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If you’re interested in joining Tilly Bailey & Irvine, one of the North East’s largest and most successful law firms, check out the vacancies below or if you can't see a suitable vacancy send us your CV Speculatively and tell us what you're looking for. You can apply for one of our vacancies or send your speculative application by emailing recruitment@tbilaw.co.uk with a cover e-mail and an attached CV, or call Emma Porteous on 01429 405073 if you'd like to discuss any of our vacancies. No agencies, thank you!

To help us monitor the diversity of our job applicants, please take a moment to complete this diversity monitoring questionnaire and send it to recruitment@tbilaw.co.uk. This questionnaire is voluntary and will not form part of your application.  The information collected will be stored anonymously and used for monitoring purposes only.


Commercial Litigation Solicitor or FCLEx (with around 2 to 5 years PQE) - Wynyard

The successful candidate will join a team headed by two Commercial Litigation Partners. This position will provide exposure to high quality, complex and varied work across the North of England and beyond, with regular client contact and business development opportunities.  It is a great opportunity to develop your skillset in a supportive environment where you will be responsible for managing your own case load and assisting the partners on larger, more complex matters, which will include B2B contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence, property litigation, construction and engineering disputes, contentious probate and defamation. There will be opportunities to specialise and develop a class-leading profile as the team grows.

Experienced Family Law Paralegals 

We have two Family paralegal vacancies within our Family Law team.  One vacancy will be based in Stockton and the other in Hartlepool.  We are looking for candidates who can progress client matters efficiently and run their own caseloads with oversight from other fee earners.  The successful candidates will have a keen interest in Family Law, primarily in domestic abuse, divorce and private law children matters and the job role will include advising clients, preparing applications, representing at hearings and a commitment to self-developing skills and knowledge in this area.  We have a large Family Law team and an open door policy which means this is a great opportunity to join a team of Family law specialists who can share their wealth of experience.  

Apprenticeships - Trainee Legal Secretary roles

If you would like to train as a legal secretary with our Law Firm whilst working towards a customer service NVQ level 2 qualification, please contact lauren.gulliver@keytraining.co.uk to apply.


Residential Conveyancing

We are very interested in hearing from Residential Conveyancers and support staff with Residential Conveyancing experience.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in joining our team.


Trainee Solicitors

Application Process For 2022

All applications must be made online. Please send a CV and covering letter to HR.PRT@tbilaw.co.uk by 1st March 2022.

We will review all applications and keep them on file for consideration before selecting our trainees for the next vacancies


Work Experience

Although we have limited work experience opportunities, we are happy to consider your request and keep your details on file.

Due to the volume of requests we receive, we are unable to respond to each request individually. 


As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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