client satisfaction is at the core of everything we do.

Our aim from the outset is to become trusted advisors to our clients and consistently provide legal excellence at every opportunity.

The Team

Our property litigation team acts for a broad range of clients across Birmingham and Solihull, including commercial occupiers, house builders/developers, landlords and indivual home owners.

We work with our clients to fully understand their requirements and objectives when faced with a dispute, and provide pragmatic solutions, so as to minimise or remove any interference with their property interests. Where possible we will try to end any dispute without litigation.

The Role

We have an oppurtunity for an experienced Paralegal to join our Property Litigation team based in our Birmingham office.

Working within a friendly and approachable team, you will support Partners and Associates in managing a busy Property Litigation caseload across a broad range of activities. These could include site acquisition, planning advice and planning/infrastructure agreements, disposals, corporate and business acquisition, property management and construction service advice.

What we're looking for

  • Previous experience as a Paralegal, ideally within Property Litigation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Eagerness to take responsibility & ownership of client relationships.
  • Focused on ongoing personal learning and development.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and targets.
  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills
  • Good IT skills, including experience of Microsoft Office and Outlook.

What we can offer you

As well as offering a competitive salary, we pride ourselves on creating a supportive, friendly and professionally rewarding work environment. Whist our team is busy, ambitious and we work hard, we do not have (or foster) an "excessive hours culture" found in many larger firms doing similar quality work.

We encourage and support our staff in their ongoing development, and provide ample opportunities for staff to build on their skills and experience.

We aim to provide flexibility where possible for staff in their working hours and location, and support all staff in maintaining a good work-life balance. This is underpinned by our enhanced family friendly policies, and our commitment to our staff's mental health. We want to provide a supportive culture to allow people to thrive at work.

As a Firm, we believe we have a responsibility to make a positive impact on our local community, and we encourage all staff to participate in contributing to our local communities through our CSR initiatives.

Our benefits include:

  • 24 days annual leave plus the option to purchase additional days.
  • Matching 4% pension contributions.
  • Life Assurance of 4X base salary.
  • Discounts on personal conveyancing and wills.
  • Corporate discounts on gym memberships, restaurants and days out.
  • Annual flu jabs.

Other Information

The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks.

Details of how we handle your personal data can be found in our Candidate Privacy Notice.

How to Apply

Please forward your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

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