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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. 
 

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.

 

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 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.

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.

Commercial Property Legal Assistant

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

We are looking to recruit a Commercial Property Legal Assistant to work within our Swansea office based at SA1. Your role will be to directly assist a Partner who deals with a varied and complex property caseload, which will include both commercial and residential conveyancing matters. 

You should ideally have experience of the conveyancing process, and be an extremely organised person who can deal confidently with clients and other professionals.  

Ideally, we would like the successful applicant to take up the post as soon as possible.

Legal Assistant to Branch Manager/Partner - Caerphilly Office

​Duties Include:

  • Preparation of all documentation, correspondence, attendance notes, pleadings etc from audio (tape) dictation
  • Pulling of post together and marrying correspondence with files
  • Running fee earner and court diaries
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries and advising fee earner, preparing attendance notes
  • Preparing petty cash returns to accounts and dealing with petty cash generally
  • Liaising with accounts, paying in cheques received from clients into accounts; taking card details from clients and forwarding to accounts
  • Liaising with clients, other solicitors, Counsel's clerks and the Court
  • Monthly preparation of private client fee notes
  • Liaison  with  Costs  Draughtsman  in  relation  to  file  billing  when  matter completed.
  • Chasing clients for outstanding fees
  • Opening, closing and archiving of files
  • All other duties required by fee earner

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Family Law
  • Audio typing speed of at least 65wpm
  • Ability to use spreadsheets
  • Familiarity with Laserforms and Practice Manager
  • Familiarity with Legal Aid

Commercial Property Solicitor

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.
 

Compliance Officer

We are looking for an experienced Compliance Officer to develop and implement an effective legal compliance program for the firm.

Job title: Compliance Officer

Location: Central Cardiff

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Contract: Permanent

 

Requirements:

  • You will be between 2-5 years’ PQE or have relevant experience in a compliance role
  • Candidates with significantly more experience from other fields would be considered
  • You must be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and technical expertise in risk management and our industry standard
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls (e.g. Anti-Money Laundering, or AML)
  • You will have a drive to succeed and provide excellent client service
  • You will be a go getter and have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • You will possess strong commercial awareness as well as strong integrity and professional ethics
  • You should be a reliable professional who is not afraid to speak their mind and stand by their decisions

Job role:

  • Your goal will be to ensure we operate in a legal and ethical manner while meeting our business objectives
  • Develop and implement an effective legal compliance program
  • Create sound internal controls and monitor adherence to them
  • Ensuring maintenance of all records and registers as required by the SRA
  • Communicating with the SRA as required
  • Collaborate with external auditors and HR when needed
  • Responding to day to day queries from the firm’s fee earners
  • Educate and train employees on regulations and industry practices
  • Collaborate with other departments to create a culture of compliance.

No agencies please

Legal Secretary including Audio Typing – Conveyancing Department Bridgend

To support a Partner 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 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.

Family Solicitor

Howells is one of Wales’ fastest growing modern law firms with a fresh and forward thinking approach.

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.

We are now looking for a Family Solicitor to join our busy Family and Matrimonial team in our Cardiff city centre office.

 

Job title: Family Solicitor

Location: Central Cardiff

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Contract: Permanent

 

Requirements:

  • You must be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive
  • You will be between 2-5 years’ PQE
  • Candidates with significantly more experience would be considered
  • You must be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and technical expertise in dealing with complex family law caseloads, including but not limited to divorce, legal aid, finance, cohabitation and children matters
  • You will have a drive to succeed and provide excellent client service
  • You will be a go getter and have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • You will possess strong commercial awareness

In return you will work in a well-established and dedicated team whilst maintaining autonomy. At Howells we pride ourselves on offering staff a good work life balance and excellent career prospects.

Job role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated candidate to work in a true generalist Family role. You will be given the opportunity to work a varied caseload and expand your client base through networking.

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

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.

No agencies please. Unsolicitored agency CVs will not be accepted.


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