Why Swinburne Maddison? Why not!

Let’s tick some boxes…

Ok, so you’ve come this far (tick!) – where could the next step take you?

We’re always on the lookout for great people to join our team but we also want to make sure we are the right fit for each other.

Are you:-

self-assured but not arrogant  

full of beans with stamina to match

fresh but not flighty

professional but not reserved

independent but a strong team player

a fast learner with the emotional intelligence to match

and all about the solutions not problems – legal solutions that fit of course!

You might think we are being choosy but our people make us who we are. It’s so important for our team and our clients that we build on what we have achieved over the last 25 years and pick the right personalities to help us get there. We are very proud of our past and even more excited about our future.

Before we go any further, let’s tell you a bit more about us:-

We aren’t big city – we are quite stunning though

We aren’t bright lights – but our cathedral has hundreds of them

We aren’t sharp suits – but we are comfortable in our own skin

And we certainly aren’t central motorway – but we do have our own parking

Wherever you might be on the career ladder, if you think you might be a good match for our DNA and want to learn more about how you can be part of our future plans then please get in touch at 0191 384 2441 or for a chat in confidence.

Apply for one of our vacant positions below, by sending us your CV and covering letter, stating why you would be a great asset to our team. 

  • Employment Lawyer

    Applications close: 5pm 26th July 2024

  • Commercial Lawyer (5 year + PQE)

    Applications close: 5pm 31st July 2024

  • Corporate Lawyer

    Applications close: 5pm 31st July 2024

  • Trainee Solicitor

    Applications close: 5pm 26th July 2024


What we can offer

Swinburne Maddison is Durham City’s leading law firm and in 2023 we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. We are a progressive and forward-thinking firm, operating from modern premises conveniently located on the outskirts of the city.

We are an ambitious, multi-disciplinary practice dedicated to providing first-class client care or quite simply “legal solutions that fit”. We place people, be they staff or clients, at the heart of everything we do and believe that our positive and supportive working environment really makes for a great place to work.

All of our employees enjoy a full range of staff benefits, including:-

  • a competitive salary, in line with experience;
  • an opportunity to work under our hybrid working policy;
  • a published career path for those looking to progress;
  • a staff benefits package which includes:
  • a pension salary sacrifice scheme;
  • additional holiday scheme;
  • death in service benefit;
  • enhanced family leave pay;
  • health cashback plan;
  • a generous contribution to the staff pension scheme;
  • a non-contractual bonus scheme;
  • membership of Perkbox; and
  • free on-site parking.

Upload a speculative application

Upload your CV and a short covering letter using the form below to be considered for an upcoming position.

Upload Your CV Below

Drop files here or
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 5 MB, Max. files: 2.

    Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.