K J Smith Solicitors

Vacancies

We are always looking for talented staff to join our team.

We are looking for exceptional and caring people to join our firm. We welcome direct applicants and work with a small number of select recruitment agencies only.  We will not be liable for recruitment agent’s commission in the event we are approached directly by a candidate whose CV was sent to us speculatively by an agent we have not contracted with.

If you would like to apply for any of our vacancies, please send an email with your CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

Regrettably due to the sensitive nature of our work we are not able to offer work experience placements.

Current Vacancies

Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive (1-2 years PQE)

Location: Basingstoke

Solicitor / CILEX (1-2 years PQE) required to work as a Junior Lawyer with our Basingstoke Team.

Must have a background in family law and be comfortable dealing with a mixed case load consisting Divorce, Ancillary Relief (low value and needs cases), Children Act (private law) and TOLATA.

Although this is an ideal position for a candidate looking to make a move on from a trainee or junior position, they should nonetheless be comfortably achieving Level 3 of the SRA’s competency statement.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive (3-5 years PQE)

Location: Guildford, Henley and Windsor

Solicitor / CILEX (3-5 years PQE) required to work with our Guildford Team. With a solid background in Family Law, candidates will be required to evidence their experience in dealing with high net worth Ancillary Relief matters as well as general family matters.

Candidates will ideally be achieving or working towards Level 4 of the SRA’s competency statement. Resolution Member preferred and candidates should have undertaken the SRA Management Courses (stage 1 and 2) or similar.

Will be required to work autonomously as well as part of a busy team. Although this is not a position of management, experience in supervising / mentoring junior staff would be an advantage to reflect the working model employed by the firm.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Office Administrator

Location: All Locations

Office Administrator (part-time / Monday to Friday / 10am to 2pm) required to assist the administrative needs of the teams at each of our busy offices.

Duties will include call answering, greeting clients, filing, some accounts administration, archiving and assisting the Team’s Paralegal with collation of documents and copying.

Previous legal experience is not necessary however candidates should possess strong administration and organisational skills.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive (5-8 years PQE)

Location: Reading

Solicitor / CILEX – (5-8 years PQE) required to work with our busy Woodley Team undertaking a case load consisting predominantly of Divorce and Ancillary Relief matters.

Candidates will be required to evidence experience in dealing with all manner of Ancillary Relief matters ranging from high net worth through to needs cases.

Candidates should be Resolution Members and ideally accredited in finance, and will be achieving Level 4 of the SRA’s competency statement.

Although this is not a position of management, experience in supervising / mentoring junior staff would be an advantage to reflect the working model employed by the firm.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Private Client Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive (2-5 years PQE)

Location: Reading

A confident and motivated Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with a background in Private Client is required to join a busy Private Client Team. 

This Team is based at Woodley although the candidate would be required to assist the Head of Department in servicing the needs of all our locations and must therefore possess a clean and full drivers licence or have access to reliable transport. 

Candidates should be confident with all areas of Private Client work including Wills, LPA’s, Probate and Deputyship.  Candidates should ideally be STEP members or working towards accreditation. Additionally, candidates will be required to evidence they are achieving Level 3 of the SRA Competency Statement and be committed to working towards Level 4.

Generous package to include: bonus, life assurance, private healthcare and pension benefits. Please send your applications in the form of a CV and covering letter to hr@kjsmith.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Locations

K J Smith Solicitors - Abingdon Office Suite 6, First Floor,
Merchant House,
5 East St. Helen Street,
Abingdon, OX14 5EG
T: 01235 375500
K J Smith Solicitors - Basingstoke Office First Floor,
26 London Street,
Basingstoke,
Hampshire,
RG21 7PG
T: 01256 584000
K J Smith Solicitors - Beaconsfield Office Cross Keys,
18 Wycombe End,
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire,
HP9 1NB
T: 01494 629000
K J Smith Solicitors - Guildford Office Parallel House,
32 London Road,
Guildford,
Surrey,
GU1 2AB
T: 01483 370100
K J Smith Solicitors - Henley-on-Thames Office 33-35 Station Road,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire,
RG9 1AT
T: 01491 630000
K J Smith Solicitors - London Office 4th Floor,
218 The Strand,
London,
WC2R 1AT
T: 020 7070 0330
K J Smith Solicitors - Reading Office 5-7 Headley Road,
Woodley,
Reading,
RG5 4JB
T: 0118 418 1000
K J Smith Solicitors - Windsor Office Castle Hill House,
12 Castle Hill,
Windsor,
Berkshire,
SL4 1PD
T: 01753 325000