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Private Client Paralegal

We are looking for a Paralegal to work as a member of our Private Client team based in our Ashford office to assist our qualified lawyers with their case load. This is a full time role and a great opportunity for someone to be part of a progressive legal company.

Ideally applicants must be able to demonstrate some tax, Will drafting and probate experience, though consideration will be given to those who have studied these subjects at degree/LPC level.

The successful applicant will have good communication skills and excellent attention to detail.

Main responsibilities of the role:

•Assisting with drafting of documents

•Dealing with client enquiries

•Arranging appointments

•General administration tasks

If you would like to apply for this role please forward your CV to Marcus Parsons at Kingsfords, 5-7 Bank Street, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1BZ or email: mwp@kingsfords.net      Kingsfords is an equal opportunities employer.

EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLICITOR

We wish to recruit an experienced commercial property solicitor with 3 – 5 years pqe.

The ideal candidate will have experience in all areas of commercial property work and will have the skills necessary to progress to a level where they will confidently supervise others and head up the department upon the future retirement of the existing post holder.

The position is based in our head office in Ashford which is 5 minutes from Ashford International Station.

Many of our clients have been loyal to us for many years and this is something we value.  With this in mind the ideal candidate will possess the necessary skills to work with our existing clients whilst at the same time take an active role in acquiring new business in this thriving and growing town.

Training will be offered to enhance your knowledge and skills and you will have access to Practical Law and Lexis Nexis and compliance training will be delivered by Riliance.

The remuneration package will include a good starting salary with review after 6 months, a discretionary bonus, 25 days annual leave, free parking together with health insurance after a qualifying period.

Interested applicants should send their CV to Julie Granger, Director and Compliance Officer by email - jxg@kingsfords.net

Kingsfords is an equal opportunities employer.

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Trainee Solicitors at Kingsfords

The closing date for applications for our 2019 Training Contract has now passed.  Details regarding 2020 recruitment will appear in the Spring of 2020.

Becoming a Trainee Solicitor with Kingsfords

Kingsfords has a strong reputation in Kent and the South East, with offices located in Ashford, Hythe and Cranbrook. We recognise Trainee Solicitors are the future of law firms which is why we have developed a training programme. As a firm, we are dedicated to providing our trainee solicitors with a comprehensive and diverse experience of the legal profession. We aim to provide high quality training across a range of specialist areas whilst developing your skills both personally and professionally. For further information you may wish to review our website.

Training Contracts

Recruitment for our intake of trainees who start in 2019 has now closed. Please come back to this page in the Spring 2020 for details of how to apply for the next intake of trainees.

The successful candidate will be recruited in Autumn 2020. Before the training contract commences you will be employed as a paralegal for 6 months. Upon successful completion of that position and undertaking your post paralegal appraisal you will then start your 2 year training contract. During these two years you will be exposed to a variety of work in at least three separate seats within the firm.

Our Training Director will oversee your training programme and Trainee Solicitors will usually spend six months in each seat with a training supervisor. It is hoped you will gain a wide range of experience and develop your professional skills, laying the foundation for a successful future career in law.

Who should apply

A strong academic background is required preferably with a minimum classification of a 2:1 degree, or equivalent.  In addition, you should have strong inter-personal skills coupled with enthusiasm and initiative, be commercially aware and ideally have previous relevant work experience. Candidates must hold a current clean driving license as you may be required to work between offices.  If you do not meet one or more of these requirements but excel if other areas these factors will be considered.

Applications

Covering letters and CVs should be submitted to:

Daniel Crook

Kingfords Solicitors Limited

5/7 Bank Street

Ashford

Kent TN23 1BZ or by email to: dbc@kingsfords.net

Kingsfords is an equal opportunities employer.

 

For more information please call us on  01233 624545