Why a career with Whitehead Monckton t/as Docklands?

At Whitehead Monckton t/as Docklands, we are committed to recruiting and retaining the highest calibre of staff to ensure we offer the very best professional service for our clients.

Whitehead Monckton t/as Docklands is ranked in both the latest editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 independent legal directories.  A number of the Tax and Estate planning team are members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and Solicitors for the Elderley (SFE).  All our family team lawyers are members of Resolution, and committed to a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.  We recognise that our people are our most important asset. We take development seriously and see capability as the key to our success. Our supportive culture will help you be the best you can be.  We support flexible working practices, implement family friendly initiatives and assist employees to achieve a balance in their work commitments and their life outside of work.

We are interested in hearing from fee earners, support staff, secretaries and trainees. People who have talent, drive and the ability to add real value to the company.

Our Culture

Whitehead Monckton t/as Docklands is a Limited Company where the previous Partners are now Directors of the firm.  Stephen Beck is Managing Director and reports into the Management Board.  Together with the Executive Board, Stephen manages the firm in delivering the strategic plan. 

Our lawyers are divided into relevant departments, each headed by a Director/Associate Director. The heads of department manage and monitor the performance of their respective teams to successfully achieve performance targets. The emphasis for the departments is one of specialism, ensuring that we can provide the very best comprehensive service to our clients, no matter what their needs.
Each department also has its own integrated support team to provide our clients with a seamlessly efficient administrative service.
We are of a sufficient size to have a specialist team of managers within Central Services providing support to the business with accounts, human resources, marketing and information technology provided centrally.  This enables the lawyers and their support staff to concentrate on providing you with the excellent service you require.

Developing your career

At Whitehead Monckton t/as Docklands, our Directors are committed to identifying and developing professional talent within the Company and promoting individuals, as the business needs determines.  With this in mind the Company has created a structured career development programme.  This programme is designed to provide individuals with the transparency, development opportunities, feedback and the support you need to help achieve your individual goals.  

We offer the opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive environment where your contribution to the Company’s success is both recognised and valued.  You will have the opportunity to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.  Whatever your role, you will receive support, training and guidance to enable you to do your job to the best of your ability.

Our Benefits

Whitehead Monckton t/as Docklands can offer a competitive salary along with a range of benefits depending on the role.

Contact us

If you are interested in joining our team please take a look at our current vacancies, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Current vacancies

Support Staff

Secretary - Property

If you wish to be considered for this role, please submit your current CV with a covering letter to Joanne Forbes, Whitehead Monckton, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1BL or

Training contracts - currently recruiting for 2018

We do not currently have any Training Contracts for our London office. For Training Contracts in our Kent offices please click here.

Equality & Diversity

Whitehead Monckton t/as Docklands is committed to promoting equality and encouraging diversity within the workplace through policies, procedures and practices and in those areas in which it has influence.

We intend to treat people equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless of their age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief. Attracting a wide diversity of talented individuals, keen to pursue their careers within the legal environment is a key priority to the company. Whitehead Monckton t/as Docklands seeks to treat all individuals equally, fairly and free of any discriminatory conduct.

Our policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, work allocation and every other aspect of employment.

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