Careers

Why work with us?


We believe that at the very heart of success sits trusting, collaborative relationships with our clients and with each other. It’s an ethos we relentlessly pursue by creating exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and our people.

With a vision to be recognised as one of the best legal practices in West Yorkshire, we realise that the only way to achieve this goal is by creating a culture where clients want to work with us and where the best talent wants to work for us.

How do we make this happen? Our culture encourages you to bring your drive, passion and individuality to work every day and we support this with a working environment that supports you every step of the way. No two careers or two people are the same at Chadwick Lawrence. We’re dedicated to helping you reach your full potential as part of a diverse team that thrives on collaboration, grasping opportunities whilst maintaining a commercial edge.

At Chadwick Lawrence, professional development and personal growth are at the heart of your individual career journey and it’s a journey we look forward to supporting you on.

Current Roles 

At Chadwick Lawrence, we believe in shaping careers, fostering growth, and delivering exceptional legal services. We recognise the power of knowledge, the importance of mentorship, and the impact of collaboration.

This understanding propels us to empower our employees, providing them with the tools and support necessary to continually refine their skills, anticipate and adapt to legal changes, and embrace challenges as opportunities for personal and professional growth. Through these efforts, we have cultivated a vibrant community of dedicated professionals whose shared passion for law is equalled only by their commitment to effecting positive change.

Take a look at our video to learn more about the benefits, culture and progression opportunities at Chadwick Lawrence.

Meet Your Managing Partner

Managing Partner, Neil Wilson, plays an active part in the career progression and well-being of every member of the Chadwick Lawrence team.

Neil is a face you’ll quickly come to recognise, working from any one of our eight Yorkshire sites; he insists on not having a permanent office. In fact, Neil was once referred to as our “Legal Nomad” but it definitely wasn’t by one of us!

With over 25 years in the legal profession (and a few outside of it too) Neil’s vision for the firm is one of constant, progressive and considered evolution where each decision is made with people at the very heart of it.

Here are a few words of welcome from Neil.

Welcome to Chadwick Lawrence, a place where you can genuinely build a successful career in law. Our current management structure sees three of our board members being former trainee solicitors at the firm and in addition to this, several of our Equity Partners also started their careers at Chadwick Lawrence.

We pride ourselves in the way that we work supporting each other and using our core values to help us all behave in a constructive, fair and friendly way. We trust our colleagues and we are not frightened of empowering them to take on additional tasks and we regularly listen to their feedback on how we should be progressing the firm. We invest a lot of time in health, wellbeing and support and we genuinely have a very good, flexible yet professional working environment.

I would say this though wouldn’t I? If you’re interested in knowing a little bit more about the firm prior to applying look at our people page and feel free to contact one of my colleagues in the area that you are interested in and ask them why they work at Chadwick Lawrence. If you aren’t sure who to approach feel free to contact our HR team and ask them to point you in the right direction.

I hope you find this message helpful and look forward to meeting you at some point in the future.

Neil

Meet Your Managing Partner

Managing Partner, Neil Wilson, plays an active part in the career progression and well-being of every member of the Chadwick Lawrence team.

Neil is a face you’ll quickly come to recognise, working from any one of our eight Yorkshire sites; he insists on not having a permanent office. In fact, Neil was once referred to as our “Legal Nomad” but it definitely wasn’t by one of us!

With over 25 years in the legal profession (and a few outside of it too) Neil’s vision for the firm is one of constant, progressive and considered evolution where each decision is made with people at the very heart of it.

Here are a few words of welcome from Neil.

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People Like You

Our team is a fine blend of experienced leaders, emerging talent and ambitious rookies. Instead of us telling you about what it’s supposed to be like at Chadwick Lawrence, we thought we’d let our people tell you instead.

One of the key parts of working at Chadwick Lawrence (particularly for those starting out in their legal career) is the concept of peer mentoring. There’s no better way to develop than to have someone you can turn to for advice and counsel. No matter the level of seniority, it’s something we truly believe in and it’s something that we want to sit at the centre of our business and your career.

Find out what some of your future colleagues have got to say about life at the heart of Yorkshire’s Legal People.

