Careers with Boys & Maughan

We employ over 140 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.

Litigation Lawyer Margate – full or part time

We are seeking a solicitor or chartered legal executive with at least three years’ post qualification experience for our busy and widely respected litigation team.

Applications from all-rounders will be particularly welcome. You will be based at our Margate office and we expect you will regularly represent clients in disputes involving:

  • property law including landlord and tenant
  • employment law
  • probate and will disputes
  • contracts
  • 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 with the investigation and litigation of 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; demonstrating 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. Our property litigation lawyers are consistently listed in the legal industry bible, The Legal 500 and we have had a number of reported cases in recent years.

The position is either full or part time, and will be permanent. If you work full time your hours will be Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Your salary will be negotiable depending on experience.

To apply send a comprehensive CV and covering letter explaining the qualities you would expect to bring to the role, your preference for full or part time, relevant experience and details of your availability to: Kerry Curson, Human Resources Manager, Boys & Maughan, by email.

You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying. 

Senior Private Client Lawyer, Margate / Birchington

We are seeking a senior private client lawyer who will manage a mixed caseload that includes wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney. Experience of trust matters and Court of Protection matters would also be beneficial but is not essential.

You will be based at either our Margate or Birchington office and be responsible for developing and growing our private client services, as well as enhancing the experience of current clients.

Previous management experience is preferred and direct entry at salaried partner level would be possible for the right candidate. Applications are welcome from Solicitors, Chartered Legal Executives and non-admitted private client practitioners. We would prefer candidates to have specialist accreditations such as STEP or SFE.

Boys & Maughan is one of East Kent’s largest and oldest legal practices with offices in Margate, Birchington, Broadstairs, Canterbury and Ramsgate. 

Our team is friendly and committed. We have excellent long-term relationships with our clients, giving you an opportunity to make your mark and progress your career.

The position is either full or part time, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and will be permanent. Your salary will be negotiable depending on experience.

If you join our Margate branch you will be based at our main office on Kent’s northeast tip, on the edge of the revitalised Old Town and a couple of minutes’ walk from Turner Contemporary and the spectacular Main Sands. At Birchington we have been serving generations of families and newcomers to the village for over 50 years.

To apply send a comprehensive CV and covering letter explaining the qualities you would expect to bring to the role, your preference for full or part time, relevant experience and details of your availability to: Kerry Curson, Human Resources Manager, Boys & Maughan, by email.

You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying. 

Private Client Legal Secretary, Birchington

We have a vacancy for a legal secretary at our Birchington office, who ideally has experience of working in a private client department dealing with wills, probate and lasting power of attorney matters.

It is a busy role, so you will need the ability to work at pace and with good humour while managing a varied workload. You’ll need to be good with clients, have an eye for detail and generally be the sort of person who likes to do their very best each day.

Boys & Maughan is one of East Kent’s largest and oldest legal practices. We are the market-leaders in the area, with six local offices.

You will be based at our office in Birchington and we could ask you to work at different locations from time to time.

Training will be provided. An adaptable and flexible approach is paramount coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude to work. The position is permanent and full time. Your hours will be 9.00am to 5.00pm with 25 days’ pro rata holiday per annum.

Please note only applicants with relevant experience will be contacted. If you like the sound of us, then we would really like to hear from you!

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: Kerry Curson, Human Resources Manager, Boys & Maughan by email.

You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying.

Commercial Property Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive, Canterbury

We are seeking a commercial property solicitor or experienced Chartered Legal Executive to join our Canterbury St George’s Place office.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for running your own transactions day to day, whilst also assisting with the team’s property development caseload

  • Deal with all aspects of commercial property transactions including land acquisitions and disposals, development site acquisitions, funding, business leases of a wide range of premises ranging from retail and restaurant units or to warehouse and industrial buildings and educational establishments and, potentially, the sales and purchases of unincorporated businesses, and

  • Act for private investors, developers, occupiers, high net worth individuals, retailers, lenders and borrowers, and

  • Be expected to develop and, latterly, grow our commercial client offering.

Our team is friendly and committed. Boys & Maughan’s expertise has been recognised by The Legal 500 and we have excellent, long-term relationships with 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. The role will be based in our Canterbury St George’s Place office and involve regular travel to our main Margate office.

We will consider applications from individuals who wish to work on a full or part-time basis, and some working from home can be considered.

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 if you take on the role on a full time basis.

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 Manager, Boys & Maughan, by email.

You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying.

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
Opportunities
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. 

In September 2021 our Partners showed their appreciation and gratitude to all our staff for their hard work, dedication and professionalism over the previous 12 months by taking everyone to Port Lympne Safari Park for a safari, drinks reception and meal.



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.

Benefits
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.

Charity work
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 our private client team gives its time freely to the Hospice and it has most recently donated over £20,000 to vital services at local Pilgrims Hospices following two successful Make a Will Months



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 Heritage 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 nearly £230k in grants across 55 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 website.

Diversity
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 2021 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.

Recruitment agencies
Unsolicited recruitment agency CVs will not be considered.