Legal Executive (FILEX) or Solicitor

PQE: 1 year +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full time with hybrid working - 37.5 hours per week
Department: Real Estate Finance
Location: Norwich
The firm

Birketts is an ambitious full service, top 50 UK law firm, operating in East Anglia, London and the surrounding areas.  With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Our team of experienced real estate finance lawyers handle a range of complex real estate finance law matters and advise on transactions throughout the UK.

The team has detailed knowledge of all sectors of the property finance industry  and acts for both lenders and borrowers.

The specialist team advises financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds, institutional funds and other types of lenders, as well as developers and investors and our real estate finance team advises on a variety of financing issues.


This opportunity will be working within a team that manages a large case-load of secured lending transactions for a UK banking group.

The candidate

Idealling seeking a Solicitor or Legal Executive (FILEX) or Licenced Conveyancer of 1-5 years PQE + with training from a well regarded city, regional or national firm with a well developed knowledge in all areas of commercial property or residential property. 

He/she would be expected to play an active role in marketing and practice development as well as providing a high level of service to existing clients.

This is an excellent opportunity for a commercial property lawyer to join a successful team in our Norwich office in a growing firm which enjoys an excellent reputation and can offer good career prospects.

Working for one of the regions leading commercial law firms, our lawyers are engaged in the highest quality work in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 

The information provided in relation to PQE is provided for guidance only and will not be determinative in the recruitment decision. Any applicant with more or less PQE than that mentioned in the vacancy details will be considered on their individual merits. 


Data security:

  • Ensure you are aware of and comply with all information security policies of the organisation relevant to your business role;
  • Report any actual or potential security breaches; and
  • Contribute to risk assessment where required.
  • All employees have the authority to act to prevent an information security incident from occurring or escalating, where possible.
Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.


·     25 days holiday (FTE) plus Bank Holidays

·     Long Service holiday award – 1 extra week every 10 years continuous service

·     Private Healthcare with BUPA (offered after probation is passed)

·     Scottish Widows Pension Scheme (5% employer / 5% Employee)

·     Staff Profit Share / Salary sacrifice (Pensions, Staff Profit Share)

·     Life Assurance   - 4 x salary / Permanent Health Insurance

·     Paid ESG day (Environmental, Social and Governance)

·     Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave

·     Subsidised gym membership

·     Electric car scheme

·     Eye Care Voucher

·     Agile Working Policy

·     Dress for your Day Policy


Birketts is a flexible business which has embraced a hybrid working model where our

colleagues enjoy a mix of home and office working. We welcome applications from

people looking for flexible, agile and part time roles and we are happy to explore your

preferred working patterns as part of your application.