Berry & Lamberts Solicitors has a rich business history dating back over 260 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.
Whether a Solicitor, Partner, Administrator or Paralegal, everyone’s contribution is valued.
We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious solicitor to join our Dispute Resolution team and to take the lead in growing our litigation work under Partner supervision.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following areas:
1. Property Litigation (Commercial and Residential) including:
2. Contentious Probate Claims
3. Employment Disputes (both Applicant and Respondent)
4. Contractual Disputes
5. Commercial Disputes
The role will suit someone with drive, energy and a desire to take the initiative in business development and bringing new work to the firm as well as building on existing clients and relationships. The successful candidate will therefore have to demonstrate a track record of working with referrers and developing relationships with existing clients.
Skills and Attributes
Senior Associate level, with 5 years PQE
Based in Tunbridge Wells/Sevenoaks but remote working at the moment
Salary negotiable, depending on experience
Please submit your CV and cover letter to email@example.com including your availability and any notice periods you may subject to.
We are delighted to offer a training contract to aspiring solicitors looking to further their legal career. Some of our current Associates and Partners started out as a Berry & Lamberts’ Trainee Solicitor, including our Managing Partner, so we completely understand the importance of a good training contract.
Your first step towards a legal career is crucial so the training contract at Berry & Lamberts seeks to provide a broad understanding of the different legal practice areas, direct work experience within at least three legal departments and a broad commercial understanding of the business. Armed with this exposure and experience you will then be equipped to decide which legal area to specialise in. We will aim to create an experience which plays to your strengths and targets your personal and professional aspirations and development so that you progress your career in the direction you would like to go.
We want to give you early exposure to quality legal work and the encouragement to build client relationships. If you are hungry to learn, are collaborative, proactive and willing to use your legal knowledge and initiative, your efforts will be rewarded and you will find the work stimulating and satisfying.
We welcome applications from candidates who will demonstrate their commitment to developing outstanding technical legal skills and engaging in the firm’s culture of collaborating with clients and colleagues to help them achieve the results they seek. In return we offer a friendly and supportive environment where candidates have fantastic opportunities to develop and progress their career.
Training Contract Start Date: September 2021
Locations: Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks & Paddock Wood
Number of training contracts available: One
Closing date for Training Contract Applications: 30 April 2021
If you are interested in applying for the position of Trainee Solicitor, please send a cover letter and CV to Mandy Kettle, Office Manager, Berry & Lamberts Solicitors, 11 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JA or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Paralegal vacancies are advertised separately.
From time to time, vacancies come up for permanent support staff across our various legal departments where we require the following skills and attributes:
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: email@example.com
No agencies please – you are great at what you do but we will get in touch if we need you.