Hill Dickinson LLP is a leading and award-winning international commercial law firm with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Leeds, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. With more than 840 people including 175 partners and legal directors, the firm delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum, from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, to all forms of commercial litigation.

Hill Dickinson acts as a trusted adviser to a wide portfolio of clients across a wide range of specialist sectors: from transport and logistics and international trade, through to retail, insurance, marine, health, education, manufacturing, public sector and banking and financial services.

Job Role:  Paralegal / Associate

Hours:  37.5 hours a week, 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

As the winner of Working Families’ ‘Best UK employer for Flexible Working Award 2020’, we are happy to consider flexible working opportunities to help you balance your work and home life.

Department:  Health Property

Location:  Liverpool

Benefits

At Hill Dickinson we understand that incentives go far beyond a good salary, so we have created a comprehensive benefits package tailored around our people.

 Here are some examples of what we offer:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Birthday privilege day and Christmas shutdown
  • Holiday buy, sell and carryover scheme
  • 2 charity volunteering or pro bono days
  • Flexible, agile and home working
  • BUPA
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Flexible pension scheme
  • Medicash
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Life assurance
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Financial contribution towards home working equipment
  • Role overview

    Introduction to the role:

    This role provides the opportunity to join one of the fastest growing business groups of Hill Dickinson. The Healthcare team have been growing year-on-year with a team of over 70+ lawyers and national coverage. We are one of the leading law firms providing legal advice and support to the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.

    Our dedicated Healthcare team are now looking to recruit a Paralegal or Associate to join the firm’s Health Property team and work on a wide range of Healthcare property matters for the NHS and private sector organisations operating in the Health and Social Care Sector.

    Introduction to the team:

    The team has a strong culture of collaboration, respect and transparency both with our clients and our people, which reflects the Hill Dickinson core values.

    Experts in their field, the Health Property team regularly advises NHS bodies and independent sector providers of health services on a broad range of property matters. As well as CCGs, NHS Trusts and foundation trusts and primary care providers, the team advises key national organisations including NHS England.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Property work for NHS Property Services and NHS clients including Foundation Trusts and CCGs as well as independent sector providers, Education and general commercial and residential property
  • Disposals and acquisitions
  • Deed of Easements, Licences, Tenancy at Will
  • Negotiation of leases and associated landlord and tenant matters – acting for landlord and tenants
  • Title investigation and reporting
  • Providing property support to the wider commercial team on innovative contracting including joint ventures, alliance agreements and partnering arrangements
  • Supporting business development strategies of the team and wider business group and presenting as the face of the firm to clients and intermediaries
  • Developing your own relationships with clients / intermediaries
  • What we are looking for

    Essential:

  • Law degree (or equivalent)
  • Proven experience of advising in all areas of commercial property law and practice, ideally within the sector but other relevant experience will be considered
  • Proven landlord and tenant experience
  • Excellent communication, organisation and research skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrable ability to manage high volume caseloads, achieving strict client deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and develop relationships within the wider team
  • Willingness to take responsibility and ownership of client work, with supervision as appropriate
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure
  • Ability to play a proactive part in business development and profile raising activity
  • Positive attitude and interest in exploring and learning about new and unfamiliar legal areas
  • Ability to work flexibly and proactively
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Hill Dickinson is committed to providing fairness and equal opportunity for all regardless of age, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, nationality, religion or belief.

    We understand that our power as a firm comes from empowering our people and that it is only by encouraging and enabling individuals to be themselves at work that we can truly benefit from their rich and varied strengths.

    Hill Dickinson is an equal opportunities employer. All applications received by the firm will be considered based on their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. 

    Disability Support

    We are a Disability Confident employer, which means that we will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the HR team at hrteam@hilldickinson.com should you require any adjustments to the application or interview process.

    Values

    Trust – Respect – Innovation – Collaboration

    All successful candidates will be subject to our standard pre-employment screening, including a basic criminal record check via Disclosure and Barring Service. Any offer of employment made is conditional upon completion of all checks. 

    Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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