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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 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 

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

Family Solicitor/Legal Executive: Family Department: Cardiff

We are a multi award winning firm with offices throughout the South Wales region who are looking to recruit an ambitious, diligent, and tenacious assistant solicitor or legal executive to join our thriving Matrimonial Department at its head office in Cardiff.

The desired candidate will be 1 – 5 years PQE and will have trained and gained valuable experience working as a Family Law solicitor within a regional or national based firm already and therefore will be able to hit the ground running. Notwithstanding this, the desired candidate will be working as part of a team of established and experienced lawyers and therefore, help, guidance and support will always be on hand. 

The role will involve the successful candidate handling an already established but mixed caseload of private and publicly funded work to include divorce, financial relief, private and public law children matters and injunctions. 

The desired candidate will also be expected to participate in the firms marketing strategies and ongoing business development to help the department grow and meet its objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide clear and comprehensive advice to clients;
  • To ensure that the conduct of client files is in accordance with all internal, professional conduct and accounts rules and obligations;
  • To respond to all client and third party communications promptly and to progress the matter to conclusion within a reasonable time scale;
  • To keep abreast of all legal developments in the fee earner’s area of practice (to include continuing professional development) and defer to expert third party advice, where appropriate;
  • To ensure that paper and electronic files are up to date and accurate.
  • To ensure that all client files, trial bundles and other documents are well organised and displayed, and comply with all internal and external procedures and requirements.
  • To prioritise work to meet deadlines agreed with the client or any other party involved with the matter.
  • To maintain accurate billing records by recording time appropriately and to promptly and regularly bill clients for work conducted. .
  • To meet time recording, billing and other performance targets. 

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 

Conveyancing Assistant - Talbot Green 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 

 

Legal Cashier Role - Cardiff Office

Legal Cashier Role

  • Volume completion pack checking
  • Processing payments ( Chaps & Cheques)
  • Entering bills on ledgers
  • Dealing with accounts queries
  • Client to Office transfers
  • Filing
  • Reconciliations for Client Account
  • Dealing with staff expenses via petty cash
  • Maintenance and posting of Direct Debits & Standing Orders
  • Dealing with the Bank
  • Covering other assistants
  • Matching and Processing receipts
  • Ad-hoc work for Accounts Manager

Candidate Profile Role

  • Experience of working as a Legal Cashier, covering both client and office cashiering in a Law firm
  • Experience using a practice management system, e.g Practice Manager/Elite
  • Up to date knowledge of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules

Legal Assistant: Employment Department

Do you have a personable manner, possess good organisation skills and want to be intrinsically involved in expansion of a new and exciting department at Howells Solicitors?

Are you a self-motivator, calm under pressure and capable of thinking on your feet?

Essential characteristics:                                                                                                                                               

  • organised
  • efficient 
  • a multi-tasker
  • self-motivated
  • confident
  • conscientious
  • team player
  • an excellent communicator
  • flexible
  • good attention to detail

Desirable characteristics:

  • knowledge of legal terminology / documentation and procedures of Employment Law

 

You will support the Employment team in all aspects of its work, including the opportunity to choose new initiatives that excite you.

Main Duties:

A good level of competence and skill is needed in the following areas:

  • liaising with clients directly via telephone and email
  • managing fee earners’ electronic diaries
  • dealing with new client enquiries
  • preparing correspondence
  • assisting with document preparation
  • maintaining marketing and other databases
  • managing files
  • complying with office procedures
  • dictation typing
  • general administrative assistance to the team, including photocopying 

Marketing Assistant

​Howells Solicitors are seeking an ambitious individual to join our Marketing Department 

Job Role:-

  • Preparation of quotes and new client documentation to include attaching documents, printing and filing of incoming and outgoing emails.  
  • Acting as the first point of contact for new clients.
  • Building a rapport with new and existing clients.
  • Following up on sent quotes and tracking client instructions.
  • Answering initial enquiries from clients via telephone and emails.
  • Liaising with members of staff, clients, solicitors and estate agents in a timely, professional and courteous manner.
  • Managing daily e-mails sent to the main company inbox.
  • Typing and amending letters, faxes and documents.
  • Offering assistance to others in the department as required.
  • Provide reception cover as required.
  • Printing and preparing relevant marketing material when necessary.

Experience and Skills

  • Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook knowledge is required.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • A flexible approach and can-do willing attitude.
  • Ability to deal with people at all levels.
  • Excellent telephone manner.
  • Track record of sales experience.
  • Previous experience with a legal firm or an estate agent is an advantage.

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