Careers with Boys & Maughan
We employ over 120 people, in a variety of roles, all of whom are integral to us delivering the highest levels of client care and satisfaction. Click on the links below for details of our current vacancies.
Family Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive, Canterbury
We are seeking a matrimonial lawyer for our busy and highly regarded Family department.
Applications are welcome from solicitors and chartered legal executives with at least five years’ post qualification experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a full privately funded caseload. We want an all-rounder: someone who is equally content dealing with divorce, children and finances and who is committed to building our family law offering in Canterbury.
We expect you to be a highly motivated individual who is organised and has a good client manner. You must also be content working remotely from the main body of our department in Margate, where we have a 18 strong team dealing with a full range of family matters.
Experience of working in the collaborative process, and an interest in that process, would be desirable.
Our lawyers are listed in the legal industry bible, The Legal 500. Equity partner and head of our department, Jonathan da Costa, who will be your line manager, is recognised as a leader in his field in Chambers and Partners legal directory.
Boys & Maughan is one of East Kent’s largest and oldest legal practices. Our family department is friendly and committed and we have an excellent reputation across East Kent, giving you an opportunity to make your mark and progress your career.
Your salary will be competitive and negotiable depending on experience. The position is full time and permanent, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We will also consider applications from candidates seeking a part-time role.
Applicants should send a comprehensive CV and covering letter to: Kerry Curson, HR Officer, Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, CT9 1PZ or email Kerry.
You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying.
Litigation Fee Earner, Canterbury
We are looking to recruit a solicitor / fee earner for our highly respected litigation team. Applications from all-rounders will be particularly welcome.
You will be based at our Broad Street, Canterbury office, facing the City wall, and be responsible for a varied caseload. We expect you will regularly represent clients in disputes involving:
- property law including landlord and tenant
- employment law
- probate and wills
- boundary disputes, and
- general commercial litigation.
You will have a sound knowledge of litigation processes and the role will involve frequently issuing court proceedings and attending court. We will expect you to assist on the investigation and litigation on complex cases and have experience of drafting court documents, witness statements and instructions to experts.
The successful candidate will possess excellent client care and inter-personal skills and operate with integrity, showing empathy and intuition.
Our team is friendly and committed and we have excellent, long-term relationships with many of our clients, giving you an opportunity to make your mark and progress your career. Boys & Maughan is one of East Kent’s largest and oldest legal practices, with six offices across Thanet and in Canterbury.
Your salary will be competitive and negotiable depending on experience. The position is permanent and your hours will be Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
To apply send a comprehensive CV and covering letter explaining the qualities you would expect to bring to the role, relevant experience, preference for full or part time employment and details of your availability to Kerry Curson, HR Officer, Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, CT9 1PZ or email Kerry.
You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying.
We always prefer candidates to contact us directly rather than via an agency and even when we have no vacancies listed we are happy to receive CVs. Contact Kerry Curson if you would like to express an interest in working for Boys & Maughan.
Unfortunately, we do not offer work placements.
Kerry Curson, Human Resources Manager, Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, CT9 1PZ or email Kerry.
What’s it like to work with us?
Our people are bright, capable and creative team players. Integrity and respect are values which are important to us and we look for these in the people we employ. Culturally, we are friendly and informal – like any firm there’s a hierarchy but you need to look hard to find it!
We have a strong, enviable track record in organic growth because we place great emphasis in the development of our employees enabling them to fulfil their career goals and do their best work.
Our people mission statement is to be PROUD:
Proud to be Boys & Maughan people
Responsibility, Resilience and Responsive
Understanding of our clients and each other
Desire to achieve, succeed and excel
We have a significantly loyal client base because of the expertise of our people and their ability to identify and deliver the right individual legal solution to suit our clients’ needs. So as a member of our team, you will get to work alongside some specialists in their field, or you may be one yourself, but above all else you will be doing interesting work with great clients.
We also like to have fun. If you’re new to the area and would like to get to know your colleagues better we have an active social committee that regularly arranges local events and outings.
Where are we?
We have offices in five East Kent towns – Margate, Ramsgate, Birchington, Broadstairs and two offices in Canterbury. While we retain a consistent culture and approach in each office, their location offers something different to our people who work in them.
Why not come and meet us? If you are interested in one of our vacancies we will happily show you round our offices and introduce you to your potential colleagues.
We often help people relocate to local towns and villages and have notched up a number of success stories involving staff who have joined us to develop their career and because they wish to change their lifestyle.
Thanet and Canterbury has a wide range of excellent schools that we can tell you about if you have school age children. And if you are entirely new to the area, we will give you the inside track on the best locations in which to buy or rent, and can introduce you to local estate and letting agents. Speak to our HR Manager Kerry Curson on 01843 234000 or email Kerry if you would like details.
