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.

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.

Conveyancing Legal Secretary, Canterbury

We are seeking a legal secretary with experience in conveyancing.

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.

Who are we? 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, and have won a number of awards for our conveyancing services.

You will be based at our office in St George’s Place, Canterbury, 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 full time and permanent. Your hours will be 9.00am to 5.00pm with 25 days’ 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.

Litigation Department Legal Administrator, Margate

We are looking for a legal administrator for the litigation team at our Margate office.

You will deal with a range of administrative duties for the litigation team, including, but not limited to:

  • General admin duties including typing, photocopying and scanning
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • General office tasks including opening files for new clients
  • Filing, file maintenance and archiving.

It is a busy public facing role and we are looking for someone who enjoys working at pace and with good humour while managing a varied workload.

You will need to have an eye for detail, be friendly and approachable and able to explain issues to clients in straightforward down to earth language.

Our ideal recruit will be committed to high standards of client care, adept at managing busy diaries, confident, professional and possess some typing skills.

Previous experience of a similar role is desirable but we are mainly interested in people who have a passion for going the extra mile for clients and colleagues.

The position is full time and permanent. Your hours will be 9.00am to 5.00pm with 25 days’ holiday per annum.

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.

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

Please note only applicants with relevant experience will be contacted. You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying.

Family Department Legal Administrator, Margate

We are looking for a legal administrator for the matrimonial team at our Margate office.

You will deal with a range of administrative duties for matrimonial team, including, but not limited to:

  • Handling and coordinating new client enquiries on behalf of the team, always ensuring that we make the best possible impression with prospective clients
  • General admin duties including typing, photocopying and scanning
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • General office tasks including opening files for new clients
  • Filing, file maintenance and archiving.

It is a busy public facing role and we are looking for someone who enjoys working at pace and with good humour while managing a varied workload.

You will need to have an eye for detail, be friendly and approachable and able to explain issues to clients in straightforward down to earth language.

Our ideal recruit will be committed to high standards of client care, adept at managing busy diaries, confident, professional and possess some typing skills.

Previous experience of a similar role is desirable but we are mainly interested in people who have a passion for going the extra mile for clients and colleagues.

The position is full time and permanent. Your hours will be 9.00am to 5.00pm with 25 days’ holiday per annum.

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.

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

Please note only applicants with relevant experience will be contacted. You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying.

Legal Secretary / Receptionist, Canterbury

We are seeking a legal secretary for our team in Broad Street, Canterbury.

It is a busy public facing role and you will be supporting a team of three private client and family lawyers.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working at pace and with good humour while managing a varied workload.

You will need to have an eye for detail, be friendly and approachable and able to explain issues to clients in straightforward down to earth language.

Our ideal recruit will be committed to high standards of client care, adept at managing busy diaries, confident, professional and possess excellent audio typing skills.

Your duties will include:

  • Secretarial duties such as transcribing dictation, following up enquiries, drafting documentation and dealing with financial matters
  • Handling new enquiries and making appointments
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • General office tasks including opening files for new clients
  • Filing, file maintenance and archiving.

Previous experience of a similar role is desirable but we are mainly interested in people who have a passion for going the extra mile for clients and colleagues.

The position is full time and permanent. Your hours will be 9.00am to 5.00pm with 25 days’ holiday per annum.

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.

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

Please note only applicants with relevant experience will be contacted. You would be welcome to call Kerry on 01843 234000 if you would like an opportunity to discuss the post before applying.

Residential Property Lawyers, Canterbury and Ramsgate

A confident individual with good quality residential conveyancing experience. Does this describe you?

We’re seeking three experienced residential conveyancers to join our highly respected team. Applications are welcome from solicitors, Chartered Legal Executives, licensed conveyancers and unqualified conveyancers. We are ideally looking for people who can make an immediate start.

You will be based at either our Canterbury St George’s Place or Ramsgate offices and we may ask you to work at different locations from time to time. If you have a preference for one location above the other please make this clear in your application.

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 and have won a number of national awards for our customer service, including no fewer than eight trophies at the ESTAS Conveyancing Awards in October 2019.

You’ll be expected to manage your own caseload, be able to demonstrate your experience in leasehold, freehold, new build properties, remortgages and lease extension work and enjoy a challenging, fast moving professional environment.

Our team is friendly and committed and we are looking for a team player. We have excellent, long-term relationships with our clients and local estate agents, giving you an opportunity to make your mark and progress your career.

The positions are full time, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 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, relevant experience and details of your availability to Kerry Curson, HR Manager, by email.

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

Other vacancies

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
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.  

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 over £180k in grants across 34 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 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.

Recruitment agencies
Unsolicited recruitment agency CVs will not be considered.