LR Legal Recruitment explore the benefits of working at a law firm in Kent

From beautiful countryside and coast, to traditional English villages and bustling towns, there’s a setting for every lifestyle.

Average residential property prices are approximately 70% cheaper than London (or 15% lower against the rest of the South East), and with excellent transport links Kent residents can make the most of the attractions of the capital while living at a fraction of the price.

There are many national and international Law firms undertaking high calibre work across Kent one of England’s largest counties. With the likes of ASB Law, Cripps, Rix and Kay, Warner’s & Thackray Williams offering a diverse range of exciting roles and excelled prospects in a constantly growing legal hub. Towns such as Maidstone, the county town of Kent and historic Tunbridge Wells are growing commercial centres for law firms, accountants, other professional services and like-minded firms committed to the thriving corporate community.

Law firms however are not restricted to the larger towns and can be found from Bromley on the outskirts of London to coastal towns and villages such as the isle of Sheppey or sheerness in the East.

There are numerous benefits of working for a regional firm. To start with, smaller firms are more likely to allow for greater flexibility with working hours, therefore creating a better work-life balance. Regional firms focus more attention on creating strong and lasting relationships with both clients and employees, rather than on long working hours experienced at city firms.

Another benefit of working for a regional law firm is that they tend to offer more responsibility to their employees at an earlier stage and give trainees the chance to deal directly with cases and with clients.

Kent is a great location for a modern, professional practice. As well as having its own diverse and vibrant economy, the county is well-connected for doing business with clients from both London and mainland Europe. The working environment is good, with modern, well-located business parks and Kent also offers an excellent quality of life.

Synonymous with the Garden of England, Kent offers an abundance of quintessential English villages, with pubs serving great ales and wholesome food alongside a growing number of Michelin-starred restaurants.

Highlights for leisure time include the attractive cathedral city of Canterbury, historic Rochester, seaside towns such as Whitstable or Margate’s art offering thanks to Turner Contemporary Gallery and any number of other destinations. Other choices include more than 60 golf courses, motor racing circuits, cricket grounds, theatres and several historic tourist attractions.

Kent is a place to work and live, not simply live to work.

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