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Legal Jobs in Wales


Would you like to work for Howells?

Howells is one of Wales’ fastest growing law firms and we are always on the lookout for talented and skilled new staff members to join our growing team of professionals.

We believe that our employees are our greatest asset, therefore we pride ourselves in being able to offer a competitive package including training programmes and schemes aimed at helping you to develop your career. Howells legal jobs currently available in South Wales are:

Residential Conveyancing Solicitor/Licensed Conveyancer in Cardiff

Owing to increased workloads, we have vacancies in our residential Conveyancing department. We believe that we have the largest conveyancing team in South Wales and deal with everything from bespoke to more standard Conveyancing. 

You should be a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer with up to 2 years' PQE in Residential and Newbuild Conveyancing and good Client facing skills. You should be capable of working as part of a team and possess the drive to succeed. We have a real strong work flow already planned and constantly have a high number of files opening every week. This is a true testament to the relationships that we have with the local network of agents. 

You will have experience running your own caseload dealing with sales, purchases and remortgage work. Experience on volume conveyancing is not a pre-requisite in this role, but an advantage. 

We are offering an attractive package and there are real career prospects here for the right Candidate. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed with a really well respected firm. The role will be based out of our Cardiff Office. 

If you would like to hear more about this role then please apply by e-mailing elizabethgwilliams@howellslegal.com to apply. 

Conveyancing Assistants – Legal Jobs at our Cardiff and Talbot Green Offices

Howells Solicitors are a fast growing modern practice, fresh and forward thinking. 

We are looking for a Conveyancing Assistant to join our busy teams. You will be working as part of a team and will be responsible for progressing residential conveyancing matters from instruction through to completion. 

You should ideally have experience of the conveyancing process, with volume conveyancing including leasehold transactions. 

You will be have a number of tasks including Liaising with a conveyancing fee earners and members of the conveyancing team, dealing with searches and additional enquiries, preparing contract packs and providing regular updates to clients and introducers.

Please e-mail elizabethgwilliams@howellslegal.com to apply. 

Howells Solicitors are recruiting for a Commercial Property Solicitor

Howells are seeking a commercial property solicitor looking for a new challenge in a busy, dynamic team.  Howells acts for a broad client base from private individuals through to SME and public sector clients. The department deals with all aspects of Commercial Property but with particular emphasis on freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, residential and commercial development and business transfers. You will be able to work closely with the Head of Department and be given the opportunity build upon the expanding department. The firm offers excellent career prospects and the role would therefore suit an ambitious, pro-active and commercially minded lawyer.

 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

If you would like to hear more about this role then please apply by e-mailing elizabethgwilliams@howellslegal.com

Legal Jobs at our Swansea Office

Howells Solicitors are a fast growing modern practice, fresh and forward thinking. 

We are looking for a Conveyancing Assistant to join our busy teams. You will be working as part of a team and will be responsible for progressing residential conveyancing matters from instruction through to completion. 

You should ideally have experience of the conveyancing process, with volume conveyancing including leasehold transactions. 

You will be have a number of tasks including Liaising with a conveyancing fee earners and members of the conveyancing team, dealing with searches and additional enquiries, preparing contract packs and providing regular updates to clients and introducers 

Company Commercial Solicitor

Howells Solicitors are seeking a Company Commercial Solicitor to join their busy Commercial team The role will be covering a varied and interesting caseload of company commercial matters including asset sales and purchases, share sales and purchases, shareholder agreements, partnerships, joint ventures, terms of business, company formation and reconstruction. Your case load will include matters such as; drafting commercial contracts as well as researching and reviewing corporate procedures.

This opportunity offers something slightly different within a busy market as the client base is often local and smaller businesses which enables the successful solicitor to make valued relationships with the clients as well as getting hands of experience on a range of matters as opposed to being focused towards one specialism.

The firm are flexible, are well known for their cohesive environment and have the support in place to allow the successful solicitor to be progressed through with ease.

You must be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive. 
You will have at least 3 years’ PQE.
Candidates with significantly more experience would be considered.
You must have solid experience in company commercial matters.

