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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.

Residential Conveyancer – Full Time – Dorchester

We currently have a full time requirement for a Residential Conveyancer at our Dorchester office.  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 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.

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 or Trainee Legal Secretary (Private Client) – Full time – Dorchester

We currently have a full time requirement for either a Skilled Secretary or Trainee Legal Secretary to support the Lawyers in our Private Client team at the Dorchester office.

This role may suit:

  • A secretary or administrator with fast and accurate typing skills, and at least 12 months’ experience within some elements of private client work, gained in an admin or secretarial capacity.
  • A fully skilled legal secretary with extensive general private client secretarial knowledge, that ideally includes some experience of providing support to lawyers on Tax and Trust matters.

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

No agencies please.

Legal Secretary or Trainee Legal Secretary (Commercial) – Full time – Poole

We currently have a full time requirement for either a Trainee Secretary or Secretary at our Poole (Tower Park) office.  This role is a fantastic opportunity to work for a Partner and on occasion to assist other lawyers. Fast and accurate keyboard/typing skills required.

This role may suit:

  • A secretary or administrator with fast and accurate keyboard skills, with at least 6 months’ experience in a professional organisation, who would like to train in a legal environment.
  • A skilled secretary from a Professional Services background who possesses fast and accurate audio typing skills.

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

No agencies please.

Admin Apprentice – Full time (1 Year Fixed Term Contract) – Crewkerne

We currently have a requirement for a full time Office Admin Apprentice in our Crewkerne office on a 1 year fixed term Apprenticeship.

This is fantastic opportunity to learn and develop administrative skills in a highly professional environment, and the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Admin Level 2 qualification via an appropriate training provider sourced by the Firm. This may involve attending college regularly or occasionally and attending the office at all other times.

Candidates should be aware that the role will involve a degree of light lifting and carrying (i.e. files) and regular use of stairs. There may also be daily shopping and postal duties that will involve leaving the office for short periods of time as needed. The main duties are set out in the job description.

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

No agencies please.

Family 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.