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Vacancies at Jacksons Law Firm will be posted on this site as soon as they are announced so please check this page regularly.

At Jacksons we pride ourselves on our flexible, team spirited, friendly working environment and offer great benefits such as holidays that increase with your length of service as well as a holiday purchase scheme; there are in-house and retail discounts along with life insurance, enhanced pension options and various other perks. We want people to do well and our fee earner roles also attract an uncapped bonus, which we pay out annually.

We encourage all our team, no matter what your role, to get involved with our company initiatives from networking to charity events. We work hard, but we like to have fun and give back to the local community, supporting various charities as well as offering opportunities for young people to gain work experience.

If you are interested in any of our vacancies, you can apply by sending your CV along with a covering letter, explaining why you think you should be considered for a position at Jacksons to recruitment@jacksons-law.com.

Alternatively, our HR Manager Zoë Tweddle is always available to chat to anyone, informally, about our vacancies and the benefits of working at Jacksons.

We’d love to hear from you.


Current Vacancies


Trainee Solicitors Vacancies

The applications window is now open.

The applications window, for the 2023 intake, will remain open from 1st July 2021 until 30th September 2021.

Jacksons Law Firm recruits trainee solicitors each year offering positions to a mix of law, non-law and joint honours graduates and to people who have changed career completely.

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates with excellent academic qualifications with practical and social skills.

When you join our firm, you will be welcomed, as part of our team from day one and encouraged to take an active part in the opportunities provided in both our Teesside and Newcastle offices.

Your training will involve four, six-month seats in four of the following practice areas:

Commercial litigation
Commercial property
Corporate
Employment
Family
Wills, Trust and Probate

We will try to offer you experience in your areas of particular interest, but this cannot always be guaranteed. All trainees are assigned a partner who will mentor you throughout your contract, provide advice, guidance and support when needed. You will also have access to our HR manager who can assist your career development with Jacksons.

In addition to a competitive trainee salary, our benefit package includes:
A generous holiday entitlement
Life Assurance (4 x annual salary)
Membership of Jacksons’ pension scheme

If you wish to apply, please complete the trainee application form below and submit it along with your CV to recruitment@jacksons-law.com

Trainee Application Form 2023 Intake

 


Solicitor / CILEx – Corporate and Commercial

We are looking for a minimum 2 years PQE Solicitor or Legal Executive to work in our busy Corporate and Commercial team.

Our team has a range of direct personal experience of working in-house in industry and management positions offering advice on complex corporate and commercial legal issues. Our clients are diverse and range from e-commerce, engineering, IT, logistics and manufacturing to professional services, property and development and retail.

Our approach is to spend time with our clients, listen to what they have to say, learn how their business works, what is important to them, and understand what they are looking to achieve. We then identify and implement the most appropriate and cost effective strategies and structures for the clients.

The areas of expertise covered by the team include:

  • Acquisitions, mergers and disposals
  • MBOs and MBIs
  • Re-organisations / demergers
  • Business start up
  • Company secretarial and administration
  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial contracting
  • E-commerce
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual property
  • Shareholder and partnership issues
  • Candidates should have experience in at least some of these areas of expertise.

As well as the great benefits we offer all our staff, you will be eligible to join our (uncapped) bonus scheme and if you enjoy socialising, we have plenty of networking and charity events for your to get involved with, as well as various staff activities and social events, but it’s our professionalism, outstanding team spirit and ability to tailor our service to our clients’ needs that makes us stand out from the crowd.

Jacksons really is a great place to work and whilst we do work hard, we do pride ourselves on our commitment to flexibility and work life balance.

If you are interested in a rewarding career at Jacksons, please get in touch. You can apply directly by emailing recruitment@jacksons-law.com or call our HR Manager, Zoë Tweddle, for an informal chat on 01642 356500.

 


 

Apprenticeships @ Jacksons

We are continually recruiting for apprentices to join our firm. We have opportunities in both Stockton and Newcastle and are looking for candidates who are hardworking, keen to learn and who are looking for a long term career in law.

As a Jacksons Apprentice you will work towards a Level 3 in business administration. You will work in one of our legal departments focusing on one area of law. You will be integrated into our team and be given responsibilities and meaningful work experience.

Duties for an apprentice at Jacksons are varied, they include meeting clients, checking ID, taking initial enquiries from new clients, opening files, sending out quotes, using the practice management system to create communications for customers, learning about the law in the relevant department as well as joining in with companywide initiatives from Charity activities to the Apprentice Club.

Learning takes the form of a mixture of on-the-job learning, plus monthly one to ones with a tutor who guide you through an online workbook, creating a portfolio of work. It takes around 18 months to finish the portfolio of work, during which time you spend around 20% of your working week on apprenticeship work. You then complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) which comprises of 3 stages before you are finally qualified.

