The Company
Established in 1948 and based in Winton, Bournemouth, we are an experienced team of legal experts, who are committed to providing a professional yet friendly service, in a cost effective way. The firm currently comprises two partners and four other lawyers together with three paralegals who are committed to achieving a result that meets clients expectations. With a dedicated team specialising in separate areas of law, they are able to provide advice and assistance, ensuring clients receive the highest level of professionalism. They are expanding and are looking to recruit an experienced Property Solicitor to head up their team in this exciting new role.

The Role
The ideal candidate will have 5 years PQE and have significant residential property experience. The current team handle a wide range of conveyancing issues, including buying and selling of freehold and leasehold properties as well as lease extensions, transfers of equity and development work. You must have experience of handling the legal aspects of the residential conveyancing process from start to finish whether its freehold or leasehold properties. You will have some commercial property experience also.

Essential Requirements:
Solid knowledge on all property law and related matters
5 years PQE
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritise a demanding caseload
Good organisational skills is a must

Key Skills:
The ability to deal with all aspects of the Conveyancing process
Experience of using a case management system
Excellent communication skills and the ability to use their initiative.

Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, Additional Resources will be acting in your best interest and may contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or GDPR please contact us.

Please submit your CV to Matthew Moore, Senior Partner at


Druitts 2016

Private Client Solicitor

Druitts Solicitors are looking for an experienced Solicitor/Legal Executive to take over an existing caseload in the Private Client Department.  Experience in wills, probate, associated tax matters and powers of attorney is essential.  Knowledge of Court of Protection work and trusts is preferred but not essential. 

Druitts prides itself on excellent client service with a personal touch so relevant technical skills combined with a sympathetic manner are required.

If you think that you have the necessary experience, and this opportunity could be of interest to you, we would be very keen to hear from you.  Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Alison Clifford, Administration Manager, Druitts Solicitors, Borough Chambers, Fir Vale Road, Bournemouth BH1 2JE or by email to


Trethowans Oct 2018 20%

Trethowans is the UK’s fastest growing independent law firm (The Lawyer, 2017) offering a comprehensive range of services for businesses and individual clients. It has more than 200 members of staff, including over 80 lawyers and 40 partners, who act for many international and national household brand names and a variety of individual clients throughout the UK.

Trethowans now operates out of six locations, with permanent offices in Salisbury, Southampton, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester, as well as a serviced office in London.

Due to our continued growth, we are looking to recruit in the following areas:

Residential Property - Solicitor/Legal Executive - Bournemouth

We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join the Residential Property Team based in our Bournemouth office. 

The successful candidate will have 3+ years' experience and will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and technical expertise in dealing with complex residential property conveyancing caseloads. The role involves working closely with colleagues from across the Firm as well as a variety of professionals in other organisations. The ideal candidate will therefore have the ability to adopt a creative, pragmatic and commercial approach.

The ideal candidate will have a following and the more developed it is the better. Candidates will be required to take an active role in marketing and business development and should be able to demonstrate success in generating, growing and retaining work.

Corporate – Associate - Bournemouth

We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join the Corporate Team based in our Bournemouth office. 

The Firm’s existing Corporate Team is a large and established Team based in our Southampton office but there is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer looking for their next challenge to help build a Corporate Team in this location.

Our existing team offers extensive expertise in all areas of corporate work, advising clients on a local, regional and national basis, including several household brand names. 

The ideal candidate will have gained experience in corporate work at either a local leading regional practice or from a city firm looking for a new challenge on the South Coast. The successful candidate should have a following or have the ability to generate work and take an active role in marketing and business development in order to expand and develop this area of work in the Bournemouth office.

Commercial - Associate/Partner – Bournemouth

We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our successful Commercial Team based in our Bournemouth office. 

The Firm’s existing team is a large and established team based in our Southampton office but there is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer looking for their next challenge to help build a team in this location.

Our existing team offers strength across all areas of commercial work and advise clients on a local, regional and national basis, including several household brand names. 

The ideal candidate will have gained experience in commercial contracts work at either a city or leading regional practice. Candidates should have a following or be able to demonstrate the ability to generate work and take an active role in marketing and business development in order to expand and develop this area of work in the Bournemouth office.

Employment & Immigration - Associate/Partner – Bournemouth

As part of our plans for growth, we are looking for an experienced employment lawyer to join our successful Employment Team based in our Bournemouth office.

