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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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Conveyancing Fee-earner

Morley

Position: Conveyancing Fee-earner

Location: Morley

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 Morley 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.

Morley

Conveyancing Fee-earner

Position: Conveyancing Fee-earner Location: Morley 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 Morley Office.  Working in a...

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Corporate Lawyer

Leeds

Position: Corporate Lawyer

Location: Leeds

Responsible to: Partner in Charge

Hours: Full-time

Salary: £ negotiable, dependant upon experience

About us

Chadwick Lawrence is a leading local law firm with a successful and growing Corporate team.

Our multi-disciplinary team works with local, national and international clients from a broad range of industries to deliver a range of specialist legal services. Our Corporate team undertakes various corporate, commercial and finance work at all levels. We pride ourselves on offering sound commercial advice; working with our clients to provide exceptional solutions for every aspect of their corporate and business law requirements.

We provide a supportive environment for career development, offering exciting challenges and opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are looking to recruit and develop talented lawyers to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

About the role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Corporate/Commercial lawyer to work within our growing Corporate team, primarily based at our Leeds Office but with scope to work in our Wakefield, Huddersfield and/or Halifax offices as may be required.

Ideally suitable for someone with 1-4 years PQE with experience of both Corporate and Commercial work although consideration will be given to applicants with experience of only one of these disciplines or who otherwise demonstrates the skills and experience we are looking for.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and ambitious lawyer who wants to develop their technical and commercial skills further through working on a wide range of quality instructions. Your caseload will include all areas of business law, in particular share and business acquisitions and disposals, complex group re-organisations, shareholder agreements, distribution agreements, supply agreement and general corporate and commercial advisory.

Applicants should possess the following skills and experience:

  • up to 4 years’ experience working in Corporate/Commercial law within a law firm
  • strong IT skills
  • the high degree of initiative and the ability to manage your time and your workload effectively
  • excellent communication skills and a desire to use these to promote the team and the firm both internally and externally
  • a willingness to learn, to drive their own career progression and to be proactive in achieving this

Additional Information

Chadwick Lawrence actively promotes a culture that supports a happy and enjoyable team working environment known internally as the Chadwick Lawrence Way.  We offer excellent career progression opportunities through a structured fee-earner progression scheme. Having recently won a number of awards, this is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive firm who are well respected in the West Yorkshire region.

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

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.

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.

Leeds

Corporate Lawyer

Position: Corporate Lawyer Location: Leeds Responsible to: Partner in Charge Hours: Full-time Salary: £ negotiable, dependant upon experience About us Chadwick Lawrence is a leading local law firm with a successful and growing Corporate team. Our multi-disciplinary team works with local, nation...

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Conveyancing Fee-earner

Various Sites

Position: Conveyancing Fee-earner

Location: Various Sites

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.

 

Various Sites

Conveyancing Fee-earner

Position: Conveyancing Fee-earner Location: Various Sites 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.  Wo...

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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.

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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 it...

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