Situations Vacant

ALDRIDGE BROWNLEE SOLICITORS LLP

 

Due to partner retirement, an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and experienced Family Solicitor or Legal Executive has arisen in the Family Team at Aldridge Brownlee LLP. The role will require an expertise in Financial matters, Children matters, Divorce, Domestic abuse and Financial claims between unmarried couples. It is a full-time office position, however part time and some flexible working candidates will be considered.

  • Excellent career progression and prospects
  • The salary range is £35,000 - £65,000 depending on experience
  • Benefits:
    • 26 days hliday (plus bank holidays) increasing on length of service
    • Parking
    • Emplyee Discount
    • Bnus Scheme
    • Pensin
    • Death in service cver
  • Job Type:  Full Time – Monday to Friday

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Laceys 2019

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LAWYER / CONVEYANCER

In addition to supporting clients with sales and purchases, this is a chance to be part of a team who provide a full range of legal work relating to residential property including re-mortgages, equity release and transfer of equity, easements and rights of way, freehold and enfranchisement and leasehold extension, trusts and private mortgages. We’re looking for someone who’ll really get to know our clients’ needs and ensure that we continue to get a high number of returning clients.

 

Experience is important (at least 2 years PQE) but we’re also looking for someone who is personable and has the self-motivation for business development and networking. Local knowledge is an advantage.

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER

We’re looking for a candidate with approximately 2 years PQE experience in landlord & tenant, general property and civil litigation. It is also important that you are personable with the self-motivation for business development and networking.

This is long term position, which offers the genuine prospect of progression if desired.

You will be an integral part of the team, advising predominantly on contentious property matters, but the department handles all types of disputes and civil litigation, including:

  • Property and landlord and tenant disputes - experience of managing property and landlord and tenant disputes is an advantage
  • Commercial disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Intellectual property and trademarks
  • Boundary disputes with a neighbour
  • Contested Wills and estates

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAWYER – PERMANENT AND LOCUM OPPORTUNITESAn opportunity to be an integral part of this well-established and growing team, advising on all types of commercial property matters. The team manage a wide client base including property developers, owners and investors, for all aspects of commercial property work, including sales, and purchases, of an extensive range of land and property types and landlord and tenant work. Experience for is important (at least 2 years PQE) but we’re also looking for someone who is personable and has the self-motivation for business development and networking.

As well as offering a permanent opportunity, we’re also seeking a reliable and experienced Commercial Property Locum Solicitor to provide cover from 21st July potentially until the end of September. We’d like to hear from you if you have a sufficient PQE enabling you to cover a broad range of commercial property matters, often at partner level. It’s a change to become our ‘go to’ Locum.

COMMERCIAL SOLICITOR

Laceys are looking for a minimum 2 years PQE commercial solicitor with experience in a variety of commercial contracts, intellectual property and data protection to work within our progressive award-winning Corporate and Commercial department. Hybrid working is an option.

 

There is the exciting opportunity to integrate into the existing dynamic team. We are looking for people who are personable and have the self-motivation for business development and networking as well as the experience to manage their own workload. Fixed term placements will also be considered.
 

PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER

Our well-established and trusted Private Client team is recognised in the Legal 500 for our expertise in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate. We provide clear, sound advice to individual clients and families in relation to a range of complex affairs. Due to sustained growth in caseload, we are looking for an experienced and qualified Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive with 5+ years PQE to join the team to handle a caseload of Wills and probate matters to include administration of complex estates, trust creation and administration.

 

Prior experience supervising junior members of the team is desirable, as is STEP accreditation.

 

FAMILY LAWYER (GENERALIST)

Are you a Resolution member? If you’re as committed as we are to resolving matters constructively and with minimal conflict, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at a senior level.

We’re looking for a lawyer who is consistently sound in their approach and has the ability to hit the ground running in a wide variety of private client family work including:

  • divorce;
  • pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements;
  • private law childcare cases (contact and residence);
  • financial remedy proceedings;
  • family law injunctions; and
  • child abduction (internal and external).

