Underwoods have offices in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and Cape Town, South Africa.

Private Client Manager
Hemel Hempstead

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Private Client Manager with the attitude to drive and grow the private client area of the business, ideally bringing own ideas and new approaches. We would like someone who is keen and excited at the idea of this role, on board with the concept of managing and training staff in South Africa and growing this area of the business. 

This role is based in our Hemel Hempstead office but we can be flexible in terms of working from home occasionally. This role may include some travel to South Africa from time to time. 


No specific PQE required although this will be a reasonably senior role so some experience of dealing with more complex private client matters, business development skills and the right attitude are key. 


  • To manage and train staff in South Africa remotely to carry out basic private client work (we currently have a few staff members in these roles in South Africa but we are looking for this to grow). 
  • To take responsibility and manage the more complex private client matters. 
  • Liaise regarding marketing and business development matters in terms of strategy and getting involved to help grow this area of the business. 

Behavioural requirements for the role 

  • Resilience 
  • Confident in high pressure environment
  • Team work
  • Vision 
  • Ownership 
  • Leadership 

Behavioural requirements for Underwoods

  • Passion 
  • Determination 
  • Self-motivation 
  • Integrity 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Professionalism 

How to apply: CV and covering email to

Hemel Hempstead

We are looking for a conveyancer who can deal with all types of residential conveyancing. Although not essential, it will be helpful if the candidate has experience of commercial property work as well. The successful candidate will be somebody who is prepared to take responsibility and a leading role in business development. The role will involve training of other members of staff in our office near Cape Town, South Africa. 

The role is suitable for a solicitor or legal executive or you may just have suitable experience in residential conveyancing work.

The firm is a member of the Law Society's CQS panel.

Hemel Hempstead is a fast-growing town, and this is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to develop a significant residential conveyancing department.

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How to apply: CV and covering email to

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Litigation Lawyer
Hemel Hempstead

The firm has a wide range of Civil Litigation matters from debt collection to highly complex multi-track work and it is at the core of the firm's business.

Both partners are civil litigators and the role involves assisting the partners, as well as the lawyer having her or his own workload.

Suitable for a solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.

How to apply: CV and covering email to

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Commercial Lawyer
Hemel Hempstead

We are looking for a Commercial Lawyer to work on business sales and purchases, setting up companies, company advice and insolvency matters including working with Insolvency Practitioners. The successful candidate will be someone who takes responsibility and who wants to take part in developing and managing the firm.

Suitable for a solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.

How to apply: CV and covering email to

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Underwoods operates an equal opportunities policy for all our staff and throughout the recruitment process. Underwoods Solicitors is a Living Wage employer

If you are interested in working for Underwoods you can submit your details so that we can have them on file for any future positions that do arise. Please forward full details about you and your career and a covering letter to Robert Males by post or email