Careers: Are we the firm for you?

Trethowans is a successful law firm based across the South of England.  We are seeking to expand all Teams in our Southampton, Salisbury & Poole offices. Potential roles range from Solicitors, Associates and Partners; we’d welcome letters of application and CVs from candidates with relevant experience to continue to grow this highly successful Firm.

With offices in Salisbury, Southampton & Poole our partners and staff enjoy the benefit of living close to the south coast whilst having the quality of work and clients often associated with a city firm. Many of our clients are household name clients.

There are excellent prospects for career advancement within the firm; some of our partners, solicitors and team leaders are former trainees. We actively encourage staff, at all levels, to undertake professional development and secretarial and support staff, in particular, often successfully attain a paralegal or ILEX qualification.

Kate Ellis, our HR Manager, explains further, "At Trethowans every member of staff is treated as an individual. We provide a friendly, supportive and fun environment to work in. There is a great spirit and everyone is encouraged to progress. We have good organisational resources to make sure everyone has the right level of support so they can focus on what they do best - their job!"

"We’re looking for brilliant all-rounders who are good people and good lawyers.”

Simon Rhodes, Senior Partner

Equal opportunities

Our policy is to employ the best people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees. We do not discriminate against any individual on account of their religious belief, race, colour, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other personal characteristic.

Why our partners and staff would encourage you to join the firm

In a recent survey, partners and staff were asked if they would encourage people to join the firm and if so why. The answer was a resounding yes and here are some of the reasons they gave:

  • "A caring firm that gives you a chance to shine"

  • "Growing firm with sound financial base and excellent client base. "

  • "Fair culture of good technically sound and collegiate lawyers. ”

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  • "High quality work and training. Friendly working environment. Approachable lawyers. "

  • "Good finances, some very good quality lawyers."

  • "A caring firm that gives you a chance to shine."

  • "Growing firm with sound financial base and excellent client base. "

  • "Fair culture of good technically sound and collegiate lawyers. "

  • "The firm has good benefits and is a good place to work."

  • "It is a good friendly firm to work for."

  • "There are lots of great people here already and it is a good place to work."

  • "Good environment to work in. Good prospects and opportunities to further a career. "

  • "It is such a good firm to work for. Fantastic staff and working environment. "

  • "Good work life balance, good social and sporting side. "

  • "Excellent working conditions and great team spirit. "

  • "I think that it is a very welcoming firm and there is a great emphasis on staff wellbeing and happiness. "

  • "Fun, friendly environment to work in while still being professional. "

  • "Good working environment, people are lovely, room for progression and good training. "

  • "Because it is a good firm to work for and you are treated fairly. "

  • "Great firm to work for, good benefits, great environment to work in, friendly staff "

  • "Because it is a pleasure to work for a Firm that values and appreciates you and your work "

  • "It is a good place to work, very friendly and employees are valued. "

  • "I think the benefits are good and I feel valued as an employee and I enjoy working here. Everyone is friendly and we also get free ice creams/chocolate! "

  • "I have continued to enjoy working at Trethowans as much as I did when I first started. "

How our partners and staff would describe Trethowans

Our survey also asked how partners and staff would describe Trethowans and this is what they said:

  • "Family friendly, financially sound"

  • "Friendly, supportive, ambitious."

  • "Ambitious to grow and develop.”

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  • "Regional firm committed to growing and delivering expert legal advice."

  • "Good quality clients, good lawyers."

  • "Open minded, young, flexible."

  • "Young, forward thinking, not afraid to try, financially secure, great colleagues."

  • "Inspirational. Committed. Solvent. Successful. Relaxed. Fun. "

  • "Constructive, family, modern, encouraging."

  • "Constructive, family, modern, encouraging. Best Law Firm in Salisbury/Southampton. "

  • "Welcoming and friendly."

  • "The best firm within the area to work for, great benefits, good staff."

  • "Good place to be, especially in these difficult times."

  • "Friendly. Extremely busy."

  • "Innovative."

  • "Approachable; friendly staff; good atmosphere."

  • "Friendly, supportive, modern, competitive."

  • "Cutting edge."

  • "Forward thinking."

  • "Dynamic."

  • "Friendly, Growing, Fun."

  • "A firm with values."

  • "Welcoming, team spirit, approachable people."

  • "Relaxed but professional."

  • "Friendly, welcoming, supportive, caring."

  • "Ambitious, financially stable, friendly."

  • "Great."

  • "Friendly, forward-thinking, rewarding, approachable."

  • "Well respected and friendly firm."

  • "Human firm."

  • "Friendly, hard working, a great place to work, Good teaching."

  • "Well-managed."

  • "Inclusive, Progressive, forward thinking and they support innovative initiatives from their staff at all levels."

  • "Friendly, professional, family, open."

What you can expect from a career with us

We understand that you are looking for more than ‘just’ a job; you are looking for a satisfying and rewarding career. We can provide you with this.

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Trainee Opportunities

Each year we have a number of opportunities for Trainees at Trethowans.

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Away from your desk

We work hard at Trethowans but we also take time to get involved with our local communities and to support local causes.

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What our partners and staff say

Read some of the many reasons why our partners and staff would encourage you to join the firm

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We are widely recommended in Chambers and Legal 500


Chambers Student

Read what Chambers Student says about life as a trainee at Trethowans in their article 'The True Picture'.

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Taylor-made training

Jenni Atwill, a previous trainee - now solicitor, wrote an article for the 'Young Lawyer' about her experience at Trethowans and being a trainee in Salisbury.

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Meet the team

Kate Ellis
HR Manager
023 8082 0503
Bahira  Fernandez
Recruitment Advisor
02380 820456
Sarah Floyd
HR Advisor
023 8082 0472
Claire Quantick
HR Assistant
01722 426922