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Looking for a law firm that truly loves people, is passionate about access to justice and professionalism and invests in the future of legal services provision? Look no further than Watkins & Gunn.


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We are proud to be a firm committed to jargon-free legal advice and delivering innovative solutions that work for our clients, as a result we attract sector-leading lawyers.

Our latest vacancies

We are also currently seeking the following:-

Family Law 

Are you ready to take the next step in your Career in Family Law?

An exciting opportunity to join our leading Family Law Team awaits the right candidate. You will need to be:-

  • Qualified Family Lawyer
  • Interested in specialising in financial remedy
  • Ideally 2 years + PQE

Our commitment to you is to train and support the next step in your career; to become a specialist in this field in one of the largest Family Teams in Wales.  We are ranked in Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and were Family Law Team of the Year at the inaugural Legal Wales Awards.  Working closely with Team Head and leading family lawyer Sophie Hughes you will be given all the training and support to fulfil your potential; will be well rewarded and have the opportunity to work flexibly.  Email your CV to


Private Client 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Legal Assistant to join our busy Private Client Department at our Pontypool office. Our ideal candidate will have good experience of working within a Wills and Probate team and be passionate about providing an excellent service to clients. To apply email – enclosing your CV.


Commercial Law

A 2-5 years talented Commercial Lawyer able to provide a range of corporate and commercial advice to SME clients.If you are interested please send your CV to or contact us to arrange a confidential chat.


We would also welcome CVs from any gifted lawyers and support team professionals in other areas of law looking to work with a welcoming, progressive firm with an enviable client list.

Our values

We believe in employing and retaining those who share our values and standards and who are hardworking, approachable and dedicated to their own personal and career development. Click here to see if our values fit yours.

What we offer

We believe that to do a good job you need a good job to do. We offer a meaningful and rewarding career, job satisfaction and the opportunity to realise your full potential. Ongoing development and training are a high priority and with the benefit of this many of our staff have risen to senior positions within the practice.



We are also very proud to have been certified as a Great Place to work, underlining our commitment to our staff and our desire to be an employer of choice.



We have a culture of continuous improvement and we are committed to providing all of our clients with an excellent standard of service. We are a Legal 500 recommended practice and we hold the Law Society’s Lexcel Quality Mark for excellence, only awarded to firms with the highest standards of management and client care.

We have a strong social responsibility as a firm and as individuals and are very aware of our impact on the environment.  We are signatories of the Law Society’s Women in Law Pledge and are committed to creating a more equal legal profession for all by supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the profession.

We are also  proud signatories of the “Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health” and are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently, and aspire to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff. “Mindful Employer” is a UK wide initiative run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Providing employers with easier access to professional Workplace Mental Health training, information and support, the initiative aims to help empower employers to take a lead in supporting the mental wellbeing of their staff more information  here 

We reward our employees with a very competitive salary plus an exceptional range of benefits including excellent holidays, death in service benefit and a Pension Scheme. We also operate a Structured Performance Review Programme.

We are always interested in hearing from talented, ambitious, client focused legal professionals and support staff. Send your CV in today to or call our freephone number today: 0300 1240 400.


As Wales has moved to Alert Level 2 our offices are no longer closed to the public. 

However we remain cautious, and in the interests of the safety of our staff and clients, we intend to continue to conduct our business remotely where possible.

Go to our CoVid 19 page for more information.