I started at Chadwick Lawrence fresh out of college in 2005, not really knowing what the future would hold. I soon developed a passion for law and expressed an interest in pursuing a legal career. I was allowed to take part in a part time degree course and subsequently commenced a training contract. Throughout this time I gained invaluable experience and knowledge whilst working alongside senior solicitors and taking an active part on a whole range of legal disputes and issues. After completing my Legal Practice Course, I qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and went on to become partner in 2019. In 14 years I’d gone from leaving college not fully knowing what I wanted to do with my life, to being a partner in a law firm. This speaks volumes of Chadwick Lawrence and what they are all about. If you make the effort and put in the hard work you are rewarded, as simple as that. You are allowed to express yourself without any fixed regime and if you want to succeed, you will.

Jack Oldroyd – Partner in Charge of Employment Litigation

Team member since 2005

Favourite Chad Law moment – I’ve been here that long that I can’t pick out just one! I’d have to say generally being part of a great team, which has changed significantly over time but has maintained its core values throughout.

 

 

“I have been with Chadwick Lawrence for over 15 years and the firm has changed so much since I first started. There is a real sense of everyone working as part of a team, everyone is included.  No matter what your role is within the firm, it’s an integral part of the business and is really appreciated. This team-work and commitment to the firm, drove us through the uncertainty of the pandemic, with everyone stepping up and doing that bit extra to help, in strange and difficult times.

You can come in and do your daily job and that’s fine and suits many people or you can progress through the company. Through the years, I’ve seen office assistants and trainees progress, some to associate and partner level and I’ve felt genuinely proud for each one of them.  I’ve progressed in my role through the years too, fully supported along the way by my line manager and work colleagues. Success, due to working with a great team!”

Jaine England – Reception Manager

Team member since 2007

Favourite Chad Law moment – The firm winning an award at the Examiner Business Awards, going up with everyone to accept it, tripping and nearly falling into Harry Gration’s arms!

 

 

“I joined Chadwick Lawrence when I left school in 1994 as the office junior and was soon a secretary in the Probate Team. After working closely with the Solicitors I assisted I became a fee earner in the team and was supported by the firm in my studies.  The opportunities I have been given by the partners mean that I have been able to progress my career with a firm that actively encourages home grown talent and clearly believes in supporting people to achieve their goals.  In more recent years I have been promoted to associate and have had the pleasure of being involved in projects to take our team to new levels.  My years at Chadwick Lawrence have seen me progress through the ranks as the partners believe in nurturing ambition and recognising hard work and dedication, I have quite literally grown up in Chadwick Lawrence and really enjoy being a part of the firm it has become.”

Sue Preece – Associate, Wills & Probate

 

 

“I took an unconventional route into the law firm. 16 years old and straight out of high school, I decided to apply for an apprenticeship in the IT team, to my delight I was accepted. Chadwick Lawrence supported me through my qualification whilst allowing me to gain valuable hands-on experience. In December 2016 I was fortunate enough to win my college’s ‘IT apprentice of the year’, an achievement that would have been hard to attain if not for the assistance of my team and the firm!

I have been with the firm for nearly 7 years now, in this time I have witnessed the company grow and adapt despite the unprecedented times, nobody could have predicted the pandemic however the quick turn around and adaption to a predominantly home-based firm without the compromise of the client-based experience was something to be truly proud of. This wasn’t just a fluke though, from an IT perspective, the firm’s planning and forward thinking helped us develop a system that could easily be adapted if the unthinkable was to ever happen. The quick actions of the management team certainly played a vital role in keeping the firm afloat. I am proud to have grown alongside Chadwick Lawrence and call myself a member of the team.”

Tom Leech – Junior IT Systems Developer

 

 

“I joined Chadwick Lawrence in May 2011 as a trainee solicitor. From the very start of my career here I was encouraged not only to run my own files from start to finish but think creatively about new areas of law and opportunities that the firm could develop. I am sure this would not have been the case at many other law firms and I have really enjoyed the challenge of not only learning new areas of law that we can develop but putting in place marketing plans. Seeing these marketing plans come to life and new work coming through the door has been extremely rewarding. Creative thinking and looking at new ideas outside of the box is very much encouraged at Chadwick Lawrence. This for me has been one of the many reasons to stay and develop my career with Chadwick Lawrence”

Nils O’Donoghue – Partner, Regulatory and Crime

Team Member since 2011

Favourite Chad Law Moment – Acting for an England International in relation to a high profile anti-doping case.

