CJCH Recruitment

At CJCH we are committed to exceeding the expectations of every client. To meet this commitment, we need people who share our passion for client service and are focused on continuous improvement.

You could be joining an innovative and successful UK firm based in Wales. Our working environment is friendly and inclusive and there are excellent opportunities for career progression.

Timothy Hartland, Jacqui Seal, and Jodi Winter (a partnership) trading as CJCH Solicitors

Privacy notice for prospective employees, workers and contractors

Purpose of this privacy notice

This privacy notice applies to all prospective candidates that apply for work with us, CJCH Solicitors, whether as an employee, worker, volunteer, intern or contractor. It seeks to inform you of how we will hold and use personal information about you, including why your personal data will be used and how long it will usually be retained for. This information must be provided to you under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).

Data protection principles

We are committed to ensuring that your personal data is used in compliance with the applicable laws and principles, which means that your data will be:

    • Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
    • Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
    • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
    • Accurate and kept up to date.
    • Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
    • Kept securely.

The kind of information we will hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

    • The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and covering letter.
    • Any information you provide to us during an interview.
    • Educational Transcripts.

We may also collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information:

    • Information on your nationality and copies of your passport, identity card, and/or any certificates or documents proving your right to work in the UK, in compliance with right to work checks.
    • Information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records, including sickness absence, on any disability and/or reasonable adjustments that would be required to enable you to attend an interview.
    • Information about criminal convictions and offences, we will only collect information about criminal convictions or alleged commission of offences if it is appropriate given the nature of the role and where we are legally able to do so.

How is your personal information collected?

We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:

    • You, the candidate.
    • Regulator to comply with our legal obligation, such as:
      • The Law Society; or
      • The Solicitors Regulatory Authority
    • Your named referees, from whom we may collect the following categories of data:
      • Past place(s) of work;
      • Education Level/diplomas;
      • Sick days;
      • Training during employment;
      • Leave/Holidays.

How we will use information about you

We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

    • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role/work.
    • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
    • Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
    • Keep records related to our hiring processes.
    • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

We will require the above information only if it is in our legitimate interests to consider you for a role / work.

We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment or work with you.

Having received your CV and covering letter, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be shortlisted for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview. If we decide to call you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role or alternative work. If we decide to offer you work, we will then take up references before confirming your appointment.

If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully.

How we use particularly sensitive personal information

We will use your particularly sensitive personal information in the following ways:

    • We will use information about your disability status to consider whether we need to provide appropriate adjustments during the recruitment process, for example whether adjustments need to be made during a test or interview.
    • We will use information about your race or national or ethnic origin, religious, philosophical or moral beliefs, or your sexual life or sexual orientation, to ensure meaningful equal opportunity monitoring and reporting.

Information about criminal convictions

We do not envisage that we will process information about criminal convictions.

We may be required to collect information about your criminal convictions history if we would like to offer you work (conditional on checks and any other conditions, such as references, being satisfactory). We are entitled, and on occasions required, to carry out a criminal record check in order to satisfy ourselves that there is nothing in your criminal convictions history which makes you unsuitable for the role.

We have in place an appropriate policy document and safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when processing such data. We will notify you throughout the recruitment process if and when this requirement becomes applicable to you.

Automated decision-making

You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.

Data sharing

Why might you share my personal information with third parties?

We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application: CJCH Limited (Registered No. 09251328/SRA ID: 622013). All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Details of these measures may be obtained from our Head of HR Department.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention

How long will you use my information for?

We will retain your personal information for a period of six (6) months after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you work. We retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our data retention policy.

If we wish to retain your personal information on file, on the basis that a further opportunity may arise in future and we may wish to consider you for that, we will write to you separately, seeking your explicit consent to retain your personal information for a fixed period on that basis.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Your rights in connection with personal information

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

    • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
    • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
    • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
    • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
    • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
    • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact the Data Protection Liaison Officer in writing.

Right to withdraw consent

When you applied for work with us, you provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact the Data Protection Liaison Officer. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application and, subject to our retention policy, we will dispose of your personal data securely.

Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection liaison officer (DPLO) to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the DPLO. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.

Contact details for CJCH Solicitors:

Head Office Address:

Williams House, 11-15 Columbus Walk,

Cardiff, CF10 4BY

Telephone: 0333 231 6405

Email: gdpr@cjch.co.uk

Contact details for our DPLO:

Email: gdpr@cjch.co.uk

Contact details for our DPO:

Name: RDP Law Limited

Address: Wentworth House, Langstone Business Village, Newport, NP18 2HJ

Email: externaldpo@rdplaw.co.uk

Please take note of the fact that CJCH Solicitors is committed to sourcing candidates directly and does not accept any unsolicited agency CV’s or referrals.

At CJCH we purposefully operate a direct sourcing and recruitment model. We only partner with specific recruitment suppliers, for which we have standard terms and conditions in place and all applications should be directed to the CJCH Recruitment team only for advertised roles (contactable only via recrutiment@cjch.co.uk).

With this in mind, we do not accept speculative or unsolicited profiles or applications submitted via any other channel. We will not be liable to pay any fee for candidates submitted directly to any CJCH executives or employees.

We reserve the right to contact candidates directly in instances where recruitment agencies or head-hunters do not comply with our Agency Policy,  and no agency fee will be payable.

Failure to abide by the above conditions or submission of any unsolicited applications, CVs and/or candidates will constitute full acceptance of this Agency policy.

First published on 18 September 2017. Recent update on 27 September 2022.

(No Agencies)

CJCH Solicitors is an award-winning full-service law firm with offices in Cardiff, Barry, Bridgend, and Blackwood.

