At K J Smith we pride ourselves on our commitment to offering support, guidance and career development across all roles. You will receive a competitive salary along with a comprehensive range of benefits, including:
- A highly competitive bonus scheme
With achievable time targets varying by level of PQE, our bonus scheme pays out from 90% of target and pays up to an additional 24% of basic salary per annum. We have robust support networks in place to allow our lawyers freedom to focus on what they love doing. We also offer a separate bonus scheme for our fantastic support staff.
- Free Parking
We offer all our staff free on-site parking or local car-parking permits.
- Private healthcare
We offer BUPA private healthcare, including access to physiotherapists and mental health specialists.
- Enhanced contribution pension scheme
We operate a competitive employee contribution pension scheme, with matched contributions increasing at two years and at five years’ service.
- Occupational benefits and incentive schemes
We offer 25 days annual leave per annum (full time) plus bank holidays. We also provide a critical illness cover option and death in service. We run a number of annual social events as well as recruitment incentive schemes and the opportunity to earn restaurant and store vouchers for you and your family.
- Opportunity to support your community
Our annual charity budgets are managed at office level, giving our teams the ability to support local charities, or organisations that are particularly close to their hearts. We have been involved in some amazing projects, the last year being no exception, including donations to online theatre productions, Christmas wish-lists and laptop donations to local schools.
- Helping you achieve a work/life balance
We are committed to supporting staff wellbeing. Aside from access to mental health specialists, qualified Yoga Instructor Laura Jessett guides us through an online yoga class every Friday – friends and families welcome (and encouraged!). You can learn more about Laura here: www.laurajessett.co.uk. We also cover the cost of private personal training sessions for our employees – all staff are eligible to start a 10-session programme whenever they choose, with sessions taking place face to face, via Zoom, or a mixture of the two.
We are always happy to chat confidentially, and will be able to answer any questions you may have. Please get in touch. We will treat your application in the strictest confidence and in accordance with our GDPR policy.
We are committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of our employment and recruitment. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified or experienced people. No applicant will be excluded or receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of ethnic origin, religion, belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.
Partner at our Ascot office
"I joined K J Smith with an open mind and with the expectation of developing and adding diversity and challenge to my career, having spent 23 years in a comfortable position with a traditional high street practice.
I can honestly say that K J Smith have exceeded my expectations. Since joining, I have felt supported and encouraged by the firm’s continued commitment to growth and improvement. The company allow staff at all levels to have a voice and recognise the importance of investment in their employees at every level."
Read Kulbir's full profile here.
Associate Chartered Legal Executive at our Basingstoke office
"I have never worked for a firm who are so invested in progressing my career and making sure I am the best lawyer I can possibly be.
As an Associate Chartered Legal Executive who is due to become a Solicitor in a few months and thereafter a Barrister, the support I have received from K J Smith has been second to none. If I ever need support there is always a member of the team on hand to offer guidance."
Read Robyn's full profile here.
Senior Chartered Legal Executive at our Newbury office
"I joined in 2014 as a Paralegal, awaiting confirmation of my fellowship status through CILEx. Now I am a Senior Chartered Legal Executive running my own branch and team.
K J Smith have given me opportunities to progress my career beyond what I might have expected in other local firms and I have been given the freedom to express myself as a lawyer and to develop personally as well as professionally."
Read Chris' full profile here.
Head Legal Receptionist at our Woodley office
"The most wonderful part of my role is the positive impact and support I am able to provide those who are experiencing significant life changes.
Having a wealth of knowledge, experience and empathy are key and I completely cherish having such a brilliant team to work with every day."
Read Nicola's full profile here.