Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive – NQ or up to 2 years PQE

The Opportunity

At Wolferstans, we care passionately about the experience that clients have when doing business with us. Clients who contact us to deal with sensitive legal matters are placing a great deal of trust in us and it is critical that we repay this trust by treating them with the warmth, professionalism, understanding and courtesy that they deserve.

We were the first firm in Plymouth to be awarded the title of Compassionate Workplace and in recent years we have won “Large Business of the Year” at the Plymouth Business Awards, won “Law Firm of the Year” and “Team of the Year” at the 2022 LawNet Awards and secured our place in the Times Legal Top 200 – why not come and be a part of our success?

You will be part of a supportive and flexible working environment where you have the ability to further your career aspirations. Our benefits package includes 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays and an extended break over the Christmas period, you are also awarded a day off for your birthday and will be signed up to our Health Care Plan designed with wellbeing in mind.

What will you do?

You will be assisting the Head of Department and working with her team on complex and high value medical negligence cases, including birth injury claims, as well as running your own caseload of suitable medical negligence cases with supervision. This is a rare and excellent opportunity to work with and learn from a highly respected medical negligence specialist in an equally respected specialist department, acting solely for claimants.

You will be based at our North Hill office with the flexibility to work from home on a regular basis providing a 50/50 split of home and office working after a period of training.

What do you offer?

You will be a qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive. It is essential that you have previous experience of working for a reputable law firm in a similar role as part of a team and experience of running and managing a client caseload.


  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills and able to prioritise effectively
  • Attention to detail

Able to:

  • Demonstrate a passion for client service excellence
  • Deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with team members the firms’ employees and partners.
  • Work well under pressure within stipulated timescales and meet deadlines

You will be:

  • Proud of a professional and positive work attitude with the ability to embrace change
  • Willing to attend courses and webinars to increase knowledge and understanding
  • Keen to work towards or demonstrate the firm’s core competencies
  • Committed to Wolferstans, and able to provide a confident and positive input, taking
  • responsibility and ownership for the success of the firm and your own development

Applications will officially close on 30 September 2023. However, we are keen to talk to suitable candidates at the earliest possible opportunity and will close the vacancy to new applications once conversations reach an advanced stage to avoid a delay. We would therefore urge candidates who are interested in this vacancy to get in touch ASAP and discuss the opportunity with us.