 

 

“I joined Chadwick Lawrence in early 2017 and since my first day I have loved it. There are a multitude of reasons why but the main thing for me is the way I am not viewed as a number. I am an employee who is cared about, like being in a family and has regular contact with the owners of the firm. During my time with the firm, I feel I have continually been allowed to develop and have had major input in numerous areas of the business. There is regular feedback from the Management team on my performance and whether constructive or praising it is all delivered in a positive way. I started and have continued to work over and above expectations and put the extra effort in where it is required, and this has been acknowledged by the wider business on numerous occasions. There have been some significant challenges to deal with during the last few years, as the pandemic hit and hurt hundreds of businesses, but Chadwick Lawrence stayed positive and strong throughout this period and the feeling of being part of a larger family where you are cared for is growing each week. In work it has been important for me to find a happy place and I have that and more at Chadwick Lawrence. Here’s to the next 5 years and onwards.”

Paul Marshall – Finance Manager

 

 

“I’ve been with Chadwick Lawrence since 2017 and I have seen the firm go through vast changes especially in our Property Department. I have been given the freedom and guidance to progress my career because of our people. Our team is full of people who share development ambitions which is encouraged throughout the firm. I am passionate about the continuous learning and helping to develop those around me and get an instant gratification. Our teams encourage, support and motivate one another to be the best version of themselves. I am excited to progress my career alongside Chadwick Lawrence.

Ruth Nippers – Associate Solicitor and Team Leader, Home & Property

Favourite Chad Law Moment – helping trainees realise their own potential.

 

 

“I have worked at Chadwick Lawrence for over 32 years now, this being my first job on leaving school.  Having started as an office assistant, through the support and encouragement of the firm I am now an Associate CIPD qualified HR Manager.

Over the years I have seen a lot of changes but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the firm’s view that it is only as good as the people that work here.  They provide support and encouragement for those wishing to develop in their career and also provide a wide range of benefits to support the physical and mental health of its staff.

As I have watched Chadwick Lawrence grow, it has never lost the family team atmosphere, which is one of the reasons I have stayed with the firm for so long.  Everyone, no matter what their role, has an important part to play and it really is a case of “team working”.”

Cath Milnes. HR Manager

Favourite Chad Law Moment – Being part of the Chadwick Lawrence Wakefield 10K team a few years ago and completing it!!

 

 

“I joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2018, working in Admin, Commercial Property and Personal Injury roles since then. I have enjoyed a significant amount of freedom in all these roles, allowing me to approach my work in my own way and to gain knowledge of the wider legal profession, so I could be confident I was pursuing a branch of the Legal Sector which suited me best. In my current PI role, I have had a great opportunity to undertake training to gain qualifications and tackle varied and challenging work. I learn best by doing the work rather than reading about it, so Chadwick Lawrence has been perfect in this respect as I have been able to progress very quickly in my respective roles. If you are looking to advance a career in the Legal Profession, Chadwick Lawrence is a great place to be”

Elliot Rowley. Trainee Paralegal, Personal Injury

 

 

“I first joined Chadwick Lawrence in August of 2000, originally taken on as secretary to the manager of the Clinical Negligence department. After taking a break to bring up my young children, I returned in May 2011 to the same department, this time as a paralegal, looking after court of protection and deputy clients.  The many years I’ve worked here I think are testament to my contentment at the firm and the department which I have been a part of for so long.  Chadwick Lawrence has gone through so many changes in the years I’ve worked here, but in that time one thing which has remained is my sense of being a valued member of the team.”

