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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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New Business Assistant

Huddersfield

Job Role: New Business Assistant

Responsible to: New Business Supervisor

Full Time position: 37 ½ hours per week (Eligible to join the flexi time scheme)

Responsibilities:

  • To undertake as instructed all aspects of file opening procedures on residential conveyancing transaction files supporting the residential conveyancing department
  • To act professionally in dealing with new clients ensuring that all new instructions are checked, imported onto the case management systems and allocated to the appropriate fee earner as quickly as possible.
  • To deliver all tasks associated with new matters and file opening in line with specific service standards established within the firm to ensure:
  • Initial calls to clients are made to confirm instructions where appropriate
  • Information is inputted into the case management system reflecting the clients and transactions details accurately
  • Client Care Packs are issued within 24 hours of receipt of instructions
  • Payments on Account are obtained and processed as soon as possible
  • Files are passed to the fee earners to progress as soon as possible.
  • Introducers are dealt with professionally and courteously at all time and any issues are addressed or escalated for resolution as soon as they are received.
  • To demonstrate high standards of client care at all times
  • To ensure good working relationships with introducers
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the Firm’s and clients documents and information at all times
  • To do all such other things which are, in the reasonable opinion of the firm, necessary or conducive to the role and responsibilities outlined above.

Personal Specification:

Essential:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Some awareness of the conveyancing process
  • Excellent IT/keyboard skills
  • Organised and systematic approach to work
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Desirable:

  • Experience of using a Case Management System
  • Experience of Microsoft Office

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.

Huddersfield

New Business Assistant

Job Role: New Business Assistant Responsible to: New Business Supervisor Full Time position: 37 ½ hours per week (Eligible to join the flexi time scheme) Responsibilities: To undertake as instructed all aspects of file opening procedures on residential conveyancing transaction files supporting ...

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Solicitor

Huddersfield

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.

Practice Area:                        Probate

Experience:                            Approximately 5 years PQE

Professional Level:               Solicitor

Salary Details:                       Competitive.  Negotiable dependant upon experience

Location:                                Huddersfield

Job Type:                               Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Chadwick Lawrence is recruiting for a Solicitor to work in its Probate Department at Huddersfield.

Candidates should be ambitious and enthusiastic with approximately 5 years post qualification experience. Ideally STEP qualified or an interest in undertaking training. Candidates should be capable of working with a degree of autonomy and possess the drive to succeed.  The Firm is offering an attractive benefits package with the possibility to progress and develop within the Firm.

The successful candidate will work on a range of private client matters including Wills, Lasting Power of Attorneys, Tax/Trust work and Probate. Applicants must demonstrate good team working skills and an ability to work with other probate fee earners within the Company.

The role will also include the development of a trainee paralegal in the Department and similar experience in a development type role is desirable.

The role also includes marketing of the firm’s services within the community and business generation.  The ability to network and create business contacts is essential.

The successful candidate must be personable, demonstrating good communications skills and be flexible in their approach to work.

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.

Huddersfield

Solicitor

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. Practice Area:                        Probate Experience:       ...

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Conveyancing Secretary/Assistant

Various Sites

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.

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:                         Various Sites

 

Chadwick Lawrence is recruiting for a Conveyancing Secretary/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.

Various Sites

Conveyancing Secretary/Assistant

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. Practice Area:                  Residential Conveyancing Experience:     ...

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Conveyancing Fee-earner

Various Sites

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.

 

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.  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.

Various Sites

Conveyancing Fee-earner

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.   Position:                Conveyancing Fee-earner Location:         ...

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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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Chadwick Lawrence Trainee Scheme 2019

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.

If you are interested in this position please complete the attached Application Form and return to jobs@chadlaw.co.uk with covering letter by the end of January 2019.

Apprenticeship Application Form

Apprenticeship Scheme – Job Description

Chadwick Lawrence Trainee Scheme 2019

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 t...

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