You will have at least 4 years PQE (probably more) and already be working on a range of complex cases, perhaps even at partner level. It will be a distinct advantage if you’ve developed a great reputation and following locally, have been collaboratively trained and / or are a member of the Law Society’s Family Panel.

This is a genuine opportunity for progression within the firm. If this sounds like you, and you are looking to work within an established team where you can provide support and supervision to more junior team members, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

CORPORATE LAWYER

If joining a successful and growing team might be of interest, we are always looking for experienced corporate solicitors with an existing following to work within our progressive award-winning Corporate and Commercial department.   This is an exciting opportunity to integrate into the existing dynamic team.   We are looking for people who are personable and have the self motivation for business development and networking.

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Letchers 2022

Exciting Opportunity to join Letchers Solicitors' Family Law Department as a Legal Secretary

Letchers Solicitors are seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working, self-motivated and experienced legal secretary to join their busy Family Department. 

The role will principally involve working with Ianthe Slinger, Lauren Cooney and Cath Porter, who predominately support clients in connection with Divorce and the financial aspects of separation. The nature of the work undertaken within the department is diverse, engaging and rewarding and this is a fabulous opportunity for someone looking to become an integral member of a supportive and dynamic team. 

We aim to provide our clients with a very high standard of service and therefore the ideal candidate will need to have exceptional client care and communication skills and be capable of producing a high volume of accurate work, demonstrating excellent attention to detail. Spelling and grammatical proficiency is a must. We are looking for an individual who can work well as part of a team and can remain calm under the pressures of a demanding role.  IT literacy and competence at audiotyping are essential and all candidates need to be familiar with digital dictation and use of a case management system as this will form a key part of the role. 

Previous secretarial experience is required and experience of working in Family law would be of tremendous benefit. 

A positive attitude, resilience, flexibility (and a sense of humour!) will also be very desirable attributes.

The role will involve typing dictation (letters, forms, lengthy documents), filing and other office administrative tasks, answering telephone calls, sometimes attending clients and supporting the Fee Earners in the management of files. This is an interesting and varied role which would provide the right candidate with a great opportunity to contribute to the high levels of service we aim to provide to our clients.

We are a small, friendly and very welcoming firm with opportunities for career progression. You can be reassured you will be fully supported in relaxed working environment with lots of experienced staff on hand to help you to find your feet in the role.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Circa £22,000 (dependent on experience/tbc upon successful application)

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Humphires Kirk 2018 21

Humphries Kirk is a well-established South Coast law firm with a great reputation for providing professional legal services locally, nationally and beyond.

 

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary and package including, contributory pension, life assurance, occupational sick pay and discretionary bonuses.
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Opportunities for self-development and career progression
  • A positive work-life balance
  • A great location in which to live and work

We are always open to hearing from accomplished lawyers seeking their next career move and are particularly keen to hear from:
 

  • Qualified Property Lawyers (Residential and Commercial)
  • Qualified Company Commercial Lawyers

For details of our current opportunities, please Click Here

Alternatively, contact the HR Team via 01929 558875 or send an email with your CV to and one of the team will be in touch!

No Agencies Please

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MEESONS & SPURLINGS

SOLICITORS

As an expanding and busy practice we are looking for Residential Conveyancing Solicitor/Legal Executive

  •  Are you interested in working in a busy conveyancing department,
  • You will manage your own caseload
  • Very good prospects for the right candidate

Do you:

  • Pride yourself on offering the highest quality legal advice, with unwavering attention to detail and a focus on providing the very best service to your clients?
  • Wish to join a long-established but growing independent firm that offers plenty of opportunity for advancement?

