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Residential Property Fee Earner – Full time – Parkstone

We are now looking for Full-time Residential Property Fee Earner to be based in the Residential Land Department at our Parkstone office.

This role will suit either:

  • A qualified or unqualified fee earner up to 3 years PQE
  • A highly skilled Paralegal who is able to carry their own caseload under supervision.

The role will involve managing a full caseload from instruction to post-completion. The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of residential new build and Housing Association transactions. 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.

Commercial Solicitor (+5 years PQE) – 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.

The position offers a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a variety of company/ commercial work with the delivery of a wide range of services to clients in the local area, as well as nationally and internationally.  A willingness to travel is required (expenses paid).

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

No agencies, please.

Fee Earner/ Paralegal (Commercial Land) – Full or part-time – Poole

We currently have a requirement for a Commercial Property Fee Earner/Paralegal to be based in the Commercial Land Department at our Poole (Tower Park) office.  Full time or part time considered.

This role will suit one of the following:

  • A qualified or unqualified property fee earner with Commercial Property experience who is able to run their own caseload.
  • A qualified or unqualified property fee earner with Residential Property experience of running their own caseload who is willing and able to learn and practice Commercial Property.
  • A highly competent Paralegal with a good knowledge of Commercial Property transactions who is able to time record and draft documentation and assist Fee Earners in proactively moving matters forward.

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 – Crewkerne

We currently have a full time requirement for a Private Client Lawyer to be based at the Crewkerne office.

This position will suit either a Newly Qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with a minimum of two years’ experience within general private client work. STEP and/or SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) desirable. 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.

Support Roles

Legal Secretary – Litigation – Poole

We are now looking for Full Time, Legal Secretary to be based in the Litigation Department at our Poole office.

This role would ideally suit a skilled legal litigation secretary from private practice.  Candidates should have an accurate audio typing speed of 60wpm+.

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.

Legal Secretary – Land – Bournemouth

We are seeking a Full time, skilled Legal Secretary to be based in the Land Department at our Southbourne office.  The role will be to provide secretarial support to Partners and Lawyers within the Land Department.

This role will suit a skilled legal secretary with previous experience in land law and good overall secretarial knowledge of conveyancing procedures from instruction to post completion.

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 time (part time considered) – Crewkerne

We are looking for a Full Time (Part Time considered min 28 hours including Fridays) Paralegal to be based in the Family Department at our Crewkerne office.

This role would ideally suit a candidate who would like a career in Family Law with aspirations to work at fee earning level later on.  May suit either; a law graduate or CILEX with at least 6 months Family law experience, or a highly experienced Family Paralegal with a wide breadth of experience.  You will be a team player.   Whilst fee earning experience is not a pre-requisite, you will be able to actively progress files (within the boundaries of the role) during the absence of the Fee Earner. 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.

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

We currently have a requirement for a full time Office Admin Assistant (Apprentice) to join the Land Department within our Dorchester office.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop Administrative skills in a highly professional environment.   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 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.

For further information and to apply, please go to: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-228852

Admin Apprentice (Human Resources) – (1 Year Fixed Term Contract) – Wareham

We currently have a requirement for a full time Office Admin Assistant (Apprentice) to be based within the Human Resources Department at our Wareham office on a 1 year fixed term Apprenticeship.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion to work in HR to gain and develop the relevant admin skills within a highly professional environment, in order to progress in their career.  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.

Quality & Compliance Coordinator – Full time – Wareham based (travel required)

We currently have a full time requirement for a Quality & Compliance Coordinator to be based at our Wareham office, but to cover all offices.  The role will involve initiating, planning, implementing and monitoring quality and compliance within the firm, in line with various governing bodies including the SRA, CQS and DBS.

To be considered, you must have a Quality & Compliance background and/or possess current knowledge of the workings of a private legal practice from an overarching, firm wide administrative perspective.  A good understanding of Anti-Money Laundering regulations and the ISO 9001 Certified Quality System would be desirable.  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.

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

We currently have a requirement for a full time Office Admin Assistant (Apprentice) to be based within the Commercial Department at our Poole (Tower Park) office on a 1 year fixed term Apprenticeship.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop Administrative skills in a highly professional environment.   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 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.

For further details and to apply, please go to: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-201985

No agencies please.

Commercial Land Paralegal – Full time – Dorchester

We currently have a full time requirement for a Paralegal to be based in the Commercial Land Department at our Dorchester office.

This role would suit candidates who have previous experience of commercial land law that has been gained at support level.  Applicants should have an in depth procedural knowledge of end to end commercial conveyancing work from enquiry to post completion, in order to give a high level of assistance to the Land Partners and other lawyers. Working knowledge of residential land law is also desirable.

The role is varied and fast moving and will involve proactively assisting in moving cases forward. 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.