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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!


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 have already been offered a training contract.


We have five current vacancies:

Conveyancing Paralegal

Private Client Paralegal

Utilities Paralegal

Family Law Legal Assistant

Utilities Legal Assistant



Conveyancing Paralegal

Job Role: Conveyancing Paralegal
Department: Residential Conveyancing
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.
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 Paralegal Job Role Conveyancing Paralegal Job Role (1.2 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


Utilities Paralegal

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

UTILITIES PARALEGAL: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Paralegal to join our Utilities 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 utilities solicitors in progressing legal work.
Draft and issue legal documents
Chase documents upon instruction
Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times  

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

Download this role as a PDF: 

Utilities Paralegal Job Role Utilities Paralegal Job Role (1.2 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.


Private Client Paralegal

Job Role: Private Client Paralegal
Department: Wills, Trusts & Estates
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time 
Experience: Two+ years 
Salary: £18,000 – £23,000pa, DOE + benefits

PRIVATE CLIENT PARALEGAL: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Private Client Paralegal to join our Wills, Trusts & Estates team.

The successful candidate will:
Maintain a professional attitude and effective communication between Clients, Fee Earners, team members and colleagues
Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external; presenting a positive image of the Firm at all times
Take detailed and accurate information from enquiries
Assist our team of private client solicitors in progressing legal work.
Chase documents upon instruction
Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

PRIVATE CLIENT PARALEGAL: THE PERSON
You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:
Experience of Will Drafting, Trusts and Administration of Estates
Experienced in Inheritance Tax Planning and Probate would be advantageous
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 Private Client Paralegal

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

Download this role as a PDF: 

Private Client Paralegal Job Role Private Client Paralegal Job Role (1.2 MB)

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


FROM OUR TEAM
Sarah CheersParalegal, 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.


Family Law Legal Assistant 

Job Role: Legal Assistant
Department: Family Law
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £16,000 – £18,000pa, DOE + benefits

FAMILY LAW LEGAL ASSISTANT: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Legal Assistant to join our Family Law team.

The successful candidate will:
Ensure that fee earners time is effectively utilised and that deadlines are met through administrative support  
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.
Deal with client enquiries including taking detailed and accurate information, producing quotations and ensuring enquiries are followed up.
Produce and manage both electronic and manual files and documents with good grammar, care and accuracy  
Chase documents upon instruction 
Manage fee earner diaries and show awareness of fee earner’s daily routine
Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times    

FAMILY LAW  LEGAL ASSISTANT: 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)
Experience in audio typing and the ability to type quickly and accurately  
Excellent communication skills both on the telephone and in person 
Good time management skills, an awareness of deadlines and the ability to prioritise where necessary
Attention to detail and ability to check work thoroughly
Previous experience of working as a legal assistant essential, preferably within a family law team.

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

Download this role as a PDF: 

Family Law Legal Assistant Job Role Family Law Legal Assistant Job Role (1.2 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!

Utilities Legal Assistant 

Job Role: Legal Assistant
Department: Utilities
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £16,000 – £18,000pa, DOE + benefits

UTILITIES LEGAL ASSISTANT: THE ROLE
We have a vacancy for a full-time Legal Assistant to join our Utilities team.

The successful candidate will:
Ensure that Fee Earners time is effectively utilised through administrative support  
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.
Produce and manage both electronic and manual files and documents with care and accuracy  
Chase documents upon instruction 
Carry out financial tasks and provide support with the billing process
Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times    

UTILITIES LEGAL ASSISTANT: 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)
Experience in audio typing and the ability to type quickly and accurately  
Excellent communication skills both on the telephone and in person 
Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise where necessary
Attention to detail
Previous experience of working as a legal assistant essential, preferably within a utilities or commercial property team.

UTILITIES LEGAL ASSISTANT: APPLY NOW
If you wish to be considered for the role of Utilities Legal Assistant please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk

Download this role as a PDF: 

Utilities Legal Assistant Job Role Utilities Legal Assistant Job Role (1.2 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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