Lawyers, Private Client

We are delighted to advertise two vacancies for full-time Private Client Lawyers to join our growing team on a permanent basis.


The roles

Each successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own caseload covering all aspects of Private Client work, including Wills, Probates, LPAs, Trusts and Estate Planning.  


Required experience, skills and attributes

Applicants for these roles must be qualified lawyers and have demonstrable recent experience working within a private client department.  We are seeking one candidate with 0-3 years’ PQE and one candidate with 3-6+ years’ PQE.  The main attributes we look for, but will not be limited to, are:

  • being pro-active in terms of managing your workload and continual development of your own legal skills;
  • possessing excellent organisation skills;
  • showing exceptional attention to detail;
  • a proven ability to meet targets on a consistent basis;
  • strong communication skills;
  • having an aptitude to develop your own career, the private client department and the wider firm.


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 Carolyn Beal at 

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 31st 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) and Private Client Team of the Year at the 2018 Northern Law Awards.

Swinburne Maddison LLP is forward-thinking and is committed to providing a supportive workplace for talented individuals to grow and develop their legal careers. In May 2021 we announced a management reorganisation and appointed Jonathan Moreland, as Managing Partner. One of our objectives over the next three years is to continue expanding our team as we look to strengthen our offering to our clients and contacts across all our services.