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A Career with Hastings

We are always interested in talking to those who want to work with us at Hastings Legal.

If this is you, please feel free to introduce yourself to our Recruitment Partner, Tim Taylor . Whether you’d like to be considered for the role of Office Junior, prospective Partner/Director, or anything in between, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Any correspondence received will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Current Vacancies

Trainee Solicitor

Location: Duns
Job type: Full-time Fixed-term 2-year Traineeship

Trainee Solicitor Role

We are a high street law firm looking to recruit a Trainee Solicitor to be based in our Duns office in the Borders. This vacancy has come about as a result of our firm’s ongoing growth and development. This is an exciting full-time office-based position, with excellent career progression opportunity.

What you’ll be doing
  • Assisting Partner, NQ Solicitor and Paralegal level colleagues with Conveyancing and Private Client matters
  • Taking instructions from clients
  • Drafting and proofing legal documents
  • Reviewing title deeds and lease documentation
  • Researching legal matters
  • Dealing with all aspects of the residential and commercial conveyancing process
  • Assisting with Executry Estates, Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Assisting with agricultural and rural legal matters
What you’ll have

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong connection with the Scottish Borders and a desire to build a career here
  • A positive and friendly manner in dealing with clients and colleagues
  • Client/general public facing work experience
  • The ability to manage your own workload and the awareness to know when to request additional support
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Business awareness and problem solving with commercial insight
  • Ability to identify legal vs business issues
  • Relationship building and collaborating with colleagues and clients
  • Leadership and management capabilities, for oneself and others
What’s in it for you
  • Job Type: Full-Time, Fixed-Term Traineeship
  • Salary: Law Society recommended rate
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Location: Duns
  • Join our thriving, dynamic team of legal professionals
  • Fantastic career progression opportunities
  • Dog-friendly Offices
  • 30 days annual leave allowance
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Office based work
How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please forward your CV to Ricky Hope at Hastings Legal as soon as possible – The deadline for applications is 5pm on 29th February 2024. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview shortly thereafter.