We are always interested to hear from talented people with an interest in joining us.

Get in touch with us at enquiries@thornesegar.co.uk

We are currently looking for a:

Legal Administration Assistant

Full time, permanent.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced person to join our expanding team. The role will entail a wide range of administrative tasks: from typing to dealing with clients face-to-face and everything in between. The work we do is of great importance, as what we do directly impacts our clients’ lives. The role requires diligence and dedication to providing excellent service to our clients.

The company
Thorne Segar is a long-established firm of specialist private client solicitors based in Minehead. We help clients at life’s really important junctures: making a Will, a Lasting Power of Attorney, moving house, or handling the affairs of someone who has died, for example.

Clients choose us because of our excellent reputation, specialist legal provision and our down-to-earth approachability.

We put people at the heart of everything we do. Our clients want to deal with someone who they can relate to. They want to speak to a ‘real person’. That why it’s crucial we have the right people who can provide pragmatic solutions with a human touch. We aim to build relationships that last for generations.

Roles and responsibilities
We are seeking an experienced, motivated person to join the administration team, helping across all matter types and departments. Working in the office, tasks will include:

  • Typing; transcribing letters etc from dictation
  • Dealing with clients by telephone, email, and in-person
  • Helping and supporting lawyers using your organisational skills
  • Filing and organisation of large amounts of paperwork
  • Filing and organisation of large amounts digital files
  • Retrieving documents from storage and strongroom
  • Producing printed and electronic document packs
  • Checking client identi fication forms and other paperwork
  • Generally contributing to the smooth running of the firm
  • Maintaining a tidy workplace and improving ef ficiency
  • Working in a small high-performance team

Initially the role will be working in the Wills and LPAs department. As you gain experience you will work across all departments and matter types including conveyancing, probate and administration of estate, court of protection, investments and general affairs work.

You’ll also participate in team meetings, business development and process improvement.


  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • A flexible can-do attitude
  • Typing – good speed and accuracy
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Good IT skills
  • Adept at organising yourself and others
  • Eagle-eyed attention to detail
  • High standards in everything you do
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Happy in a varied role
  • Interested in legal work and helping people
  • The ability to work collaboratively
  • Open to learning new skills
  • Prior experience in an administrative role, ideally within the legal profession

You must also be sensitive and discreet as we deal with important personal matters.

Why work at Thorne Segar?

You can join a firm that appreciates your contribution, values your individuality and recognises you have a life outside the office.

Working at Thorne Segar enables you to make a difference to people’s lives, contribute to the community and live and work in a beautiful part of the world.

You’ll get:

  • Salary from £22,000 upwards, depending on experience
  • 8.45am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • 33 Days holiday (inc public holidays)
  • Office closed for Christmas break – 3 or 4 days*
  • Your birthday off!*
  • Social events
  • Working on the edge of Exmoor National Park
  • A job where you can finish work and enjoy your interests


How to apply….

Just send your CV and a covering letter stating three reasons why you think this could be a great job for you. Email to kerry.milton-jenkins@thornesegar.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Friday 24th May 2024

Thorne Segar Limited
3 Bancks Street, Minehead,
Somerset TA24 5DE

Call: 01643 703234

Email: enquiries@thornesegar.co.uk

Open: Monday to Friday 9 – 5


Jo W
Jo W
My parents can’t recommend this firm enough. Each dealing they had with them from their property purchase and sale, to assistance with Will writing and setting up power of attorney, all the staff they have dealt with have have been really approachable, knowledgable and helpful, answering all their questions and guiding them through the process with ease.
David Simpson
David Simpson
Liam Wolley dealt with the sale of my stepmother’s property in 2021/2022 efficiently and with great care and sensitivity. In 2023, Rebecca Padgett dealt with obtaining probate for my stepmother's will. Again, this was dealt with efficiently and with sensitivity. I would very happily recommend Thorne Segar.
Jill Coppin
Jill Coppin
We had a difficult Intestacy when my Father died and his will was not valid. Rebecca dealt compassionately, patiently and professionally with what could have been a very acrimonious affair. From our first meeting with Rebecca we had total confidence that she could and would deal with this situation. At every step of the way she kept us fully updated and all parties were kept aware of all of the possibilities that may or may not occur. We had total faith in her throughout. Her advice was invaluable and at no time did she give us cause to doubt her. A situation that shocked us was made so much easier by Rebecca's total Professionalism. When we were finally able to sell my Father's flat there was absolutely no doubt in our mind that Thorne Segar could deal with this too - and they did in the same first class manner. Its a great pity that we can't give Thorne Segar more than five stars.
James Waterman
James Waterman
Our recent property sale was dealt with very efficiently by Liam. Nothing phased him and we felt reassured by his calm approach to every issue posed by the purchaser’s solicitor. We have had several matters handled by Liam and the rest of the team at Thorne Segar and our experiences have all been positive. In all legal matters they are our ‘go to’ provider.
Derek Smith
Derek Smith
Earlier this year we consulted Thorne Seagar in Minehead about preparing Wills for myself and my wife. We had an interview with Iestyn who we found very helpful and knowledgeble about Wills. We were very impressed with how they advised us on what can be a very tricky subject to deal with. We now have our Wills and peace of mind it is all sorted. We would certainly recommend and use this Solicitor again.
Georgia Bacon
Georgia Bacon
House Sale: I was apprehensive about using a solicitor for the first time, but found everyone I met or spoke to at Thorne Segar was approachable and helpful, ready to translate anything technical or tricky into terms I could understand, and help me appreciate the implication of anything I was asked about or asked to do. A good experience, thank you Liam and the team.
Ian Bailey
Ian Bailey
Friendly professional service highly recommended solicitors
Margaret Keddie
Margaret Keddie
Very impressed with anyone at Thorne Segar, we moved from Lancashire to Minehead, they always kept us informed any problems were dealt with efficiently, they took a lot of stress out of the move.
Marg jeffries
Marg jeffries
Very friendly staff and efficient. Liam Wolley kept us informed when purchasing our new place. Very happy with service received
Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan
Excellent -efficient service all return calls as promised kept updated on all aspects of buying and selling property. recommended