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Why work with us?


Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors is a thriving law firm currently employing over 200 staff in regional offices across West Yorkshire. We seek to attract and reward the best legal talents in order to provide our clients with the highest possible standard of service.

We handle a broad portfolio of work for both business and private clients, offering a comprehensive range of career opportunities and the promise of continual professional development and career progression.

If you are interested in employment with Chadwick Lawrence, then please take a look at the positions available in our current vacancies section, where you’ll find all the information you need to apply.

About Chadwick Lawrence.

Here at Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer.

As a large firm in West Yorkshire we recognise the importance of creating a positive social environment through our extremely high level of service and expert legal advice.

We offer traditional legal services for private and business matters. These include services such as family law and conveyancing, which sit side by side in our personal services. Our business services include  employment law, commercial property and dispute resolution. Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors is one of the few firms in the area to have specialist medical negligence and sports law capabilities.

If we do not have any current vacancies or a particular job you are looking for, we are always interested in receiving applications from talented and enthusiastic solicitors at all levels. Please send your CV and covering letter to info@chadlaw.co.uk and a member of our team will contact you with any available recruitment opportunities.

We retain information provided by all candidates and ensure that the data provided by applicants during our recruitment and selection process adheres to the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. A copy of our privacy notice for candidates can be found on our website here: Privacy Notice for Candidates.

 

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If you would like to enquire more information about a particular role, or have any other queries on what employment opportunities we may have for you, then please use the form below to get in touch, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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Plot Sales\Conveyancing Support – Property Department

Wakefield

Position: Plot Sales\Conveyancing Support – Property Department

Location: Wakefield

Responsible to:     

Hours: Full time – 37 ½ hours per week (eligible to join flexi-time scheme)

Salary: £Negotiable dependent on experience

The firm seeks a Plot Sales Support person to assist in the bulk sales plot team within the Property Department.

A knowledge of conveyancing is essential.  Duties will include typing of letters, memos and documents via the company’s OMS system and BigHand digital dictation.

Candidates should be able to work as part of a team and also be able to work on their own initiative and prioritise a busy workload.  Good communication skills are essential, liaising with clients and professionals, either in person or via the telephone.  Candidates must also show an ability of excellent attention to detail.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to Julie Panther, HR Department Chadwick Lawrence, 13 Railway Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1JS or e-mail jobs@chadlaw.co.uk

Due to a high volume of applications for this role it may not possible to reply to each Applicant individually.

If you do not, therefore, hear from the Firm within 2 weeks of your application please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

Chadwick Lawrence is an equal opportunities employer.  Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities

Wakefield

Plot Sales\Conveyancing Support – Property Department

Position: Plot Sales\Conveyancing Support – Property Department Location: Wakefield Responsible to:      Hours: Full time – 37 ½ hours per week (eligible to join flexi-time scheme) Salary: £Negotiable dependent on experience The firm seeks a Plot Sales Support person to assist in the...

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Conveyancing Fee-earner

Wakefield

Position: Conveyancing Fee-earner

Location: Wakefield

Responsible to: Team Leader

Hours: Full-time, 37½ hours per week

Salary: £ negotiable, dependant upon experience

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the conveyancing team at our Wakefield Office.  Working in all aspects of residential conveyancing work, including sale, purchase, freehold and leasehold work, applicants must be confident in dealing with their own high volume caseload and working cohesively within a team, as well a being able to work with minimum supervision.  A working knowledge of Proclaim or other case management system to prepare and process letters and forms correctly is essential.

The successful applicant will be required to generate revenue through business development and be able to demonstrate strong client management skills. This opportunity would be ideal for someone with over 3 years’ technical experience within residential conveyancing and who is proactive in approaching the local market and developing new business for the Firm.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and an accompanying letter to jobs@chadlaw.co.uk

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your application.

Due to a high volume of applications for this role it is not possible to reply to each Applicant individually.

If you do not therefore hear from the Firm within 2 weeks of your application please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

Chadwick Lawrence is an equal opportunities employer.  Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

 

Wakefield

Conveyancing Fee-earner

Position: Conveyancing Fee-earner Location: Wakefield Responsible to: Team Leader Hours: Full-time, 37½ hours per week Salary: £ negotiable, dependant upon experience An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the conveyancing team at our Wakefield Office.  Workin...

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Conveyancing Assistant

Huddersfield

Practice Area: Residential Conveyancing

Experience: A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role

Professional Level: Conveyancing Assistant

Salary Details: Competitive. Negotiable dependant upon experience

Working hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Location: Huddersfield

Chadwick Lawrence is recruiting for a Conveyancing Assistant working in its Conveyancing Department.

