We are a multi-service law firm based in Hertfordshire, known for delivering clients outstanding service and our award winning legal advice.

We are proud of our past, progressive in our outlook and unrelenting in our dedication to growth through doing more for our people, our personal and business clients and our communities.

05 Apr, 2024  
We are looking for a Case Handler to provide a fully effective service to clients by progressing client files under the direction of the Conveyancer, and to provide administrative assistance to the Radlett Property team.   Key responsibilities:   Activities will be varied and will include, but are not limited to the following:   Client Service   Progressing the matter file under the solicitor’s instructions.  This may include amongst other things legal research drafting letters, preparing reports.    To provide a courteous and efficient service to clients .   To ensure that work sent to clients and related parties is correctly prepared in accordance with the firm’s standards and precedents and the Solicitor’s instructions .   To observe the code of practice in all areas as detailed in the Solicitors Code of Conduct and to observe fully the requirements of the Solicitors Accounts Rules .   To...
Debenhams Ottaway Radlett, UK Full time
28 Mar, 2024  
This role works alongside the Head of People to deliver HR projects and manage the day-to-day operational people matters of the firm.     Key Responsibilities     The HR Manager is responsible for:   Line management of the HR Officer, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.   Working with the Head of People to create an HR data dashboard, providing and advising on HR metrics for lifecycle activities to support decision making and identify areas for improvement.   Managing the full range of employee lifecycle activities such as;   Recruitment and onboarding, ensuring we attract, select and secure the best possible talent.   Induction, ensuring strong relationships are forged in the early days and that incoming team members feel integrated into the firm and understand the company values.   Managing the payroll process and authorise monthly reports for...
Debenhams Ottaway Hybrid (St Albans, UK) Full time
28 Mar, 2024  
This role plays a vital part in supporting the HR function to ensure that it runs smoothly by providing effective HR guidance and support to staff and managers in line with best practice and legal requirements.   Key Responsibilities   The HR Officer is responsible for (but not limited to):   Recruitment ·       Management of the recruitment process at all levels up (including the trainee scheme) ensuring candidates have an excellent experience of our culture and values first hand, whether they are successful or not by: o   advising on recruitment campaigns and advertising o   advising managers on interview and selection strategies, including finalising interview plans o   sifting of CVs, arranging interviews and liaise with candidates/agencies accordingly o   managing the offer process to include issuing offer letters and contracts of employment and feedback to unsuccessful candidates HR Administration ·...
Debenhams Ottaway Hybrid (St Albans, UK) Full time
22 Feb, 2024  
Our growing corporate team packs a punch and enjoys an excellent reputation in the market, including in the key legal directories (Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500). The breadth of our practice is wide – we cover a number of different areas, including M&A, investments, corporate advisory, constitutional work and banking and finance, working across multiple sectors. We are routinely instructed on complex, high value matters which larger firms (including City practices) are normally instructed to advise on and we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent standard of client service. Our goal is to make the most of the abundance of opportunities available to us. The successful candidate will have the chance to be an integral part of the team’s future success and will enjoy a level of supervision and career development opportunities which are seldom available in private practice. Key Responsibilities The successful candidate will get involved in all aspects of...
Debenhams Ottaway Hybrid (St Albans, UK) Full time
02 Jan, 2024  
We are looking for a facilities apprentice to ensure the smooth day to day running of the facilities function. This is a full time role and the hours to be covered are 8.30am to 6pm. Key Responsibilities Activities will be varied and will include, but are not limited to, the following: Post Responsible for the daily receiving-in, sorting and dispatch of Royal Mail post. Collection and delivery of DX to the DX Hub via own transport for large/heavy items. Responsible for all other incoming/outgoing deliveries. Franking all outgoing post and ensure franking machine is adequately maintained and loaded with sufficient funds. Detailed sorting, distribution, and delivery (both physical and digital) of legal and other mail. Daily banking procedures Log all incoming cheques on the register. Complete register of cheques banked daily including a physical drop off to the bank with completed paying-in books. Distribute cheques in line with set deadlines....