The firm’s highly successful Court of Protection department is seeking an experienced legal assistant to join its growing team. This is a rare opportunity to join the leading Court of Protection team in Wales, which is ranked in Chambers & Partners 2024 Guide and was named Public Law Team of the Year at the Wales Legal Awards 2022.

This is a full-time and permanent role to commence as soon as possible.

The role is based in the firm’s Cardiff office. There is also flexibility to work from home after the initial supervision period of 6 months has been completed.

Role requirements

The candidate should:

  • Have strong organisational skills with the ability to manage and maintain a busy team diary that works to tight court deadlines;
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be experienced in the general administrative duties associated with a litigation team e.g. speaking with new and potential clients, preparing court bundles, liaising with third parties (including the court and counsel) and supporting the team’s fee earners with the management of cases;
  • Be organised and proactive to thrive in a busy department that works within a fast-paced and high-pressure environment; and audio typing using a digital dictation system.


  • Competitive salary and holiday package;
  • Company mobile phone and laptop.
  • Computer equipment provided to facilitate home office set-up.
  • The possibility for hybrid work arrangements (office/remote working options available after the initial supervision period).
  • Full training will be provided by highly experienced lawyers in the department.

Potential candidates should apply by submitting their CV and a cover letter  marked for the attention of Sarah Newport.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and successful candidates will be contacted to be invited for an interview.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £21,500 (negotiable depending on experience)

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Application deadline: 5pm 28 November 2023

Job description

(No agencies)

CJCH Solicitors is a thriving, award-winning legal practice with offices in Barry, Cardiff, Bridgend, and Blackwood. We have an exciting opening for a new team member to join our Private Property and Residential Conveyancing team in our Bridgend office.


  • Permanent position within Residential Conveyancing.
  • Applications open to qualified solicitors, legal executives, or licensed conveyancers.
  • You will be required to manage a busy caseload including but not limited to; freehold & leasehold transactions for sales & purchase, new build, transfer of equity, shared ownership and shared equity matters.
  • The ideal candidate would be able to work with minimal supervision and have experience dealing with volume, whilst providing excellent client care, communication skills, and consistent billings.
  • Able to mentor and train junior members of the team, conduct file reviews, competent with case management software (training will be provided).
  • Ability to build and develop relationships with local agents and brokers.
  • Ability to introduce referrers would be a plus.
  • Depending on experience, the role has the potential to be designated as the office lead for the Bridgend office.


  • Minimum 4 years PQE +
  • Must be able to be based in our Bridgend office, with a preferred minimum of 4 days in the office.

Salary is negotiable based on the experience of the candidate.

Applications should submit a CV with a direct contact email, to recruitment@cjch.co.uk.

They will be reviewed on a rolling basis and successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applications close 27 October 2023 at 5pm

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Starting from £45,000.00 per year + performance-based bonus structure. The salary is negotiable based on the experience of the candidate.


  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Company mobile phone + IT equipment for home set-up if needed.
  • Birthday leave

Job description

(No agencies)

CJCH Solicitors is a thriving, award-winning legal practice with offices in Barry, Cardiff, Bridgend, and Blackwood. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor to join our growing Private Client Department.

The role will be based primarily at our Blackwood office, with infrequent days worked at our Cardiff, Barry or Bridgend offices if necessary, to take client instructions.

The successful applicant will work directly with the Head of Department on a day-to-day basis.


Permanent position within our Private Client Department

Start date: Immediate

The ideal candidate would be able to work on a large case load with minimal supervision and have experience in:

  • Taking Will instructions and drafting Wills
  • Taking instructions for and preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • All aspects of probate and estate administration

It is essential the applicant has a can-do outlook, a desire to learn, and ability to work as part of a team

Excellent client care and communication skills are essential, and should be familiar with case management systems.

A Commercial approach to billing, time-recording and work in progress reporting.

Predominantly Blackwood/hybrid role, however, there is an expectation to service clients at other offices if necessary. Full expenses paid by CJCH Solicitors.


  • 1-3 years’ experience as a Private Client solicitor.
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

What you can expect:

  • Full-time, Permanent Employment
  • Salary: From £35,000 p/a negotiable based on the experience of the candidate.
  • Flexible Working: to be discussed at the interview
  • Genuine career progression (to be discussed at the interview)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company mobile phone + IT equipment for home set-up if needed

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Interested candidates should email their CV’s via recruitment@cjch.co.uk

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

(No agencies)

Conveyancing Paralegal – Plot Sales Specialist

CJCH Solicitors is a thriving, award-winning legal practice with offices in Barry, Blackwood, Bridgend and Cardiff. We have an exciting opening for a new team member to join our Conveyancing team.

Start date: Immediate / ASAP


  • Permanent position within the conveyancing department
  • Specialist in Shared Ownership and New Build property.
  • Experience in dealing with other shared ownership resales and staircasing would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience in dealing with freehold and leasehold sale and purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity is again advantageous but not essential.
  • You will be required to oversee a busy caseload of new build shared ownership plot purchases.
  • The ideal candidate would be able to work with minimal supervision and have experience in dealing with a high volume caseload.
  • Excellent client care and communication skills and time management are essential together with an ability to consistently bill and forecast plots to complete in the month ahead.


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience specialising in Shared ownership and New Build property transactions.


  • Full-time, Permanent employment
  • Salary: above market rate (commensurate with experience)
  • Flexible Working (to be discussed at interview)
  • Genuine career progression (to be discussed at interview)
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Day off for your birthday
  • We can offer a part-funded CILEX qualification via our preferred supplier if of interest and are looking to put time and effort into developing an individual to further their career

CV should be submitted with a direct email address for communication to recruitment@cjch.co.uk. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Submission deadline: 6 October 2023

Job Type: Full-time


  • Monday to Friday