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Collingwood Legal’s reputation is based upon the quality of our people. As a firm we seek to build lasting relationships with our clients and always provide the highest level of legal advice. The firm has grown significantly in recent years based upon this ethos and the quality of people we employ. We are always interested in speaking with motivated and entrepreneurial lawyers who recognise the fundamental importance of client relationships and are innovative in their approach.

If you believe you have the talent and commitment to join a growing business we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us with a CV to or call Paul McGowan directly for an informal discussion. We can assure you of confidentiality.

Please note that we do not use employment agencies but do welcome and encourage a direct approach from candidates. Indeed our strong view is that a direct approach is indicative of the characteristics of the lawyer we are looking to join us.

Note for recruitment agencies: We do not accept unsolicited approaches from employment agencies. Any employment agency who makes contact and sends candidate details will not be accepted as an introduction and we have no obligation in respect of any such communications or contact unless and until we have specifically instructed you to recruit for a specific position.

We are recruiting

Collingwood Legal is a Legal 500 “Top Tier” and award-winning specialist employment law firm.

As part of our growth plans we are also specifically and actively looking to recruit a Paralegal to start in July or August 2024.

Role: Paralegal

Based at our Newcastle upon Tyne hub and supporting our team of solicitors with client legal matters and with business development activity including our popular client events you will be working hands on with leading experts in employment law.

You will have a strong academic record, hold a 2:1 law degree or higher and ideally have completed or be about to complete the LPC (or equivalent alternative).   Relevant past experience is an advantage.  This is a full-time role.

The Paralegal Recruitment Pack can be accessed by clicking here.

The role offers an excellent financial package and career opportunities.  There is the potential that the successful candidate for the Paralegal role could see this role develop into a training contract and / or a route to become a Solicitor through qualifying work experience with us.

Applications for the Paralegal role should be sent by covering letter and CV addressed to Paul McGowan at to be received by no later than 5pm on Thursday 28 March 2024.

Early applications are encouraged.