About the role and team
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a distinct values-led provider of legal services in our chosen sectors which include local government, housing, health and social care, and education (academies and MATs).  In local government, where we already have a strong client base,  our aim is to be the leading advisors to the sector, partnering with councils, other organisations and policy makers to build a stronger more connected society. 

Councils have changed.  Nowadays, working with local government requires a high degree of commerciality and innovative thinking. Councils do big and exciting projects, set up and operate joint ventures and need legal advice which is right for that landscape.  They require their lawyers to go beyond what the law is on the page, but who add real value by their understanding of the complexities of local government law and the landscape within which councils operate; and who understand that councils need fast, accurate and commercially driven advice about the deals they are entering into.

 

We are looking to recruit a mid to senior property lawyer (we suggest 4yrs+ PQE) to strengthen our existing local government team. This role can be located at either our Birmingham or Manchester office. 

 

The role will require you to:-

  • lead on complex development projects as well as work alongside the Partner;
  • supervise junior lawyers and legal assistants;
  • build relationships with clients;
  • take an active role in business development both internally and externally - attending conferences, delivering seminars and training, as well as responding to tenders;
  • navigate the political dimension of working with councils 
  • be very strong commercially
About the candidate

The ideal candidate will also possess strong skills in managing and developing people. Experience in local government work, either in-house or working in a private firm would be desirable, however, experience in high quality project/development work is of more importance to us.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to enhance your career whilst continuing to enjoy the professional challenge and sense of satisfaction you get from supporting less experienced lawyers, to grow and strengthen our highly-regarded team, and to serve our clients in innovative ways.

We are a supportive firm which values its staff and the contribution that employees make.

About the firm
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
 
What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.
 
 
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.