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Lanyon Bowdler Careers

Lanyon Bowdler is a great place to work!

The firm combines professional excellence with a family atmosphere which is the envy of many other law firms. With a dynamic and modern character the firm is focused on success and growth. This success and growth generates room for our staff to mature and grow within the firm and enjoy stimulating and rewarding careers.

Lanyon Bowdler genuinely believes that a happy team, where staff enjoy working, means our clients get a better service from cheerful, motivated staff.

Lanyon Bowdler offers:

Flexible working - to support the work life balance.

Lanyon Bowdler is committed to supporting worklife balance and all staff are provided with the opportunity for flexible working. Staff can bank time and use it at a suitable time to meet their personal needs.

Lanyon Bowdler is constantly looking to recruit the best people who are motivated, personable and committed to becoming part of our continued success.

So, whether you are a lawyer, or a secretary, and you want to join our team fill in the enquiry form below.

Training Contracts 

Lanyon Bowdler takes on four to six trainees each year, so with training contracts usually being for two years we generally have at least eight trainees with us at any one time, and usually around ten. Trainees usually spend six months in each "seat", so they gain experience in four areas of work. Not only do we offer our trainees support, guidance and valuable experience in the technical aspects of their work, we encourage them to be part of the firm as a whole. We provide a wide range of hands-on, client-facing and otherwise practical experience. Trainees have opportunities to attend careers fairs, where they can talk to students about how to work towards a future in law. There are also chances to attend events and seminars, where they can develop their business development skills.

To find out more and how to apply, the recruitment process and application deadline, please see our Training Contracts page.

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Work Experience

Please note we also offer work experience. Applications for 2025 are open. Placements last for one week and dates and office locations will be discussed with candidates who are successful in being offered an interview. 2024 applications are now closed and applicants will hear from us in due course. The deadline for 2025 applications is 4pm on 15 January 2025.

If you would like to apply for work experience at Lanyon Bowdler, please send your CV and covering letter to work.experience@lblaw.co.uk. Please note: when emailing you should ensure your CV is attached as a PDF or Word document, not inserted as a link.

On some occasions, CVs supplied for work experience may be suitable for consideration for other employment opportunities within the firm, and we may contact you if we think there is an opportunity that could be right for you. Should you prefer your CV is not considered for any such opportunities, please advise us at work.experience@lblaw.co.uk.

Work Experience Podcasts

In this episode, you will hear about the steps to getting your work experience at Lanyon Bowdler, how applicants can apply and some of the top tips to actually get the work experience you deserve at Lanyon Bowdler. In June 2023 students from Idsall School joined us for a Work Experience Safari Day, you can listen to their podcast here

Administrator Receptionist

We are seeking to appoint a new member of our Docupoint Team. Docupoint is where all of the mail, photocopying, binding, scanning and all other general administration tasks for the firm are performed. The successful applicant will perform a variety of roles including reception duties, data entry, filing and archive management along with the distribution of post.  

Office: Shrewsbury Department: N/A

Legal Secretary

We are seeking to appoint a legal secretary in our Residential Conveyancing Department to provide support to the team. This will include audio-typing, diary and file management, and the preparation of high quality correspondence and legal documents. The role will also involve liaising with clients, solicitors, estate agents and other professionals.

Office: Ludlow Department: Residential Property

Dispute Resolution Solicitor 3-4+PQE

This is a great opportunity for a 3 - 4+PQE solicitor to join an expanding Dispute Resolution Team. The successful candidate will handle a diverse caseload of commercial and litigation matters, and will be required to have a good level of commercial awareness. You will need to possess excellent technical skills, along with relevant experience across all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, especially property litigation. 

Office: Telford Department: Dispute Resolution

Employment Solicitor 2+PQE

We have an opportunity for a 2+PQE solicitor to join our Employment Team. Are you an ambitious employment law solicitor looking for your next career step? This is a role where you will work in a small but motivated team, with a firm which has an emphasis on personal development and maintaining a positive culture. 

Office: All Locations Considered Department: Employment

Residential Property Solicitor / Conveyancer 5+PQE

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is already living in North Wales or someone who wants to relocate to North Wales enjoying the fantastic benefits the area has to offer, working in a friendly and supportive environment. We can offer you flexible working opportunities to achieve better work-life balance including opportunity for hybrid and part time working. We are offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience for the right person along with a range of benefits. 