The Firm’s existing Employment and Immigration Team is an established team working in our Southampton and Salisbury offices. Now there is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer looking for their next challenge to help build a team in this location.

Our existing team offers extensive expertise in employment and immigration work, acting for national and regional employers, including a number of household names. We also act for senior executives and other workers.

The right candidate will help to support the existing team, in 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 Bournemouth office.

If you are looking for a new challenge and you think you have the necessary skills and experience, then please send your CV and covering letter, quoting BDLS advert to .


Lester Aldridge

Solicitor NQ-3 year PQE/Chartered Legal Executive

Employment Team – Bournemouth

Ref: F28/18

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our busy Employment Team working in our Bournemouth office.  You will play a key role in assisting the Partners with a wide range of employment law and HR issues arising in a contentious and non-contentious context.

We offer a positive working environment with an excellent client base.  This role will allow you to develop your career with a prestigious employment practice on the South Coast.

You will have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and be an experienced Employment lawyer, working as either a qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive.  We are looking for someone who shares our commitment, enthusiasm and passion to do the very best for our clients.

Our reputation rests on the expertise of our people who are first class in every respect and if, like us, you are committed to putting clients and colleagues first, we would like to hear from you.  In return, we offer a competitive package, market-led training and personal development

How to Apply

Please apply in confidence by sending your CV and covering letter and by quoting the job reference above to:

Human Resources Team
Lester Aldridge
Russell House
Oxford Road

or email:

Lester Aldridge is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Strictly no agencies please.


HG Walker 2018 10%     

Litigation Solicitor

We are a well-established firm of solicitors with 4 regional offices in Dorset seeking a full time litigation solicitor with a minimum of 3 years PQE to work from our Christchurch office.

The successful applicant should have relevant experience to undertake a wide variety of mainly private client work and have a broad knowledge of dispute resolution and mediation and to include employment, landlord and tenant, personal injury, commercial property, boundary disputes and debt collection.  Our clients are based throughout the region and there will be opportunities to develop client services.

A Higher Rights of Audience qualification is preferred.  Experience is essential for this role.

The salary will be commensurate with experience and  the firm offers many employee benefits in addition.

Please contact: 

Camilla Haymes
HR Administrator
Harold G Walker Solicitors   30 West Borough, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1NF
Tel:  01202 881454 / Fax 01202 841715


Laceys 2018 30%



This is an excellent opportunity to join a Legal 500 firm working primarily in leasehold enfranchisement and extension work.

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

The ideal candidate will have good experience specialising in Lease Extensions and Enfranchisement and have a good track record in Leasehold Reform acting for both Freeholders and Leaseholders, along with excellent client care skills and actively engaging in business development.

Please apply in confidence to:

John Munro, Laceys Solicitors, 5 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5QL 

or by email at


Clarke Rowe

Wanted Conveyancing Solicitor 2yr PQE

Due to expansion we are seeking a solicitor with experience in handling residential and commercial conveyancing transactions. We are a busy and progressive firm looking for a commercially minded person with an ability to work independently. There is potential for partnership/director for the right candidate.

Please forward CV to


Humphries Kirk

Humphries Kirk LLP is one of the leading law firms in the Dorset area, with around 200 staff based across 7 offices, offering a full range of legal services to a local, national and overseas client base.    

We are seeking a full time Qualified Family Lawyer to be based in the Family Department at our Poole office, but who can offer the flexibility to work from our other offices from time to time. 

The role would suit a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with previous experience of running their own caseload of family matters.  Candidates must have good advocacy skills and sound working knowledge of financial matrimonial matters (rather than children work) as well as Property Disputes (Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act).

Whilst 2 years’ PQE is desired, candidates without this who possess the required competencies may be considered.

For the successful applicant a competitive salary and benefits package is provided that includes 33.5 days holiday per year, discretionary bonus, discounted legal fees, contributory pension, training and development and various other perks. 

For details on how to apply and further information including a job specification and job description, please contact or call Human Resources on 01929 552141


Laceys with HLF 2016 10%

Dispute Resolution Lawyer 

An exciting opportunity for a junior Dispute Resolution lawyer to join Laceys’ Legal 500 Dispute Resolution Department. The role is primarily focussed on Employment law and Landlord and Tenant (but also contract disputes) assisting with complex claims and managing an interesting case load too.


The role will include a large amount of business development to help develop existing and source new clients.


