Current Vacancies

All current vacancies are listed below.

Assistant Company and Commercial Solicitor

A vacancy has become available for an ambitious assistant solicitor to help the Firm achieve the goals of the company and commercial department (CCD).

We are seeking a solicitor with a minimum of 2 years PQE in this specialism, who is looking for a career with prospects.  The recruit should have a good property background with some experience in business transfer work (asset sales and purchase and share sales and purchases) from a strong and reputable firm.  Ideally they will also have had a good training in at least one other substantial area of commercial legal work, perhaps employment/IP/IT/insolvency.

All approaches will be treated in strictest confidence and in the first instance please direct all applications and questions to Steven Hudson (the managing and senior partner) on or by telephone on mobile 07704185550.


Residential Conveyancer – 12 Months Maternity Cover

We are currently recruiting for a residential conveyancer for 12 month maternity cover to start January/February 2021.

The applicant will take on a full, active residential conveyancing caseload.  This will include but is not restricted to: freehold and leasehold sales and purchases; transfer of equity; help to buy; plot sales and shared ownership matters.

We are looking for candidates with a strong residential conveyancing background who has handled all aspects of a caseload. Experience of working with a variety of case management systems and medium sized firms is beneficial.

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to secure a role in the new year. If interested, please contact Steven Hudson for further information:


Assistant Legal Cashier Vacancy for Non-Law Graduate Seeking to Convert to Law

Gard & Co believe in investing in talented graduates who have decided to pursue a career in the solicitor’s branch of the legal profession, within the City of Plymouth.

Every two to three years Gard & Co seek to employ a graduate as an assistant legal cashier, to provide data entry and accounts support to the Senior Cashier in the firm with a view to moving into a legal assistant position after two years, and we seek to do this again in September 2020.

Gard & Co believe in training their staff to reach their full potential.

Financial support is available, for those who merit it, through post graduate examinations (ILEX/GDL/LPC) and a training contract (if appropriate), to legal professional qualification, subject to performance and suitable demonstration of quietly industrious commitment, over a 24 month period.

The successful candidate will have a good academic record, a rounded skill set and plenty of real-life experiences of the workplace.

We are only interested in self-motivated and committed applicants.

This vacancy is aimed at graduates with non-law degrees who wish to pursue a career in the law and to undertake a law conversion course to that end. Candidates must have a passion for the law and be able to demonstrate a settled intention of pursuing a career as a solicitor and the determination and capacity to undertake distance learning whilst, at the same time, maintaining and developing a full time job.

If this is of interest, please forward a letter detailing your circumstances and aspirations together with your CV to Steven Hudson at Gard & Co Solicitors via email to

September 2020

Other Vacancies

There are currently no other vacancies but we are always interested in hearing from outstanding, talented and ambitious people who are looking to develop their careers.

If you would like to register an interest in working with Gard & Co, email your CV to to All enquiries are treated in strict confidence.

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