Debenhams Ottaway St Albans, UK Apprentice
02 Jan, 2024  
We are looking for a solicitor or associate (1 - 4 years PQE) to join our busy St Albans commercial property team. We are looking for someone with a strong technical background, who has an interest in developing junior members of the team and business development. About the team Ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Tier 2 in Legal 500, the team consists of three partners, one consultant, one senior associate, two associates, two solicitors and two legal assistants, plus secretarial and admin staff. The team are based across our St Albans and Radlett offices. The work The team have varied caseloads mainly consisting of: landlord and tenant work property development work sales and purchases of owner occupied and investment property secured lending The clients Our lawyers continue to work on notable property transactions not just in Hertfordshire, but across the UK. The quality of our clients and the nature of their property transactions mean we often have national...
Debenhams Ottaway Hybrid (St Albans, UK) Full time
02 Jan, 2024  
We are looking for a contentious trusts and probate specialist to join Hertfordshire’s leading Wills, trusts and probate team. They need to be passionate about this area and would play an integral role in helping key clients and taking this team, one of the largest and most experienced in Hertfordshire ranked top in both Legal 500 and Chambers HNW, to the next level. The role will involve: Advising on all areas of contentious trusts and probate such as: Removing executors or trustees Making a claim against an executor or trustees Defending claims by beneficiaries Challenging a Will or the terms of a Trust Inheritance Act claims Court of Protection and succession disputes Power of Attorney disputes Liaising with third parties, experts and other specialists An ability to build effective and positive relationships with clients, referrers and colleagues that embrace the importance of trust and collaboration Supervising junior members of staff Proactive...
Debenhams Ottaway Hybrid (St Albans, UK) Full time
02 Jan, 2024  
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced commercial solicitor looking to join a leading regional Legal 500 firm to build and ultimately lead the commercial team at Debenhams Ottaway. About the role Sitting within our successful, young and ambitious corporate and commercial team, this commercial role is supported by the wider commercial practice that includes employment, property and litigation. With partner led teams in each of the commercial areas, there is plenty of scope for working with lawyers of all levels. There is also a dedicated trainee solicitor in the corporate and commercial team who you will have the opportunity to train and delegate to. Type of work This is a dedicated commercial role (no corporate work other than corporate support on deals) so you will be involved in all aspects of commercial work across multiple sectors such as drafting, advising on and reviewing commercial contracts, including franchise agreements, supply terms, distribution,...
Debenhams Ottaway Hybrid (St Albans, UK) Full time
02 Jan, 2024  
We are looking for a contentious trusts and probate specialist to join Hertfordshire’s leading Wills, trusts and probate team. They need to be passionate about this area and would play an integral role in helping key clients and taking this team, one of the largest and most experienced in Hertfordshire ranked top in both Legal 500 and Chambers HNW, to the next level. The role will involve: Advising on all areas of contentious trusts and probate such as: Removing executors or trustees Making a claim against an executor or trustees Defending claims by beneficiaries Challenging a Will or the terms of a Trust Inheritance Act claims Court of Protection and succession disputes Power of Attorney disputes Liaising with third parties, experts and other specialists An ability to build effective and positive relationships with clients, referrers and colleagues that embrace the importance of trust and collaboration Supervising junior members of staff Proactive...
Debenhams Ottaway Hybrid (St Albans, UK) Full time
06 Dec, 2023  
Position: Legal Compliance Manager Department: Practice Support Location: St Albans/Radlett Company overview  Debenhams Ottaway is a progressive law firm with a long history and a reputation built on providing outstanding service and legal advice. Based in the heart of St Albans with a London presence, we help individuals, families and businesses in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK. We believe passionately in building long term relationships with our clients and people. Our teams of talented and ambitious people work together to help clients succeed. This is an opportunity to join an exciting and demanding work environment that offers support and guidance to help everyone achieve their best. Our career framework provides the opportunity to learn and develop in a structured but flexible way. Overview  At Debenhams Ottaway the client and our people are always at the heart of what we do. This role plays a vital part in management of the firm’s risk, protecting...
Debenhams Ottaway Hybrid (St Albans, UK) Full time