Barton Legal Returner Programme

Location: Leeds

Start date: February 2019

Programme: 6-month paid returnship

Part of the Law Returners Programme

Women Returners is partnering with Barton Legal in Leeds with the aim of helping qualified lawyers to re-enter the legal profession after a career break. This is the first programme of its type for the legal industry in England and Barton Legal is proud to be part of such an important initiative.

About Barton Legal?

Barton Legal is a boutique law firm specialising in all aspects of construction and engineering, and commercial property. Whilst based in Leeds, they have clients all over the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Tunisia and South Africa. The focus is on providing a personal service based on experience and expertise, delivered with an understanding of the commercial realities.

Why choose Barton Legal?

There is a wide range of clients and you will have the opportunity to be involved in high quality work. Barton Legal is a small team but friendly and supportive and you will be allocated a mentor to help settle in. If you are ambitious, you will have the opportunity to progress.

As part of the Law Returners programme you will benefit from the Career Returners Coaching Programme led by Women Returners to support your transition back into work. The coaching will be delivered in a group cohort and as such you will have a ready-made peer support group.

What are they looking for?

You will be a qualified solicitor who has taken a professional legal career break for 12+ months, and is looking to re-enter the legal profession. They are keen to hear from applicants who have experience in the areas of construction (contentious and non-contentious) and all areas of commercial property.

To Apply

Apply by sending your CV and covering letter to:

Closing date for applications has been extended to 2 December at 23.59

If you have any questions relating to Barton Legal, please contact or by phone on 0113 202 9550.

If you have any questions regarding the overall programme, please contact