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Links to employers and jobs in the legal sector on this page, some organisations are local, others national and international. All either have a presence in the county or employ people living in the area. The strength of Yourcounty's features rests in that much of the content is provided or suggested by users actually looking for a job. If you would like to recommend or suggest a potential employer we'd welcome your feedback. Our contact details are at the foot of the page.
Jobs in the legal sector can be divided into two parts, occupations requiring qualifications/experience particular to the legal profession and jobs not requiring specific legal training. For example a large legal practice may have an accountant or accounts staff with no legal training. The organisations below may employ a small number of people that don't require formal qualifications. The converse is also true, large organisation may have vacancies for people with legal experience even if their core business isn't connected to the law.
Legal training (as well as experience) are requirements for roles as: Advocate (a role similar to a Barrister but in the Scottish legal system), Barrister, Barrister's Clerk, Chartered Legal Secretary, Chartered Legal Executive, Licensed Conveyancer, Patent Attorney, Solicitor (there are differences between Solicitors operating in the English and Welsh legal system and those in Scotland) and a Trade Mark Attorney.
One of the characteristics of the legal profession is the potential variations in pay and conditions. For example a trainee barrister may earn about £10,000 pa, a qualified but inexperienced barrister could earn £30,000 pa, an experienced professional working in the CPS might be paid £65,000, but there is almost no ceiling for the most sucessful barristers and seven figure incomes are possible. A Trainee Solicitor in Kent might be paid a starting salary of around £18,000 but a partner in a large practice could be earning ten times more.
Pay differentials for other legal occupations may not be so great but the principal is the same, if you take a bit of time to research the options you are more likely to be able to maximise your potential.
Links to employers of legal professionals in and adjacent to Kent below, we include the so called 'magic circle' - the UK's five leading firms. Although not based in the county the size of their operations are such that they attract applications from across the world. In fact there is a poloraisation of legal businesses in London. The top 20 UK firms (in terms of revenues) are all based in the capital.
This is not an exhaustive list and employers in Kent can submit their details for a free entry (contact information at the foot of the page).
These links are regularly maintained but please let us know if you spot any errors or omissions. This is a page under constant improvement. If you would like a free listing drop us an email with your details and 'Kent Legal Jobs' in the subject line. We take care over our content but we're happy to correct any factual errors, please see our disclaimer.
Waitrose is part of the JLP (John Lewis Partnership)so employees can expect the same benefits enjoyed by staff at John Lewis. Waitrose is currently expanding across the South East, which means more jobs and more opportunities of progression.
Retail jobs in Kent
The retail sector now dominates employment opportunities in most major towns. We publish a retail employment feature outlining most of the UK's major high street employers including; Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons, B&Q, Boots and many more.
If you've worked hard to get yourself a degree is it time to question if you are getting the most from your qualification? Many large employers have specific recruitment campaigns aimed at attracting graduate entry recruits. Take a look at our guide and see what's going on.