RECRUITMENT


Underwoods have offices in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and Cape Town, South Africa.

Private Client Solicitor 
Hemel Hempstead

The role 

We are recruiting a non-contentious lawyer who is seeking a varied and interesting caseload which will cover:

  • Wills 
  • Probate
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney 
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Deputyship Applications
  • Care Home fees
  • Other general advice 

Who we are looking for

This job is suited to a passionate and ambitious Lawyer and will provide a sound platform for a successful career. Some experience in the above areas is desirable and the role will include exposure to both simple and more complex estates.

Our key requirements are:

• Ability to manage a varied caseload with minimal supervision

• Highly computer literate 

• Clear written and oral communication skills

• Ability to meet tight deadlines and meet targets whilst under pressure 

• Strong team player  

• Ability to deliver exceptional client care standards to everyone

• Excellent legal research skills

• Ability to provide new ideas and have a proactive approach

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious, innovative and well respected firm. 

Behavioural requirements for the role 

  • Resilience 
  • Confident in high pressure environment
  • Team work
  • Vision 
  • Ownership 
  • Leadership 

Behavioural requirements for Underwoods

  • Passion 
  • Determination 
  • Self-motivation 
  • Integrity 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Professionalism 

How to apply: CV and covering email to robert.males@lawabroad.co.uk

Private Client Manager
Hemel Hempstead

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Private Client Manager with the attitude to drive and grow the private client area of the business, ideally bringing own ideas and new approaches. We would like someone who is keen and excited at the idea of this role, on board with the concept of managing and training staff in South Africa and growing this area of the business. 

This role is based in our Hemel Hempstead office but we can be flexible in terms of working from home occasionally. This role may include some travel to South Africa from time to time. 

Experience 

No specific PQE required although this will be a reasonably senior role so some experience of dealing with more complex private client matters, business development skills and the right attitude are key. 

Responsibilities

  • To manage and train staff in South Africa remotely to carry out basic private client work (we currently have a few staff members in these roles in South Africa but we are looking for this to grow). 
  • To take responsibility and manage the more complex private client matters. 
  • Liaise regarding marketing and business development matters in terms of strategy and getting involved to help grow this area of the business. 

Behavioural requirements for the role 

  • Resilience 
  • Confident in high pressure environment
  • Team work
  • Vision 
  • Ownership 
  • Leadership 

Behavioural requirements for Underwoods

  • Passion 
  • Determination 
  • Self-motivation 
  • Integrity 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Professionalism 

How to apply: CV and covering email to georgina.erwee@lawabroad.co.uk

Commercial Lawyer
Hemel Hempstead

We are looking for a Commercial Lawyer to work on business sales and purchases, setting up companies, company advice and insolvency matters including working with Insolvency Practitioners. The successful candidate will be someone who takes responsibility and who wants to take part in developing and managing the firm.

Suitable for a solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.

How to apply: CV and covering email to kerry.underwood@lawabroad.co.uk

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Underwoods operates an equal opportunities policy for all our staff and throughout the recruitment process. Underwoods Solicitors is a Living Wage employer

If you are interested in working for Underwoods you can submit your details so that we can have them on file for any future positions that do arise. Please forward full details about you and your career and a covering letter to Robert Males by post or email kerry.underwood@lawabroad.co.uk.