Our goal is to retain all our qualified apprentices in the firm. Our most recent qualified apprentices have gone on to become, amongst other things, Trainee Paralegals or Finance Assistants, all have been retained in meaningful jobs with long term careers prospects and job security. Further study post apprenticeship is an option.

If you are hardworking and looking for an interesting career in law we would love to hear from you. You can either call us on 01642 356500 and ask to speak to Zoe Tweddle for more information or send your CV to recruitment@jacksons-law.com

Good luck!

 


Residential Property Conveyancer – Stockton

We have an opportunity for an experienced Conveyancer to join our busy Residential Conveyancing (Bespoke) team based in either our Stockton office. This role is open to everyone with Residential property experience but the ideal candidate will have four years plus PQE/experience at their relevant level. As well as the day to day duties you would expect in this role, we are looking for someone who can assist the Head of Residential Partner with the day-to-day management and growth of the team and assist in decision making to take the team to the next level.

Our Bespoke team is growing fast, within the last 14 months we have already added two new people to our Newcastle Team and this new role is to add further support and grow the team and join in our continued success. The successful candidate will have a desire to help develop and grow the team, sharing knowledge and best practice. The ideal candidate will be a team player but equally capable of working on their own and will have a work ethic required to provide excellent levels of customer service at all times.

You will be supported by various secretaries and apprentices and as most of our processes are automated you will find that we work in a modern, efficient way. We excel in Customer Service and manage our caseloads so that we do not find ourselves unable to meet our clients customer service expectations.

As well as the great benefits we offer all our staff, you will be eligible to join our (uncapped) bonus scheme and if you enjoy socialising, we have plenty of networking and charity events for your to get involved with, as well as various staff activities and social events, but it’s our professionalism, outstanding team spirit and ability to tailor our service to our clients’ needs that makes us stand out from the crowd.

Jacksons really is a great place to work and whilst we do work hard, we do pride ourselves on our commitment to flexibility and work life balance.

If you are interested in a rewarding career at Jacksons, please get in touch. You can apply directly by emailing recruitment@jacksons-law.com or call our HR Manager, Zoë Tweddle, for an informal chat on 01642 356500.

 


Litigation Solicitor / FCILEx – Stockton

Working as part of a very busy team, the ideal candidate will be 4-5 years PQE with a strong track record acting for clients in relation to commercial disputes, litigation, and insolvency.

You will be required to:

  • Work as part of the Litigation Department, under the supervision of the Partners, dictating and delegating work to the support staff as appropriate.
  • Acting for claimant and defendant in a variety of commercial disputes.
  • Understand the insolvency process from start to finish. Able to work with companies, partnerships, and individuals to help meet their specific needs.
  • Ensure that cases are dealt with cost efficiently and that clients are fully appraised of the costs / risks situation as applied to their case.
  • Accurately time-record your work to assist in prompt billing.
  • Efficiently manage files to ensure clients are aware of the costs being incurred and money paid on account.
  • Take an active role in business development, including attend networking events and promoting the firm via social media.

We invite applications from Qualified Solicitors or FCILEx who are experienced in Litigation, both claimant and defendant, as well as Corporate Recover / Insolvency. You must be able to work well under pressure and have the ability to multitask.

If you are interested please send your CV to recruitment@jacksons-law.com

 


Work Experience Vacancies – CURRENTLY ON HOLD

If you are interested in completing work experience at Jacksons you will need to submit a Work Experience Application form and send it along with your CV and any accompanying information to recruitment@jacksons-law.com.

What to expect:

The office is open 8.30 until 5.15. We encourage students to start at 9.15 and finish at 3.00, although hours can be flexible to accommodate students who rely on public transport or lifts.

Students will be based at our Stockton on Tees office.

Duration can range from 1 day up to 5 days, during the same week.

During the week students will be supervised by one of our solicitors and trainee solicitors. Students will experience different specialisms and work types of a busy law firm, which will include, drafting, research, client meetings, problem solving and possibly a trip to the Court. Students can request observation of a particular specialism prior to their placement but this will depend on staff availability.

The work we do is confidential between us and our clients, and this confidentiality extends to our Students. It is vitally important that everything you work on inside the Law Firm remains confidential.

Places are limited and available only at company discretion.


 


Please note, we do not hold CV’s on file, if you have previously applied for one of our previous vacancies at Jacksons and wish to be reconsidered, please resubmit your application to recruitment@jacksons-law.com.

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies please contact Zoe Tweddle at recruitment@jacksons-law.com.

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