Applicants with prior experience in business development, networking and marketing would be an advantage. You will be offered an extremely competitive salary with additional benefits commensurate to your level and have the exciting opportunity to become a key figure within the firm.

Legal Secretary including Audio Typing – Private Client Department

To support the Solicitors in the department through the provision of Audio Typing and Secretarial Services to the practice by providing competent and efficient Secretarial duties - previous legal experience necessary.

Key Responsibilities
- Audio Typing to support the Partner and office with the secretarial workload, ensuring that the priorities are met.
- To support in the production of files by using the case management system and by typing dictated work as directed.
- To support in the maintenance of files by effective file management.
- To assist in the management of case-load by dealing with file related queries either face to face or by telephone.
- To ensure that clients are dealt with efficiently and politely and that appropriate legal matters are raised with the relevant fee earner.
- To assist in general office administration and in the locating of files when necessary.
- To transmit correspondence by fax and email and undertake photocopying when necessary.
- To answer internal telephone calls efficiently and politely and take messages, as necessary.
- To ensure that all internal methods, systems, policies and procedures are adhered to.
- To manage own work allocation, productivity and quality of work with minimum supervision.

Legal Assistant – Private Client Department

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated Legal Assistant to join our team. Working closely with one of our Solicitors they will be required to assist in the day to day progression of files, office administration and management of appointments, calls and internal administration. This role will require an ability to speak with clients and other professionals, a high level of organisation and initiative and ability to work on multiple matters. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaising with clients and other professional in a courteous and helpful manner; 
  • Diary management;
  • Preparation of documentation;
  • Record keeping;
  • Arranging internal management meetings;
  • Arranging practical aspects relating to the the drafting of wills, LPA’s, administration of estates and management of client property.

Key skills and experience

  • Committed team player with excellent communication and organisation skills; 
  • Detail-orientated approach to your work and have the ability to work under pressure;
  • Use of initiative;
  • Excellent telephone manner;
  • Effective time management skills;
  • At least 12 months solid experience gained within a reputable wills and estate planning team as a legal assistant or legal secretary;
  • Proven experience of working with a case management system;
  • Good working knowledge of wills, LPAs and trusts;
  • 12 months experience in legal assistant role or comparable role;
  • Some experience with property/probate sale transactions is desirable.

Health and Safety/Facilities Manager (Part Time)

Overview

We have a vacancy for a Health and Safety/Facilities Manager, based at our Cardiff head office.

Responsibilities

The duties of the role entail the following:

  • Ensuring that the firm meets its statutory obligations regarding health and safety.
  • Implementing policies to improve existing health and safety measures within all of the firm’s offices.
  • Ensuring that the firm’s policies are regularly reviewed and adhered to accordingly.
  • Liaise with the firm’s contracted third parties to ensure the sound maintenance of the firm’s buildings and infrastructure.
  • Keep a formal record of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks for our records.
  • Provide regular reports to the Directors and the relevant departments on our health and safety activities.
  • Oversee the development of the firm’s health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.
  • Advise other departments of the health and safety factors that would need to be considered in new endeavours and ensure their compliance with these.
  • Other reasonable ad hoc tasks that might arise in the department from time-to-time.

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, competencies and qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a sound command of both oral and written English.
  • An understanding of an employers’ statutory requirements regarding health and safety practice.
  • Efficient organisational skills.
  • Competency in the use of IT, especially the Microsoft Office suite and Outlook.
  • Qualifications from a recognised awarding body in the Health & Safety management field, such as the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).

Solicitor Employment (NQ – 2yr PQE)

Our Employment team has an exciting new opportunity in our Cardiff office for a recent qualifier to 2 PQE Lawyer. You will have the opportunity to build on existing knowledge and experience within a very busy and yet well supported environment. 

The role will cover all aspects of employment law, dealing with both claimant and respondent cases. Our clients include Not-For-Profit organisations, SME’s, executives and professional sports people.  The role will encompass both contentious and non-contentious areas of employment law from drafting contracts and policies, through to assisting on live Employment Tribunal cases. There is a large amount of face-to-face client interaction and the chance to build key relationships with our clients. 

