West Sussex Solicitor Vacancies

West Sussex solicitors Anderson Rowntree is a traditional but pro-active firm using the very latest IT to provide a consistent level of quality service to all its Clients. We have two offices situated in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex.

Imagine how different your journey to work could be!

Our people are our greatest asset and what makes Anderson Rowntree a great place to work and a firm with an enviable reputation.

As one of the oldest established law firms in West Sussex, our clients and staff enjoy a strong heritage blended with fresh thinking. The firm has a reputation for its professional work and its personal approach with clients. 

Excellent client service is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that the key to our success is in hiring excellent people, providing them with interesting and challenging work, and rewarding them well.

We look for exceptional individuals who are friendly, ambitious, willing to be challenged and committed to providing the highest standards of client service. We understand that excellence in client care and services isn’t just about our processes, it is about our people, that is why we are committed to the ongoing development of our staff.

A Practice Made Perfect by Teamwork

We take great pride in the friendly but hardworking atmosphere in our offices. As well as the usual opportunities for continuing professional development, employees are encouraged to develop their careers by participating in local activities.

We provide a friendly, professional and supportive environment, and time is always found to discuss as a team the particular problems that may arise in individual cases.

This is not a faceless organisation; working in a medium-sized firm, you soon get to know your colleagues and the clients. The qualities we look for in our people are friendliness, commitment, flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates from all parts of the community.

Additional Benefits

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Contributory Private Medical Health Scheme
  • Free parking
  • Free non-contentious legal services (conditions apply)
  • Staff introduction bonus scheme

Current vacancies

Private Client Lawyer – 5 Years PQE +

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive to join our long-established firm with offices based in Chichester and Petworth. This is a full-time role working Monday – Friday but we can offer some flexibility in terms of home working. The role will be based at our Petworth Office working within our Private Client team covering a broad range of private client work to include Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration and Powers of Attorney. STEP membership or someone working towards this would be a bonus but not essential.
 

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a minimum 5 year’s PQE and a solid background in private client work. You will be able to handle your own caseload and be highly organised. In addition, you will need to possess a good technical knowledge of the relevant areas of the law whilst providing an excellent client service. A flexible attitude and the ability to work as part of a team are also essential.
 

The Package

In return we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience together with 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, health insurance and paid parking.
 
Please apply with CV to Amanda Hayward, Managing Partner – a.hayward@ar-law.co.uk
 
AGENCIES BY AGREEMENT ONLY

Legal Secretary – Private Client Team – Chichester Office

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our Private Client Team based at our Chichester Office. This is a full time role working Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You will provide full secretarial support to the fee earners within the team to include audio and copy typing, opening and maintaining files, liaising with clients, diary management, filling, photocopying, preparing bills along with any other duties as required.
 

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have previous proven experience in this area of work and will be a strong team player. You will need to be highly organised and possess excellent communication skills. Fast accurate typing skills are essential together with good attention to detail and I.T. skills. A working knowledge of case management systems would be useful, but training will be provided.
 

The Package

In return we offer a competitive package commensurate with experience together with health insurance and paid parking.
 
Please apply with CV to Amanda Hayward, Managing Partner – a.hayward@ar-law.co.uk

Legal Secretary – Private Client Team – Petworth Office

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our Private Client Team based at our Petworth Office. This is a full time role working Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You will provide full secretarial support to the fee earners within the team to include audio and copy typing, opening and maintaining files, liaising with clients, diary management, filling, photocopying, preparing bills along with any other duties as required.
 

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have previous proven experience in this area of work and will be a strong team player. You will need to be highly organised and possess excellent communication skills. Fast accurate typing skills are essential together with good attention to detail and I.T. skills. A working knowledge of case management systems would be useful, but training will be provided.
 

The Package

In return we offer a competitive package commensurate with experience together with health insurance and paid parking.
 
Please apply with CV to Amanda Hayward, Managing Partner – a.hayward@ar-law.co.uk

Commercial Property Lawyer – 3 Years PQE

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within our Commercial Property department for an experienced Commercial Property Lawyer. This will be a full time role working Monday – Friday based at our Chichester Office. You will be supporting the Senior Associate on the team and will be responsible for handling a mixed caseload of general commercial property matters to include commercial sales and purchases, new leases, lease renewals and assignments, commercial landlord and tenant work along with other such commercial work. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience in agricultural and/or development work although this is not essential.
 

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a minimum 3 years pqe and a proven technical expertise within commercial property. You will possess excellent communication and organisational skills. Both a flexible attitude and ability to work as part of a team are essential.
 

The Package

In return we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience together with 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, health insurance and paid parking.
 
Please apply with CV to Amanda Hayward, Managing Partner – a.hayward@ar-law.co.uk
 
NO AGENCIES FOR THIS ROLE UNLESS BY AGREEMENT.

Litigation Lawyer

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Litigation Solicitor/Legal Executive to join our firm, based at our Petworth Office. This is a full-time role working Monday – Friday and we are able to offer some flexibility in terms of home working going forward. You will be covering all aspects of non-personal injury civil litigation to include property litigation, neighbour/boundary disputes, tenancy disputes and possession claims, consumer issues, contested probate, business/partnership disputes, preparation of employment contracts and debt recovery.
 

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years pqe in this area having worked as a Solicitor or Legal Executive. This will be a standalone role and you will be able to efficiently handle your own caseload of civil litigation matters whilst providing an excellent client service. You will be highly organised and possess excellent time management skills. We are particularly keen to hear from those with a background in property litigation.
 

The Package

In return we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience together with 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays, health insurance contribution and paid parking.
 
Please apply with CV to Amanda Hayward, Managing Partner – a.hayward@ar-law.co.uk

Receptionist/Office Assistant – Petworth Office

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Receptionist/Office Assistant to join our Petworth Office. You will be responsible for providing both front of house and administrative support to the office. Your duties will include answering the telephone and greeting clients, organising the post, by hand deliveries, photocopying, scanning and assisting with the filing of emails, file closing/deeds storage. You will also assist with any facilities requirements for the office along with organising the maintenance of equipment and any other such duties that are required to support the day to day running of the office.
 

The Candidate

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get some good solid experience in a busy office environment. The ideal candidate will have a helpful and friendly disposition, an excellent telephone manner, be highly organised and a strong team player.
 

The Package

This is a full time role working from Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience along with parking and a contributory health insurance scheme.
 
Please apply with CV to Amanda Hayward, Managing Partner – a.hayward@ar-law.co.uk

Training Contract Applications

We are inviting applications from ambitious Trainees looking to take up a Training Contract for the year 2022/2023, initially to commence as a paralegal for six months before starting the training contract.
 
With offices based in both Chichester and Petworth covering a mixed range of work, you will then complete a two year contract. The firm covers a wide range of services to include Residential and Commercial property, Corporate Law, Family, Litigation and Private Client.
 
The closing date for applications is 30th June 2021. Anyone wishing to apply should submit their CV marked for the attention of Amanda Hayward, Managing Partner – a.hayward@ar-law.co.uk

We are always keen to hear from bright, enthusiastic people who are interested in pursuing their career in the Law. For further information or to apply for any position, please send your CV to:

Amanda Hayward, Managing Partner

Anderson Rowntree LLP

Avenue House

8-10 Southgate

Chichester

West Sussex PO19 1ES

Email: a.hayward@ar-law.co.uk