CAREERS

CAREERS

When asked: “What is the best thing about working for Pardoes?” the resounding response from our staff is: “The people”!

Our team is the most important aspect of the business. Without total cohesion and a happy staff base we would not be able to deliver the expert legal advice to our clients with the empathy or care which we do on a daily basis.

Across our three offices in Bridgwater, Taunton and Yeovil our dedicated staff are committed to the same objective: supporting and providing an outstanding service for our local community. To continually be able to provide such a service for our clients we collectively contribute to creative solutions and every voice is heard.

We invite people to join us who share this drive and desire to succeed through providing an exceptional level of personal service for individuals, families and businesses, protecting their interests now and in the future. 

Whether you are looking for a fee earning or a support role, we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

By Phone

If you would like an informal chat about any vacancy, please contact Lorraine Chrystall in full confidence on 01278 457891.

By Email

If you would like to apply for any of the available positions, please send your CV along with a covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the position to hr@pardoes.co.uk.

By Post

Complete and return your CV along with a covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the position to: HR Team, Pardoes Solicitors, The Exchange, Express Park, Bristol Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4RR

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Dispute Resolution Fee Earner - Contentious Probate

Dispute Resolution – Contentious Probate Fee Earner – Full Time in Office or Hybrid - Bridgwater, Taunton or Yeovil Office


An excellent opportunity for an experienced Solicitor/Legal Executive or Paralegal to join an established, busy and expanding team has arisen in the Yeovil Office of our Legal 500 Firm with 3 offices based across Somerset.


You will also have a proven ability to work under your own initiative and continue to develop the business through wider networking and relationship building with new and existing clients. 


You will need to demonstrate excellent communication, networking and client facing skills alongside an enviable experience of dealing with both day to day and complex cases. 


Client and commercial awareness is essential whilst consistently delivering a first class service.


The ideal candidate will have the ability to work alone as required to get the job done as well as in collaboration with other team members.


The successful applicant will also be a vehicle owner and hold a full driving licence as travel to meet with clients and to other offices would be essential to the role.

 

We are looking for a quick start so please apply if you wish to join an expanding and successful team by submitting your CV and covering letter to HR@pardoes.co.uk


Family Team Fee Earner- Private Work

Family Team Fee Earner – Bridgwater/Taunton/Yeovil/Hybrid

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor or Legal Executive in Care and Legal Aid matters within our growing Family Department.  Ideally you will hold a panel membership or be Children Law accredited, or willing to apply for the same to which Pardoes (SWA Ltd) will fully support.  You will be able to supervise more junior members of the team and willing to become a Legal Aid Supervisor within your role.  

This role will see the successful applicant join an expanding team and deal with all types of family related, including legal aid, taking on an existing caseload whilst looking for opportunities to grow the caseload and for personal development, within the company.

If you are looking for future career development and excellent progression prospects, then there is a real opportunity here for the right person. You should have excellent communication, networking, and client-facing skills alongside enviable experience of dealing with childcare and legal aid related matters. In return we offer merit-based progression, in house training programmes to Director level and ongoing support to ensure you reach your full potential. 

THE ROLE:

The Family Department of this modern thinking Legal 500 firm is growing rapidly, bringing exciting opportunities. We would like to hear from candidates with experience of working in busy family teams with a legal aid background, ideally, an experienced supervisor who loves what they do.

The role may require travel to our other offices, as well as Court attendance. Hours of work are between Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm.

 

THE CANDIDATE:


A positive approach and an ability to work alone and as part of a team to get the job done is essential. Applicants who have experience of attracting work, seeking opportunities, and growing a department using marketing and networking are particularly welcome.  

The successful applicants should also be vehicle owners and hold a full driving licence.

We are looking for a quick start so if you wish to join an expanding and successful team please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter to HR@pardoes.co.uk.

 

Residential Conveyancing Fee Earner

Experienced Fee Earner - Residential Conveyancing Department (Yeovil, Taunton or Bridgwater)

We are seeking an experienced fully qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive to join our Residential Conveyancing department in either our Yeovil, Bridgwater or Taunton office.

