Careers

Jobs at Berry & Lamberts Solicitors

Berry & Lamberts Solicitors has a rich business history dating back over 270 years, providing friendly, professional legal services across a range of legal practice areas including: Private Client, Property, Commercial & Dispute Resolution and Family Law.

We respect and reward hard work as part of our team. We credit our staff with independent thinking with the support of their team and the wider firm. We offer competitive salaries in line with experience, a generous benefits package and a friendly and happy working environment.

Whether a Solicitor, Partner, Manager, Support Staff or Paralegal, everyone’s contribution is valued and rewarded.

Vacancies
Solicitor – Public Law Care

A role has arisen for a Public Law Care Solicitor to join the Child Care department in our friendly, motivated, and forward-thinking firm. You must have experience of conducting public law litigation and of undertaking your own advocacy.

On offer is a competitive salary in line with your experience, a company bonus scheme and the potential for flexible and hybrid working.

The Candidate

  • Experienced Child Care Solicitor - minimum 3 to 5 years' PQE
  • Children Panel Accredited Solicitor – desirable, but not essential
  • Be able to demonstrate high quality client care skills
  • The ability to be well organised and conscientious of Court deadlines is essential
  • Knowledge of Legal Aid and LAA applications desirable
  • Manage a caseload of, primarily parents and other family members in public children cases
  • Be able to undertake own advocacy where possible
  • Commercially astute and technically strong
  • Practical skills in communication, organisation and client relations
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a strong and supportive team
  • Relationship management
  • An understanding and willingness to embrace the firm's values

Company Benefits

  • 25 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Birthday off
  • 5 p.m. finish on Fridays
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Bonus Scheme (discretionary)
  • Hybrid Working
  • Private Health Care
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working requests (subject to business needs)
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Local shop discount card (currently TN card)
  • Social Events
  • Charity Events

Hours of work – Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.30pm, Friday, 9am to 5pm

How to apply?

Please submit your CV for consideration to Office Manager, Mandy Kettle at mkettle@berryandlamberts.co.uk

Support Staff Opportunities

From time to time, vacancies come up for permanent support staff across our various legal departments where we require the following skills and attributes:

  • Proficient in using Word and Excel
  • Able to learn new systems quickly
  • Accurate digital audio and letter typing
  • Excellent telephone manner and client liaison skills
  • Filing, photocopying and opening/closing client files in a timely manner
  • Ability to use initiative and work proactively
  • Highly organised with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of managing a busy workload and prioritising in a fast-paced environment but at the same time working accurately and with excellent attention to detail
  • A team player who is also capable of being proactive and ‘getting on’ with it
  • Committed to providing first-class customer service

If you are interested in support staff opportunities, please send a cover letter and CV to Mandy Kettle, Office Manager at Berry & Lamberts Solicitors, 11 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1JA or email: mkettle@berryandlamberts.co.uk

No agencies please – you are great at what you do but we will get in touch if we need you.

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