Office: Conwy Department: Residential Property

Family Solicitor 2+PQE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a solicitor to join our Family Department in Hereford. This is a great opportunity to join one of the most recognised law firms in the Welsh Marches which is well known for offering a high quality service and having strong technical knowledge. The role will suit someone with at least 2+PQE, you will be dealing with divorce and financial matters along with some private children matters. Joining a busy, lively and dynamic family team, this will be a great opportunity to work in a close and supportive environment utilising and continuing to develop your skillset.

Office: Hereford Department: Family

Solicitor 5-10+PQE

We have the opportunity for a Solicitor  5-10+PQE to join our Private Client team based in our Ludlow Office. We are well known for offering a friendly service and professional advice. With a dynamic and modern character we are focused on success and growth. We genuinely believe that a happy team, where staff enjoy their work, means that our clients receive a better service from cheerful, motivated staff. We can offer you flexible working opportunities to achieve a better work-life balance including the opportunity to work from home and part time working. There is a competitive salary for the right person with a range of benefits including a healthcare scheme, life assurance and more.

Office: Ludlow Department: Private Client

Solicitor 1+PQE

We have the opportunity for a Solicitor 1+PQE to join our Private Client team based in our Hereford Office. We can offer you flexible working opportunities to achieve a better work-life balance including the opportunity to work from home and part time working. There is a competitive salary for the right person with a range of benefits including a healthcare scheme, life assurance and more.

Office: Hereford Department: Private Client

Solicitor 4+PQE

We have the opportunity for a Solicitor 4+PQE to join our Private Client team based in our Telford Office. The successful candidate can look forward to running a general caseload including probate, administration of estates, Wills and LPA’s. You will have ample opportunity to demonstrate your excellent communication skills and strong client service ethic. A keen pro-active approach to business development and expanding your reputation within the market place will also be required.

Office: Telford Department: Private Client

Commercial & Agricultural Property Solicitor 8PQE

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced solicitor to join our growing Commercial & Agricultural Property Team in Hereford. You will be joining one of the most recognised firms of solicitors in the commercial and agricultural property sector. We are well known for offering a high quality service and for having strong technical knowledge. 

Office: Hereford Department: Commercial & Agricultural Property

Private Client Solicitor - Focusing on Trusts

Are you looking for a better work-life balance? Are you a private client solicitor looking to work for an expanding firm recognised by Chambers UK and The Legal 500, with a dynamic and modern character focused on success and growth? If so, we want to hear from you. 

The successful candidate can look forward to running a general caseload predominately working with Trusts, along with probate, administration of estates, Wills and LPA’s. 

Office: All Locations Considered Department: Private Client

Commercial & Agricultural Solicitor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a  5-10 PQE solicitor to join our growing commercial and agricultural property department in Shrewsbury or Telford. This is a great chance to join one of the most recognised firms of solicitors in the commercial and agricultural property sector. We are well known for offering a high quality service and for having strong technical knowledge.

Office: Shrewsbury Department: Commercial & Agricultural Property

Corporate & Commercial Solicitor

Due to our continued expansion we are now seeking a driven corporate and commercial solicitor. We will consider all candidates regardless of PQE. Work will include private M&A transactions, asset sales, reorganisations, fundraisings, EIS/SEIS investments, joint ventures, shareholder exits, share schemes, shareholders agreements etc.

Office: All Locations Considered Department: Corporate & Commercial

Client Testimonials

Always returned my calls. When Karen was on holiday she arranged for another solicitor to cover, so my move was not delayed due to this. Karen was lovely.

- S J Morgan, Hereford

Impressed by the friendly, efficient service and being able to know that I could have my calls and questions answered promptly.

- David J West, Malvern

All staff I spoke to were kind, considerate, professional and very polite. Keep it up. Excellent. 

- Mrs Christine Smith, Shrewsbury

I was impressed with the efficiency, sympathy and understanding of the situation.

- Mrs F Thompson, Oswestry

Clear explanations to what could be a minefield to people not solicitors!

- Samaritans, Telford

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