Candidates should be able to work as part of a team and support our experienced Conveyancers in everyday tasks such as dealing with general queries, assisting with completions, conducting searches, typing various letters, liaising with clients, solicitors, referrers and estate agents.

The successful applicant must be able to work on their own initiative and prioritise a busy workload.  Good communication skills are essential.  A working knowledge of Proclaim or other case management system is desirable but not essential.

Applications in writing to jobs@chadlaw.co.uk

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your application.

Due to a high volume of applications for this role, it is not possible to reply to each Applicant individually.

If you do not, therefore, hear from the Firm within 2 weeks of your application please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

Chadwick Lawrence is an equal opportunities employer.  Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

Huddersfield

Conveyancing Assistant

Practice Area: Residential Conveyancing Experience: A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role Professional Level: Conveyancing Assistant Salary Details: Competitive. Negotiable dependant upon experience Working hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week Location: Huddersfield Chadwick Lawren...

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Chadwick Lawrence Trainee Scheme

For the first time, Chadwick Lawrence is offering an outstanding opportunity for two young people to kick start their careers by becoming an apprentice with ‘Yorkshire’s Legal People’.

Young people face increasingly difficult decisions about their future. The choice of higher education with its spiralling price tag or entering the job market in an uncertain economy could shape the course of an entire career.

This is why Chadwick Lawrence has decided to provide another option and is making a different career path into the legal profession available.

If you’re sitting A levels this summer and making big decisions about your future perhaps you’d like to consider working and learning at the same time as one of a number of apprentices who will ultimately become Legal Executives.

Chadwick Lawrence will pay a salary and will also meet all education costs for the qualification, as well as provide quality hands on work experience.

All interviews will be held during the Easter break and six potential apprentices will complete a week’s work experience at one of the Chadwick Lawrence’s offices in July during which they will get a feel for the various different types of law that the firm covers.

During this week Chadwick Lawrence will be looking for candidates with the desire and determination to succeed as well as the academic skills to cope with the qualification element to the training.

From the initial six, two final candidates will be selected in August and offered a place on the two year apprenticeship programme beginning in September including enrolment on the ILEX course through a local college, gradually completing via day or evening release.

The scheme offers an attractive alternative route into the legal profession, which doesn’t involve the huge amount of debt that university now involves. It is also a perfect opportunity to get some of the real, hands-on experience that most prospective employers want to see on a candidate’s CV.

In short, an apprenticeship with Chadwick Lawrence gives the best of both worlds.

What’s in it for us?

Well there are many advantages. We’ll have the real opportunity to mould and assist in the development of some very bright people who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to pursue a career in law, as well as a tailor made recruitment programme which teaches the way we believe works best as a Law Firm. We also see it as a genuine opportunity to make a difference and to build a very strong skill base of home grown talent.

Of course we are not alone in having apprentices. Many businesses have been taking on these types of recruits for years. We are, however, one of few regionally to do this in the Legal profession and we are very hopeful that it will produce some bright and determined lawyers in due course.

Qualification:

The programme itself will involve a mixture of both work-based learning and education. All apprentices will be required to study for an ILEX Examination (Institute of Legal Executives), taking an average of four years part-time study attending either one day or evening per week.

The ILEX course details are as follows:-

Stage 1 – Level 3 Professional Law Diploma (A ‘level standard)

Stage 2 – Level 6 Professional Higher Law Diploma (Honours Degree Standard)

Upon completion of both stages of the qualification, apprentices will be required to undertake a further two years employment with the Firm, before becoming a Legal Executive fee-earner at the Firm.

Entry Eligibility:

Applications are welcomed from all students who have already gained at least 5 GCSE’s at grade B or above in an academic subject, including English and Mathematics and three or more A ‘levels at grade B or above, in an academic subject during the summer of the current year.

Applicants must reside within easy travelling distance of our West Yorkshire based offices and must be available to attend for a work experience placement at a specific office prior to being offered a position.

Benefits Package:

Successful applicants will be mentored throughout their apprenticeship by a qualified member of staff.

Apprentices will receive an annual salary based on the minimum wage, which will be reviewed on an annual basis in January.

All training fees relating to the ILEX qualification will be paid for by the Firm.

Apprentices will also receive full contractual benefits including Holiday pay, Life Assurance and eligibility to join the Firm’s Pension Scheme.

Apprenticeship Application Form

Chadwick Lawrence Trainee Scheme

For the first time, Chadwick Lawrence is offering an outstanding opportunity for two young people to kick start their careers by becoming an apprentice with ‘Yorkshire’s Legal People’. Young people face increasingly difficult decisions about their future. The choice of higher education with it...

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