Careers

Maxwell Alves is always looking to recruit highly skilled and committed lawyers and paralegals who want to work in a challenging and demanding environment. We look for candidates who show meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work to very tight deadlines. Maxwell Alves nurtures its staff to provide a long term and rewarding career.

If you are interested in a position at Maxwell Alves, either as a solicitor or paralegal, please submit your CV and covering letter to: london@maxwellalves.com

Please include details of your availability to interview as well as details as to when you are able to start in your covering letter. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Consultant Solicitor / Non-Solicitor

Maxwell Alves is an expanding and innovative law firm. We have a mixture of traditional core solicitors and consultants. Our fee sharing arrangements are based on market leading rates of return.

In today’s age of globalisation, we recognise the importance of maintaining flexibility: the flexibility to work at home, in the office or anywhere else in the world. Our team will work with you to ensure you have the appropriate support to enable you to service your clients.

In summary we offer:-

  • The backing of a Central London law firm
  • Accounting services
  • IT including cloud storage, telephony, e-mail, possible laptops, etc.
  • PI Insurance
  • Business cards
  • Branding
  • Legal resources
  • Risk and Compliance Support
  • Administrative support
  • Access to our offices in London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong
  • CPD courses and possible other courses you desire

If you would like further information or to schedule an informal discussion regarding a consultancy role, please contact: daniel.cheung@maxwellalves.com

Current vacancies (as at 26th July 2015)

Although Maxwell Alves will consider all applications, we are currently recruiting for the following:

Litigation Solicitor

Role Description

  • 12+ months litigation experience required
  • Excellent Academic Record (a minimum of 2:1 is preferred but 2:2 applicants will also be considered; below 2:2 will be considered if exceptional circumstances are explained in the covering letter)
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience of managing own case files
  • Enjoys and has experience of working as part of a small, focused team
  • Experience of organizing and delegating work to colleagues
  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Works well under pressure and multi-tasks
  • Salary commensurate on experience

This busy litigation team is looking for a Litigation Solicitor with solid litigation experience who can provide assistance to members of the team and take on responsibility for specific sections of the work. The work will be varied and will include assisting in the litigation of a large class action this small firm is currently handling. Your role will involve drafting letters, applications, managing your own case load, liaising with overseas law firms, research, drafting witness statements, preparing bundles, contacting clients and attending court.

If you are attracted by the above and believe you will be a committed, enthusiastic and valuable addition to the team please provide your CV and a covering letter to re-lit@maxwellalves.com <mailto:re-lit@maxwellalves.com> explaining why you are applying for this role and why you are suited to it.

 

Trainee Solicitor (2 vacancies)

Role Description

  • 12+ months litigation experience required
  • Excellent Academic Record (a minimum of 2:1 is preferred but 2:2 applicants will also be considered; below 2:2 will be considered if exceptional circumstances are explained in the covering letter)
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience of managing own case files
  • Enjoys and has experience of working as part of a small, focused team
  • Experience of organising and delegating work to colleagues
  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Works well under pressure and multi-tasks
  • Salary commensurate on experience

This busy litigation team is looking for a Trainee Solicitor with solid litigation experience who can provide assistance to members of the team and take on responsibility for specific sections of the work. The work will be varied and will include assisting in the litigation of a large class action this small firm is currently handling. Your role will involve drafting letters, applications, managing your own case load, liaising with overseas law firms, research, drafting witness statements, preparing bundles, contacting clients and attending court.

If you are attracted by the above and believe you will be a committed, enthusiastic and valuable addition to the team please provide your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are applying for this role and why you are suited to it.

 

Role Description:  Paralegal/ Legal Assistant 

Location:  London offices; Hong Kong office

  • Document management
  • Taking client instructions
  • Supporting fee earners in Conveyancing and Commercial Property transactions
  • Immigration visa applications and appeals
  • Drafting pleadings and witness statements
  • Preparing court bundle
  • Translating from English to Chinese and vice-versa
  • Attending court with lawyers if required
  • Other administrative tasks

 Following attributes will be considered useful:

  • A graduate in law (LLB, GDL and/or LPC)
  • Good timekeeping
  • Self-discipline
  • Reliable
  • Teamworking and communication skills
  • Good attitude
  • Experience in an office setting

 

Please Note

As a matter of courtesy, Maxwell Alves aims to respond to all successful candidates within an appropriate time frame. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all individuals. If you have not heard from us within seven days, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please keep up to date with the vacancies on this page and apply for other positions as they are posted in future. Maxwell Alves is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity in its workforce.