A Career in Law – Our Current Vacancies
Interested in a career in law?
Attwells Solicitors’ success has been achieved by assembling talented teams. We encourage personal development and career progression. If you are looking for a career in the legal sector or want to develop your legal career at a vibrant and progressive law firm please view our current vacancies below.
A Career in Law
There are many different career opportunities at Attwells Solicitors. Progression can only be achieved by assembling a talented team, capable of personal development and who strive for a rewarding career and have a positive approach to the future.
Our approach is that if you share our values, we can help you to develop and provide career progression within a relaxed and friendly working environment.
Personal – Becoming a trusted adviser to your clients and caring about your colleagues
Professional – Being an expert in what you do, honest, well-mannered and doing what you say you will do.
Progressive – Learning from feedback, being open to new ideas and celebrating diversity and difference.
Positive – A “can-do” approach, promoting Attwells and enjoying your work.
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Routes into Law
Attwells Solicitors has 6 training contracts available at any time.
Our trainees are expected to have a strong academic background and excellent communication and IT skills.
We pay the SRA minimum salary levels and the Professional Skills Course costs but do not contribute to Legal Practice Course costs.
Experience is available in the following areas of legal practice:-
- Private Client
The extent of the experience that a trainee receives in each discipline will depend upon the office that the trainee works at and the trainee’s preferences. As we are a leading national property firm much of the trainee’s experience will have a property bias.
In our experience, the best way for a trainee to gain the skills of a solicitor is to conduct their own files as a fee earner supported at all times by their training supervisor.
Many of our trainees began their journey with Attwells in another capacity within the firm and where this experience is relevant, our training principal can consider reducing the length of the training contract by this relevant experience up to the maximum of 6 months.
It is our wish, having made a significant investment to retain all of our trainee solicitors provided they have met the grade expected of a Solicitor at Attwells. Attwells sees the Training Contract as part of the journey of professional development that will hopefully end in partnership.
Throughout the Training Contract there will be regular appraisals.
At the end of the Training Contract we will meet with the trainee and discuss their preferred area of practice and seek to find them a position that meets these preferences.
Wanting to join a mid-sized, fast-growing, and progressive law firm?
Do you have a strong academic background, great communication skills, are well-organised, hard-working, and want a Training Contract with an immediate start date?
Attwells Solicitors have Training Contract vacancies NOW!
Training Contract Outline
- Full-time 9-5pm (office based)
- 3 month probation period
- 2-year training contract following probation
- Real Living Wage
- PSC fully funded
- Experience in Conveyancing, Commercial, Litigation, Employment and Private Client
- Tailored training contract
- The expectation of staying on with the firm and clear progression for the future
- Live locally to our Ipswich or Colchester offices
- Experience preferred
- Minimum of Degree 2:2
- Minimum pass of LPC
Do you want to become a Qualified Lawyer at one of the Region’s Leading Property Law Firms?
Are you a great communicator, well-organised, hard-working, and wanting to “Earn While You Learn”?
The Attwells Lawyer Apprenticeship is for you!
The Apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to become a proficient Property Lawyer. You will develop your professional structured qualification alongside full-time employment at Attwells Solicitors. You will be supported on the job with a designated Lawyer committed to your development and a dedicated Academy Tutor to oversee your academic online course.
- Full-time 9-5pm (Office Based)
- Minimum wage
- 1 day a week study (fully funded)
- 12 months to be a proficient Paralegal
- 3 years minimum to be a qualified Lawyer
- Live locally to our Ipswich or Colchester Offices
- A-Levels or equivalent
- 5 GCSEs at Level 4 (C) or above including English and Maths
At Attwells we are always looking for experienced lawyers who want to join a larger organisation and focus upon their clients and cases whilst we take responsibility for the management and compliance of legal practice.
An experienced lawyer in any of these disciplines: Property, Employment, Business, Private Client, and Dispute Resolution who is looking to join a modern, open, relaxed law firm should consider Attwells.
As a consultant, we would expect you to be an expert in your field and work within SRA guidance.
In return for Attwells taking responsibility for the compliance requirements of law firm management and providing professional support, a consultant will have the opportunity to share in generous profit-share arrangements and work alongside like-minded individuals.
We recognise that our support staff make a huge contribution to the delivery of the excellent standard of client care expected at Attwells.
Attwells is a growing and thriving practice and support staff are integral to this growth. With this growth comes opportunities either to manage a department of the firm’s support services or to train as a lawyer.
The management structure at Attwells is welcoming and everyone including the Partners work in a team-orientated way.
An applicant interested in a specific vacancy or just wishing to make a speculative application is very welcome to do so. Any such application will be held in the strictest confidence.