Opportunities

Star Legal is a rapidly expanding Law Firm. We frequently have career opportunities for new staff – both for lawyers and support staff.

Star Legal's Cheltenham Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Senior private client lawyer

We have an exciting opportunity for a senior private client lawyer to join our Cheltenham office, and lead the private client team in Cheltenham. The role would provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to join a highly regarded regional law firm, with a client base across the UK.

The role will bring a varied workload which includes administration of estates, dealing with probates, preparing wills and lasting powers of attorney, and applying for deputyships. As Head of the Private Client team at the Cheltenham office, the role will also include supervising and supporting less experienced lawyers, and managing the team's support staff.
 
This role will be ideal for either a senior associate or partner at an existing firm with at least 5 years’ PQE, who is looking to move to an exciting and growing firm. Being STEP qualified would be an advantage, but is not essential given strong experience.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, together with excellent organisational and time-management skills. We are a friendly firm, and are looking for a lawyer who is able to develop strong relationships both with clients and within the team, and who can be empathetic, supportive and directional.

Terms will be commensurate with the role and experience, and the position is available on either a salaried or consultancy basis. 

If this role is of interest to you, please email direct your letter of application and CV to stephen.pearne@star-legal.co.uk or call Stephen on 01242 514477 for an informal chat.

Private client lawyer

We have an exciting opportunity for a junior private client lawyer to join the Cheltenham office of this leading South West firm.

We are looking for a talented lawyer with 2-3+ years’ PQE, who wants to progress their career by moving to an exciting and expanding regional firm. The role will bring a varied and interesting workload which includes assisting the Private Client team in dealing with probates, and preparing wills and lasting powers of attorney. The successful candidate will be a team player, who is confident, friendly and professional in dealing with clients.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about developing their skills and experience in Private Client law, is keen to learn, and has an excellent grounding in this area of practice.  For our part, we will be committed to developing your expertise in this area, and we are a friendly and approachable team to work with. Being STEP qualified (or part-qualified) would be an advantage, but is not essential, and this is something we would look at as your career with us progresses. 

Terms will be commensurate with the role and experience. The position is available on either a salaried or consultancy basis.

If this role is of interest to you, please email direct your letter of application and CV to stephen.pearne@star-legal.co.uk or call Stephen on 01242 514477 for an informal chat.

Matrimonial / family lawyer (part-time)

We have an exciting opportunity for a matrimonial / family lawyer to join our Cheltenham office on a part-time basis. Star Legal is a highly regarded and well established regional firm, with clients across the UK. 

The role is ideal for a qualified solicitor with 2-3 years+ PQE within a matrimonial / family department. The successful candidate will support our current matrimonial lawyer in the Cheltenham office, and will be able to work with a varied caseload which includes preparing pre-nuptial agreements, and dealing with divorce, ancillary relief, cohabitation disputes and separation agreements. 

We are looking for a junior lawyer who has excellent client care and time-management skills, and who is keen to develop their career within a friendly and supportive firm. The role is offered on a part-time basis, with flexibility as to working hours / days. Terms will be commensurate with the role and experience. The position is available on either a salaried or consultancy basis. 

If this role is of interest to you, please email direct your letter of application and CV to stephen.pearne@star-legal.co.uk or call Stephen on 01242 514477 for an informal chat.

Commercial property lawyer

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced commercial property lawyer to join the Cheltenham office of this highly regarded and well established regional firm, with clients across the UK. 

The role is suitable for a lawyer with 5 years’+ PQE in commercial property practice, and will bring a varied workload of commercial property work, including sales and purchases, lease extensions and advising clients on a range of commercial property matters. 

This role will be ideal for either a senior associate or partner at an existing firm, who is looking to move to an exciting and growing firm with the potential to build a successful Commercial Property team around them. We would also consider more junior lawyers with strong experience. A sound understanding and grasp of all aspects of commercial property and a solid grounding in drafting property documents is crucial to the role, together with a commercial attitude and positive approach. This is an excellent career opportunity with scope for progression, within a supportive team in Cheltenham.

Terms will be commensurate with the role and experience. The position is available on either a salaried or consultancy basis.

If this role is of interest to you, please email direct your letter of application and CV to stephen.pearne@star-legal.co.uk or call Stephen on 01242 514477 for an informal chat.

Star Legal's Clevedon Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Conveyancing Paralegal

We are looking for a full-time Residential Conveyancing Paralegal to join the conveyancing team in our Clevedon office.  This role is perfect for someone who has gained some legal experience already and is looking for a new opportunity within the North Somerset area.  

You will need to have good IT skills and should be familiar with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. The ideal candidate will need to have good communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate excellent client care. A professional telephone manner and attention to detail is essential. 

You will need to be organised, accurate, proactive, computer literate and able to meet deadlines while remaining calm under pressure.

 The responsibilities for this role are predominately pre-exchange and will include:

  • Generating new conveyancing quotations
  • Producing Client Engagement letters and new client packs
  • Opening new files on our case management system
  • Dealing with correspondence with clients, agents, lenders, landlords and solicitors
  • Ordering conveyancing searches
  • Using Land Registry Portal
  • Issuing contract papers on sale files
  • Progressing sale files, including dealing with enquiries
  •  Answering telephones and updating clients, agents, lenders and solicitors
  • Post completion work for purchases
  • Covering reception (when required)

If this role is of interest please send a CV and covering letter to hannah.kenward@star-legal.co.uk


Star Legal's Abergavenny Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Private Client Paralegal/Legal Executive


We are recruiting for a Private Client and / or Conveyancing executive to work in our busy private client department carrying out a diverse range of tasks in our expanding office. Market rate remuneration.


Please send a CV and covering letter to richard.vaughan@star-legal.co.uk

Star Legal's Clifton Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Corporate/Commercial Lawyer

To work with a junior assistant and help run a busy and growing corporate and commercial department.  The role will bring a varied workload of corporate and commercial work, including share and business sales and purchases, MBOs, share buybacks, restructurings, joint ventures, a range of commercial and trading agreements and the usual corporate advice.

This role will be ideal for either a senior associate or partner at an existing firm with experience of these matters and who is looking to make a move to an exciting and growing firm.  Terms will be commensurate with the role and experience.  If this role is of interest to you please email direct your letter of application and CV to ian.foster@star-legal.co.uk.

Star Legal's Swansea Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Consultant Conveyancer

The swansea office is looking for an experienced conveyancer to join its growing office. The successful candidate will have experience in running their own caseload and will have the freedom to develop their own work. A following would be an advantage but not strictly necessary.

To apply for this position please forward your CV and covering letter to gareth.noble@star-legal.co.uk

We are always interested to hear from solicitors and other lawyers who would like to talk to us about joining Star Legal. If you have experience as a lawyer and have contacts or clients of your own or a reasonable expectation of growing your clients and contacts, please contact Ian Foster or Philip Hands.

All discussions and enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.