A Career at Hart Brown Solicitors


At Hart Brown Solicitors we know our people are our most important asset. Our success is dependent on the strength of our teams, their expertise and their commitment to our clients.

We offer an open consultative environment which is based on trust and mutual respect. Our staff work in an energetic but friendly work setting, where their contributions are appreciated and rewarded. Learning and development is important to Hart Brown staff as is good communication throughout.

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Susan Stainsby

HR & Facilities Manager

HR & Facilities Manager

Susan Stainsby

Susan is a qualified CIPD HR professional and is responsible for the firm's HR and Facilities functions. She has a wealth of generalist HR and pensions experience gained in the Legal sector, charities and publishing.

Susan joined Hart Brown in 2014 and works closely with the senior management team, giving advice at both operational and strategic level.

Current Vacancies

Dispute Resolution Solicitor:

Hart Brown is a long established Surrey firm of Solicitors with 5 branches across the county. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent professional service to our clients

We have an opportunity within our busy dispute resolution team for a litigation fee earner who will be responsible for a varied caseload and will represent clients both claimants and defendants in:

  • all types of property including boundary disputes
  • both residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes
  • possession proceedings Leasehold disputes
  • party wall disputes
  • construction disputes
  • general commercial litigation in particular with a property aspect
  • dilapidation claims
  • TOLATA claims
  • professional negligence claims in particular with a property dimension

You will have a sound knowledge of litigation processes and be a team player able to work within a small dedicated team. You will also be required to provide advice to our busy residential and commercial property departments

Excellent client care and interpersonal skills are essential as well as a keen commercial sense and an interest in business development.

Legal Secretary:

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our Private Client department in Cobham. This is a small team with a very busy workload and requires someone to offer excellent secretarial and administrative support with a hands-on approach.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a friendly and busy team with an excellent local reputation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing full secretarial support including using a digital dictation system to produce correspondence and other documentation.
  • Maintenance of comprehensive and accurate client admin files.
  • Assistance with receptionist duties which will include meeting and greeting clients, taking calls through the switchboard and directing accordingly, and arranging meeting room bookings.


  • Experience of working as a Legal Secretary within a private client practice area
  • Strong and efficient secretarial and admin skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Audio transcription skills
  • Fast, accurate typing ability
  • Experience of using case management is desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Very well organised
  • Friendly and professional attitude
  • IT literate – Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook/ Digital Audio software


To apply: Please fill out our application form below or contact Sue Stainsby directly.

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