Company Commercial Solicitor – Bedford

We are currently investing in and expanding our Commercial team across our offices to reflect both our current workload requirements, but also the firm’s regional ambitions for the future. We are looking at for a Solicitor with 1 to 3 years PQE to be based in our Bedford office, who is committed to the vision that we have for servicing clients and their own personal development in a supportive environment.

To find out more about the role, please download our job specification.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Residential Conveyancer – Cambridge

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. This role is based in the heart of the vibrant city of Cambridge, walking distance from the train station, with free on-site car parking.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to both staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural law.

Job description and required skills

An opportunity has arisen within our Residential Conveyancing department, for a Conveyancer in Cambridge.

Residential Property Solicitors, Legal Executives or Licenced Conveyancers with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Residential Conveyancing are welcome to apply.

As you’d expect for a role of this nature, good IT and administrative skills and the ability to work as part of a busy, friendly team are essential for this role. You will be commercially astute with a good understanding of targets and how they impact on the firm. Daily tasks include those you will be accustomed to from your experience: managing a busy workload, adhering to industry regulations, working to strict deadlines and delivering excellent client service.

In addition to daily caseload responsibilities, you will also be required to work with the partners to develop the Residential Property department.

In return, we offer a career with a competitive salary as well as a range of other benefits which include a bonus scheme, 34 days holiday, income protection, cash plan and life assurance.

Seniority level

  • Mid-level

Industry

  • Legal services
  • Legal practice
  • Conveyancing

Employment type

  • Full-time, permanent

To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter detailing your experience to our HR Manager, Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk.

Work Experience

Woodfines Solicitors offers work experience placements across its offices in Bedford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge during July, August and September each year.

“I would like to thank you very much for arranging the work experience for me. I found it very, very useful and really enjoyed it as well. I appreciate the time you took out to talk to me and I have learnt a lot from you and the other members of the department in my time there. You all made me feel very welcome and comfortable and it was a pleasure working with you all.”

Placements are usually for one week at a time but spaces are extremely limited. As a result, we will generally give preference to applications from individuals who are currently in their second or third year at University.

We also consider applications from sixth form students, offering a maximum of two days experience at the firm.

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Training Contracts

At Woodfines, we believe in giving our trainee solicitors the flexibility and autonomy to work directly with clients on live matters as soon as possible. This provides a real-life, hands-on experience from, often, an early point in your training career.

Trainees also benefit from a formal mentoring system with a Partner throughout their training. We welcome applications from bright, enthusiastic and committed individuals wanting to work in our offices.

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