Karen Motley. Paralegal, Clinical Negligence

 

 

“I have been employed as a Solicitor in the Family Law Team at Chadwick Lawrence since 2006.  I have witnessed many changes both within my team and the firm as a whole, including the introduction of the Chadwick Lawrence Way ‘visions and values’ which I feel very much underpins the collaborative and friendly culture of the firm.  I have always found it immensely helpful that the firm has experts in such a large number of practice areas, so there is always someone you can pick up the telephone to when needed. I have personally felt supported by the firm throughout my time at Chadwick Lawrence, with opportunities for career progression. Commitment and hard work are always rewarded.    The firm recognises the importance of a healthy work/life balance and particularly as a parent of a young child, I very much value the ability to work flexibly in order to assist the firm in achieving its goals.  The ‘hybrid working’ culture that has been around since 2020, is something I believe that the firm has positively and successfully embraced.”

Joanne Jones. Associate – Family

 

 

“I started my journey back with Chadwick Lawrence when I was studying A-levels at college – a very long time ago!

It was during my time studying that I secured a mentorship placement and ongoing work experience with the firm which later led to a Legal Apprenticeship.

Since the outset, the firm have supported me in many ways throughout my journey and their commitment to developing and nurturing talent is testament to the culture of our firm. What comes from that, is a network of brilliant people who are there to support and guide you through your journey.”

Zoe AllenLitigation Executive

Favourite Chad Law Moment – supporting and inspiring our next generation of lawyers by overseeing our student engagement initiatives – something which will always be very close to my heart given my own experiences.

People Like You

Our team is a fine blend of experienced leaders, emerging talent and ambitious rookies. Instead of us telling you about what it’s supposed to be like at Chadwick Lawrence, we thought we’d let our people tell you instead.

One of the key parts of working at Chadwick Lawrence (particularly for those starting out in their legal career) is the concept of peer mentoring. There’s no better way to develop than to have someone you can turn to for advice and counsel. No matter the level of seniority, it’s something we truly believe in and it’s something that we want to sit at the centre of our business and your career.

Find out what some of your future colleagues have got to say about life at the heart of Yorkshire’s Legal People.

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Perks for our People

When it comes to “Perks for our People” we set out to ensure that what we offer is actually of value to our varied and diverse team. In fact, “perk” probably doesn’t do some of them justice and, at Chadwick Lawrence, we’re all about justice!

This list of benefits and added extras is constantly evolving and is driven not just by the senior figures in our business but by the people we actually want to benefit from them.

Now more than ever, it’s essential that legal practices offer their employees (and their family) more than just a basic salary. We’ve set out to create a distinct set of benefits that are accessible, tangible and genuinely of value.

Find out just a few of the reasons you won’t regret putting Chadwick Lawrence at the heart of your career.

We genuinely believe that one of our main perks is the fact that everyone at Chadwick Lawrence has direct access to our Managing Partner and all the Senior Leadership Team. Feedback and input is openly encouraged and gratefully received and we’ve worked hard to make sure that different people can make different suggestions in different ways. It’s fair to say that some of the best ideas have been born through conversations on one of our away days, social events or general get togethers. We’re strong advocates that the best decisions aren’t always made in the boardroom.

Here are just a few of the perks that come with being part of Chadwick Lawrence.

• Flexi-time & flexible hours of working
• Hybrid working (home/office)
• New starter branded merchandise
• Birthday day off
• Firm pension scheme
• Employee recognition & awards
• Private healthcare
• Life assurance
• Enhanced maternity & paternity leave
• Discounted online perks
• Online wellness portal
• 24-7 online GP service
• Prescription delivery
• Employee Assistance Program
• Flu vaccinations
• Staff referral and incentivisation
• Mobile phone and laptop
• Parking costs
• Long service recognition
• Career progression program
• Discounts on Chadwick Lawrence services
• Direct access to the Managing Partner

Perks for our People

When it comes to “Perks for our People” we set out to ensure that what we offer is actually of value to our varied and diverse team. In fact, “perk” probably doesn’t do some of them justice and, at Chadwick Lawrence, we’re all about justice!

This list of benefits and added extras is constantly evolving and is driven not just by the senior figures in our business but by the people we actually want to benefit from them.

Now more than ever, it’s essential that legal practices offer their employees (and their family) more than just a basic salary. We’ve set out to create a distinct set of benefits that are accessible, tangible and genuinely of value.