What types of careers does Boys & Maughan offer?
We like to provide an environment in which all our lawyers and non-lawyers can develop their personal, commercial and management skills. A number of our staff have been promoted multiple times and we like nothing more than to guide a future leader along their career path.
If you are considering a legal career you might wish to consider:
- An apprenticeship - we have been recruiting apprentices of all ages since 2007. Boys & Maughan offers excellent prospects: 13 people have gone on to permanent jobs with us through our apprenticeship scheme so far and two have been promoted twice and become lawyers with significant levels of responsibility.
- Legal Secretary – you’ll usually need GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and Maths, experience of office work and word processing skills to join us as a legal secretary. If you have no previous experience you might like to take a course in audio transcription. Visit the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs (ILSPA) for more information about this career.
- Licensed Conveyancer - a licensed conveyancer is a qualified, professional property lawyer. In this role, you'll specialise in property law and will work on behalf of clients buying or selling property
- Chartered Legal Executive - a Chartered Legal Executive is a lawyer who has completed all the elements of the route to qualification at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). They often specialise in a particular area of law and work closely alongside our solicitors.
- Solicitor - a career as a solicitor can be incredibly rewarding, providing a job that is intellectually challenging with many exciting opportunities. Solicitors are involved in almost all aspects of life, making the range of work diverse. Search for law careers on the Law Society website for more details of how to become a solicitor.
Mentoring future lawyers
We like to support and encourage future lawyers and legal administrators and, gladly, they often end up working for us.
In 2017 we established the Boys & Maughan Solicitors Civil Advocacy Competition, which takes place in the University of Kent’s Law School. Students usually start the competition with little or no courtroom procedural experience. With the fierce competition for pupilages and training contracts, mooting is an essential experience, particularly for those who want to become barristers or solicitor advocates.
In addition to the courtroom experience, we arrange for a number of our experienced lawyers and recruitment decision makers to meet with the Law School’s students to network, pitch for jobs and seek careers advice.
Boys & Maughan offers a range of benefits:
- 25 days holiday plus paid bank holidays
- We close down our offices between Christmas and New Year
- Free conveyancing on your residential property for all those who have been employed for over 6 months
- Salary sacrifice pension scheme
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- Car parking and season ticket loans
- Eye care vouchers.
Boys & Maughan actively supports local and national charities via events throughout the year such as wills promotions, coffee mornings, running and walking events and dress-down days.
Our main charity we have supported over a number of years is Pilgrims Hospices. Each year we take part in their wills month and in 2018 we donated £12,750, the largest single donation by a business ever received by the Hospice through the scheme and over £10,000 in 2019.
We are also involved in assisting Oasis, a Margate domestic violence refuge. At Christmas we usually like to collect and deliver food for local charities.
Boys & Maughan regularly offers legal and business know how to local community organisations. We get involved in local drop in legal advice clinics and a number of our partners and consultants are trustees for education providers, local charities and community organisations. Our staff are also represented in charitable organisations such as Rotary and Round Table.
Our lawyers also give regular interviews to local community radio station Academy FM Thanet on topical legal issues.
Andrew Baker, one of our equity partners, is a director of the Dreamland Trust, which was set up to deliver a 21st-century tourist attraction at Dreamland, Margate, based around the listed Scenic Railway and Cinema building.
Albert Burns Children’s Fund
Occasionally we are able to reach out to a much wider community and an example of this is the Albert Burns Children’s Fund.
The fund was created in memory of Thanet businessman Albert Burns who left instructions in his will for us to create a lasting legacy for children. He particularly wanted to support smaller charities that don’t have the resources of the larger children’s charities.
Albert had a particular affinity with India and in 2015 we used part of the fund to pay for a new children’s centre providing support and relief for a slum community in Goa. The facility, known as Albert’s Good News Centre is making a huge difference to the street children of the Moti Donger slum.
Since 2015 Kent Community Foundation has managed the Fund grant-making on our behalf and direct funding to local childrens’ groups and charities where it will make a significant impact locally.
Albert Burns Children’s Fund has so far awarded over £100k in grants to 833 beneficiaries across 28 different projects and expects to continue to add to these totals significantly in future years. To apply for funding through the Albert Burns Children’s Trust Fund visit KCF's application page.
Solicitors firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are required to collect and publish their workforce diversity data using questions provided by the SRA. In 2019 we surveyed our staff and if you would like like to see the results click here. The SRA uses the information to monitor diversity within the profession and we also monitor diversity internally.
Unsolicited recruitment agency CVs will not be considered.