Kent Legal Jobs

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.

Jobs And Careers In 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.

Employers In The Legal Sector

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).

  • Allen & Overy LLP - http://www.allenovery.com/
    A leading international firm with a London HQ and 41 offices across the globe. Over 5,0000 employees about half of which are lawyers.
  • Boys & Maughan - http://www.boysandmaughan.co.uk/
    This is one of the area's oldest and largest legal firms, there is a vacancies page on the website. Offices across Thanet.
  • Clifford Chance - http://www.cliffordchance.com
    One of the top ten firms in the world they count governments and international corporates as their clients. Active in over 30 countries, they employ more than 3,000 lawyers worldwide.
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - http://www.freshfields.com/en/global/
    Known to many just as Freshfields, this international firm has 27 offices worldwide and just under 6,000 employees, its HQ is in London.
  • Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
    The biggest legal firm in the country, there are nearly 9,000 employees at the CPS, job vacancies nationwide including Kent. They do offer training contracts and pupillages.
  • Furley Page - http://www.furleypage.co.uk/
    One of the leading regional firms, with offices in; Canterbury, Chatham, the Lloyd's of Londonn building and Whitstable.
  • Government Legal Service GLS
    The GLS provides legal advice on a domestic and European level, much of their work directly affects the life of the country as a whole. They recruit trainees and pupil barristers (also GLSS and GLSNI).
  • Gullands - http://www.gullands.com/
    A Maidstone based law firm with (at the time of writing) 11 partners and 70 support staff. 16 Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XT.
  • Linklaters LLP - http://www.linklaters.com/
    At the time of writing they were the fourth biggest firm (by revenue) in the world. A total of over 5,000 employees worldwide directed by a London headquarters.
  • Martin Tolhurst Partnership - http://www.martintolhurst.co.uk/
    A business established 120 years ago, now with 100 staff and offices in Gravesend, Longfield and Ashford.
  • Mowll & Mowll - http://www.mowll.co.uk
    Trafalgar House Gordon Road, Whitfield, Kent, CT16 3PN - 01304 873344
  • Slaughter and May - http://www.slaughterandmay.com/
    A highly regarded international firm based in the UK with offices also in; Beijing, Brussels and Hong Kong. The firm employs about 800 people.
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore - http://www.ts-p.co.uk/careers/careers.html
    One of the oldest legal businesses in the country with offices in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. they advertise legal and non legal vacancies on their website.
  • Thomas Mansfield - http://www.thomasmansfield.com
    Award winning employment law solicitors specialising in employment law, HR support, workplace mediation, employment law training and health & safety. Offices nationwide including; Bromley, Dartford, Tunbridge Wells and West Malling.
  • Warners Solicitors - http://www.warners-solicitors.co.uk
    An established practice offering a wide range of legal services to clients in the Sevenoaks and Tonbridge areas. Vacancies published on-line including: Legal Executives, Legal Secretaries. Sevenoaks Office, 16 South Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1AN

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