Find out just a few of the reasons you won’t regret putting Chadwick Lawrence at the heart of your career.

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WHERE REAL ESTATE CAREERS BEGIN


START is available for people aged 19+ and the only other pre-requisite is a desire to venture in to this exciting and rewarding field. So, whether you’re a budding law graduate looking for your first role, or if you’re leaving school or college with an interest in this sector, START is an opportunity to fast-track yourself into the world of Conveyancing and there are six places available on each intake of this brand new course.

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Current Roles


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Business Development/Marketing Administrator


An opportunity has arisen for a Business Development/Marketing Administrator to work within the Employment team in our Leeds office.

Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

Position:                  Business Development/Marketing Administrator

Location:                Leeds (Flexible Working offered)

Responsible to:    Head of Employment Department

Hours:                      Full time (part time considered)

Salary:                     £ negotiable, dependent upon experience

What are we looking for?

An opportunity has arisen for a Business Development/Marketing Administrator to work within the Employment team in our Leeds office.

Candidates should be able to work as part of a team as well as being able to work on their own initiative and prioritise a busy workload.  Good communication skills and experience of social media are essential.

What we offer

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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. If you would like to apply for this position, please Click here.

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.

Business Development/Marketing Administrator

An opportunity has arisen for a Business Development/Marketing Administrator to work within the Employment team in our Leeds office.

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Remortgage Case Worker, Residential Conveyancing Department


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Remortgage Case worker to work within the Real Estate team.

Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

Position:                    Remortgage Case Worker, Residential Conveyancing Department

Location:                    Wakefield/Bradford

Responsible to:         Team Leader

Hours:                        37.5 hours per week

What are we looking for?

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Remortgage Case worker to work within the Real Estate team. Working in all aspects of Remortgage work including Transfers of Equity and Help to Buy Loan Repayments, applicants must be confident in dealing with their own high-volume caseload and working cohesively within a team, as well as being able to work with minimum supervision.  A working knowledge of SOS or other case management system to prepare and process letters and forms correctly is desirable.

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 1 years’ technical experience within remortgage and who is proactive in approaching the local market and developing new business for the Firm.

What we offer

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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.

If you would like to apply for this position, please Click here

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.

Remortgage Case Worker, Residential Conveyancing Department

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Remortgage Case worker to work within the Real Estate team.

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Senior Probate Solicitor


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Probate Solicitor to work within the Probate Team at our Dock Street office, Leeds City Centre.

Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

 

Position:                          Senior Probate Solicitor

Location:                         Dock Street – Leeds

Responsible:                 Partner in charge of the Department

Salary Details:             Competitive. £ negotiable dependent upon experience

Hours:                            Full time or part time considered

 

What are we looking for?

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Probate Solicitor to work within the Probate Team at our Dock Street office, Leeds City Centre.

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 Team.

Candidates should be ambitious and enthusiastic and have experience of working in a busy Probate Department. 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.

There is also an opportunity for flexible hybrid working.

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.

 

What we offer

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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.

If you would like to apply for this position, please  Click here

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.

Senior Probate Solicitor

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Probate Solicitor to work within the Probate Team at our Dock Street office, Leeds City Centre.

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Conveyancing Fee Earner – Guiseley


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the conveyancing team in our Guiseley office.

Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

Position:                    Fee-earner, Residential Conveyancing Department

Location:                    Guiseley

Responsible to:         Team Leader

Hours:                        37.5 hours per week

What are we looking for?

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the conveyancing team in our Guiseley 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 as being able to work with minimum supervision.  A working knowledge of SOS or other case management system to prepare and process letters and forms correctly is desirable.

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.

What we offer

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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.

If you would like to apply for this position, please Click here

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.

Conveyancing Fee Earner – Guiseley

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the conveyancing team in our Guiseley office.

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Conveyancing Fee Earner – Leeds


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the conveyancing team in our Dock Street office.

Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

Position:                    Fee-earner, Residential Conveyancing Department

Location:                    Leeds

Responsible to:         Team Leader

Hours:                        37.5 hours per week

What are we looking for?

