Fixed Share Partner / Senior Solicitor

PQE: 4 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Regulatory
Location: Flexible on location, would consider Beverley, Lincoln and Grimsby. Mixture of office based and working from home available.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Solicitor or Fixed Share Partner (4 years+ PQE) to join our Regulatory department.

The Firm

Wilkin Chapman LLP is the largest law firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, with an unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise and experience.

We are distinguished by our approachability, innovation and commitment to providing the best service we can to our clients along with achieving and maintaining quality standards.

We believe that this quality, service-led approach is also reflected by the number of accreditations and recommendations that the firm regularly achieves with the UK's leading legal directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers UK and is ranked 111 in The Lawyer UK’s top 200 law firms by turnover. 

The Department

The successful candidate will be joining a well-established Regulatory team who provide expert advice on a wide range of services for local authorities, academy trusts, NHS, commercial and non profit bodies and undertake high profile and complex investigations

The successful candidate will work alongside a highly regarded national specialist in this field on a broad range of regulatory matters.

Our experienced team cover:-

  • Data Protection
  • Freedom of Information
  • Privacy and defamation
  • Local authority standards and Code of Conduct
  • Local authority governance and powers
  • Complex investigations
  • Education and healthcare law
The Role

The successful candidate will ideally be based in Grimsby, but our Lincoln and Beverley offices would also be considered.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Solicitor or Fixed Share Partner with a broad range of knowledge and a proven track record of working with or for public sector bodies, to include experience of:

  • Information governance
  • Local authority governance and standards
  • Regulatory, investigation and disciplinary matters

You will have a high quality but varied caseload and will work closely with the Partner and other team members in a collaborative environment. 

This role has opportunities for partial remote/flexible working, with expectation to attend the office or client premises, as and when required for business need.

Duties will include
  • Conducting all matters in the client's best interest and in accordance with the highest professional standards and applicable "quality" standards at all times.
  • Regularly updating clients as to the current progress of their case.
  • Participating in/contributing to business development and networking activities.
  • Understanding the obligations relating to client accounts and ensure the preparation and service of bills comply with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.
  • Achieving financial targets agreed with the Department Head.
  • Solicitors with 4 years+ post qualification experience.
  • Barristers with a similar level of experience will also be considered.
  • Advocacy experience before tribunals or internal  panel hearings is welcomed.
Skills Required

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent teamworking and technical ability;
  • A positive and proactive approach to tasks;
  • Effective client relationship skills;
  • Ability to adopt commercial as well as legal approach to client issues;
  • Ability to business develop and network;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Understanding and adopting the Firm’s values and behaviours. 
Equal Opportunities

Wilkin Chapman is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived differences.  We are an armed forces friendly employer.

Our Values

All that we do is shaped by our five values: Service, Teamwork, Approachability, Innovation and Commitment to achieving results. These values are the bedrock of Wilkin Chapman, they define who and what we are - they underpin everything that we do. For more information on our values, please click here.

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