Careers

Why a career with Docklands Solicitors?

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

Docklands Solicitors is ranked in both 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.

With four offices: Maidstone, Canterbury, Tenterden and our newly opened office in Canary Wharf.  We are rapidly growing and have the commitment and desire to grow further.

Our Maidstone Office

Maidstone is located right in the Kent Downs, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and forms part of the North Downs.  Maidstone is a heritage market town in the heart of Kent with a wealth of attractions, stunning countryside and fantastic shopping.

The schools in Maidstone are ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, plus Kent still has grammar schools. Maidstone is close to all the London universities, plus Canterbury also has two well-regarded universities, the University of Kent and Canterbury Christchurch University.

Maidstone offers a great range of amenities and transport connections.

Our Tenterden Office

Tenterden has reams of heritage with a beautiful High Street lined with historic houses, shops restaurants and pubs. Tenterden has been named as one of the Top Ten places to live in the UK. By using the fast train from Ashford, London is only a one hour commute. Making  Tenterden a gateway to London.  Whilst Tenterden itself is not in the Cranbrook School Catchment, the villages around often do fall within this catchment

Our Canterbury Office

Canterbury is the second most visited City in England and is fast-becoming one of the most desirable places to live and work.  Our office in Watling Street is right in the centre of the City and is an easy commute from outlying villages.

Canterbury has a spectacular cathedral, beautiful parks and gardens, fantastic shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities as well as being only 10 minutes from the sea.  

Our London Office

Docklands solicitors was formed in 2005 to provide bespoke legal expertise to individuals who live and work in this thriving area known as "Docklands".  October 2016 saw the Whitehead Monckton merger.

Located right in the centre of Canary Wharf, the offices are conveniently located on Admirals Way, with a main entrance on the waterside.   Canary Wharf is fast becoming the preferred choice for the city's professionals to settle.  There are so many things to see and do in the area meaning residents can live, work and play all within the E14 postcode.

The office is just a 2 minute walk from both Canary Wharf Tube station or Heron Quays station on the DLR. 

Whether in Kent or London all our offices offer a friendly and pleasant working environment, with the majority of our staff being located in our Maidstone office.  Whitehead Monckton supports flexible working practices, implements family friendly initiatives and assists employees to achieve a balance in their work commitments and their life outside of work.  Many law firms claim this, but few in practice deliver.

Our Culture

Docklands Solicitors is a Limited Company.  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 Docklands Solicitors, 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

Docklands Solicitors 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

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

Training contracts - currently recruiting in Kent for 2019

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

Equality & Diversity

Docklands Solicitors 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. Docklands Solicitors 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.

Work Experience

Unfortunately we are not able to offer work experience placements in our Docklands Office.  For further information on our work experience programme in our Kent offices please click here.

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