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.


Family Law Practitioner – Solicitor or Legal Executive: 3-10 years PQE

Maternity Leave Cover – Commencing 1st July 2018 for 1 year

We are seeking a highly motivated fee earner for our family law team. In the first instance, this is a full-time, fixed term contract to cover maternity leave, commencing on 1st July 2018, for a maximum of one year. This is a superb opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated family law practitioner to join a forward thinking department in a highly regarded, long established Legal 500 Top Tier firm.

This role will require managing and taking responsibility for a caseload of private family law matters. It will suit a solicitor or legal executive 3-10 years PQE. You are also required to be qualified with, and a member of, the Resolution organisation.

Applicants must be commercially minded, team oriented, able to work confidently and efficiently and put excellent client service at the heart of their work. You must also have proven fee earning, case management and client development skills, together with superior organisational and financial management skills. A desire and ability to contribute effectively to marketing and business development activities, both for the department and the firm as a whole, is also required.

A competitive salary, dependent on qualifications, experience and record of achievement, together with an attractive benefits package is offered  for this role. The benefits package is described below and also includes free parking.

To apply, please send your CV, along with a covering letter, via the “Send CV” button, or via conventional post to the postal address provided. Your covering letter should explain why you are interested in the role and why you think you would be successful in it.

The closing time and date for receipt of applications is 9am Monday 26th March 2018. Interviews will be scheduled for the first two weeks of April  2018.

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.