Harold G Walker

Harold G Walker Solicitors

Your Friend-In-Law for over 77 years

Careers

Join HGW Solicitors!
Joanne Perrett

Joanne Perrett

 
Practice & Compliance Manager

 

01202 881454

 

Join our team and build the future with us!

 

At HGW Solicitors, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to create a supportive and collaborative team culture that encourages growth and development. When you join our team, you can expect to be part of a dynamic and innovative organization that values integrity, excellence, and high-quality service. Our commitment to our employees extends to providing ample opportunities for personal and professional growth.

 

We are committed to attracting and retaining top talent in the legal industry and offer competitive benefits, and professional development opportunities to help you achieve your career goals.

What’s it like to work at HGW?

Read on to see comments from staff about working at HGW

‘Having worked in the public sector in educational administration for over 20 years, I was looking for a change in career direction.  An opportunity arose at HGW Solicitors within the Practice Management administration team, and I was fortunate enough to be successful.  There was an element of risk for the Firm and for me to change employment sectors; however, I’m so grateful that the Firm took a chance with hiring me.  I’m now two years into the role and never been happier in a workplace!

Aside the discretionary benefits of an enhanced pension scheme, BUPA, medical and flexitime schemes and additional birthday and Christmas holidays, the benefits of working at HGW are far reaching.

Pleasant offices, friendly colleagues, excellent and supportive management and leadership and plenty of guidance and training helped me settle in swiftly.  There is a strong ethos to maintain a healthy work/life balance, supported with mindfulness and meditation sessions, and we are encouraged to take our lunch breaks.

Compared to public sector life, I find the perks at HGW to be frequent and generous.  We’re provided with a parking permit and staff socials have included meals out, bowling, garden parties and a boat cruise.  Hot weather and we’re allowed to dress down and kept cool with air conditioning and ice-creams.  Christmas time and we’re rewarded with an Amazon voucher and the fun of a Christmas jumper day!

What’s requested in return?  Turn up to work, work hard and do a good job.  It’s a win:win situation for me! 

One Happy Employee!’

What our staff say about us:

Are you happy with the change from your old employer?

“Yes, very happy. It’s been life-changing. I feel (and apparently look) ten years younger! I’m working shorter hours, in a friendly, pleasant environment, doing tasks that I enjoy and ‘that feeling of doom’ has completely gone!

I look forward to going to work every day”.

What have you learnt in the process of moving across to HGW?

“That life is too short to be unhappy at work.

One of my aims in life is to be ‘envious of the life I’m leading, rather than being envious of others’ and this has become a reality”.

What has been the main benefit to working at HGW for you personally?

“HGW has enabled me the flexibility to maintain and progress in my career whilst also looking after my family. I will be forever grateful for the flexibility they offered so that I could put time and energy into my home life as well as my career. That kind of support is not readily available to parents as standard”.  

“I simply would never have qualified as a solicitor if it wasn’t for the support HGW have given me”.

 
What Our Trainees Say

 

‘As of March 2023, I have been a trainee solicitor at HG Walker for 6 months. Having left university with limited knowledge of how the law is put into practice, HG Walker provided guidance and support in my learning, allowing me to gain a deeper understanding of the application of the law. I have been supported and encouraged to meet clients, go on home visits and build a relationship with the community.

Nicola Lowe has been incredibly interested in the training contract process under the new SQE qualification route, and very supportive in allowing me time to study both at the office and at home. I truly feel like I am gaining invaluable knowledge not just about the law, but business practice and internal structure, with all the help I could need only an email away.

I am excited to continue my training contract at HG Walker Solicitors and obtain the qualifications I need with their backing.’

 

 Current Vacancies

Legal Secretary – Broadstone, BH18 8DR

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our friendly Litigation team based in Broadstone.  HGW Solicitors is a well-established firm that promotes high quality service and exceptional client care.

