Robinson Ralph Returner Programme

Location: Leeds

Start Date: February 2019

Programme: 6-month paid returnship

Part of the Law Returners Programme

About Robinson Ralph

Robinson Ralph are a boutique employment law firm based in Leeds city centre but with nationwide clients. The firm was created earlier this year by Simon Robinson – an employment lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience and Juliet Ralph – an HR and training support professional.

Having worked in large corporate law firms for most of his career, Simon realised that there was a need for an Employment Law firm that centred around the client and truly valued the efforts of its employees.

Their focus is on breaking the mould set by traditional law firms, both in terms of the culture of the firm and its employees, as well as the service delivered to clients. In short, the ethos of Robinson Ralph is centred around a refreshing approach to Employment Law.

What it’s like to work at Robinson Ralph

Although Robinson Ralph are a young firm, they are backed by a wealth of experience. They are already growing rapidly and with new business clients joining all the time this is an exciting time to become a part of their team.

Simon and Juliet are assisted by an experienced employment law consultant and supported by a number of business partners including marketing, PR, growth and compliance specialists.

Robinson Ralph reject presenteeism, politics and pretention.

Opportunities available

Ideally, they are looking for a paralegal or junior solicitor who is personable as well as enthusiastic about growing the business and being a key part of its success.

A background in employment law is desirable but not essential if the candidate has experience of drafting witness statements, bundles and pleadings.

What are they offering?

This placement is a part-time opportunity and a work pattern will be discussed at interview. Hours and days are negotiable.

As part of the Law Returner programme, you will benefit from a mentor as well as the Career Coaching support provided by Women Returners. The coaching support is delivered within a cohort in Leeds and as such, you will have a peer support group who are on the journey with you.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to

The closing date for applications has been extended to 2 December at 23.59

With any specific questions relating to Robinson Ralph Solicitors, please email:

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