Why Join Us?

130+

Years

140

Staff

3

Offices

Opportunity to excel

We pursue excellence. We’re committed to your professional training and development and will offer you the opportunity to excel. The more you put in, the more you get out.

Many staff have benefited from our in-house training programmes and gained formal, recognised qualifications.

Room to grow

With three offices across four major East Sussex towns and a wide range of legal sectors, Gaby Hardwicke offers excellent potential for growth and progression throughout your career.

Since 2000 we’ve trained more than 30 solicitors; 25 stayed with us after qualifying, and seven of our partners trained with the firm.

Supportive environment

You’ll work in a supportive and friendly environment.
Each of our offices hold regular lunch & learn sessions – open to all staff, and there are four firm-wide staff social events each year.

More than 80% of the firm’s people have taken part in our lunch & learn programme.

Benefits and Wellbeing

Induction programme on joining and unlimited refresher training
Free fruit each month
Flexible working when you need a late start or early finish
Generous holiday allowance
Hybrid Working Scheme
Charity fundraising events throughout the year
Free tea, coffee, biscuits, chilled filtered water
9-Day shutdown at Christmas with no need to use any annual leave
Everything you need to do your job (PLC, LexisNexis, Westlaw)
‘Gabys Goes Green’ Recycling programmes and regular green initiatives
Community Days, enabling staff to get involved in charitable or community endeavour
Free social events (Christmas party, theatre trips, activities)
Firm pension scheme
Surveys, consultations and open doors: opinions welcome
Monthly up-date newsletter
End of the month drinks
Financial support for approved study programmes
Video conferencing rooms in each office
Paid-for professional development courses in person or remotely
Talks, webinars and advice on wellbeing
Trained first aiders (accident, illness, mental health) and menopause mentors
Recognition Reward scheme
Professional memberships paid for
Regular feedback through team and one-to-one meetings
Recruitment introduction bonus scheme
Free Death-in-service benefit
Shower facilities in each office
On-site tech team offering support & training on demand
Regular access to partners and all levels of management
Regular Lunch and Learn sessions to share best practice and meet with colleagues
Free lunch at Lunch & Learn sessions
Mentoring Scheme to assist younger lawyers with targets, goals and personal development
Staff Partners

What our staff are saying…

Chris Moye
Senior Associate Solicitor
"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working at GH since I joined on qualification. Being surrounded by friendly experts who all strive to provide the best service and advice possible, it sets the tone and brings out the best in everybody."
Melanie Verth
Partner
"Working at Gaby Hardwicke is where traditional values meet forward thinking; where each lawyer is at the top of their game."
Jeremy Laws
Managing Partner
"Our people are what make us stand out from the crowd and that’s why we invest in them and give them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our aim is to recruit and train staff that are committed to providing the highest standards of service and valued advice – people who are positive and determined to succeed."

Beth Ronnie
Associate Solicitor
"Gaby Hardwicke offers top-tier training through challenging high-quality work coupled with an unwavering supportive environment."
Joel Ballam
Associate Solicitor
"Gaby Hardwicke is an excellent firm to work for - it is an enjoyable and rewarding experience to work alongside and learn from practitioners who are experts in their field."
Cathy Allen
Partner
"Gaby Hardwicke is an excellent place to work, where we undertake high quality, varied work in a collegial environment. We’re also based in a beautiful part of the country. After moving from a City firm in 2016, I’ve not looked back."

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