Career Opportunity

The Firm

Brewer, Harding & Rowe are an established firm which continues to grow and develop with both local and national clients.

We pride ourselves on being one of the finest law firms in North Devon, a truly wonderful part of the world to live and work. Our professional and friendly team operate from our three offices in Barnstaple, Bideford & Braunton, and represent clients across a very wide area.

The area is known for its sought after lifestyle, beautiful coastline and countryside. Relocation to this area  has understandably been  particularly targeted by those trying to strike the right work/life balance and demand to do so has been extremely high in recent years for this reason.


Brewer Harding & Rowe has an internal salary structure across the firm. Salaries for these roles are negotiable based on experience, and the role being applied for.

How To Apply

To apply for any of these positions or to find out more information, you can contact our practice manager Wendy Johnson.

Email: or Telephone: 01237 427522

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:




We are currently looking for a dedicated and professional receptionist to join our legal firm. We are looking to consider varying levels of experience, so whether you are new to the legal sector or have several years of experience, we encourage you to apply.

As a receptionist, you will play a vital role in the firm by being the first point of contact for clients and visitors. You will be responsible for managing the front desk, and answering phone calls. You will also assist with administrative tasks, such as typing and filing.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. They will also have the ability to use their own initiative and an enthusiastic attitude. Strong communication and organisational skills are essential, as well as a professional appearance and demeanour.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the legal sector while working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The firm has a supportive team culture that encourages personal and professional development.

For more information and to apply for this position, please see the guidance at the top of this page.




Secretarial Support

Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Departments

We are currently seeking highly organised and detail-orientated conveyancing secretaries to join our team in both the commercial and residential property departments. We welcome applications from candidates seeking both part-time and full-time roles.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the legal sector with a focus on conveyancing, and proficiency in typing and case management systems. Familiarity with the Land Registry, HMRC websites, and lender portals is also an advantage.

However, we are open to considering candidates without prior legal experience who possess strong independent work skills, a willingness to learn, and a proactive attitude. Full training will be provided to the right individuals.

As a member of our team, the successful candidate will need to thrive in a fast-paced environment and work effectively with others. Strong attention to detail and the ability to use their own initiative are essential for this role.

For more information and to apply for this position, please see the guidance at the top of this page.




Litigation Secretary

The firm has an opening for a Litigation secretary based in our Barnstaple office.

The candidate will have accomplished audio typing skills and ideally at least 2 years’ previous experience. An understanding of legal work, together with a good knowledge of case management will be an advantage.

For more information and to apply for this position, please see the guidance at the top of this page.




Family Litigation Solicitor

The firm has an opening for an experienced Family Litigation Solicitor to join our team. We are looking for someone to take on a retiring Partner’s existing clients as well as build their own caseload. The candidate should ideally have been qualified for at least 5 years and have a successful track record in running an independent caseload. Experience of practice and procedure in both financial and children cases will be an advantage, as will having substantial experience in conducting advocacy.

The practice has a strong, long-established reputation and benefits from having offices situated in the major towns of North Devon. The role will be particularly fulfilling for a commercially-minded Lawyer who enjoys cementing relationships with a large existing client base, as well as building new personal and professional contacts.

Given the stage of the firm’s development, there are excellent opportunities for the right candidate to advance the evolution of their personal career whilst enjoying the benefits of an area with a highly sought-after work/life balance. North Devon is known for its unspoiled countryside and golden sandy beaches, many of which are home to the thriving sports and surfing community of the area.

For more information and to apply for this position, please see the guidance at the top of this page.