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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 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!

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Receptionist - Hartlepool 

We have an opportunity for a full time Receptionist based in Hartlepool. We are looking for an experienced Receptionist, who can hit the ground running to undertake secretarial & administration work based within a legal environment. We require someone to represent a professional image of the Firm at all times and maintain excellent standards of client care on reception in regard to both existing and new/potential clients.  We require the successful candidate to assist with audio typing for our legal departments and other admin tasks. 

Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive (Newly Qualified to 2 yrs PQE) – Wynyard

We have an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified  to 2 years PQE, Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive, with Family experience to join our successful Private Family team.  We are looking for someone with sufficient experience to manage a varied caseload including: low to medium value Divorce matters (co-work on high value divorce matters); pre-nuptial and marital agreements; cohabitation; related financial matters; private Law children and injunction applications.  The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules, for the purposes of identifying issues in respect of TOLATA and will be able to act confidently for a wide range of clients.

Solicitor/CILEx - 2 years’ PQE minimum - Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence - Based in Hartlepool & Stockton

We have a vacancy for an experienced Solicitor or Legal Executive who can manage an existing mixed caseload of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury matters to join our successful PI department.  We are looking for a team player who is flexible and can work out of both our Hartlepool and Stockton offices.  We are also looking for someone who can deal with complex PI matters as well as portal work and Fast Track claims if/when required.

Billing Team Assistant - Residential Conveyancing - Hartlepool

We are looking for someone, ideally full time with experience of working in an accounts environment, to join our existing billing team to assist the Residential Conveyancing department.  This will including raising purchase orders and bills, controlling sales ledger and reconciling all costs to bills and completion statements.

Experienced Legal Secretary - Personal Injury – Hartlepool

We have a vacancy for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our Hartlepool office. We are looking for someone who can provide full generic secretarial support to fee earners, as required, including preparing correspondence and documents through fast and accurate audio-typing and word-processing. We are looking for someone with a Minimum of one year’s legal secretarial experience and experience of working with a case management system.

Experienced Family Law Paralegals –  one vacancy in Stockton & one vacancy in Hartlepool

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 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 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. 

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