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Opportunities at Pinney Talfourd

We are an ambitious, growing and successful firm.

Available Positions


We are keen to hear from a talented and ambitious Lawyer with at least 2 years’ PQE to be part of our Family Team based in either our Hornchurch or Upminster office.

The Team has an excellent reputation in the Essex market, and we work for clients both nationally and internationally. We are listed in Tier 1 Legal 500 and the team incorporates Legal 500 Leading Individuals and Recommended Individuals.

Ideally you will have experience advising upon all aspects of Family law.
You will have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of those practice areas and you will be familiar with running and managing your own cases with appropriate supervision.

Clear and confident communications are essential, together with an ability to develop relationships with clients and influence people at all levels. You will be required to take part in and initiate marketing, networking, and other business development activities in order to maintain and develop work from both existing and potential clients.

This is a unique opportunity to build and develop your existing talents within a highly regarded and results driven environment. A proactive attitude that puts the client’s interests first, and a mindset focused on finding solutions is a key requirement.

No agencies please.

Pinney Talfourd has a strong and growing reputation across Essex and are ranked in the 2023 Legal 500. We are keen to hear from a talented and ambitious Employment Lawyer to help grow our Employment Team.

You will have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of employment law and will be familiar with running and managing your own cases. Clear and confident communications are essential, together with an ability to develop relationships with clients and influence people at all levels.

You will be required to take part in and initiate marketing, networking, and other business development activities in order to maintain and develop work from both existing and potential clients.

This is a unique opportunity to build and develop your existing talents within a highly regarded and results driven environment. A proactive attitude that puts the client’s interests first, and a mindset focused on finding solutions is a key requirement.

No agencies please.


The Contested Wills and Probate team at Pinney Talfourd – listed as ‘Top Tier’ by independent and definitive guide to the best law firms in the UK Legal 500 – is recognised as one of the leading legal departments for the specialism in the UK. We are keen to hear from a talented and ambitious Lawyer to be part of our Contested Wills & Probate Team and are looking for someone with experience advising upon all aspects of Contested Wills & Probate.

You will possess an excellent working knowledge and understanding of practice areas and be familiar with running and managing your own cases with appropriate supervision. Clear and confident communications are essential, together with the ability to develop relationships with clients.

As part of your role you will be required to take part in and initiate marketing, networking, and other business development activities in order to maintain and develop work from both existing and potential clients.

A proactive attitude that puts the client’s interests first, and a mindset focused on finding solutions is also key.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build and develop your existing talents within a highly regarded and results driven environment where the company is rapidly expanding across the Essex region.

No agencies please.



We are keen to hear from a talented and ambitious Lawyer to be part of our Private Client Team. The Team has a strong and growing reputation in the Essex market. The Team are ranked within the 2022 Legal 500 and includes members of STEP and The Lifetime of Lawyers Association.

Ideally you will have experience advising in all aspects of Private Client work. You will have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of those practice areas and you will be familiar with running and managing your own cases with appropriate supervision. Clear and confident communications are essential, together with an ability to develop relationships with clients and influence people at all levels.

You will be required to take part in and initiate marketing, networking, and other business development activities in order to maintain and develop work from both existing and potential clients.

This is a unique opportunity to build and develop your existing talents within a highly regarded and results driven environment. A proactive attitude that puts the client’s interests first, and a mindset focused on finding solutions is a key requirement.

No agencies please.



We are looking for trainees with a strong academic record and a background that shows their commitment to a legal career. Our firm values quality and excellence and we are looking for candidates who share and can evidence these values. Key skills and competencies:

  • Motivated attitude demonstrating a “can do” approach.
  • Be proactive, take ownership of issues and offer solutions.
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Considerate team player who is able to work on own initiative.

The end date for applications is 30 June.
Interviews will be conducted in July.
We are looking for trainees to commence their training contracts with us in September 2024.

Our firm is divided internally into a number departments: Private Client, Family, Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation, Contested Probate, PI and Clinical Negligence, Corporate, Commercial Property and Residential Property.

We provide a rounded training contract but, wherever possible, we try and adapt the training depending on interests and preferences. We have an excellent management structure in place to ensure everyone fulfils their career potential.

We have a Trainee Partner who guides and provides assistance, a mentoring scheme and a career develop programme detailing aims and objectives at each stage of our career journey from solicitor, associate, senior associate and partner.

No agencies please.