About you:

  • You will be a solicitor or legal executive
  • Put Client care first
  • work with minimal supervision, but we have an “open door” policy and are always available to discuss any matters.
  • You would also need to be self-motivated, work well as part of the team and create client loyalty

What we offer:

  • Our friendly firm has a loyal client base and operates three offices
  • Full-time or part-time opportunities. Job-share may also be considered. 
  • Flexible working and remote working possible
  • Competitive salary, based on qualification and experience.
  • The opportunity to join a professional, enabling and supportive team.
  • Genuine opportunities for accelerated career development
  • Long established firm which has traditional values but a modern approach.
  • New opportunities for the right candidates and will consider CVs for all roles within the firm

To apply:

If you are interested in joining us, email your CV and a covering letter to Application by CV to Mrs Tamasine Whitbread at  

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Matthew & Matthew 2022

Residential Conveyancing Solicitor / Legal Executive

 

We are a looking for a Residential Property Solicitor/Legal Executive to join our friendly team in Southbourne. 

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a firm with a great reputation for providing an excellent service locally.

 

For more information on this exciting opportunity please email your CV to

 

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Dixon Stewart

 

We are looking for a full-time experienced assistant / secretary to join the Private Client team at our Highcliffe office.

 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, be IT literate and able to work independently as well as within a team.

The role will include:

 

  • Dealing with new enquiries

  • Diary management

  • Drafting and signing of will and Power of Attorney documents

  • Use of case management system

  • Daily filing to include opening, closing and retrieval of client files

  • Dealing with daily outgoing post

  • Answering the telephone and greeting clients

  • Flexibility with assisting other departments within the office

  • Other duties as required by the partnership from time to time

Please apply with your CV to

 

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Ellis-Jones-web

We have an exciting opportunity for a PA within our thriving Family Department. This role is a full time role working out of our Charminster office. Our family law department is made up of 7 specialist family lawyers and the team is one of the largest in the South West and has been recognised in The Legal 500 (UK 2020) with the following quote made ‘The family team offers real breadth and depth in terms of areas covered. The team has grown from strength to strength under Deborah Leask and Sean McNally.

 

Ellis Jones is a progressive and expanding legal practice with over 165 staff and 6 offices. Our culture supports and encourages your career development. Click to see case studies of some of our employee’s successful career paths.

 

Main Responsibilities as a family PA:

  • To provide audio typing using BigHand
  • To word process documents and materials
  • Assist in communication with clients, taking telephone calls and accurately recording messages and providing assistance wherever possible
  • Assist in the personal organisation of the Family team through the operation of a diary management system, including a bring forward system, key dates and filing papers
  • Maintain and build upon existing client relationships
  • Undertake admin duties associated with the position such as filing and photocopying
  • Limited administration of legal aid files for a discreet area of work
  • Maintain an effective filing system for all client and other matters
  • Provide such secretarial/administrative activities
  • Provide cover for the department and the rest of the firm as and when required
  • Ensure the positive representation of the firm when dealing with clients and other outside agencies
  • Use of Envision case management system

We offer a competitive salary. There is a big emphasis at the firm on rewarding staff and we are continually reviewing our staff benefits. These currently include: above average holiday (31 days inc. bank holidays), an option of a gym membership, extra pension contributions, extra holiday or a Healthcare Cashback Scheme.

At Ellis Jones we are proud of our values and culture. If you think that you would fit into our culture, please give us at least one example of how in a covering letter attaching your CV and email to 

 

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Coles Miller 2017 16

Residential Conveyancing – Lawyer

 

We are looking to recruit an experienced conveyancer on a full time basis to join our brilliant legal team in our Broadstone Office

 

You will have knowledge of the conveyancing process from start to finish and be fully IT literate with a working knowledge of a case management system. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a high standard of client care.

 

Please email for more details on this exciting opportunity.

 

Closing date for all applications is 28th February

 

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Jacob Reeves

 

Private Client Solicitor / Legal Executive

 

Jacobs & Reeves are looking for a Private Client Solicitor / Legal Executive to join us as Head of the Private Client Department.  You will have your own case load of existing private client matters including trusts, tax planning matters, wills, estates, powers of attorney, court of protection, deputyship.  

We are looking for someone who is experienced and has the ability to work under pressure. 

