Dawsons Law is a market town firm operating from offices in the Watton and Hethersett. The firm provides legal service to a wide variety of businesses, individuals and private clients within the community the offices are based and beyond. The firms principal is Salena Dawson and we have a variety of staff in fee earner, consultant and support roles.
We are looking to recruit qualified legal staff for our practice areas and a variety of non-legal support roles on a regular basis.
We interview and Disclosure Check each member of staff and our interview process usually involves just one or two interviews.
We advertise our vacancies direct on our website (see links below) and our Twitter account @dawsonslaw
For available positions see below:
Paralegal / Legal Executive
We require a highly committed part time or full time Paralegal or Legal Executive to assist our Employment Law solicitor Salena Dawson to deal with Employment Law matters at our Watton office. Although there is not a requirement to have Legal Experience in the area of Employment Law it is desirable that Applicants have one year’s minimum experience in dealing with legal matters.
Applicants must be motivated and be able to work under pressure with the ability to manage their own case load.
The salary for this role is negotiable depending upon experience.
Family Solicitor / Legal Executive Part Time
We require a highly committed part time Family Solicitor or Legal Executive at our Watton office to assist our Family Solicitor Sophie Mitchell with the running of a very busy case load. You are required to have a minimum of one year plus PQE with good Family Law experience to join the firm.
You will be required to deal with an array of matters including divorce, contact with children, financial advice, settlement agreements and cohabitation agreements.
The role would suit someone wanting to work part time hours and Dawsons Law are offering flexible working hours.
Salary will be dependent on experience.
Legal Secretary / Audio Typist - This position has now been fulfilled, however if you would like us to consider you for future positions please do forward your CV to us.
We seek a Legal Secretary to support the Family Law department and Employment Law department. We are looking for a Legal Secretary who can start immediately and can hit the ground running to provide support to the Family Law Solicitor within the Watton office.
Applications should have a minimum of one years’ experience and be able to audio type. The Legal Secretary will be responsible for various different tasks within the office including but not limited to general office duties, replenishing office stationary supplies, dealing with incoming post and e-mails, taking telephone called, meeting and greeting clients, filing systems, maintaining records, general administration, typing and any other activities requested by the firm’s fee earners.
Receptionist / Office Administration Apprentice - This position has now been fulfilled.
We are currently looking to recruit a Receptionist/Office Administration Apprentice to work at the Watton office. This exciting opportunity is perfect for somebody who is enthusiastic about working within the area of Reception and Administration.
The Applicant will require good written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will also require the ability to work independently and maintain a professional attitude including courteous interactions with team workers, supervisors and clients of the firm. Applicants duties will include being the main point of contact for enquires from clients, insure reception areas are kept clean and tidy, ensuring any damage is reported, respond to all queries and requests for assistance from clients and make appointments for clients to see solicitors as required. The applicant will be trained to take payments, prepare invoicing and undertake duties such a banking and post. These duties are not exhausted.
In order to be considered for this position you must be eligible for an apprenticeship, candidates with a degree or who have previously completed an apprenticeship in business administration will not be eligible.
We appreciate at Dawsons Law that you may not want to beholden to the workplace but still want to practice you area of Law without the want or desire of setting up your own firm. Being a Consultant Solicitor gives you the excellent balance of working for yourself but under the umbrella of a well established firm.
By surfing this website, you will see that Dawsons Law is a firm of excellent people with a strong commitment to its clients.
We thrive on positivity and creating an environment that strives to want you to want to work with us. We are straightforward and transparent, we do not deal in complicated agreements or systems. We make life easier for you to practice. All you need to ask yourself is are we type of firm you would like to work for?
We offer Our Consultants
• A case management and accounts system
• A fair fee-sharing arrangement
• Supervision and support
• Marketing assistance
• Administrative support
Why Work for Dawsons Law as a Consultant?
We work nationally but still maintain a community feel. We truly are solicitors at the heart of the community whether that be business or individuals.
We allow you to chose how and when you work giving you control over your working life. You continue to be your own boss.
So How does it work?
You would remain a self-employed consultant solicitor, but all work that you undertake for Dawsons Law would be under the name of the firm.
The Terms of Engagement would be between the client and Dawsons Law and subject to Our policies and procedures.
The agreed work undertaken would fall under Our professional indemnity insurance.
You could work from home or have your own offices all you need is access to our case management System.
How we pay?
Dawsons law consultants are paid 50% of their profit costs.
The amount paid increases to 60% and then 70% upon profit costs reaching a targeted amount (not time frame limited)
We are right for you are you right for us?
We welcome enquiries from lawyers in most areas of law, except conveyancing and personnel injury.
As Consultants Solicitors you will probably work on your own and therefore to ensure experience we require to have at least 3 years PQE or substantial experience in your particular area of law.