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the conveyancing team in our Dock Street 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 as being able to work with minimum supervision.  A working knowledge of SOS or other case management system to prepare and process letters and forms correctly is desirable.

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.

What we offer

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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.

If you would like to apply for this position, please Click here

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.

Conveyancing Fee Earner – Leeds

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the conveyancing team in our Dock Street office.

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Conveyancing Assistant – Leeds


An opportunity has arisen for a Conveyancing Assistant to work within the Real Estate team in our Leeds office.

Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

Position:                    Conveyancing Assistant, Residential Conveyancing Department

Location:                   Leeds

Responsible to:      Team Leader

Hours:                        Full time

Salary:                        National minimum wage

 

What are we looking for?

An opportunity has arisen for a Conveyancing Assistant to work within the Real Estate team in our Leeds office.

Candidates should be able to work as part of a team and support our experienced Fee Earners 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. They will be expected to undertake other secretarial duties as required.

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 SOS or other case management system to prepare and process letters and forms correctly is desirable but not essential.

What we offer

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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.

If you would like to apply for this position, please Click here

 

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.

Conveyancing Assistant – Leeds

An opportunity has arisen for a Conveyancing Assistant to work within the Real Estate team in our Leeds office.

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Fee-earner, Residential Conveyancing Department – Bradford


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the Real Estate team.

Position:                    Fee-earner, Residential Conveyancing Department

Location:                    Bradford

Responsible to:         Team Leader

Hours:                        37.5 hours per week

 

Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

What are we looking for?

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Conveyancer to work within the Real Estate 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 as being able to work with minimum supervision.  A working knowledge of SOS or other case management system to prepare and process letters and forms correctly is desirable.

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.

What we offer

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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.

If you would like to apply for this position, please Click here

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.

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Work Placement


Chadwick Lawrence is a place where ambition, drive and resilience really matter. We understand that professional development and personal growth are at the heart of your individual career journey and it’s a journey we look forward to supporting you on.

 

As a leading and award-winning firm based across West Yorkshire, we are proud of our client base and offer a diverse mix of interesting work. We also have a friendly and supportive culture with a big emphasis on personal development and practical experience.

 

If you are considering a career in law, or want to experience working at Chadwick Lawrence, you might want to consider our work experience placements or CL Insight Day (Future Lawyers) event.

 

Our work experience scheme will give you a real insight into who we are and how we operate, giving you the ability to grow your experience and obtain a practical insight into what it is really like to work as a lawyer and be part of our CL team.

 

We offer a mix of work experience placements ranging from legal experience through to our support divisions (IT, HR, Accounts, Reception and Facilities Management).

 

We offer 1-week work experience placements throughout the year which are open to those aged 16+.

 

Usually, our work experience placements are based across our offices, typically Leeds, Wakefield and Huddersfield but there may be opportunities for you to visit our other offices.  You’ll be based in, and work mainly in one office alongside our Partners, Associates, Fee Earners, Trainees and support teams.

 

You will work on live legal matters across our practice areas and will be given responsibility right from the start so you can experience what it is really like to be a lawyer and work at CL.

 

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from anyone aged 16+ who is interested in pursuing a career in law or working at Chadwick Lawrence.

 

What can I expect during my work placement?

We want you to get involved and be part of our team so you can expect to receive real ‘hands-on’ experience.

 

Whilst all work placement experiences will be dependent on the week you are with us and which of our departments you are placed with, you might be involved in attending court hearings and client meetings, undertaking key legal research, engaging with clients, colleagues and our professional contacts, drafting documents and assisting with routine day-to-day tasks.

 

You can also expect to collaborate with our staff who are always willing to pass on their knowledge and practical tips relating to studying, qualifications and career progression giving you the opportunity to build your professional network and relationships.

 

How to apply?

If you think a work placement with Chadwick Lawrence might be right for you, please CLICK HERE  to complete a copy of our application form and attach a copy of your current CV which outlines (1) an updated summary of your education, (2) skills, (3) achievements and (4) experiences.

 

We receive a high volume of applications for our work placements and regularly review incoming applications to ensure that you are also right for us. We are not looking for those who are simply ‘CV building’ by collecting as many placements as possible and it is therefore important that your application addresses the reasons why you want a placement with Chadwick Lawrence and why you think a placement with Chadwick Lawrence would be right for you.

