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Professional Support Lawyer - Leeds

Clayton Legal
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
Closing date
13 Jul 2021
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Professional Support Lawyer | Leeds | Salary Negotiable

My client is one of the largest practices in West Yorkshire, they are a Tier 1 Legal 500 and Chambers recognised law firm. They are focused on providing our clients both in the UK and Internationally with partner-led, high quality, commercial advice.

As part of their continuing growth and development of their staff they are now seeking to appoint an experienced Professional support Lawyer to join them.

Duties may include but are not limited to:


  • Internal focus - facilitate technical and industry knowledge sharing within the business group.
  • External focus - facilitate production of high-quality profile-raising materials (eg. e-shots, newsletters, technical guides, articles) produced in line with business group strategies.
  • Complement role of the business development team through provision of technical support.
  • Specific
  • Draft regular internal updates drawing attention to key procedural, case law, legislative and other industry relevant developments.
  • Work with training representative to identify team training needs and ensure these are met
  • Work closely with partners and other fee-earners to produce external materials (eg. e-shots, newsletters, technical guides, articles)
  • Review and edit externally focussed materials (eg. e-shots, newsletters, technical guides, articles) drafted by the teams
  • Work closely with partners and members of the business development and marketing team to produce high quality seminars and other events, including production of necessary collateral.
  • Work closely with partners and members of the business development and marketing team on bids and tenders
  • Non-chargeable legal research
  • Other ad hoc duties within the department

Candidate Requirements:

  • Advanced technical ability and knowledge of legal practice
  • Ability to learn quickly and willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Writing and research skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Confident in own abilities

Benefits of working for the firm include but not limited to; generous holiday allowance plus buy and sell, medical and dental insurance, childcare vouchers, pension, and season ticket loans. Home working is also a strong possibility for this role.

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up to date copy of your CV to or call Simon on 01772 259121 for an informal discussion.

At Clayton Legal we passionately believe your talent matters, so we specialise in recruiting the best legal talent and connecting this to the right opportunities. Clayton Legal is recognised as the talent partner of choice with clients ranging from small legal practices to international and global law firms. Whether you're looking for total recruitment outsourcing or a single appointment, or an overview of the recruitment market our award recognised service can confidently meet your talent needs.


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

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