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Agriculture & Rural Business
Senior Associate – Possibly Partner Level

Our Agricultural Team is exceptionally busy and expanding at Northampton.  We act families for whom we have acted for generations, as well as national charities with very significant rural land holdings.

This business sector requires exceptionally capable lawyers who can deal with a range of transactional property work including transactions involving unregistered land, and who are able to demonstrate an understanding and experience of the very particular approach to the clients in this business sector.

Given the complexity of the work, successful candidates are likely to have around 8 - 10 years PQE.

The ability to delegate appropriately and to supervise, is essential. Business development activity at this level of appointee is a key part of the role.

To apply please contact Caroline Lewis by clicking here.

Private Wealth
Senior Associate – Possibly Partner Level

Our Private Wealth Team is expanding in Northampton. We act for a range of clients including in particular, high net worth clients who require advice on complex matters relating to tax planning and dealing with very large estates often involving a range of complex issues financial and family issues.

The firm is Platinum STEP accredited, a quality mark which only a few firms have achieved, and all our lawyers are STEP qualified or working towards that qualification.

The complexity of the work and the nature of our client base means that the successful candidates will be likely to have around 8-10 years PQE in Private Wealth and able to demonstrate an excellent academic record in advance of a training contract with a firm with a similar complex and high net worth client base and experience of practice in that type of firm since qualification. Business development activity is also a key part of the role.

The ability to delegate appropriately and to supervise, is essential. Business development activity at this level of appointee is a key part of the role.

To apply please contact Caroline Lewis by clicking here.

Property Litigator

  • This is an great opportunity for a Property Litigator (probably 1 -3 years PQE although we will consider NQ with the appropriate experience) to join our Real Estate Litigation Team in our Contentious Business Unit
  • You will be working based at our Cambridge office and principally providing support to our Real Estate and Agricultural Teams
  • You will be working alongside specialists in their field and you will learn from the best, one Partner and three Senior Property Litigators, including in our Northampton office.
  • You will have an enthusiastic interest in this area of law and the ambition and drive to be the best
  • You will be undertaking high grade, technically challenging work for a range of both well established and new clients
To apply please contact Caroline Lewis by clicking here.

PA/Legal Secretary

Hewitsons is seeking a PA/Legal Secretary to join our busy Property Business Unit based at our Cambridge office.

The successful candidate must have excellent PA skills, a good attitude to work and an enthusiasm to do a good job. Legal experience especially in Commercial Property  would be advantageious.  

They will be providing PA support to 2 fee earners (1 Senior Associate and 1 Solicitor) together with additional support to other members of the team as required.  This is a full time role, working 35 hours per week, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

To apply please contact Sally Denton by clicking here

Training Contract – September 2021
Northampton & Cambridge

Hewitsons is ranked among the UK's foremost regional law firms with 50 Partners and around 100 lawyers based at its main centres in Northampton and Cambridge.

Who should apply?

The firm welcomes applications from candidates who have achieved a high standard of academic success, with a minimum of a 2:1 degree, and who are bright, personable, have initiative and enjoy working as part of a team.

Types of Work

The firm has a strong reputation in a range of specialisms and a national and international client base, particularly in Europe and across North America. Its areas of noted expertise include corporate and commercial work, technology, employment, competition law, property, construction, planning, environment, insolvency, bioscience, agriculture, tax, trusts and charities.

Training Programme

Training Contracts are offered at Northampton and Cambridge, with placements in London and Milton Keynes. Trainees complete four placements of six months each in a range of different legal specialisms. During each seat, the trainee is supervised closely by a partner or senior solicitor, and progress is monitored on a day-to-day basis as well as in a formal three-monthly review, carried out mid-seat and at end of seat. The firm provides a comprehensive induction programme specifically tailored for the needs of trainee solicitors. The Professional Skills Course is coupled with an extensive programme of trainee solicitors' seminars provided by specialist in-house lawyers.

To apply please contact Sally Denton by clicking here.
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