 

You will be required to manage and lead the Private Client department and this role will include the following:-

 

  • Supervising junior members of the team, including reviewing workload
  • Initial consultations with clients;
  • Preparation of Wills, advice on Trusts, capacity, Inheritance Tax;
  • Advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney, dealing with applications and registrations;
  • Making applications for the grant of representation;
  • Assisting with new enquiries and speaking with clients via email and telephone;
  • Keeping your own files and the department well organised and compliant with the firm’s policies;
  • Achieving fees to meet monthly and yearly targets;
  • Attending team meetings and courses where appropriate;
  • Compliance with the firm’s standards and procedures.

The Candidate

 

Someone with 5 year + PQE level with a strong knowledge of administration of estates, tax and will drafting.  We require someone who is:-

 

  • Pro-active with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Inspiring and motivational to others;
  • Has a high level of attention to detail and an enquiring mind;
  • Has good organisational skills; 
  • Has excellent client care skills
  • Is a keen team member, with the ability to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative

Salary is commensurate with experience. The possibility of remote working may be available, subject to being able to comply with the required level of supervision and leadership. 

 

If this role is of interest please contact 

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Humphires Kirk 2018 21

Company Commercial Solicitor

Humphries Kirk is a well-established South Coast law firm with a great reputation for providing professional legal services locally, nationally and beyond. Due to increased demand for our services, we are currently seeking a full time Company Commercial Solicitor.

The role will involve a wide variety of work, including company and business sales and purchases, contract drafting and negotiation, private equity/ investment documentation, corporate restructuring, employment law and employee incentive schemes, work in the charity and education sectors and other miscellaneous corporate/ commercial legal work.

This role is ideally suited to a 6+ years’ PQE Commercial Solicitor with proven experience of corporate transactional work. However, we would also consider candidates who are not quite at this level, but who can demonstrate relevant skills and experience along with the desire to progress their career. For the right applicant, we will also consider a relocation package. 

 

We can offer you an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible / remote working opportunities
  • A friendly and supportive environment in which to work
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical plan
  • Life insurance
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Discretionary bonuses
  • Opportunities for self-development and career progression
  • A great location in which to live and work

If this sounds like something of interest, in the first instance please send a brief email to   setting out your experience and requirements (and attach your CV if possible) and our HR team will be in touch.

For further details on this role and our other current vacancies, please Click Here

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Kiteleys

Private Client Lawyer (Ref: EA)

We are looking to recruit an experienced Private Client Lawyer, with a particular interest in Estate Administration, to join the team based at our Canford Cliffs office. You will be joining during an exciting time as we continue to grow and deliver excellent service to our clients.

You will be expected to deliver the highest possible legal and service standards. You will be expected to maximise profit for the company, to build relationships with clients and to encourage the referral of further business to the firm.

Previous experience of using a case management system would be advantageous and good communication skills and the ability to use own initiative are a must. SFE/STEP accreditation or an ambition to work towards acquiring these would be desirable.

Kiteleys Solicitors is a well-established and highly regarded law firm in the South with six offices across Dorset. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent client service and expect our staff to also live these values. Our Kiteleys core values are:

  • to be professional at all times
  • to be passionate about client service
  • to be passionate about your job
  • to be a profitable Firm

If you can demonstrate that you also live these values, we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer flexible working arrangements, competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement of 25 days and responsibility from day one.

If you are interested in joining us during this exciting time, are keen to join a progressive and fast paced Firm where you will be both valued and rewarded for your efforts, please email your CV to Ola Naglik, HR Advisor at  as soon as possible (quoting job reference Ref: EA).

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Dibbens

Residential Conveyancing Solicitor / Legal Executive

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Wimborne office for a Solicitor or Legal Executive to join our busy Residential Conveyancing department on a full or part time basis. The role has impressive potential to grow the department further with additional opportunities for career development and accreditation.

