Working for us

WORKING FOR US

Bretherton Law prides itself on its commitment to its people – many of whom have worked for the firm for a very long time! A career with us will enable you to reach your potential.

Bretherton Law has an enviable reputation in St Albans and south-west Herts for our professionalism and commitment to meeting the needs of our clients. The firm has been in business in the city since 1965, having been set up by Jeremy Bretherton as a sole practitioner. Jeremy retired in 1998 and the business is now run by Sandra Bradley, who has herself been with the firm since 1986.

We are proud of our independence as a stand-alone business and encourage all our staff to think and act for themselves. With this individual responsibility comes greater job satisfaction. We are a small, friendly team with a positive outlook and we are keen to demonstrate this in our dealings with clients.

We are a Lexcel-accredited business, which focuses our attention on exemplary case management and financial controls, as well as professionalism in our dealings with clients. You won’t see our name across double-page spreads in the local newspapers – we prefer to let our name and reputation do the talking for us, with much of our business coming from client recommendations and word of mouth.

So if you want to work for an independent-minded business, which encourages individuals to test themselves and take responsibility, helping them to grow as people, team members and legal professionals at the same time, then drop us an email explaining what you can add to our firm. We’re always happy to hear from you.


We are currently looking for two full time new recruits.

Full-time Residential Conveyancer

This is an opportunity to join our friendly and progressive firm in a role offering scope for career progression and development.

The firm deals with a range of residential and commercial conveyancing matters including the sale and purchase of properties, remortgaging and the acquisition and disposal of land, plots and units.  We hold CQS and Lexcel accreditations.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a Solicitor, CILEx or CLC of 3 years PQE + (or qualification and experience equivalent);
  • be able to conduct their own matters and supervise those undertaken by colleagues where necessary;
  • be a confident communicator, able to build and maintain relationships with clients and agents;
  • have experience in marketing and business development;
  • be enthusiastic, dedicated and flexible; and
  • be focussed on delivering a high quality and timely service to clients.

Full Time Family Solicitor

We are looking for a Full time Family solicitor specialising in child care proceedings, and with membership of the Law Society’s Children Panel, to join our busy child law department. Our team act for children, parents and other family members

The successful candidate will:

  • be a Solicitor with 5 years PQE
  • be, or be about to be , a Children Panel member with some client following
  • enjoy advocacy and be willing and able to represent clients in court
  • be conscientious and compassionate
  • be able to conduct their own matters from start to finish with the support of administrative staff
  • be familiar with Legal Aid Agency application and billing processes
  • be willing and able to supervise other solicitors’ matters when necessary
  • be a confident communicator, able to build and maintain relationships with clients and professionals
  • have experience in marketing and business development;
  • be enthusiastic, dedicated and flexible; and
  • be focussed on delivering a high quality and timely service to clients.

If you meet these requirements and would be interested in joining our team then please email your CV and covering letter to katharinerhodes@brethertonlaw.co.uk and sandrabradley@brethertonlaw.co.uk.

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