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Commercial Solicitor – Full Time – Dorchester & Poole

We currently have a full time requirement for a Commercial Solicitor within the Commercial Department who is willing to work out of both the Dorchester and Poole offices.

The position will involve working within a busy team of lawyers and support staff, on a range of company /commercial work, which may include: company and business sales and purchases, contract drafting and negotiation (covering all types of contracts including Terms & Conditions of Sale/ Purchase; Supply/ Distribution/ Agency /Franchise agreements etc), private equity/ investment documentation and other corporate finance related transactions.

This role will suit a Solicitor with 5+ years PQE, who has proven experience of corporate transactions work and a willingness to further develop their skills within company/commercial law.

For details on how to apply and for a full job description and job specification please email: recruitment@hklaw.eu

No agencies please.

Residential Conveyancer – Full Time – Swanage

We currently have a full time requirement for a Residential Conveyancer at our Swanage office. This role will suit either a 5+ years PQE Solicitor, or a Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer with the equivalent knowledge and experience. The position will involve managing a full caseload from instruction to post-completion. Strong networking skills would be a distinct advantage, and working knowledge of case management systems and digital dictation is preferable.

For details on how to apply and for a full job description and job specification please email: recruitment@hklaw.eu

No agencies please.

Commercial Conveyancer – Full Time – Dorchester

This role will suit a 5+ year’s PQE Solicitor or equivalent level Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer and will involve managing own full caseload from instruction to post completion.

The position will provide a varied workload including landlord and tenant work, commercial property sales, purchases and mortgages, development land acquisitions and options along with small business sales and purchases. A meticulous approach and the ability to prioritise in order to meet tight deadlines is required. The ideal candidate will have, or be able to maintain and build good working relationships with external professionals. Local knowledge desirable.

For details on how to apply and for a full job description and job specification please email: recruitment@hklaw.eu

No agencies please.

Private Client Lawyer – Full Time – Wareham

We are seeking a qualified Lawyer to join the Private Client department in our Wareham office. The role would suit a 2+ years PQE Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with general private client law experience, that has included Wills/LPA’s, Probate, Trusts and related Tax work.  Candidates should have an aptitude for working towards billing targets and the ability to utilise case management and digital dictation software.

For details on how to apply and for a full job description and job specification please email:  recruitment@hklaw.eu

No agencies please.

Residential Conveyancer – Full Time – Wareham

We currently have a full time requirement for a Residential Conveyancer at our Wareham office. This role will suit either a 5+ years PQE Solicitor, or a Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer with the equivalent knowledge and experience. The position will involve managing a full caseload from instruction to post-completion. Strong networking skills would be a distinct advantage, and working knowledge of case management systems and digital dictation is preferable.

For details on how to apply and for a full job description and job specification please email: recruitment@hklaw.eu

No agencies please.

Support Roles

Legal Secretary (Land) – Full Time – Dorchester

We are seeking a highly proficient Legal Secretary to support the Fee Earners within the Land Department (Residential & Commercial) at our Dorchester office. Candidates must possess previous legal secretarial experience within land law, including good overall working knowledge of conveyancing process and procedures. Accurate audio typing skills of over 60wpm are essential, and digital dictation and case management experience are advantageous.

For details on how to apply and for a full job description and job specification please email: recruitment@hklaw.eu

No agencies please.

Paralegal – Full or Part Time – Crewkerne

We currently have a requirement for a Paralegal in the Family Department at our Crewkerne office. Full time preferred but part time (28 hours per week which must include a Friday) may be considered.

The role would suit a law graduate or CILEX qualified individual with at least 6 months family law experience or a highly experienced family paralegal with a wide breadth of experience.

The successful candidate will be required to provide assistance to the lawyers within the family department.

Whilst fee earning experience is not a pre-requisite for this role, the suitable candidate must be able to actively progress files (within the boundaries of the role) during the absence of the fee earner, and therefore it is likely that the candidate will have aspirations of building a career within family law at fee earning level in the long term.

For a job description and job specification and details on how to apply, please email: Recruitment@hklaw.eu

No agencies please.

Private Client Paralegal – Full time – Dorchester

We currently have a full time requirement for a Private Client Paralegal to work at our Dorchester office. This role will be to support lawyers with a broad range of private client work and assist them in progressing their case load.

This role may suit a law graduate with some work experience in private client work that has been undertaken in private practice, or an unqualified/part qualified paralegal who has worked within a support role and who has a good grounding within private client work.

For a job description and job specification and details on how to apply, please email:  Recruitment@hklaw.eu

No agencies please.