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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

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 

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 - Telesales team

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

Job Role:-

  • Answering inbound calls from prospective clients.
  • Preparation of quotes and new client documentation to include attaching documents, printing and filing of incoming and outgoing emails. 
  • 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.
  • Telesales experience desirable. 
  • Previous experience with a legal firm or an estate agent is an advantage.

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.

Paralegal - Personal Injury

We are currently seeking an experienced Paralegal to join our busy Personal injury department.
The ideal candidate will have experience in using the Rapid Claims Portal for RTA, EL and PL claims.
General requirements will include:
                                                                                                                                            
•    organised
•    efficient 
•    a multi-tasker
•    self-motivated
•    confident
•    conscientious
•    team player
•    an excellent communicator
•    flexible
•    good attention to detail
•    ability to work under pressure

Main duties to include:

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

Agent Cashier/Receptionist

Do you strive to deliver first class customer service at all times? Can you exceed customer expectations? Do you have experience in customer service / reception?

We have a position for a customer services assistant / receptionist in our busy Caerphilly office working in our Monmouthshire Building Society Agency.

The role will require the applicant to meet and greet customers, and assist with account enquiries, payments and deposits and other customer related financial matters.

A comprehensive knowledge of Monmouthshire Building Society products will also be required.

Full training and support will be provided.

The successful applicant should be professional, confident, personable, well organised as well as being IT literate and good with figures.

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.

IT Assistant / IT Trainee

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

We are looking for an IT Assistant / IT Trainee to join our busy IT team which comprises of an IT Manager and a Developer Manager. Experience not always necessary as full training will be provided but a willingness to learn is a must.

The department

The IT department is responsible for supporting and maintaining the company’s IT systems and for providing efficient desktop support to all business users. The department is responsible for resolving any IT-related faults quickly and efficiently.

The position

This role reports directly to the IT Manager and Developer Manager

Duties/areas of responsibility

  • Setting up new starters in Visual Files
  • Documenting processes as instructed by the Developer Manager
  • General admin tasks in Visual Files
  • Basic administration of the Visual Files system
  • Setting up new PC’s
  • Ordering PC stock and general IT supplies
  • General leavers admin tasks as per leavers process
  • Logging printer support calls for broken printers and ordering stock for all branches
  • Desk moves
  • Travel to other sites when required
  • Any other tasks as instructed by the IT Manager and Developer Manager

Requirements

  • Full UK driving licence desirable
  • Grade A-C in Maths and English
  • IT experience desirable but full training would be provided 

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