 

When completing your application and CV, we suggest that you give consideration to the following:-

 

  • Please complete all of the information requested of you in the Application Form – any incomplete applications will be rejected.

 

  • Spelling, grammar and typographical details.

 

  • Ensuring that the information you provide is correct and up to date.

 

  • Even if you are at the early stages of your professional journey, please think about what skills you have and what you can bring to Chadwick Lawrence including any legal areas you might be particularly interested in.

 

  • We want to know about you and your achievements to give us a better insight into who you really are so please tell us those.

 

  • Tell us about your experiences – please don’t worry if you do not have legal experience, any other practical experiences that you have (such as part-time work, extra-curricular, hobbies etc).

 

 

 

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Chadwick Lawrence is a place where ambition, drive and resilience really matter. We understand that professional development and personal growth are at the heart of your individual career journey and it’s a journey we look forward to supporting you on.

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Solicitor – Family Department


 

Sarah Power – Partner in Charge of Family and Probate 

“Our team are dedicated to working closely with our clients on all matters whether it is the preparation of a Will, Lasting Powers of Attorney, preparation of trusts or the administration of an estate when a loved one has passed away.  We work hard to ensure that our expert advice and support bring peace of mind and certainty to clients and their families.”

 

Chadwick Lawrence is seeking a Solicitor approximately 1/2 years PQE to join our growing Family Department

Position:Solicitor – Family Department
Location:Huddersfield/Leeds
Responsible to:Partner in charge
Hours:Full Time 37 ½ hours per week
Salary:Competitive – negotiable dependent on experience
Experience:Solicitor 1/2 years PQE

 

Competitive Benefit Scheme:

Chadwick Lawrence is seeking a Solicitor approximately 1/2 years PQE to join our growing Family Department.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a supportive working and social environment. Chadwick Lawrence offers flexibility around working hours and/or hybrid working.

About us

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

Our team has extensive experience in all areas of family law.  We pride ourselves on combining quality legal advice with a practical and down-to-earth approach.  Our clients appreciate our empathy and common sense when supporting them after the breakdown of a relationship.

About the role

Candidates should be ambitious and enthusiastic with approximately 1 to 2 years’ PQE.  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 divorce, financial matters and children’s cases, some of which will be complex in nature.  Additionally, you will have experience of working independently running or assisting with high-value divorce/ancillary relief matters.

Applicants must demonstrate good team working skills and an ability to work with other family fee earners within the Company.

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

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.

To apply please click here.

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

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

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

Solicitor – Family Department

Chadwick Lawrence is seeking a Solicitor approximately 1/2 years PQE to join our growing Family Department

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Probate Solicitor or Legal Executive Bradford


 

Sarah Power – Partner in Charge of Family and Probate 

“Our team are dedicated to working closely with our clients on all matters whether it is the preparation of a Will, Lasting Powers of Attorney, preparation of trusts or the administration of an estate when a loved one has passed away.  We work hard to ensure that our expert advice and support bring peace of mind and certainty to clients and their families.”

 

Chadwick Lawrence is recruiting for an experienced person to work in its Probate Department in the Bradford Office with a presence in the Guiseley Office.

Position:Solicitor or Legal Executive
Location:Bradford Office
Responsible to:Partner in charge of the Department
Hours:Full Time 37 ½ hours per week
Salary:Competitive. £ negotiable dependent upon experience
Experience:Solicitor 5 years + PQE

 

Competitive Benefit Scheme:

Chadwick Lawrence is recruiting for an experienced person to work in its Probate Department in the Bradford Office with a presence in the Guiseley Office.

Ideally suitable for a Solicitor or Legal Executive approximately 5 years + PQE and who demonstrates the skills and knowledge we are looking. There is also an opportunity for flexible hybrid working

Candidates should be ambitious and enthusiastic with experience of working in a busy Probate Department with the opportunity for flexible hybrid working. 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 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.

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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.

