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Mullis & Peake LLP Solicitors is a leading law firm with a team of specialists providing legal advice to businesses and individuals.

Mullis & Peake is a leading independent law firm based in Essex.

Established in 1902 as a family business, Mullis & Peake has been built on decades of close customer relations and is proud that generations of families continue to use our services.

We act on behalf of clients across a broad range of industry sectors and work with businesses and individuals.

In December 2015 we opened a second office in Shenfield, Essex to reflect the continued growth of the firm and in February 2018 acquired a local competitor in Romford.  The firm has grown in headcount by around 40% since 2015, reflecting its continued success and expansion.

Our strategic plan is to continue to grow the firm but in a way that will allow us to continue to provide high quality work to clients and to provide rewarding and progressive careers for all our staff.

We are committed to providing excellence to our clients and we employ individuals who are not only legal experts but with personality, charisma and strong interpersonal skills. ​We are proud to support and offer continuous professional development to all staff.

We offer a number of benefits to our staff, including:

  • Holiday, a minimum of 20 days plus bank holidays
  • Additional bonus holiday for birthday, at least three days over the Christmas period and for long service
  • Hybrid working ability for fee earners and senior administrative staff
  • Enhanced Maternity/Shared Parental Leave Pay
  • Up to 6 weeks Occupational Sick Pay
  • Private Health Care Scheme
  • Contributory Workplace Pension Scheme with enhanced Employer contributions for Associates and above
  • A quarterly paid bonus for all members of staff subject to firm wide performance
  • A yearly paid bonus for all fee earning staff subject to team performance
  • Death in Service benefit at Associate level and above
  • Subsidised membership of a local gym
  • Discounted legal services
  • Career Progression
  • Free local parking for fee earners and senior support staff
  • Mobile phone for Associates and above
  • Financial support for career development and qualifications

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications are treated fairly regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristics.

We are always interested in developing our teams. If you are interested in working for us, either in response to a vacancy or speculatively, please contact our Office Manager, Diane Gardner on dianegardner@mplaw.co.uk

Completions Manager

We have a vacancy for a Completions Manager to join our Residential Property team. Based in our Romford office the role includes:

  • Completing pre-completion searches
  • Drawing down mortgage funds
  • Requesting redemption statements
  • Producing invoices and financial statements including abortive bills
  • Dealing with leasehold apportionments
  • Setting up for completion and facilitating completion on the day
  • Producing post completion correspondence
  • Submitting stamp duty returns

The successful candidate will liaise closely with the rest of the Residential Property team as well as the Accounts Department.

Accuracy, attention to detail and compliance with our policies and procedures are essential for this role.

Mullis & Peake LLP have a generous benefits package including additional holiday over the Christmas period and for long service, medical insurance, discounted legal fees and a firm wide bonus scheme.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please submit your CV to Diane Gardner at dianegardner@mplaw.co.uk

No Agencies Please

Dispute Resolution NQ-2 years PQE Solicitor, Legal Executive/Paralegal

Full time would consider Part time also.

Romford Office

Dispute Resolution Department

We are recruiting for a talented, ambitious, and highly motivated paralegal, legal executive or solicitor to join our expanding team at our Romford office.

The team has a strong reputation and extensive experience in contested probate, personal injury, employment law, breach of contract and property litigation matters, particularly relating to the construction, betting and healthcare industry.

Within the Dispute Resolution department, the team includes two Members, one of which has been with the firm over 20 years.

The team is ranked in the 2022 Legal 500.

The Candidate We Seek

We are looking for a candidate who can cover a broad range of work across a range of the areas of practice offered by the firm, the candidate should be able to build and manage their own case load. Attention to detail to produce accurate documentation is of importance.

The candidate should have a working knowledge of some of the following areas of practice.

  • Boundary disputes
  • Contested probate
  • Settlement agreements
  • Low value personal injury work including use of the Claims Portal
  • Debt recovery
  • Residential property disputes i.e. section 21 evictions.

Communication skills are essential, the candidate should be able to deal directly with clients and opposition representatives and be able to advise both commercially and academically. The candidate will also support senior team members with their case load. The candidate will be expected to partake in business development including attending events, writing blogs and news articles.

Benefits

We offer a competitive bonus package including 20 days plus bank holidays paid holiday, additional bonus holiday for Christmas, birthdays and longs service, hybrid working, private health insurance scheme, pension scheme and more.

No Agencies Please

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please submit your CV to Holly Minney at hollyminney@mplaw.co.uk

Applying for a Training Contract

One of our main priorities in recruiting trainees is looking to the long term, we hope that the trainee will remain with Mullis & Peake LLP once qualified and be committed to the firm. We have a high retention rate of trainees with a number now members in the firm.

We recruit trainee solicitors annually with the training contract usually commencing around October each year. If you are interested in applying for a training contract please download the application form and send the completed form to hollyminney@mplaw.co.uk, we will be in contact with you if you are to be invited to interview.

Trainees work in supportive teams and are supervised by either a Partner or Senior Associate. We actively encourage our trainees to get involved in marketing, networking, training and social events hosted by the firm.  The environment is an enthusiastic and friendly one and trainees have regular meetings with their supervisors.

We will be recruiting for the October 2023 intake; the application period will be between 1st October 2022 and 28th February 2023.

We are ideally seeking applications from those who have achieved a 2:1 (or higher) and who will have completed their LPC by the start date, preferably achieving a commendation (or higher).

The first round of Interviews will be held around mid-April with second interviews taking place a few weeks later.

You can download a training contract application form below.

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