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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. Please get in touch if you'd like more details on any of our vacancies.  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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Employment Lawyer - Based in Wynyard

We are looking for an experienced individual with energy and enthusiasm to help to grow our Employment Law team.  The role will involve lots of business development. The legal work will cover contentious and non-contentious matters, working closely with the Firm’s commercial departments. Our clients are primarily owner managed businesses, private companies, LLPs, partnerships and individuals. The successful candidate will probably be at or looking to make the step up to partnership.  

Float Legal Secretary - All Sites

We have a vacancy for a full time Float Legal Secretary whose first assignment will be 9 to 12 months maternity cover in our Personal Injury department in Hartlepool.    We are looking for someone with good typing, organisation and client care skills.

New Build Conveyancing Executive or Solicitor - Based in Hartlepool

Our successful New Build Residential Conveyancing team is looking for a new addition to provide advice and assistance to clients in relation to New Build matters including:

  • Investigation of New Titles and other legal Issues.
  • Prepare Contracts.
  • Report on Searches.
  • Mortgage Report.
  • Preparation of Transfers.
  • Updating necessary referral portals
  • Drafting non-standard correspondence.
  • Dealing with Shared Ownership Schemes/HTB and Part-Exchanges
  • Manage regular files updates and supervise support staff when providing updates on your behalf
  • Be able to assist the Head of New Build in day-to-day running of the department
  • Business Development for the department in securing new sites and liaising with Site Representatives and Sales Managers

Corporate Fee Earner - Based in Wynyard

We are looking for an individual to work closely with the firm’s commercial departments and to assist with high quality, complex and varied work including corporate transactional and company law advisory work (to include structuring and governance) for owner managed businesses, private companies,  LLPs, partnerships and individuals.

Industrial Disease & PI Fee Earner - Hartlepool  

We have a vacancy with excellent prospects for an experienced Industrial Disease Fee Earner.  The successful candidate will be able to hit the ground running and manage their own caseload of varied good quality ID work with minimal supervision.  

Commercial Litigation Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive  (2 -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 skill set 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.

Family Solicitor, FCILEx or Experienced Paralegal -  Based in Stockton

We are looking for a Family Fee Earner who can build good working relationships, manage their own caseload and advise the Firm's clients in relation to private children matters. This will include drafting Children Act Applications, Witness Statements and schedules of allegations.  Preparing Instructions/Briefs to Counsel, Trial Bundles and Indexes.  Completing Legal Help and Public Funding Forms and assessing eligibility.  Supervision of support staff.  

The successful candidates will have a keen interest in Family Law and a commitment to self-development.  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

As a Firm we are very proud to be able to develop our people and to support them to become qualified Chartered Legal Executives and Solicitors.  

We regularly review our business needs and always welcome applications from those who have completed the LPC and are looking for a Period of Recognised Training.  A more recent trend has been for us to progress people internally and we currently have lots of employees developing from support roles to fee earner roles via Legal Apprenticeships and other CILEx pathways.  We are also very pleased the SRA have the new SQE pathway to qualifying.  We welcome anyone who is wishing to have a career in law and/or is struggling to secure a training contract to apply for any of the above support roles as a way to develop your knowledge and to have your potential recognised.

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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