The candidate:

The successful Employment Lawyer will have a willingness to learn quickly and accurately and to be able to respond to our client’s in a fast paced environment.  You will have conduct of your own case load, as well as assisting with the cases of more senior lawyers in the team. 

Our employment team at Howells is growing steadily and we are looking to recruit the right person to continue our quality of service. The ideal candidate will have a good grounding in Employment Law. This is an ideal opportunity to work, learn and gain experience from a very strong Employment team.

Experience and skills required:

• Previous experience in Employment Law Department

• NQ – 2PQE

• Enthusiastic team player

• Excellent attention to detail

• Strong academics

• An ambition to play a part in achieving success

• Excellent communication skills

• Commitment to delivering a high level of client service (both to internal and external clients)

• The ability to work under time pressures to meet tribunal and client deadlines. 

Legal Assistant - Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Department

We have experienced a rapid expansion in the size of our Personal Injury and Medical Negligence department over the past year. As a result, we are looking for someone to join our friendly and supportive team of legal experts.

The role entails working mainly on Ministry of Justice portal matters, with minimum supervision, from start to settlement. This in addition to dealing with costs issues, billing files and conducting pre-and-post-litigated fast track matters.

There will also be a requirement to assist with medical negligence and multi-track/catastrophic injury cases of maximum severity; to liaise with clients, experts, barristers and colleagues; as well as organising medical records and obtaining, copying and sending them to experts and clients.

Excellent organisational skills, a professional manner and the ability to maintain a good rapport with clients who have been seriously injured is essential.  A good knowledge of medical issues will be a distinct advantage, as will experience of having dealt with Ministry of Justice portal cases from start to finish.

The role will require the person to work alongside the Head of Department and other fee earners in the department, offering reasonable support and assistance to these people as and when required.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a traditional law firm with a corporate outlook and a supportive and friendly team, with opportunities for career progression for the right candidate.

Legal Audio Typist

We have created a new role for an experienced Audio Typist to work in our Cardiff office providing vital support to various departments within the company as we continue to grow and expand.

Working with our solicitors and senior management, the role requires a motivated, organised professional who can self-manage their workload and easily adapt to work with the different departments seamlessly.

Previous experience of working in a busy legal practice is essential as well as excellent word-processing and audio-typing skills.

In return. we are offering an attractive salary commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Conveyancing Assistants - Bridgend Office

Howells Solicitors are a fast growing modern practice, fresh and forward thinking. 

We are looking for a Conveyancing Assistant to join our busy team. You will be working as part of a team and will be responsible for progressing residential conveyancing matters from instruction through to completion. 

You should ideally have experience of the conveyancing process, with volume conveyancing including leasehold transactions. 

You will be have a number of tasks including Liaising with a conveyancing fee earners and members of the conveyancing team, dealing with searches and additional enquiries, preparing contract packs and providing regular updates to clients and introducers.

Conveyancing Assistants - Newport Office

Howells Solicitors are a fast growing modern practice, fresh and forward thinking. 

We are looking for a Conveyancing Assistant to join our busy team. You will be working as part of a team and will be responsible for progressing residential conveyancing matters from instruction through to completion. 

You should ideally have experience of the conveyancing process, with volume conveyancing including leasehold transactions. 

You will be have a number of tasks including Liaising with a conveyancing fee earners and members of the conveyancing team, dealing with searches and additional enquiries, preparing contract packs and providing regular updates to clients and introducers.

Residential Conveyancing Solicitor/Licensed Conveyancer in Bridgend

The multi-award winning conveyancing team in our Bridgend office is expanding. We have created new positions for residential conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers to join our department.

The new positions will offer the successful candidates an ideal opportunity to further their careers and gain experience working with both local and national clients providing bespoke and more standard conveyancing services.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Up to 2 years' PQE in Residential and Newbuild Conveyancing
  • Good client facing skills and telephone manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Management of caseloads dealing with sales, purchases and remortgages

Preferred:

  • Ability to manage high volumes of cases

We are offering an attractive package and there are real career prospects here for the successful candidates. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our company which has for the last couple of years constantly been recognised in the conveyancing industry as one of the best in the UK.


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