Trainees with at least six months’ experience working under a recognised training contract that includes a Dispute Resolution seat; new qualified solicitors or legal executives or lawyers with demonstrable equivalent experience are most suited to the role. However, applicants who consider that they have relevant demonstrable experience are welcome to apply.


Applications are to be made in writing or email to Karen Iveson  with a covering letter and CV. The closing date is 5pm on Friday 7 September 2018.


Preston Redman

Property Litigation Solicitor

We have a unique opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to join us.

The ideal person will have 3- 7 years PQE in property litigation matters and able to demonstrate a high degree of technical competence coupled with confidence in dealing with high net worth clients and the creation and development of relationships with referrers and other professionals.

Will be given the freedom to develop their carreer and client base, while working with our existing highly experienced Litigation team.

Excellent career prospects await the right individual with an attractive salary package and the opportunity to live and work in a delightful area.

Applications, to include full CV, should be made in confidence either by letter marked for the personal attention of John Buchanan or email to  



Company/Commercial Solicitor – Farnfields Solicitors, Warminster or our North Dorset Offices

Farnfields Solicitors have a fantastic opportunity for a Company/Commercial Solicitor to join our successful Commercial & Agricultural Department at either our Warminster or North Dorset offices.

A bit about us

  • We are a well-established and successful law firm with a modern and down to earth approach.
  • Passionate about providing an excellent service to our clients. 
  • Winner of law firm of the year (up to 10 Partners) at the 2018 Dorset Legal Awards.
  • As a Lexcel accredited firm and a member of Lawnet we are committed to career development. 
  • We place importance on being part of the local community.
  • We are friendly, supportive and ambitious.
  • At Farnfields we recognise the importance of family life and can offer a good work life balance.

What is the role?

Due to expansion we have a vacancy for a proficient Company/Commercial Solicitor to join our busy Commercial & Agricultural team; the role could be based in Warminster or in one of our North Dorset offices.  The work will cover a multitude of commercial work from shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, commercial contracts, corporate restructuring, terms and conditions, business transactions and much more. 

Who you are?

The ideal candidate will have some Company/Commercial experience and be an individual who is keen to develop their full skill set in order to reach their potential. 

How to apply:  Email your CV to Helen Hunter, HR Manager, Farnfields:

Closing date for applications:  No fixed closed date at this stage



Jacobs & Reeves 2017 15


Jacobs & Reeves are looking for someone to help oversee the financial management of the business and to assist them to expand and increase their profitability and to manage the financial strategy of the firm going forward.  The role will be hands on with responsibility for the day to day financial operations of the partnership, reporting to and liaising with the partners of the firm in a supportive role, but also providing a realistic voice.

The Finance Manager will be a professional and experienced person, capable of managing a number of tasks as well as leading the Accounts Department.  Below are some of the standard duties that this position will entail.

  • Managing the financial strategy of the firm
  • Managing the day to day financial transactions
  • Maximising profitability by preparing reports and analyses, including the preparation of monthly/quarterly management accounts, producing cashflow forecasts, managing budgets and overseeing cashflow management
  • Putting in place robust financial systems and processes
  • Improving efficiencies and reducing company costs
  • Completing VAT returns
  • Presenting year end accounts
  • Reconciling balance sheets
  • Understanding compliance with the SAR rules
  • Developing relationships with external advisers, ie. the Bank/loan providers

The ideal candidate will be fully qualified (ACA/ACCS/CIMA), will have good commercial acumen and strategic business knowledge, along with good interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade and influence and will be committed, enthusiastic and able to drive the business forward.

Experience in a law firm would be helpful, but it not essential. We will consider a part-time role

Please send CV to

Jacobs & Reeves 2017 15


Jacobs & Reeves are looking to recruit a Legal Cashier to deal with the day to day operations required in the Accounts Department.

Key responsibilities:

  • Billing
  • Payroll using Sage 50
  • Client bank reconciliation
  • Dealing with the purchase ledger
  • Uploading of electronic transfer payments
  • Dealing with credit card/debit card payments
  • VAT reconciliation
  • Legal Help spreadsheet and submissions
  • Direct debits
  • Office bank reconciliation
  • Credit control
  • Ensuring compliance with the SAR rules
  • Dealing with opening of client ledgers on the accounts system

We will consider a part-time role

We offer:

  • A good remuneration package
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Generous holiday allowance – including accrual of extra days for length of service.
  • Attractive salary

Please send CV to

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