We are a highly respected legal firm based near Suffolk’s picturesque Heritage Coast, and we are always looking for talented people.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for any of these vacancies or opportunities, please send your CV, together with covering letter to Claire Vincent, Partnership Manager.

Similarly, we are always pleased to receive applications on a speculative basis, which should be submitted in the same way.

Barker Gotelee is committed to recruiting people fairly and objectively. All applications will be treated equally, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, i.e. regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We have a reputation for providing clients with a trusted legal service that is unmatched in its excellence and considerate approach. By joining us, you will be part of a team that believes in giving clients a first-class personalised service.

We need high-calibre employees who can offer the best quality legal support, while working in a friendly environment and making the most of our training and development opportunities.

We are based in Martlesham, just outside Ipswich, ideally situated between the town and the countryside. Just a few miles away are the beautiful beaches and picturesque seaside towns of Suffolk’s historic Heritage Coast, whilst in the other direction you can reach London in just over an hour. The area boasts fashionable locations such as Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Walberswick and enjoys a vibrant cultural and social scene with events such as the Latitude Festival taking place each year.



Legal Secretary (Property Department)

Due to the steady growth of the firm over the last few years, we have a vacancy for a legal secretary within our property department. Joining the existing team of secretaries, and working with them, the role is all about providing support to the department’s fee earners to enable them to provide high quality legal services to the firm’s clients. The successful candidate will have knowledge of both residential and commercial property work, be a proactive team worker and have a willingness to help out where necessary.

With a  positive and enthusiastic attitude, the successful candidate will have a high level of written and  verbal communication skills, excellent organisational skills and the ability to use  various MS Office applications capably. Experience of using practice management systems would also be beneficial.

Barker Gotelee is a well established firm with a strong regional reputation. Consequently, an attractive pay and reward package is offered for this role, including a competitive salary, 24 days’ holiday per year, contributory pension scheme, private health and life insurance and free parking.

Based at Barrack Square, Martlesham, the firm’s premises are within easy access of the A12 and 66 Bus Route.

If you are interested in this role please send your CV, along with a covering letter, to Claire Vincent, Partnership Manager, Barker Gotelee Solicitors, 41 Barrack Square, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RF or via e-mail:

Reward package

Our reward package includes a competitive salary, plus a range of benefits, including a minimum of 24 days’ holiday per year (pro-rata) plus bank holidays, a contributory pension scheme, private medical insurance and life insurance.


Trainee opportunities

We usually recruit one trainee each year, typically selecting two years in advance. Our trainees benefit from the practical experience in line with specific client instructions, while working under the supervision of a department head.


Work experience placements

We offer work experience for students who wish to gain ‘hands-on’ experience, and learn about different areas of law, as well as careers available in our industry.