Careers With Us

If you’re interested in joining one of the North East’s largest and most successful law firms check out the current vacancies below to see if one is a suitable match for your experience. We also welcome speculative CVs.


You can drop us a line at with a covering e-mail and attached CV. No agencies thank you!

Current Vacancies

Commercial Property Solicitor/FCILEx (2-6 years PQE)

Due to the continued growth of our Commercial Property department, we are looking for an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor or FCILEx with ideally 2-6 years PQE to join our team.

This position is based in Wynyard Business Park in the heart of the Tees Valley, working alongside two highly experienced Commercial Property Solicitors and a Newly Qualified Solicitor. The team wishes to continue to build strong relationships with commercial clients and a range of third parties both in the North East region and further afield.

The role will provide exposure to high quality, complex and varied work as well as business development opportunities. It is a great opportunity to use and develop your skillset in a supportive environment where you will be responsible for running your own files which will include Landlord and Tenant work, sales and acquisitions of vacant properties, investment properties and development sites as well as funding work. You will have regular contact with clients as well as being able to maintain a healthy work life balance.

The right person for this role will have an in-depth understanding of property work and a passion to develop their career in this field. Hard-working individuals, strong interpersonal skills and confidence when dealing with clients are vital traits for this role. 

Please send your CV and covering letter to or call our HR department on 01429 405073.

Residential Conveyancing

We are always interested in hearing from experienced Conveyancers and also from support staff with conveyancing experience.

If you would like to explore job opportunities in Residential Conveyancing based at our Head of Office in Hartlepool, please get in touch by sending your CV to

Trainee Solicitors

Applications for traineeships starting in 2019 are now closed but we welcome applications for 2020.

Application Process For 2020

All applications must be made on-line. Please send a CV and covering letter to by 1st March, 2019.

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. 

Requests should be sent to For full details on how we will hold and use your personal information, please read our Candidate Privacy Notice.

Thank you for the time you have invested in contacting us and for your interest in Tilly Bailey & Irvine.

Applications are welcome from all sections of the community regardless of race, colour, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or beliefs.

(No agencies please)

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