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Careers

Changing Lives for the better!
Every day we change the lives of our Colleagues, Clients & Community through expert Legal and Financial solutions.



Our team are all committed to changing lives through their work – this is our purpose. 

Our team ranges from those beginning their careers to the very experienced and knowledgeable. We appreciate the contribution of them all and are keen to enable them to be successful and progress within their careers with us. 

We are growing and so too are the roles and careers within our business, our current vacancies are listed below. If you would like to arrange an informal conversation with one of our colleagues about any of these roles, please email recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk.


If you wish to be considered for any of the roles below, please forward your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Join us and Change Lives!


We have five current vacancies:

Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitor 

Family Law Solicitor 

Conveyancing Paralegal 

Civil Litigation Solicitor 

Utilities & Commercial Property Paralegal 


FROM OUR TEAM
Sarah Cheers, Paralegal, Wills, Trusts & Estates team – Joined us in April 2020
Starting any new role always comes with a degree of excitement and nerves, straight away I loved it! I was once more doing the work I enjoyed, I found the challenge of working remotely a real buzz, and most importantly for me, I was part of such a fab and supportive team. They have been amazing and have helped me so much during lockdown. We have daily Zoom meetings and there is always someone at the end of the phone should I need them.


Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitor

Job Role: Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitor 
Department: Wills, Trusts & Estates Team
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: Competitive, DOE + benefits

WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES SOLICITOR: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Solicitor to join our Wills, Trusts & Estates team.

The successful candidate will:
• Manage their own case-load of Will, Estate Administration, Lasting Power of Attorney and Trust matters from inception to completion, as well as supervising junior colleagues
• Work closely with clients to build and maintain lasting relationships
• Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external, presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times
• Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, team members and colleagues
• Assist in the business development and networking activities of the department and wider business
• Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES SOLICITOR: THE PERSON
You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:
• Excellent knowledge of Wills, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Inheritance Tax, Trust Administration and Powers of Attorney essential
• Experience of handling court of protection matters desirable
• Excellent communication and client care skills both on the telephone and in person
• Good time management skills, an awareness of deadlines and the ability to prioritise where necessary
• An good understanding of business development 
• Sound knowledge of department finances, i.e. targets/billing/WIP etc.
• Previous experience of working as a Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitor essential

WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES SOLICITOR: APPLY NOW
If you wish to be considered for the role of Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitor, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

Download this role as a PDF:
Wills, Trusts & Estates SolicitorWills, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Job Role.pdf (1.3 MB)

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


FROM OUR TEAM
Jesca Knott, Trainee Solicitor, Family Law team – Joined us in May 2020
Starting a new job is both exciting and daunting for anyone. However, starting a new job from your living room was an entirely new experience altogether! My first few weeks with Cullimore Dutton seemed to whiz by and I learnt so much in such a short period. I have progressed really quickly and although I only joined as a paralegal in May 2020 I was offered a training contract in April 2021.


Family Law Solicitor

Job Role: Family Law Solicitor 
Department: Family Law Team
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: Competitive, DOE + benefits

FAMILY LAW SOLICITOR: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Solicitor to join our Family Law team.

The successful candidate will:
• Manage their own case-load of private Family Law matters from inception to completion, as well as assisting senior colleagues on higher-value matters and supervising junior colleagues
• Work closely with clients to build and maintain lasting relationships
• Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external, presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times
• Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, team members and colleagues
• Assist in the business development and networking activities of the department and wider business
• Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

FAMILY LAW SOLICITOR: THE PERSON
You will need a flexible approach with a can do attitude and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:
• Excellent knowledge of Family Law and procedures, especially finances/private children/cohabitation/injunctions/drafting skills
• Excellent communication and client care skills both on the telephone and in person
• Good time management skills, an awareness of deadlines and the ability to prioritise where necessary
• An good understanding of business development 
• Sound knowledge of department finances, i.e. targets/billing/WIP etc.
• Advocacy and Court experience is essential

FAMILY LAW SOLICITOR: APPLY NOW
If you wish to be considered for the role of Family Law Solicitor, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

Download this role as a PDF:
Family Law SolicitorFamily Law Solicitor Job Role.pdf (1.3 MB)

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


FROM OUR TEAM
Kara NichollsParalegalResidential Conveyancing team – Joined us in November 2020
Joining Cullimore Dutton has been a really exciting time for me and the right step in my career. Having joined in the middle of the pandemic property boom has meant that I was in at the deep end, but the support from my colleagues in the conveyancing team and the rest of the firm has been amazing. From day one I was made to feel welcome and valued. The support I have received while studying for my CILEx qualification has been great and I really feel that I can progress in my career while at Cullimore Dutton


Conveyancing Paralegal

Job Role: Conveyancing Paralegal
Department: Residential Conveyancing Team
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £18,000 – £23,000pa, DOE + benefits

CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Conveyancing Paralegal to join our Residential Conveyancing team.