 

If you would like to apply for this position CLICK HERE

 

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

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Chadwick Lawrence is recruiting for an experienced person to work in its Probate Department in the Bradford Office with a presence in the Guiseley Office.

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Claimant Clinical Negligence Solicitor


 

Tony May – Partner in Charge – Medical Negligence

I’m Tony May and I am a Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence Department. We do Claimant work only and largely only take on high value and complex cases. Our team is very experienced in this field and you will be given a large degree of autonomy in your work. Your cases will be varied and challenging but support from the team will be available when required. If you are looking to join a small but very experienced team who have quality work then look no further.

 

Our successful Clinical Negligence Department is both Legal500 and Chambers accredited and forms an integral part of the Chadwick Lawrence offering.  Click below to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

 

Position:                    Claimant Clinical Negligence Solicitor

Location:                   Huddersfield

Responsible to:       Partner in Charge

Hours:                         Full time

Salary:                         Negotiable – dependent on experience

Experience:               Approximately 2 years PQE

 

About us

Chadwick Lawrence is a leading local law firm.  Our successful Clinical Negligence Department is both Legal500 and Chambers accredited.

 

 

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 Claimant Clinical Negligence Solicitor to be based at our Huddersfield Office.

 

Ideally suitable for someone with approximately 2 years PQE and who demonstrates the skills and knowledge we are looking. There is also an opportunity for flexible hybrid working.

 

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and ambitious solicitor being capable of working with a degree of autonomy and possess the drive to succeed.

 

Applicants should possess the following skills and experience:

 

  • strong IT skills
  • a high degree of initiative and the ability to manage time and 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 your 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 Click here

 

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.

 

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Conveyancing Assistant – Bradford


Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

 

Position:                              Conveyancing Assistant, Residential Conveyancing Department

Location:                              Bradford

Responsible to:                 Team Leader

Working hours:                Full time

Salary:                                  National minimum wage

 

What are we looking for?

An opportunity has arisen for a Conveyancing Assistant to work within the Real Estate team in our Bradford office.

Candidates should be able to work as part of a team and support our experienced Fee Earners 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. They will be expected to undertake other secretarial duties as required.

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 SOS or other case management system to prepare and process letters and forms correctly is desirable but not essential.

What we offer

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 people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return.

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. If you would like to apply for this position, please Click here

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.

Conveyancing Assistant – Bradford

Chadwick Lawrence is an award-winning law firm with offices across West Yorkshire. We commit to a Chadwick Lawrence Way of working and a set of values which are at the heart of everything we do and our interaction with others, creating an enjoyable working environment.

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Lawyer – Corporate Department


 

“The Corporate Team at Chadwick Lawrence carries out a really diverse workload, covering everything from high-value M&A work to shareholders’ agreements to negotiating complex supply contracts. All members of the team play important roles in offering the exceptional service that we are known for, and you will quickly see that we give fantastic opportunities to develop real relationships with our clients at all levels so that you can get to know their businesses and requirements whilst also giving you room to develop your own legal skills in a supportive and dynamic environment. If you are looking to join a team that will offer new challenges together with real development opportunities, please get in touch!”

 

Chadwick Lawrence is a leading local law firm with a successful and growing Corporate team seeking a Corporate Lawyer to join the Team.

Position:Lawyer Corporate Department 
Location:Leeds (with flexibility as to partial WFH)
Responsible to:Partner in Charge
Hours:Full-time (job share considered)
Salary:£ negotiable, dependent 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 lawyer to work within our growing Corporate team, primarily based at our Leeds Office but with scope to work partly from home if this is desirable.

Ideally suitable for someone with 5+ years of experience of Corporate work, although consideration will be given to applicants who otherwise demonstrate 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 leading on transactional corporate work, but also complex group re-organisations, shareholder agreements and general corporate advisory.

Applicants should possess the following skills and experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience working in corporate law within a law firm or in house
  • strong IT skills
  • a 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 your own career progression and to be proactive in achieving this

 

Additional Information

If you would like to apply for this position Click here

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. It is not always 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.

Lawyer – Corporate Department

Chadwick Lawrence is a leading local law firm with a successful and growing Corporate team seeking a Corporate Lawyer to join the Team.

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