We are a Lexcel accredited firm who offer flexible working with a competitive package and the added benefit of working alongside a well-regarded team.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

 

  • A minimum of 5 years PQE
  • A strong Conveyancing background with the ability to drive cases forward with accuracy and speed
  • Good rapport with both clients and colleagues and to be able to work as a valued member of our team
  • A willingness to network and engage with local community

The benefits:

  • Flexible part time hours - 28 hours each week with the potential to increase, if desired. 
  • Competitive salary
  • Employer Pension contributions
  • Attractive entitlement of annual leave
  • Office parking provided 

Applicants should send their CV with a covering letter to Donna Clarke by email to

 

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Dibbens

Family Solicitor / Legal Executive

 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Solicitor/Legal Executive to join our specialist Family Department on a part-time basis with hours to suit. The ideal candidate will need a good range of private Family law knowledge and experience to include all matters relating to divorce, financial remedy and privately funded children work. The role has the opportunity to grow the current case load further, potential for career development and progression within the firm to include the necessary accreditation if desired. Initially working alongside and assisting the Family Partner.

 

We are a Lexcel accredited firm offering flexibility, a competitive package and the added benefit of working alongside a well-regarded team.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • 3+ years PQE
  • Recent Family law experience to include all aspects of privately funded cases.
  • Good rapport with both clients and colleagues and be able to work as a valued member of our team
  • A willingness to network and engage with the local community

 

The benefits include flexible part time hours – 28 hours each week with the potential to increase, if desired, a competitive salary, attractive entitlement to annual leave and office parking space provided.

 

Applicants should send their CV with a covering letter to Donna Clarke by email to

 

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Laceys 2019

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLICITOR

We are looking for an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor to join our well-established Legal 500 team.

The team manage a wide client base including property developers, owners and investors - providing an exciting opportunity for the right person to advise on all aspects of commercial property matters.

The ideal candidate will have 5 years PQE in commercial property. You will also be personable and have the self-motivation for business development and networking.

FAMILY LAWYERS x 2

An exciting time to join a Legal 500 firm and join our well established Family team.

FAMILY LAWYER (GENERALIST)

Are you a Resolution member? If you’re as committed as we are to resolving matters constructively and with minimal conflict, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at a senior level.

We’re looking for a lawyer who is consistently sound in their approach and has the ability to hit the ground running in a wide variety of private client family work including:

  • divorce;
  • pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements;
  • private law childcare cases (contact and residence);
  • financial remedy proceedings;
  • family law injunctions; and
  • child abduction (internal and external).

You will have at least 4 years PQE (probably more) and already be working on a range of complex cases, perhaps even at partner level. It will be a distinct advantage if you’ve developed a great reputation and following locally, have been collaboratively trained and / or are a member of the Law Society’s Family Panel.

This is a genuine opportunity for progression within the firm. If this sounds like you, and you are looking to work within an established team where you can provide support and supervision to more junior team members, we look forward to hearing from you.

FAMILY LAWYER (PUBLIC CHILDREN LAW)

Are you accredited under the Law Society’s Children Panel?

We’re looking for a lawyer with around 4 years PQE to specialise in public children law, as part of a small but growing team. You’ll be experienced in this area of work and familiar with all aspects, including Legal Aid. Resolution membership would be a distinct advantage, as would accreditation under the Law Society’s Family Panel.

PROPERTY LITIGATION SOLICITOR

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Property Litigation Solicitor at a Legal 500 recommended firm for this work

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience, have undertaken good quality work in this area generally, with a particular emphasis on Landlord & Tenant work, will also be able to assist in the interesting general civil litigation work undertaken the team, have excellent client care skills, and actively engage in business development.

We value enthusiasm and commitment as well as ability and experience.

PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER

Laceys well-established and trusted Private Client team is recognised in the Legal 500 for our expertise in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate. We provide clear, sound advice to individual clients and families in relation to a range of complex affairs.

Due to sustained growth in caseload, we are looking for an experienced and qualified Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive with 5+ years PQE to join the team to handle a caseload of Wills and probate matters to include administration of complex estates, trust creation and administration.

