As a firm, we are proud of our people, their achievements, and the exceptional level of professional service that they deliver for our clients.

We believe in sharing rewards, in supporting each other, and actively encouraging opportunities to develop. We respect individuality and recognise that talents and personalities are many and varied. Whilst expecting commitment to the highest levels of client care and professional service, we also want people to enjoy what they do with a large measure of fun and good humour.

Whether you are looking for a career in secretarial, legal or other specialist areas of our business, if you thrive on the freedom to fulfil your potential within a supportive, friendly team, then give us a call on 01242 574244  or send us an email. Details of any specific current vacancies will be listed on this page.

For details of the Hughes Paddison Training Contract Programme, please click here.

Role: Solicitor - Private Client

Full-time: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Key Requirements and Technical Ability

You will be a Solicitor with 5 – 10 years PQE.

You must be STEP qualified or working towards a STEP qualification.  While you may have some third parties who introduce work to you, you will have experience of working with colleagues in other practice areas to encourage the referral of clients to the Private Client department. Ideally you will have an interest in development and maintenance of precedents and you will be able to see the benefits of using a case management system for your work.

The Candidate

You will

  • have comprehensive knowledge of and be experienced in Private Client work
  • have business development experience
  • be able to motivate, influence and mentor junior colleagues
  • be able to manage your own caseload
  • be able to work as part of a team
  • have strong organisational abilities
  • have a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • be proficient in IT

Experience of working with the Proclaim practice management system is desirable but not essential as training will be given.


An attractive package is on offer, including:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus entitlement to public holidays.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Life assurance scheme.
  • Private medical insurance scheme.
  • Flexi-time scheme.

If this role is of interest to you, please contact Helen Prockter, HR Assistant, Hughes Paddison Solicitors by email  or by post (marked Private & Confidential) at 10 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA. 

Legal Secretary – Company Commercial / Corporate

We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to join our team, working full time in our Company Commercial Department.

The successful candidate must have worked in the legal sector as a secretary and will have excellent knowledge of MS Word, including document formatting and tracking.  You will have good communication and client care skills and will be used to working in a busy environment.  Your duties will include use of Proclaim case management software, transcription of digital dictation, diary management, handling of confidential information and liaising with clients.  Ideally you will be familiar with company commercial/corporate work, although this is not essential as training will be provided. 

An attractive benefits package is on offer, including generous holidays.

If you think that you have the necessary experience and this opportunity could be of interest to you, then please contact Helen Prockter, by post to 10 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA or by email , enclosing your CV and covering letter.

The closing date for applications is 23 April 2021.

Training Contract Applications – Spring 2021 and Autumn 2021

The Directors of Hughes Paddison are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for law graduates who meet our rigorous criteria for training contract positions and who ideally will have passed their LPC by the time their training contract commences.  You can learn more about our training contract programme here

During a training contract with Hughes Paddison, you will have the opportunity to experience different service areas in our core work to include:

• Family

• Litigation and Dispute Resolution 

• Private Client

• Residential and Commercial Conveyancing 

• Corporate Commercial 

Trained supervisors will guide you through your training contract and your progress will be appraised regularly. 

Any successful candidates for Spring 2021 may also be considered for a paralegal role, commencing 6 months in advance of their training contract start date. 

Please email your details to Teresa Dalton and an application form will be forwarded to you for completion.  Alternatively, you can download the application form here.

Please return the completed form, together with your CV and a covering letter, by post or by email to Teresa Dalton.  If you submit your application by post, the envelope should be addressed to Teresa Dalton and marked private and confidential. 

Applications for placements can be made forthwith with a view to interview in September 2020 for both intakes. 

The closing date for applications is 10 August 2020.  You will be contacted only if you have secured an invitation to interview.