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Qualified Private Client Lawyer – Full Time – Dorchester

We are seeking a full time Private Client Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with 2+ years’ experience to be based in the Private Client Department in our Dorchester office.

Candidates will be required to meet 5 chargeable hours per day with the ability to utilise case management and digital dictation software. You will be able to manage your own caseload independently and contribute effectively towards a team budget and work effectively as a team.

You will be able to support and advise junior members of the team and the support staff.

The main duties are set out in the job description.

To apply: Please review the job specification and job description below and if you meet the criteria for the role then please fully complete the application form and send it with your CV to

Unfortunately, incomplete application forms cannot be accepted.

NB: Due to business need, this vacancy will be closed as soon as a suitable applicant is found, therefore, if the role is of interest, we recommend applying as soon as possible.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates, therefore if you have not been contacted within 14 days of submitting your application, please assume that it has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Sorry, no vacancies are available in this area at the moment.

Apprenticeships can be an alternative route into the legal profession. Instead of heading to college or university, you can take the opportunity to learn on the job and gain valuable industry experience. Humphries Kirk offer Apprenticeships across the Firm, and they are a fantastic way to earn whilst you train in a highly professional environment.

Sorry, no vacancies are available in this area at the moment.

Trainee Solicitor

We are no longer accepting applications for 2021 Training Contracts, however, we are now taking applications for the 2022 intake. When sending your application, please apply by email and specify your preferred year of commencement in the subject header.

What we look for: We recognise the importance of contributing to the next generation of Solicitors and as a leading local law firm, we are proud to offer excellent training and support.  Our Trainee Solicitors provide a very valuable resource to our busy Firm, therefore, candidates must be prepared to undertake a wide range of tasks in preparation and recognition of the fact that this is a profession that is going to require an incredibly high degree of dedication, tenacity, flexibility and hard work. Desirable traits will include; good communication skills, strong academic skills, a flexible approach and an excellent work ethic. Ties to the region are desirable but not a pre-requisite.

What we offer: In return for your hard work and commitment, you will enjoy excellent training and a great benefits package.  You will experience training across multiple disciplines with a highly regarded employer who has produced some excellent Solicitors.  We have a unique and transparent career pathway through to Partnership to those promising lawyers who are results driven and able to demonstrate the appropriate skills and competencies. Please note that Training Contracts are normally only offered on a full-time basis.

Candidate Eligibility: In order to apply, you will have completed a law degree or be able to verify predicted results.  Candidates will normally have been accepted onto an LPC before applying, but in any event, it is currently a condition that all appointed Trainees must have successfully completed the LPC prior to commencement of the Training Contract. If you have taken an alternative route to qualification, you will be required to supply appropriate details and qualification results.

Applying for a Training Contract: Your application should be emailed to  Please ensure that in the subject header you state ‘Trainee Solicitor Application 2022’.

Applications must include all of the following information.  If you fail to provide this information, it may impact on the application process:

  • An up to date CV
  • A covering letter, detailing:
    • Your degree results/predicted results
    • Details of your LPC
    • Any relevant work experience
    • Details of any other languages and level
    • Whether you have a full clean driving licence and a car (this is normally a requirement for work related travel)
    • Any areas of law where you have a specific interest
    • The date you from which you able to commence a training contract

Your application will be held on file. If you are selected for interview, we will contact you and at that point and you will be required to undertake our full application process.