Our private client team are in high demand and seek a hands-on Team Assistant where you will provide effective support services to the lawyer(s). When it comes to variety this role offers lots! So, it is important that you are confident in managing busy diaries, digital dictation, a whole range of admin and thrive working within a fast-paced environment. Previous experience is ideal, although training will be provided in unfamiliar areas. Amongst your day to day duties, you will:

  • Deal with new business enquiries, follow up enquiries and provide accurate record keeping
  • Carry out all necessary conflict, money laundering and ID checks
  • Undertake a range of admin duties including data entry, completion of forms, managing diaries and travel, expenses, research, drafting of documentation, booking of events, meeting preparation and more
  • Liaise with other areas of the business such as accounts/marketing teams
  • Provide Audio typing (Bighand) and copy typing as required
  • Liaise with clients and third parties as instructed by Lawyers
  • Attend to clients, delivering documentation as/when required

It’s extremely important that you are motivated and can demonstrate a “can do” approach. You’ll need the ability to work well under pressure, be flexible, proactive, take ownership of issues and offer solutions. Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Packages
  • Knowledge of Tikit TFB desirable
  • Good working knowledge of third party applications where appropriate e.g. Bighand, Oyez etc
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

In return, you’ll be offered:

  • Private health insurance
  • Death in service benefit of x2 annual salary
  • 3% matching pension contributions
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Parking

For further information and a full job description, please email our HR Administrator Tara Routledge via Tara.routledge@pinneytalfourd.co.uk No agencies please.



We are currently recruiting for two Team Assistants (Float) to provide support and assistance across all departments. We are looking for candidates with confidence in managing busy diaries, digital dictation and with previous experience in a variety of work, although training will be provided in unfamiliar areas. Our Team Assistants liaise with clients and management at all levels and are proactive in their prioritisation, initiative and multi-tasking. We are looking for an experienced and considerate team player. Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Packages.
  • Knowledge of Tikit TFB desirable.
  • Good working knowledge of third party applications where appropriate e.g. Bighand, Oyez etc.
  • Motivated attitude demonstrating a “can do” approach.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be flexible.
  • Be proactive, take ownership of issues and offer solutions.
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Considerate Team player who is able to work on own initiative.

No agencies please.



We are always interested to hear from lawyers and support staff who think that this Firm may be the right place for them. Whilst we may not be actively seeking people for a certain role, we are an expanding practice and opportunities may present themselves at different times so we are always happy to receive speculative applications.

We are particularly interested in people who may work or live locally or lawyers who have a following of clients and contacts.

All enquiries will be treated with complete discretion and confidentiality.

To apply for any of these roles, please send your CV and covering letter to Tara.Routledge@PinneyTalfourd.co.uk. All specific or speculative applications are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Our 10-year strategic plan to April 2020 saw us treble in size over this period and transform into one of the largest and most progressive firms in Essex. Our 2030 Vision Plan will see us continue with a plan for significant sustained growth with a focus on ensuring all of our staff are absolutely committed to the firm and motivated to achieve all of their ambitions with us. We are working hard to put in place the very best support, structures, systems and processes to allow you to do your job most effectively and take away the frustrations, delays and restrictions from your daily work life that can be so demoralising. Our continued success depends on attracting and retaining the very best people. We want to attract people who are ambitious and looking for their next challenge, keen to proactively progress their careers and understand the critical importance of client service and a holistic approach to the needs of clients. We have laid excellent foundations. We are looking for the right people to join us on this exciting journey. We will give you:

  • Lawyers will have flexibility with a combination of home and office working
  • Great colleagues and the best clients to work with
  • A stimulating, challenging and exciting career with no restriction on the opportunities available
  • An open career progression structure and support to achieve your potential
  • Superb ongoing technical and pastoral support
  • A Mentoring Programme for all lawyers
  • A programme of financial and time support to advance qualifications and expertise
  • Specialist support teams
  • A culture of excellence in everything we do
  • A great salary
  • A quarterly paid bonus structure for lawyers based on overall department performance
  • 25 days holiday plus loyalty holiday
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Three-year health checks (Senior Associates)
  • Contributory pension between 3 – 4% of salary
  • Death in service 2-4x salary
  • Free parking facilities
  • iPhone for lawyers for all personal and business calls
  • Discounted legal services for you, your family and friends

“We have a very open culture at the firm. Everyone knows our vision and the type of firm we are trying to create. A key element of our success to date has been simply to get the very best people and do everything we can to allow them to do an excellent job for our clients. Our standards are high but our rewards, both materially and in terms of genuine job satisfaction, achievement and development, make the effort worthwhile.”

Philip Cockram Managing Partner

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