Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates

As well as being a local, long established (for over 170 years) leading firm of solicitors, we offer a comprehensive range of legal services for both individuals and businesses. Our dogmatic commitment to providing not only high quality legal advice but excellent customer service as well has enabled us  to expand significantly in recent years to incorporate some of the leading law firms around Kent from Tenderten and Maidstone to Chatham. 

11 Mar, 2019
We are seeking a family solicitor with 1-3 years’ experience. The role will entail dealing with a full and mixed caseload of Legal Aid and private family matters. Candidates will deal with all matters generally from beginning through to completion and cover the following areas:-  Family Divorce Adoption Child Care issues Family Mediation Children dispute solicitors Domestic Violence solicitors Family Financial Property Arrangements Mediation Candidates: Successful applicants will join a friendly team and have extensive family based and matrimonial experience within a similar environment, and be able to manage their own caseload of files with minimal supervision. This is a busy and demanding role therefore individuals must be able to prioritise work, use initiative and work proactively, coupled with a good client manner and technical competence.  Legal Aid knowledge is essential.  Please note some travel is required between Maidstone and our Gravesend office with this role. Secretarial support is provided to this position.  
Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates Gravesend, UK Full time
11 Mar, 2019
£25,000 - £35,000 yearly
We are seeking an experienced and committed 3 year+ PQE criminal duty solicitor for our Gravesend office.  Successful candidates will have a sound knowledge of the relevant law and procedure, manage a varied caseload covering the full remit of criminal matters from instruction to conclusion (both private and Legal Aid) , to include preparing cases for trial and attending clients at police stations and/or courts throughout Kent, including out of hours work.  Some travel to our Maidstone office may be necessary, on occasion.  Candidates: Successful applicants must be a qualified solicitor of at least 3 years’ PQE.  PSAR or Criminal Duty status would be advantageous but is not essential.  Candidates should be proactive, able to manage a challenging caseload with minimal supervision and have strong communication skills with an excellent client facing manner.  This is a busy and varied role therefore candidates need to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines when required.   Excellent research skills and an organised working manner are essential. General IT competency is essential and knowledge of Microsoft packages (Excel, Word & Outlook), Big Hand and Partner 4 Windows would be advantageous.    Candidates must have access to their own vehicle and possess a full clean driving licence.    Secretarial support is allocated to this position.
Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates Gravesend, UK Full time
11 Mar, 2019
£25,000 - £28,000 yearly
Job Overview To support the firm on a wide range of business development and marketing activities to include: Production of relevant and targeted collateral, Advertising, Newsletters, Client feedback mechanisms, PR, Sponsorship, Brand, Design, Events, Probono, Networking and On-line (both internal and external); managing and driving forward firm wide profile building initiatives. Responsibilities ·         Maximising opportunities to grow the firm’s revenues from existing and prospective clients ·         Raising the firm’s profile and position within the local markets in which we are located ·         Leveraging and coordinating outside influencers ·         Structured approach to targeting new business generation, profile raising and marketing campaigns ·         Working closely with the management committee, to develop robust plans ·         Managing the implementation of the firms plans and budgets, regularly monitoring and reporting on progress ·         Drafting, reviewing and updating materials and entries in local media and legal supplements ·         Writing, editing and producing marketing communications including presentations, brochures, newsletters and web copy ·         Managing events ·         Planning and managing strategic advertising opportunities ·         Budget management ·         Working with fee earners to develop individual objectives and targeting plans and working closely with them to ensure successful pursuit of the plans Marketing Campaigns and Profile Raising ·         Creating and implementing integrated campaigns across our sectors to help raise our profile and awareness amongst our key target audience and generate opportunities to meet potential clients. ·         Working to develop and oversee the implementation of an effective profile raising plan for the Firm, including Awards and Sponsorship opportunities ·         Assisting fee earners to profile their personal PR plans Internal communication and knowledge sharing ·         Working to ensure that there is an efficient framework for internal reporting and transparency of information/communication the Firms activities and successes. The Candidate Essential: ·         Excellent interpersonal and (internal and external) client-facing skills ·         Strong influencing and persuasion skills ·         Able to think broadly and demonstrate a high level of initiative ·         Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter with a can-do attitude ·         Commercial and strategic in outlook ·         Pragmatic, robust, diplomatic and resourceful, with the ability to adapt quickly to different situations and personalities ·         A team player, but able to act autonomously with minimal guidance Skills and Experience Essential: ·         Excellent understanding of marketing and business development processes ·         Strong previous experience of working in a business development /Marketing focused role, preferably in a law firm or other professional services firm ·         An understanding of the legal market ·         Strong written and verbal communication skills with an excellent eye for detail ·         Strong project management skills. Desired: ·         Marketing qualification, such as the CIM or equivalent The position is full time, predominantly from Gravesend but will be required to work from the other offices regularly therefore a driving licence and own car is essential.  
Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates Gravesend, UK Full time
11 Mar, 2019
We are seeking a PC solicitor, for our busy Private Client department in Tenterden.  This is a busy and varied roles covering all aspects of private client.  Experience and knowledge is required in the following fields: Estate and Care Fees Planning Wills and Will Writing Lasting Powers of Attorney Court of Protection Trusts and Trust Administration Probate and Administration of Estates Inheritance Tax Planning and Investments Charities Deputyship STEP would be preferable but not essential; the Firm assists in career development/studying and candidates undertaking STEP will also be considered.        Candidates: Successful applicants will have consistent and good private client knowledge, focusing particularly on wills, trusts, estates and tax issues, and must be able to manage their own caseload of files with minimal supervision.  Both are demanding roles therefore individuals must be able to prioritise work, use initiative and meet deadlines, coupled with an excellent client manner, smart appearance and good technical competence.    Secretarial support is provided.
Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates Tenterden, UK Full time