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Insolvency Solicitor

£48000 - £58000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Hampshire Southampton

Managing this Role


Joe Bryant

Senior Recruitment Consultant - South East
0203 865 2113

Are you a 5 years PQE Insolvency Solicitor, interested in an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding Legal 500 firm on the South Coast?

The firm

This top firm has recently had a successful merger with another leading firm, meaning there is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be part of a bigger picture. They are an already large and innovative firm based in the South of England with a network of successful people. They provide services to individual clients, entrepreneurs, SMEs and corporate organisations across a range of matters. They have a very good reputation built from their client service. Now, at this time of expansion there is a brilliant chance to join a firm that values their staff and really encourages development of their staff and progression from within. The offices are in line with the branding and ethos, they are modern and open plan so that everyone is able to work as a team as there is such a friendly culture at the firm, this is really important to them.

They are looking for an Insolvency Solicitor (5 years PQE) to join their office in Southampton, Hampshire.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded Insolvency and Business Recovery team, who take a collaborative and inclusive approach to the work they perform.

You will have contentious and non-contentious insolvency and business recovery experience and will either be newly qualified up to 5 years PQE (or equivalent experience) and have excellent written communication and drafting skills, together with a proven track record of being able to build and maintain relationships with clients.


The team's clients are predominantly licensed insolvency practitioners, but it also acts for business owners, company directors, debtors and creditors.

Work Types

The work involves both contentious and non-contentions insolvency and business recovery related work. This includes, amongst other things, advisory work, asset realisations, business sales and bringing and defending insolvency claims.

The team punches well above its weight in terms of the type of instructions it undertakes, which over the last 12 months has included:
* Advising the joint officeholders on a trading administration and subsequent CVA of a large substantial multi-let industrial centre and dealing with the subsequent sale of the site.
* Advising the joint officeholders on the administration and business sale of a high profile national retailer.
* Dealing with a highly contentious bankruptcy involving setting aside an injunction obtained ex parte, possession and sale proceedings, various property sales, opposed applications to annul and a contested suspension of discharge application.
* Acting for the administrators of a company in successfully opposing an application by a proprietary creditor for leave to take possession of assets, so that the purpose of the administration could be achieved.

You will be…

  • A 4 year PQE Insolvency Solicitor or Legal Executive.
  • You will have already gained some experience of insolvency matters, but this need not be extensive
  • You will be able to competently deal with client matters relating to the departmental specialism and to develop additional skills and expertise in specific areas to complement the work of the team.
  • You should have a meticulous eye for detail
  • This role comes with very good prospects
  • Salary is very negotiable depending on your level of PQE, this comes with an excellent benefits package

This is an opportunity for the right candidate to progress into a very busy firm with a fantastic reputation in the area.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.