 

Discretionary benefits of working at HGW:

  • Free membership to BUPA cashback healthcare scheme
  • Free 24 hour online and telephone accessible GP for you and your family
  • Full flexi-time policy
  • More than the statutory holiday entitlement given plus birthdays off and extra holiday given at Christmas
  • A friendly, supportive and flexible environment.

 

At HGW we have a strong ethos to maintain a healthy work/life balance, staff are always encouraged to take their lunch breaks, we offer flexi time whenever needed and very generous holiday entitlement which we believe help you to achieve a fantastic work/life balance.

We are your ‘Friend-in-Law’ and this is shown not only by all of our friendly staff and the service we provide to our clients but also by our supportive Management team.

 

If you are looking to further your career in a supportive and challenging environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting role by sending your CV to JoPerrett@hgwalker.co.uk or telephone Joanne Perrett for further details and an informal discussion on 01202 881454.

 

 

The Package:

This position is a permanent full-time role. Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, with 1 hour for lunch which equates to a 35 hour week. The position will be based at our Broadstone office. We offer an attractive salary which will be based on individual’s qualifications and experience.

 

 

The Candidate:

  • You will assist within a busy department covering all aspects of Litigation including employment, landlord and tenant, personal injury, commercial property, boundary disputes and debt collection.
  • At HGW, we pride ourselves on our client care. We have a friendly and helpful team, and like all employees to adopt the same ethos.
  • You should have a minimum of 1 – 2 years’ experience within a similar role.
  • You should have good IT skills. The use of Office 365 packages, case management systems and hosted telephony services is desirable, but full and ongoing training will be provided.
  • You should be willing to adopt a strong compliance culture, but full initial and ongoing training is provided.
  • You must be able to prioritise your own workload and meet strict deadlines.
  • You must possess accurate typing skills and pay attention to detail.
Legal Secretary – Christchurch, BH23 2AR
Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our friendly Litigation team based in Christchurch.  HGW Solicitors is a well-established firm that promotes high quality service and exceptional client care.

 

 

Discretionary benefits of working at HGW:

  • Free membership to BUPA cashback healthcare scheme
  • Free 24 hour online and telephone accessible GP for you and your family
  • Full flexi-time policy
  • More than the statutory holiday entitlement given plus birthdays off and extra holiday given at Christmas
  • A friendly, supportive and flexible environment.

 

At HGW we have a strong ethos to maintain a healthy work/life balance, staff are always encouraged to take their lunch breaks, we offer flexi time whenever needed and very generous holiday entitlement which we believe help you to achieve a fantastic work/life balance.

We are your ‘Friend-in-Law’ and this is shown not only by all of our friendly staff and the service we provide to our clients but also by our supportive Management team.

 

If you are looking to further your career in a supportive and challenging environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting role by sending your CV to JoPerrett@hgwalker.co.uk or telephone Joanne Perrett for further details and an informal discussion on 01202 881454.

 

 

The Package:

This position is a permanent full-time role. Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, with 1 hour for lunch which equates to a 35 hour week. The position will be based at our Christchurch office. We offer an attractive salary which will be based on individual’s qualifications and experience.

 

 

The Candidate:

  • You will assist within a busy department covering all aspects of Litigation including employment, landlord and tenant, personal injury, commercial property, boundary disputes and debt collection.
  • At HGW, we pride ourselves on our client care. We have a friendly and helpful team, and like all employees to adopt the same ethos.
  • You should have a minimum of 1 – 2 years’ experience within a similar role.
  • You should have good IT skills. The use of Office 365 packages, case management systems and hosted telephony services is desirable, but full and ongoing training will be provided.
  • You should be willing to adopt a strong compliance culture, but full initial and ongoing training is provided.
  • You must be able to prioritise your own workload and meet strict deadlines.
  • You must possess accurate typing skills and pay attention to detail.

For further information on legal careers and opportunities with Harold G Walker please contact the HR team on 01202 881454 or email humanresources@hgwalker.co.uk