Bishop & Sewell

We seek high calibre individuals looking to build their legal career at Bishop & Sewell, with the drive and ambition to propel our business forward. As we expand, there is an opportunity to shape the future of the firm.

We operate an open and honest culture where career progression is based on merit.
All of our current legal, professional management and training contract vacancies are listed below.

Current Vacancies

As we continue to grow our business we are particularly keen to hear from senior fee earners with a following who are looking for an excellent platform from which to service their existing client needs, or who may want the opportunity to refer or work synergistically with a dynamic Central London law firm.

We are able to offer flexible working arrangements and remote working technology for the right people. This opportunity may particularly suit a more senior fee earner looking to wind down a practice or to hand work on in a mutually beneficial way, or those who want to work part-time. We offer a commission on work introduced and we have an excellent office environment and support team. We are particularly keen to hear from fee earners with a commercial or property following but will consider applications from any work area that fits with our overall business objectives.

Trainee Solicitors

We are looking for trainee solicitors, but also future solicitors and partners.  Therefore, we look to retain our trainee solicitors upon qualification where possible.

We provide our trainee solicitors with varied and hands-on training in a supportive environment, ensuring that their legal knowledge, confidence, and skills develop as they complete each of their seats.

The training contract is usually split into four separate seats of approximately 6 months – although training in a seat may be extended beyond the usual 6-month period subject to the needs of the business – in 4 of the following teams:

  • Residential Property
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Commercial Property
  • Family
  • Litigation
  • Company Commercial
  • Employment
  • Private Client
  • Immigration

In addition to the practical experience gained in each seat, our trainee solicitors will sit the external Professional Skills Courses (PSC) to meet the requirements of the SRA for trainee solicitors; and also attend internal and external training.

Process

Our selection process includes a written assessment followed by two interviews for those that successfully complete the written assessment.

We are looking for two trainees to commence with us on or around 1 April 2022.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from candidates who have gained a 2:1 or higher degree classification and who have completed their vocational training.

Please apply by sending a cover letter, explaining why you want to work for Bishop & Sewell, and your CV by e-mail to lmoyles@bishopandsewell.co.uk by 30 November 2021.

Priority will be given to our current paralegals who have been in role with us for a minimum of 12 months and who fulfil the above requirements.

Bright, confident paralegal needed for our Legal 500 recommended Immigration Team in central London.

We are a small, busy practice that covers a full range of immigration and citizenship work, including all personal and business matters. The role will involve assisting the team’s immigration solicitors with a range of legal and administrative work.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A proven commitment to and experience of immigration law
  • Legal graduate (LLB or equivalent)
  • LPC or intention to pursue this
  • A strong academic record
  • Previous paralegal / advisory experience – particularly in a private/business immigration setting
  • An ability to prioritise and manage deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail as well as a common sense approach

An understanding of immigration law is required but we do expect you to learn on the job to some extent, with the capacity to handle increasingly complex work.

The position will require you to undertake legal research, liaise with clients and third parties, draft advice letters, witness statements and legal representations, prepare document lists and complete application forms among other tasks. It will also require you to undertake administrative work for the team such as file openings, AML procedures, billing and filing, among other things.

Start Date: ASAP (with limited flexibility for the right candidate)

Salary Range: £23,000 – £26,000 dependent on experience

If you wish to apply, please forward your covering letter and CV to Louise Moyles – lmoyles@bishopandsewell.co.uk by 31 October 2021.  Because of the large volume of CVs that we receive we will only be able to respond to those called to interview: however we wish to thank all in advance for their interest shown in Bishop & Sewell LLP.

Residential Property Secretaries

We are looking for a confident and proactive legal secretary who has previously worked within a residential conveyancing department of a law firm. You will need to have excellent secretarial skills (minimum typing speed of 70 wpm) and a good understanding of the conveyancing process to be able to assist in file progression.  You will be competent in downloading official entries from the Land Registry and completing and submitting SDLT forms and Land Registry forms.

You will need to be ILEX qualified or equivalent experience and must have excellent written and spoken English.

If you wish to apply, please forward your covering letter and CV to Louise Moyles – lmoyles@bishopandsewell.co.uk.  Because of the large volume of CVs that we receive we will only be able to respond directly to those called to interview; however, we wish to thank all applicants in advance for their interest shown in Bishop & Sewell LLP.

Agencies

The firm does not accept any unsolicited applications. All CVs must be directed to the HR Department (lmoyles@bishopndsewell.co.uk). We deal with a limited number of agencies who are on our preferred supplier’s list. If you send a CV via any other way and are not on our preferred supplier’s list, the firm will not accept the CV you have referred to us.

Applications

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive we will only be able to acknowledge those applications where we wish to proceed to interview.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are glad to receive applications from anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability. View our current 2021 Diversity Data Report here.

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