Frettens Solicitors

We are a firm of bright, approachable lawyers based on the south coast, who believe in offering clear, well-rounded advice in plain English.

We offer a full range of services for both businesses and individuals. Whether you are selling your home or writing your will, setting up your business or planning a management buy-out, you will receive the same high standard of bright advice and friendly service.

The firm was founded in 1978 and has always had a modern and pro-active approach to legal advice. We have offices in Christchurch and Ringwood; however, thanks to a fantastic and cutting-edge IT system, we are able to serve clients from across England & Wales.

We are always on the look out for talented people to join our teams.

09 Sep, 2021
Frettens Solicitors  is looking for a Junior IT Assistant to join their team in Christchurch. This role is to ensure the prompt and efficient processing and resolution of all IT queries raised internally by Frettens staff, escalating to the IT Assistant and IT Manager when required. This will require contact/liaison with internal and external sources throughout the day. The role will also involve supporting the IT team with ongoing hardware and software projects. We welcome applications from people with the following essential skills, attributes and experience: Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite. Minimum GCSE level qualification. Excellent organisational skills. Ability to convey information accurately and articulately, both verbally and in writing. First class communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Ability to work independently as well as part of a close-knit team. Ability to prioritise workload and deal with...
Frettens Solicitors Christchurch, UK Full time
09 Sep, 2021
Frettens Solicitors is looking for a Wills & Probate Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience to join the established team in Christchurch.   The successful applicant will be working with experienced members of the team and therefore would be expected to work both with minimal direct day to day supervision and also as part of the wider team.  The role will involve managing the team in the Christchurch office, with direct access to and support from the head of the department who is mostly based in the firm’s Ringwood office.  On top of a varied caseload across the entire private client spectrum, the role will involve business development through their own and the firm’s contacts of accountants, financial advisers and other professional referrers.  The role will suit an experienced practitioner looking to make the next step up, with the short term goal being a push for partnership. We welcome applications from...
Frettens Solicitors Christchurch BH23 1PZ, UK Full time
09 Sep, 2021
Frettens is looking for a Dispute Resolution Solicitor to join our busy team.  The successful applicant will be working with experienced members of the team who are based in both Christchurch and Ringwood but would also need to be in a position to run their own caseload independently with some supervision.  The role is diverse as the Dispute Resolution team deal with a wide variety of commercial and civil disputes. We welcome applications from people with the following essential skills, attributes and experience: A qualified solicitor/ FCILEx with 3+ years’ PQE experienced in civil and commercial litigation Able to convey information accurately and articulately, both verbally and in writing Able to negotiate and influence Communicates effectively at all levels Able to work independently and manage a caseload with excellent organisational skills Focuses on detail, is methodical, organised and systematic Structures own workload, making best use of resources and time...
Frettens Solicitors Christchurch, UK Full time
09 Sep, 2021
Frettens Solicitors is looking We are looking for a Solicitor or Legal Executive within the corporate sector, interested in developing their skills in Insolvency law and procedure. We are building a team to work in   Insolvency and Restructuring . You will be working alongside   Malcolm Niekirk , the Partner in charge of the team, who is also qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner and has an established reputation in the field. Most of the team's clients are Insolvency Practitioners acting as liquidators, administrators, trustees in bankruptcy and in other formal appointments.  You don’t need to know anything about insolvency or have any previous experience, you could be recently qualified, nearly qualified or a legal executive.  Malcolm has trained insolvency lawyers before and he’d be happy to talk to you about them and their successful careers. If you’re ambitious, have an interest for corporate law and keen to develop your skills this could be a fantastic...
Frettens Solicitors Christchurch, UK Full time
09 Sep, 2021
Frettens Solicitors is looking for a Residential Conveyancing Administrator to join the team in Christchurch. The main purpose of this role will be to open files and deal with the initial paperwork in the Residential Conveyancing process, along with supporting other team members with overflow telephone calls, quotations and any other administrative tasks. There are good prospects for advancement. Main Tasks and Responsibilities Acting as the first point of contact for the department with people from inside and outside the firm. Providing quotes for new clients and matters. Opening new files, ID collection and verification and collection of monies on account Administration of all initial paperwork – liaising between client, Estate Agents and other Solicitors. Deliver excellent service to clients, agents and work providers keeping them informed at every stage of a case. Use case management system effectively to achieve maximum efficiency including use of to-do...
Frettens Solicitors Christchurch, UK Full time
09 Sep, 2021
We are looking for a Legal Secretary to join our  Family  team in Christchurch to provide administrative and support services to the Fee Earners. Main Tasks and Responsibilities Acting as the first point of contact for the department with people from inside and outside the firm. Screening telephone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate. Monitoring voicemails and taking any telephone messages in the Fee Earners’ absence. Organising and maintaining diaries and making appointments. Dealing with Free Consultation enquiries, collecting information and arranging appointments. Dealing with correspondence and writing letters on behalf of the Fee Earners. Organising and prepping Fee Earners for any meetings and providing refreshments where required. Dealing with incoming emails, faxes and post, and recording these on Visual Files. Producing any documents, reports, correspondence etc as required, dictated or otherwise. Producing invoices...
Frettens Solicitors Christchurch, UK Full time