Solicitor

PQE: 3 years +
Term: Contract
Duration: 1 year
Working hours: Full-time
Reports to: Emma Chadwick
Team: Litigation and Dispute resolution
Location: London
The firm

We are a full service law firm...we know, all law firms say that!

But for us it means more than just the full range of legal disciplines (which we've got by the way). Of equal importance is a focus on delivering a great client experience. That means listening to our clients, making sure we do things the way they like, and only recruiting people who share this vision.

The role

Have the best of both worlds: work in-house with the full support and supervision of a UK 100 law firm.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. We are looking for an ambitious housing management lawyer to work in-house for one of our key housing association clients. The role is currently being offered as a one year secondment based at our client’s offices in West London.

This is a very important role for Winckworth Sherwood, with the successful candidate acting as a link between ourselves and our client. You will be the go-to legal adviser for our client and as a result will need to demonstrate:

  • the ability to make the complex understandable
  • a genuine desire to face exciting challenges
  • flexibility and pragmatism
  • enthusiasm and self-motivation

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys the in-house feel whilst at the same time receiving supervision and training from the wider team based at our offices in London Bridge.  

Aims of the department

To be the best in its field and provide an excellent service and value for money to its clients.

Candidate specification

The successful candidate will:

-  manage and deliver legal work for all housing and leasehold management issues on a day to day basis

-  draft legal proceedings as instructed and carry out own advocacy

-  help with the preparation and review of housing management policies and procedures

-  undertake negotiations between parties to ensure the interests of the client are protected both financially and commercially

-  represent our client in court, at hearings, at meetings and in correspondence with legal advisers and others

- provide advice and guidance to our client’s staff, including on the interpretation of legal documents, to enable them to make balanced decisions

- assist, support and train  our client’s staff in respect to changes in the law; this may include drafting e-bulletins and providing training to progress our client’s knowledge and skills