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Martin Searle Solicitors

Current Vacancies

Team Assistant / Receptionist

We are seeking an organised, pro-active, articulate and highly motivated full-time legal assistant and receptionist, preferably with experience of working in professional services. You will be based in our covid secure central Brighton office. We are a Living Wage employer and the advertised hourly rate is the minimum as the salary offered will be dependent on experience.

Duties include diary management, typing / editing, reception duties including managing calls from new and existing clients, greeting clients and file management. The successful candidate will be confident about being trained to work with voice recognition technology.

We are committed to ongoing professional development and all our employees have access to quality-based training and career development in a friendly and team based working environment. We are an equal opportunities employer and offer the opportunity for everyone to play a key role in our continuing growth and expansion.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to amanda@ms-solicitors.co.uk

Closing date is 12 00pm on Friday 2 July 2020.

No recruitment agencies please.

Skills Range


  • Strong IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Copy editing skills for voice recognition dictation
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Highly Desirable:

  • Legal /professional secretarial and reception experience/qualifications
  • Experience of working in customer services
  • Experience of working with a case management system

Person Specification

  • Able to prioritise your workload and to work to deadlines
  • Using initiative and flexibility in your approach
  • Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure
  • Commitment to providing an efficient, effective and professional service to our clients
  • Enthusiasm for team working
  • Commitment to our company’s values


  • Holiday increase based on length of service
  • Access to training and professional development
  • Brighton location
  • Staff nights out

Court of Protection Health & Welfare / Mental Capacity Lawyer (PQE 3+)


The Community Care Law team at martin searle solicitors has a busy caseload of mental capacity and CoP litigated matters. We are committed to promoting access to justice for our clients and their families in cases that impact their fundamental human rights and best interests. This includes disputes about where the person lacking capacity should live and be cared for; and that person’s contact with others.

If you have a strong track record of representing clients in contested CoP Health and Welfare matters, or other CoP litigation, including serious medical treatment; removal of a Deputy or Attorney; and cases about financial abuse, and would like to discuss the opportunity to join us at martin searle solicitors, please send your CV and a cover letter to Amanda Perks: amanda@ms-solicitors.co.uk


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