Lawyer, Corporate

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Corporate solicitor to join our award-winning Corporate and Commercial team at our office in Aykley Heads, Durham, on a permanent basis.


The role

You will be joining a busy and growing corporate and commercial team advising on high profile transactions, both regionally and nationally.

You will be advising on a range of complex and high-value corporate deals across multiple sectors as well as providing general corporate services.

The team provides advice to businesses of all sizes including start-ups, established SMEs, public limited companies and large public sector organisations.

The team regularly win and are shortlisted at leading regional award events and ranked in the top 5 in terms of deal activity (by volume of deals completed (Experian 2022)).  For a second year we have been named in The Legal 500 as a Top Tier firm for Corporate and Commercial services in the North East, outside of Newcastle.


Required experience, skills and attributes

We are looking for a lawyer with 3+ PQE working at another commercial law firm and who has experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, share incentivisation and corporate reorganisations.

The main attributes we look for, but will not be limited to, are given below: -

  • pro-active in terms of managing your workload and continual development of your own legal skills;
  • possessing excellent organisational skills;
  • possessing excellent drafting skills;
  • demonstrating exceptional attention to detail; and
  • demonstrating strong communication skills and an ability to work and build relationships with colleagues, clients and the wider professional community.


An existing professional network would be beneficial but is not necessary. Many opportunities will be provided for Business Development.


In return

The successful candidate can expect to be offered: -

  • 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.


How to apply

Please email your CV together with a short covering letter to Martyn Tennant at

Applications close 5pm Friday 12th August 2022


About Swinburne Maddison LLP

Swinburne Maddison LLP is an award-winning full-service law firm based in Durham. We have a team of dedicated and highly skilled specialist lawyers, who provide pragmatic and honest legal advice in complex commercial matters, as well as assisting private individuals.


In the Legal 500 2022 Edition, we were ranked as a Top Tier Firm for Commercial Services for the second year in a row. We have previously won Law Firm of the Year (6+ Partners) at the 2017 Northern Law Awards and were finalists in both the 2018 and 2019 Awards.  The Private Client team won the Private Client Team of the Year at the 2018 Northern Law Awards.