Careers

We are always looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our team and you can see our current vacancies at the bottom of this page or by clicking here.

But, why join us? What makes us different to other law firms? See what some of our team say about us: 

 

 

“SME Solicitors is a growing firm, building on our solid reputation, combining traditional values with modern working methods. Our aim is to be the law firm of choice for businesses and individuals in the Three Counties by focusing on our 5 core values; excellence, integrity, service, honesty and expertise.

 

These core values apply as much to our relationships with clients as they do between colleagues. We recruit people who fit with our culture, want to excel and want to contribute to the future of our firm. We welcome those who embrace working together to set a standard for others to aspire to.

 

I am very proud of the team we have at SME Solicitors.”

Yvonne Tivey, Head of Business Strategy and Development

“I thoroughly enjoy working for SME. It is a forward thinking law firm offering great opportunities. There is a strong mentality of team work so you never feel alone or unsupported. The quality of work is excellent and provides fee earners with challenges, keeping the area of discipline interesting. Since joining the firm I have always felt like I am working with an extended family. Outside the usual day to day business, the firm recognises the importance of work/life balance and social events for all. I would highly recommend joining this firm.”

Claire Bentick, Solicitor

“There is great atmosphere in the office, every member of staff is approachable and were very welcoming when I first started. All the departments work well together and there is really good communication between departments. The partners keep everyone updated on what is happening within the firm and you feel like you have a real stake in the success of the firm. There is also a great social side to the firm ranging from the firm’s networking events and charity bake-offs to work arranged outings. Overall I think that SME is a really rewarding place to work and as a trainee solicitor I have been given great opportunities to learn and develop through genuine hands-on experience.”

William Cadbury, Solicitor

“Everyone at SME is approachable, especially the management team. I recall at an annual drinks event a client commenting that it seemed to be like one big happy family which is entirely true. We have flexibility within our roles, the option to work from home and are trusted.”

Tim Pimblett, Solicitor

“Having spoken to friends at other laws firms I think one of the things that stands out here is that everyone is really approachable whatever their “rank”. If you have a query that you really can’t answer you know someone will be willing to help. Also, the opportunity for career progression – I know that’s probably a cliché and everyone says it but it’s clear that it’s true here."

Ellen Conry, Trainee Solicitor

“I feel appreciated and supported. There is a really good team feel. I don’t feel that I am competing with my colleagues but working together with them.”

Joanna Gardner, Solicitor

  

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SME Solicitors Office Accountant and Finance Manager

Reporting to: Partners, in particular Senior and Managing Partner/s

Job description

Main purpose of job

  • to lead and manage the accounts department and its functions
  • to manage the firm’s accounting and financial control functions to SRA standards
  • to assist the partners in the optimisation of the firm’s financial and strategic position
  • to maintain a financial strategy for long-term growth of the business

Skills knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • self-starting, self-organised good time manager
  • the ability to prepare timely monthly management accounts and meaningful financial reports
  • ability to act as the firm’s Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA)
  • excellent team working skills and ability to contribute to effective strategic and operational decision-making
  • excellent communication skills to include the ability to communicate with senior staff and partners in order to ensure compliance with SRA standards and the firm’s stated policies and the achievement of the firm’s financial objectives
  • sound working knowledge of Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and GAAP
  • sound working knowledge of appropriate software packages, mainstream financial reporting systems, forecasting models, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, the Internet and computerised management reporting
  • flexible and having familiarity with various solicitors’ practice management systems
  • the ability to create and implement custom computerised management reports

Salary

Negotiable

Application

Applications by CV with supporting letter should be sent to Ian Stirzaker (Senior Partner) to reach him by 12 July 2018 at SME Solicitors, 8 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LW or ian.stirzaker@smesolicitors.co.uk

No Agencies Please

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SME Solicitors Office – Paralegal for Wills & Probate Department

 

We require an experienced Paralegal or recently qualified Legal Executive to work in our busy Wills and Probate Department.  You will be working with an established team dealing with a high volume of Private Client work.

Job description

Main duties of job

  • Meeting, advising and taking instructions from clients for Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and liaising with clients though out the process
  • Undertaking home or hospital visits to take instructions from clients
  • Dealing with Court of Protection matters and running Attorney and Deputy files working with the Partner appointed as the Attorney or Deputy

 

Skills knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • Sound legal knowledge of the law in this area
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • To be highly organised in running your own caseload
  • To have excellent drafting and communication skills
  • To have excellent client care skills
  • To be IT literate and be able to use a document management system

 

Application

Applications by CV with supporting letter should be sent to Sue Hayes (Office Manager) to reach her by 12 July 2018 at SME Solicitors, 8 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LW or sue.hayes@smesolicitors.co.uk

No Agencies Please

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SME Solicitors Legal Secretary

 

A Legal Secretary is sought to assist an experienced fee earner in the Wills and Probate Department at SME Solicitors

Job description

The main duties of this role are to assist the Department to provide an excellent customer focused service:

  • Working for an experienced fee earner and dealing with a high volume of Private Client Work
  • Audio and copy typing
  • Initial set up of all new matters on the case management system.
  • Entering additional information as received to ensure the case management system is kept up to date at all times and closing files when matters are concluded.
  • Answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries raised by both existing clients and potential new clients.
  • An ability to progress matters independently
  • General administration duties

Skills knowledge and abilities

The successful candidate will have:

  • The ability to work within an established team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • An ability to work with a case management system, databases and office IT systems.
  • An ability to work flexibly
  • Experience within this area of law

The successful candidate will be required to work 5 days per week, however, applications will be considered from candidates wishing to work part time hours over 5 days.

Application

Applications by CV with supporting letter should be sent to Sue Hayes (Office Manager) by 12 July 2018 at SME Solicitors, 8 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LW or sue.hayes@smesolicitors.co.uk

No Agencies Please

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SME Solicitors
8 Sansome Walk
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 1LW

Telephone: 01905 723561

Fax: 01905 723812

Email: info@smesolicitors.co.uk

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