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Recognising Excellence

We are very much aware that our staff are vital to the success of our business. Our state of the art offices in the Sutton Harbour area of Plymouth’s City Centre provides a modern, efficient and fun working environment.

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Grow your career with a commercially minded and progressive team Grow your career with a commercially minded and progressive team

Grow your career with a commercially minded and progressive team

We strive to employ talented, commercially minded people who are committed to our vision of how clients should be treated and how quality legal services should be delivered. We want staff to have a “work hard play hard” approach to life and we want them to take responsibility and challenge themselves to reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on the levels of training we provide for our staff and the fact that we support anyone who wishes to train to achieve higher qualifications.

We adopt the approach that “we are all in this together” and that we all have a responsibility to work hard together as a team to achieve the goals of the business.

Grow your career with a commercially minded and progressive team

Current Vacancies within our Residential Conveyancing, Commercial, Criminal and Family Departments. Current Vacancies within our Residential Conveyancing, Commercial, Criminal and Family Departments.

Current Vacancies within our Residential Conveyancing, Commercial, Criminal and Family Departments.

Current Vacancies within our Residential Conveyancing, Commercial, Criminal and Family Departments.


We have a very rare and exciting opportunity for a Trainee Solicitor to join Woollcombe Yonge, with the ambition to qualify as a Criminal Litigation Solicitor.

We are very proud of our reputable Crime Department, with decades of experience in this very interesting area of law. We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation and the exceptional quality of service provided to each of our clients.

Trainees will be given responsibility, with full supervision and support, from the outset. An ability and willingness to be an integral part of the team is an important aspect of the application and role. We are looking for the right candidate who is passionate about a future in criminal law. Our aim is to cultivate home grown solicitors to fuel the continued success of the department and firm. Although training will be provided in the required different areas of law, the majority of the training will be provided within our Crime Department.

Work will be undertaken in police stations (with funded accreditation to be obtained as part of the training contract), magistrates courts, court martial and crown courts. The work is varied, challenging and interesting and requires a candidate dedicated to criminal defence.

Woollcombe Yonge will provide a friendly and supportive training programme, with access to continued training development to progress your career.

We will consider applications from candidates who are to commence the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), which will be funded by the firm. Candidates who have completed a law degree, or Graduate Diploma in Law, and completed the Legal Practice Course will also be considered. The right candidate takes priority over the route to qualification.

The salary will be in line with the Solicitors Regulations Authority trainee salary, with the opportunity once police station accredited for additional earning potential through out of hours work.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please forward your CV with a covering letter to  Rebecca Wood, Head of our Criminal Litigation Department,


Legal assistant/Paralegal required for our busy conveyancing team.

The successful candidate would be expected to assist fee earners with the day to day running of conveyancing files from start to finish.

The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail.

The successful candidate must be able to work as part of a small team with a ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to the delivery of an excellent quality of service to our Clients.

This is not a training post, so previous experience is essential.

Salary commensurate on experience and available on application.

Please email a CV to Joe Cunningham on



An opportunity to join our busy Commercial Business Services department being involved a range of challenging, interesting, and exciting projects.

Candidate should ideally have between 2 and 5 years PQE, an opening for either a solicitor, CILEX or para legal with requisite experience.  Must be a team player but also able to work independently.  Paper free working on a cloud-based case management system.  A blend of home and office working offered depending on candidates experience and preference.

Full time preferably although part-time (no less than 21 hours a week) considered.

Competitive salary according to experience. CV’s  to Tracey Baker (Managing Partner)  –


Legal Assistant/Paralegal – a fixed term contact of 12 months (although scope for permanent position) to cover maternity leave in our commercial business services department specifically supporting and working alongside the Head of Department. Ideally have the ability to undertake non contentious contract drafting capability and litigation. Experience of working in these areas required and you must be able to work independently preparing documentation, court bundles, instructing independent counsel, responding to emails and enquiries and advising clients where appropriate.  Minimum of 21 hours per week and full time considered.  Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please contact Ian Veater providing a cv –


Child Care Lawyer.

We have a great opportunity for a child care specialist, either CILEX or Solicitor. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is ambitious to drive their career forward.  You will be working with a team to assist you. You will be taking on a busy caseload of care files.

The Candidate

You will either have detailed knowledge of the relevant law and case law, or be developing that knowledge.

You will be a Child Panel member or intend to work towards this qualification.

You will have excellent IT skills.

You will be team player.

You will be focused on providing exceptional service and advice to your clients.

Knowledge of the legal aid rules and regulations would be helpful.

You will manage your files so that they are compliant with LEXCEL and legal aid agency regulations.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We operate a cloud based case management system to support homeworking.


Very competitive salary and dependent upon experience.


This is a permanent position.

The Firm

We are a long established Plymouth firm with a strong reputation of dealing with private clients through our family, crime, conveyancing and wills, probate and trusts teams. We are a progressive, modern and client focused practice with plans and ambitions to grow our specialist sectors.

We have modern air conditioned offices just a short distance from the vibrant marina at Sutton Harbour, the historic Barbican and the beautiful views from Plymouth Hoe.

The beaches, sea, moorland, cliffs and coasts of Devon and Cornwall provide immense opportunities for an excellent work life balance for you and your family, as well as high quality work.


Please contact William Giles with your CV.

01752 827900











Business Services client

"Having used Woollcombe Yonge in the past I remain impressed now, very professional and great communication throughout".