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Girlings is a growing Firm, looking for professional and talented people to join our friendly team in a wide range of roles including Solicitors, legal advisors, legal assistants, trainees, paralegals, and secretaries.

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Current Vacancies
Have you got what it takes to join our talented team?
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Training Contracts
We view our trainees as our next generation of professionals. Our retention rate is high and many of our trainees have become successful and highly respected experts in the Firm.
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Work Experience
We do not have a work experience programme as such. However, as part of our training contract application process, a period of work experience might be considered.

A career at Girlings

Girlings’ people are smart, capable individuals with ambition to do well. They work hard for their clients and team. They are equipped with common sense, initiative and enthusiasm. Often creative and resourceful, they like to succeed. If this sounds like you, read on…

Benefits to you

Whatever your role - administrative, legal advisor or trainee - and wherever you are based, you can be sure of working with a friendly, welcoming team. Personal development is high on the agenda to support your law career aspirations and meet the Firm's business goals.

Girlings offer a great range of benefits depending on your role including:

  • 20 – 30 days holiday plus paid bank holidays
  • Additional (discretionary) holiday at Christmas
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension Scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Social activities
  • Perkbox Benefits and Rewards Scheme
  • Staff concessions for Conveyancing and Private Client work
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Long Service Awards
  • Staff Forum
  • CSR activities such as Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Jeans for Genes, Wear it Pink plus our Corporate Charity of the Year etc
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Parking Permits (payroll deduction)
Our locations

Each one of our offices has a very different feel. Our head office in Canterbury is in the heart of a thriving metropolis of traditional and contemporary restaurants bars and clubs, whilst being only a stone's throw away from the oldest Cathedral in England and of course the famous St Lawrence Cricket ground, home to the Kent County Cricket Club.

Located on the ring road, our Ashford office is close to Ashford International railway station. From here you can take the high speed to the centre of London in just 38 minutes or to Paris Gare du Nord in just over two hours.

The charming seaside location of our Herne Bay office provides beautiful walking along the Kent coastline, together with traditional fish and chips and ice cream on the pier!

Your privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information supplied to us by candidates, employees, workers or consultants to the Firm. Our HR Privacy Notice explains how we will collect and use personal information about you. You can also view our Diversity Statistics below.

Diversity at Girlings

Every two years, we are required by the SRA to gather and publish the diversity data of our workforce. The data is gathered by way of a questionnaire. Completion of the questionnaire is voluntary and some people choose not to answer some or all of the questions. Therefore these figures can only give an indication of our true diversity and provide a summary of the results. These figures also include our sister company GPIC Ltd. We also gather data on religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Diversity Statistics - July 2023

If you are interested in joining the Girlings' team please see Current Vacancies or Training Contracts.

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Polite note to recruitment agencies

We are currently working with a select group of agents on preferential terms. Please contact the HR Manager before submitting a candidate’s details. To avoid duplication, please ensure you have the candidate’s permission before sending through their details. Thank you.