The successful candidate will:
• Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, fee earners, team members and colleagues
• Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external; presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times
• Take detailed and accurate information from enquiries
• Assist our team of conveyancing solicitors in progressing legal work
• Assist our team of conveyancing solicitors to set up and deal with completion and post completion matters
• Draft and issue legal documents
• Support our Compliance Officer with CQS accreditation and lender panels administration
• Chase documents upon instruction
• Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: THE PERSON
You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook)
• Excellent communication skills both on the telephone and in person
• Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise where necessary
• Attention to detail 
• Prior experience of working as a Conveyancing Paralegal/Legal Assistant
• Experience of Ochresoft (ideal but not essential as training will be given)

CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: APPLY NOW
If you wish to be considered for the role of Conveyancing Paralegal, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

Download this role as a PDF:
Conveyancing ParalegalConveyancing Paralegal Job Role.pdf (1.3 MB)

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


FROM OUR TEAM
Francesca Crank, Legal Assistant, Family Law team – Joined us in January 2021
Since I joined Cullimore Dutton I have found it fascinating working alongside solicitors with such considerable experience, and on cases with so many challenging and absorbing legal issues. Most of all, I felt really welcomed by everybody at the firm and the best part about working here is that no two days are ever the same!


Civil Litigation Solicitor

Job Role: Solicitor
Department: Commercial Litigation
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: Competitive, DOE + benefits

CIVIL LITIGATION SOLICITOR: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Solicitor to join our Commercial Litigation team.

The successful candidate will:
• Manage their own case-load of Civil Litigation matters from inception to completion, as well as supervising junior colleagues.
• Work closely with clients to build and maintain lasting relationships
• Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external, presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times
• Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, team members and colleagues
• Assist in the business development and networking activities of the department and wider business
• Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

CIVIL LITIGATION SOLICITOR: THE PERSON
You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:
• Excellent knowledge of Civil Litigation and procedures, especially fast track trials/multi track trials/debtrecovery/consumer contracts/contractual disputes/insurance claims/trespass
• Advocacy and Court experience is essential
• Excellent communication and client care skills both on the telephone and in person
• Good time management skills, an awareness of deadlines and the ability to prioritise where necessary
• An good understanding of business development 
• Sound knowledge of department finances, i.e. targets/billing/WIP etc.
• Previous experience of working as a Civil Litigation Solicitor essential

CIVIL LITIGATION SOLICITOR: APPLY NOW
If you wish to be considered for the role of Civil Litigation Solicitor, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

Download this role as a PDF:
Civil Litigation Solicitor Civil Litigation Solicitor Job Role.pdf (1.3 MB)

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


FROM OUR TEAM
Patricia TaylorParalegal, Utilities team – Joined us in February 2021
Starting a new role remotely seemed like a rather daunting prospect, however my nerves very quickly were eased when I realised what a friendly and supportive firm I had joined. The induction process was really well organised and I was made to feel like part of the team right away. It is exciting to have joined an evolving business that strives to encourage career progression and growth.


Utilities & Commercial Property Paralegal

Job Role: Utilities & Commercial Property Paralegal
Department: Utilities & Commercial Property Departments
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £18,000 – £23,000pa, DOE + benefits

UTILITIES & COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PARALEGAL: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Paralegal to join our Utilities & Commercial Property teams.

The successful candidate will work across both departments and will:
• Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, fee earners, team members and colleagues.
• Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external, presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times.
• Take detailed and accurate information from enquiries.
• Assist solicitors in both our Utilities & Commercial Property teams in progressing legal work.
• Draft and issue legal documents
• Chase documents upon instruction
• Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times  

UTILITIES & COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PARALEGAL: THE PERSON
You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook)
• Excellent communication skills both on the telephone and in person 
• Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise where necessary
• Attention to detail
• Prior experience of working as a utilities or commercial property paralegal.

UTILITIES & COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PARALEGAL: APPLY NOW
If you wish to be considered for the role of Utilities & Commercial Property Paralegal, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

Download this role as a PDF:
CD Terms and Conditions of Business Utilities and Commercial Property Paralegal Job Role.pdf (1.3 MB)

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


FROM OUR TEAM
Adele Bebbington-Plant, Director and Head of Wills, Trusts & Estates – Joined us in July 2005
I first walked through the doors of our office in Chester City Centre over 15 years ago. I knew instantly that this was the place for me and where I wanted to pursue my legal career. I joined Cullimore Dutton as a temp, soon progressed to the role of Trainee Solicitor and as my career has progressed, I have held the roles of both Assistant Solicitor and Associate Solicitor.

In February 2020, I took on a new challenge as Head of our Wills, Trusts & Estates team and was honoured to be offered the opportunity to become a Director and part of our new management structure in July 2020, enabling me to come full circle and now be in a position where I am able to share my skills, knowledge and experience with junior members of the team – not bad for someone who started out as a two week temp!

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“I would not hesitate to recommend Cullimore Dutton to my friends. I have received professional care throughout.”