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We are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic and talented individuals who wish to join our team and work in an exciting and rewarding environment. In addition, we regularly offer work experience for over 18s.

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At Penderlaw, we are very proud of our staff and have a strong ethos of investing in our team to enable them to continue to develop their knowledge and skills. Our current vacancies are listed below. If you would like to apply please email your CV to us at


Current Vacancies

Receptionist and Legal Assistant

We are looking for a full time Receptionist/Legal Assistant, working Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.

£15,000 – £17,000 dependent on experience.

Reception duties
First point of contact for our clients, meeting and greeting them and providing them with tea and coffee
Answering incoming calls and efficiently transferring calls through to the correct member of staff, or passing on clear and comprehensive messages
Keeping the reception area and meeting rooms tidy and well presented
Assist with administration tasks and postal duties
Legal Assistant duties
Providing the team with administrative support
Delivery of an effective and client focused service
Complying with the firm’s procedures and manuals
Working efficiently to make our service cost effective
Drafting letters to solicitors, clients and external contacts
Preparing paperwork for financial transactions
About you
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
A high level of numeracy and computer literacy
Excellent attention to detail, file management and organisational skills
Previous experience in a customer service role, preferably within a legal environment
Commitment to client care
Experience or knowledge in law
Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
Please note – due to the high number of applications we receive you will only be contacted if you have been successfully shortlisted. Thank you for your understanding.
Administration: 1 year (Preferred)
Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Legal Assistant

We are looking for a Legal Assistant, working Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.  We welcome graduates and applicants who are either qualified or part qualified in law, or those with strong administration backgrounds. Both full time or part time applicants will be considered.

£16,000-£22,000 dependent on experience.

Experience in an office/administrative environment or other customer facing role is desirable and confidence in dealing with telephone enquiries in a professional and friendly manner is essential. The ideal candidate will not be phased by a busy working environment and supporting multiple fee earners on a variety of legal matters.

Key responsibilities
Call handling, taking messages and reporting back to the Fee Earners
Taking client instructions, updating clients and third parties on the progression of their matter (both personal meetings and via telephone and emails)
General administration and housekeeping of files
Drafting emails, letters and financial statements
Adhering to deadlines and monthly financial team targets
Providing reception cover during absences/holiday and assistance to other departments in the firm when required

Administration: 1 year (Preferred)
A-Level or equivalent (Preferred)

You can apply for positions advertised or express an interest in working at Penderlaw by emailing us