The Residential Conveyancing department of this modern thinking Legal 500 firm has seen unprecedented growth. We have a regional presence and the reputation of being a great place to work.

You should have excellent communication, networking and client facing skills alongside a track-record of dealing with both day to day and complex cases.

THE ROLE:

You should be self supportive, undertaking some of your own administration but support can be provided as appropriate. It goes without saying client awareness is essential whilst consistently delivering a first class service.

On occasion, the role may require travel to provide cover to our other offices. Hours of work are between Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

THE CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate will have experience in a busy residential fee earning role with an ability to work alone as required to get the job done.

The successful applicant will also be a vehicle owner and hold a full driving licence.

We are looking for a quick start so please apply if you wish to join an expanding and successful team by submitting your CV and covering letter to HR@pardoes.co.uk.

Family Team Fee Earner- Legal Aid

Family Team Fee Earner - Bridgwater, Taunton & Yeovil Hybrid

THE ROLE:

Based in our Bridgwater office, combined with hybrid/home working, you will be required to deal with all aspects of privately funded family work under the supervision of a director including divorce, civil partnerships, cohabitation disputes, financial settlements, TOLATA (advice up to court), cohabitation, pre, post nuptials and separation agreements and child arrangements.  You will also be required to attend and represent clients at court and attend clients at our other offices when necessary.

Working within an experienced and supportive team there are genuine opportunities for career development and progression for the right person.

ABOUT YOU:

It is likely that you are a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive seeking a new challenge in a busy role with great rewards and career development for the right person.  You will require a proactive approach and will be able to demonstrate a positive approach to work whilst maintaining resilience and focus under pressure. As a team player you will have strong communication, organisational and networking skills. You will possess a solid level of legal knowledge to enable you to advise clients with confidence and authority. Together with strong advocacy and client facing skills you will be able to demonstrate an exceptional level of personal service.

ABOUT US:

Pardoes is a dynamic and forward-thinking South West law firm. We pride ourselves on delivering expert legal advice with empathy and care, helping people in our community protect their interests now and in the future.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to HR@pardoes.co.uk

Please note the role requires successful applicants to be a vehicle owner and hold a full driving licence.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

 

Legal Assistant - Purely Probate

Join Our Progressive and Supportive Team!


Position: Legal Assistant - Purely Probate


Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career journey? Purely Probate, a sister company of Pardoes Solicitors, invites applications for the position of Legal Assistant to join our dynamic Private Client team. This role can be based in either the picturesque West Bradley near Glastonbury or vibrant Bridgwater. Join us and be part of a forward-thinking Somerset law firm with a reputation for being a fantastic workplace.


About Us:

Purely Probate specialises in Wills, Probate, and related legal services. As part of our team, you'll contribute to our mission of providing top-notch service while enjoying a modern and friendly work environment.


The Role: 

As a Legal Assistant in our Private Client team, you'll play a pivotal role in supporting our fee earners with administrative tasks. Your responsibilities will include:


Providing exceptional administrative support

Demonstrating excellent organisational and time management skills

Interacting professionally with clients and colleagues

Handling complex matters with ease and efficiency

Utilising technology adeptly


This role may require occasional travel to our various offices across Somerset and parts of Dorset.


Candidate Profile: 

The ideal candidate will embody our values of friendliness, humility, and empathy. We're looking for someone who:

Has a positive attitude and a willingness to learn

Brings experience from an office environment

Can work independently when necessary

Holds a full UK driving license and owns a vehicle


Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. While this is a full-time position, we welcome applications from candidates seeking part-time employment.

If you're ready to embark on an enriching career journey with a supportive team, we encourage you to apply today! Please submit your CV and a cover letter to HR@pardoes.co.uk for consideration. Join us and be part of our expanding and successful team!


Full time salary for this role is between £22,308 and £26,000 depending on experience.


NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Private Client Fee Earner - Purely Probate

Private Client Fee Earner - Purely Probate

Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career journey? Purely Probate, a sister company of
Pardoes Solicitors, invites applications for the position of Legal Executive or Solicitor to join
our dynamic Private Client team. This role can be based in either the picturesque West Bradley
near Glastonbury, or vibrant Bridgwater. Join us and be part of a forward-thinking Somerset
law firm with a reputation for being a fantastic workplace.

About Us:
Purely Probate specialises in Wills, Probate, and related legal services. As part of our team,
you'll contribute to our mission of providing top-notch service while enjoying a modern and
friendly work environment.

The Role:
As a Legal Executive or Solicitor in our Private Client team, you'll manage a mixed caseload
that includes Wills, Probate, and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Your responsibilities will include:
• Demonstrating excellent organisational and time management skills
• Interacting professionally with clients and colleagues
• Handling complex matters with ease and efficiency
• Utilising technology adeptly

The Candidate:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, networking
and client facing skills alongside an enviable experience of dealing with both day to day and
complex cases including Wills and LPAs, both taxable and non-taxable Estates. Experience
in trust matters, and Court of Protection matters would also be beneficial but is not essential.
It would be advantageous if applicants were accredited with Solicitors for the Elderly or
members of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners). The firm would support training
at regular intervals to keep abreast of private client developments.
You will be self supportive, undertaking the majority of your own administration with some
support provided locally or remotely as appropriate. It goes without saying client awareness
is essential whilst consistently delivering a first-class service.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a busy Private Client fee earning role with an
ability to work autonomously as required to get the job done. Applicants who have practice of
participating in the development of a department and using marketing and networking to
achieve this are also desirable.

This role may require occasional travel to our various offices across Somerset and parts of
Dorset, therefore the successful applicant will also be a vehicle owner and hold a full driving
licence.

Please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter to HR@pardoes.co.uk.

Private Client Fee Earner - Yeovil

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Executive or Solicitor with demonstrable and enviable experience, to establish an excellent future career in a growing Somerset law firm with a regional presence and the reputation of being a great place to work.  

The successful candidate will have a proven ability to work under their own initiative and develop the business through wider networking and relationship building with new and existing clients.

You will also demonstrate excellent communication, networking and client facing skills alongside an enviable experience of dealing with both day to day and complex cases including Wills and LPAs, both taxable and non-taxable Estates. 

It would be advantageous if applicants were accredited with Solicitors for the Elderly or members of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners). The firm would support training at regular intervals to keep abreast of private client developments.  

You will be self supportive, undertaking the majority of your own administration with some support provided locally or remotely as appropriate.  It goes without saying client awareness is essential whilst consistently delivering a first-class service.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a busy Private Client fee earning role with an ability to work alone as required to get the job done.  Applicants who have practice of participating in the development of a department and using marketing and networking to achieve this are also desirable.

The successful applicant will also be a vehicle owner and hold a full driving licence.

Please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter to HR@pardoes.co.uk.


IT Technician

IT Technician - Bridgwater office with travel to all offices

At Pardoes, we rely on our IT systems to help us deliver expert legal advice and exceptional services to people across the South West. 

We’re seeking an experienced IT support person to join us on this journey, using their technology skills to make us even more efficient. In this role, the support person will oversee IT systems and assets, assist with upgrades and fixes, and provide training and support as needed.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of computer hardware and software, network maintenance, and industry trends to keep us on the cutting edge.

Engaging with employees throughout the company, the IT support person will have an immediate impact on the efficiency of our operations and overall growth.

This person will also provide in depth, engaging IT training to new starters and existing colleagues.  

It's an exciting time to be a part of the team; we’re a growing firm with a regional presence and the reputation of being a great place to work. Alongside this, we can offer you:

FT 37.5 hours per week

Salary circa £25-30k DOE

Company pension scheme

Contractual sick pay

25 days annual leave, increasing with service

Flexible working

Birthday leave

Company social events such as Happy Hour, Summer party and Christmas party

Career development, with the opportunity to shape a growing and ambitious Company.

The successful applicant will also be a vehicle owner and hold a full driving licence.

Please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter to HR@pardoes.co.uk.

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