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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.

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.

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.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant (full or part time)

Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a diligent candidate in our Human Resources department at our Cardiff head office. The selected candidate will work alongside the Firm’s current HR Assistant and closely with the Directors to assist in the co-ordination and administration of the firm’s HR requirements. The role will also entail work with other companies who instruct our Employment Law team to oversee the management of their HR function.

Responsibilities

The duties of the role entail the following:

•           Assisting with the various aspects of the recruitment process, including:

•           Generating and posting job descriptions;

•           Issuing interview invitations to candidates;

•           Obtaining and verifying references for candidates;

•           Informing candidates of the outcomes of their applications; and,

•           Preparing and administering pre-employment documentation for new staff members.

•           Attending to the administrative work involved in updating and maintaining employee records.

•           Responding to both internal and external enquiries as necessary.

•           Assisting with disciplinary procedures.

•           Dealing with staff enquiries that do not require the attention of the Directors.

•           Engaging with other departments to ensure the efficient co-ordination of HR matters, such as start dates, desks and induction procedures for new starters.

•           Assist with the development of staff training programmes as required.

•           Other reasonable ad hoc activities relevant to the role as may be required 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 the key components of HR management:

•           Recruitment and Retention;

•           Transformation and Planning for Change;

•           Learning and Development;

•           Productivity and Rewards;

•           Equality and Diversity;

•           Sickness, Absence and Parental Leave; and,

•           Employee Appraisals.

•           Efficient organisational skills.

•           An understanding of the need for confidentiality in the field.

•           A familiarity with employment law.

•           Competency in the use of IT, especially the Microsoft Office suite and Outlook.

•           Associate Membership, Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or currently working towards qualification.


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