Emsleys Returner Programme

Location: Leeds

Start date: February 2019

Programme: 6-month paid returnship

Part of the Law Returners Programme

Law Returners is partnering with Emsleys Solicitors to help qualified lawyers re-enter the legal profession following a 12 month professional legal career break. This is a supported transition back into the workplace with an internal mentor, day to day buddy, Career Returners Coaching support from Women Returners and a peer-support group of other returners.

Who is Emsleys Solicitors?

Emsleys isn’t your typical law firm, and it doesn’t want to be either. Emsleys believes they do things differently and so do their clients; putting them at the heart of everything they do, all day and every day to ensure they have a positive experience and feel they’ve received real value for money. 98% would use Emsleys again and recommend to family and friends.

Recognised as a Leading Firm by The Legal 500 and with offices across Leeds, Bristol and Cardiff, Emsleys Solicitors prides itself on providing the highest quality, practical legal advice and solutions with great service across a range of sectors including; personal injury, asbestos illness and occupational disease, conveyancing, family, wills and probate, dispute resolution and commercial.

Why choose Emsleys?

If you’re looking for a friendly and supportive firm with high quality clients then look no further.

Emsleys understands that life can be a difficult thing to balance. The firm seeks to achieve the best possible work / life balance for all members of staff to ensure that they can perform to their full potential and deliver the best service to clients; and with nearly 50% of employees working flexibly through part-time hours, Emsleys can truly say they are a flexible working firm.

One of Emsleys’ core values is to invest, develop and care for their people, especially their talented employees. Emsleys provides regular training and support to facilitate each individual’s progression route.

The firm’s consistent and accommodating approach to working has created a friendly, supportive and collaborative culture across all of its locations, allowing employees to feel relaxed and confident in discussing their working needs.

As a firm, and as individuals, Emsleys is committed to contributing to its communities and supports a number of charities every year through fundraising events and dress-down days as well as providing local sponsorships. The firm also has a long-standing relationship with Business in the Community, for which it undertakes a range of initiatives including Right to Read and Give and Gain.

What is Emsleys looking for?

Emsleys is looking for a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive who has taken a career break for 12+ months and who is now looking to return to the legal profession.

They are keen to gain applications from individuals who have previously managed their own caseload, have a willingness to embrace change and continuous learning, and have experience in either:

However, if your specialism is not listed, they are still interested in hearing from you.

How to apply?

Application is by CV and Covering Letter to Naomi Jordan, HR Officer – naomi.jordan@emsleys.co.uk.

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

If you have any queries relating to Emsleys, please call Naomi Jordon on 0113 264 4414.

For any Law Returners Programme queries, please email hazel@womenreturners.com