Prior experience supervising junior members of the team is desirable, as is STEP accreditation.

 

Please email your CV in confidence to Sarah at 

We offer a competitive salary, contributory pension, generous annual leave, occupational sick pay and an Income Protection Scheme.

Laceys is a Mindful Employer and Lexcel accredited. We have an Employee Assistance Programme and a range of policies focussing on supporting the health and wellbeing of our employees.

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Trethowans 11 2019 10

Trethowans is recruiting for a variety of positions across its Bournemouth and Poole offices.

Trethowans was listed in The Times Best Law Firms 2022 and will be relocating to the landmark building, Merchants House in Poole, investing heavily in fitting out the premises to provide an exceptional working environment for its people and clients. Its Bournemouth office expanded its office space in 2020 and continues to grow.

New recruits will bolster the existing workforce, grow the business and help enhance the offering in Dorset and beyond.

If you are an ambitious individual who is looking for a new challenge, please get in touch today.

Find out more: www.trethowans.com/vacancies

Residential Property – Associate/Senior Associate / Partner – Bournemouth / Poole

We are looking for an experienced residential property lawyer to join our Bournemouth or Poole office.

The ideal candidate will have gained experience in all conveyancing aspects and will have sound technical and procedural knowledge, excellent organisational skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. Candidates will need to have a dynamic approach to keeping up with the pace that a popular residential conveyancing team demands.

The role will involve responsibility for managing your own caseload of files ranging from sales, purchases, leasehold and unregistered titles, mortgages and transfers of ownership. You will be required to keep estate agents and other contacts and referrers regularly updated, meeting with them, and developing a strong rapport with them.

Property Litigation – Solicitor/Associate – Bournemouth/Poole

We are looking for an experienced property litigation lawyer to join our successful Litigation team based in our Bournemouth or Poole office.

Candidates should have a strong reputation in the area, together with sound technical and procedural knowledge.  

The successful candidate should have experience in taking an active role in marketing and business development in order to develop and grow this area of work. Candidates will also need to have strong organisation skills and be dynamic in their approach. The ability to work as part of a team and deliver excellent client service is also essential to this role.

Agriculture & Rural Property – Senior Associate / Partner – Poole

We are looking for an experienced agriculture and rural property lawyer to join our successful team based in our Poole office.

The firm's existing Agriculture and Rural Property team is well established in our Salisbury office. Now there is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer looking for their next challenge to help build this area of work and a team in the Poole office.

Candidates should have experience in all aspects of agricultural law including sale and purchase of farms and other rural property, renewable energy work, agricultural tenancies, equestrian properties, sporting leases and otherwise acting for farms and estates on a range of diverse property issues.

The right candidate will help support the existing team, offering a high-quality client focused service to our extensive client base. The successful candidate should have a following and experience in taking an active role in marketing and business development in order to expand and develop this area of work in the Poole office.

Corporate – Solicitor – Bournemouth/Southampton

We are looking for a Solicitor to join our successful Corporate team based in our Bournemouth office. This role offers the opportunity for immediate exposure to high quality work from day one and provides excellent opportunities for career progression.

The ideal candidate will have 0-2 years’ experience in corporate work at either a city or leading regional practice. Candidates should be commercially focussed and pragmatic in their approach. The ability to work as part of a team and deliver excellent client service is also essential.

This is a fantastic role for an ambitious lawyer looking for long-term progression opportunities.

Private Client – Associate/Senior Associate/Partner – Bournemouth/Poole

We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our busy and successful Private Client team in Bournemouth/Poole. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge and experience in all areas of private client law including wills, administration of estates and trusts.

The ideal candidate will be required to take an active role in marketing and business development and should be able to demonstrate confidence in generating work.  This will be an exciting opportunity for a lawyer looking for their next challenge. The ability to work as part of a team and deliver excellent client service is essential to this role.

If you are looking for a new challenge and you think you have the necessary skills and experience, then please visit www.trethowans.com/vacancies to apply

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