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Current Vacancies

Probate Paralegal  – Taunton Office

·         To offer assistance and secretarial support to our partner in the Taunton office

·         To act as a junior fee earner in the Wills and Probate department

·         Help Wills and Profit department meet fee targets

·         To support Taunton office if required

Key responsibilities

Junior Fee Earning

  • Recording time on probate matters for work done under DS supervision
  • Will Drafting
  • Taking basic Will instructions
  • Drafting basic probate papers an standard letters and forms
  • See clients to sign Wills
  • LPA Drafting
  • Provide initial point of contact for Taunton Wills and Probate department

Admin and Secretarial Support

  • Filing
  • Typing
  • Telephone calls
  • Digital Dictation
  • Ensuring file progress and matters updated
  • Covered for reception or other fee earners if agreed and required

Key Performance Indicators

  • Helping meet departmental target
  • Annual Appraisal
  • Time recorded and billed

 To apply for the vacancy please email a CV and covering letter to the managing partner . This vacancy will close on the 23rd October 2020.


Residential Conveyancing Solicitor – Street Office


Our Street office is looking for a residential property Solicitor with 5 years plus PQD to work within the team and manage their own caseload to include new builds, freehold, leasehold, sales & purchases transactions from instruction through to completion.


Key skills required

·         Familiarity with CQS accreditation and procedures

·         Handling caseloads relating to residential conveyancing transactions

·         Dealing with purchase, transfer, re mortgage and sales transactions

·         Liaison with clients, estate agents, commercial agents, mortgage lenders and solicitors

·         Supervision and organisation of paralegals in the team

·         Excellent communication, client care and organisational skills required


This role would suit an ambitious Solicitor who is looking to take the next step in their career. If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have a bright and enthusiastic approach and are keen to join a highly regarded firm this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

We believe in promotion from within and encourages continuous training and personal enhancement.

As well as an excellent salary of £35,000-£40,000 depending on experience additional benefits will be discussed at interview and include:

·         Free on-site parking

·         Company Pension with 3% employer contributions

·         Company events & social hours (Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week)


 To apply for the vacancy please email a CV and covering letter to the managing partner .

Commercial Property Solicitor – Taunton Office

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience commercial property and some residential conveyancing who would like to join a friendly team.

Acorn Solicitors have offices in Taunton and Street Somerset, the role would be based in the Taunton office. We have a strong loyal client base having been established in the Taunton and Street area for 11 years. Our fee earners are all specialists in their respective fields and act for a wide range of commercial and private sector clients.

Our aim is to recruit dynamic, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of our growth and who share the firm’s core values.

The Role:

  • Advising on freehold and leasehold transactions
  • Conduct of lease extensions
  • Ability to act on the sale or purchase of businesses
  • Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure within a busy office
  • A good breadth of knowledge in this area
  • Familiarity with CQS and lender requirements


  • 2 years+ PQE in Residential & Commercial Property
  • Experience within corporate law would be a bonus
  • Able to work autonomously on complex legal matters
  • Track of record of achieving career, financial (including fee targets) and business development goals;
  • Enthusiasm to engage in networking and business development;
  • Clear demonstrable ability and keenness to build and maintain client and referrer relationships;
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Ambition to progress
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills;
  • Professional but friendly and approachable

Salary: £32,000-£40,000 depending on experience

 To apply for the vacancy please email a CV and covering letter to the managing partner .

Other positions

We are always on the look out for talented Solicitors or staff so if you are looking for a role in a law firm so please email us your CV and we can hold it on file and contact you if any opportunities arise in the future.