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Join Pearson Solicitors

Our success depends on our ability to attract, retain and reward the best people and cultivate their talents, so that we can continue to offer our clients the competition-beating services that we are known for.

Joining us means working with talented people who are committed to building effective relationships and achieving outstanding results.

We value diversity and as a firm with an extremely broad client base, we recognise that our clients do too, so we reflect this in our workforce.

Current Opportunities

Interested in Joining the Pearson Team? Here is a list of current roles we are actively recruiting for:-

Required approximately 3-5 years + PQE to undertake all areas of Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts advice.

Ideally candidate will be STEP qualified.

Excellent prospects for the right candidate.

Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic enrolment onto the company’s pension scheme
  • Excellent staff benefit package
  • Supportive team environment
  • Flexible working arrangements/considered

Apply with full CV and current salary to: joanne.ormston@pearsonlegal.co.uk

Experienced part time corporate transactional lawyer required to join our growing corporate team.

The ideal candidate should have at least 7 years’ PQE, with a proven track record of running their own deals and who would prefer to work 3 or 4 days per week.

General corporate experience (shareholders’ agreements, share buybacks, group formations and the like) is also important.

Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic enrolment onto the company’s pension scheme
  • Excellent staff benefit package
  • Supportive team environment

Remote working can be easily accommodated. Please contact Keith Kennedy for further details.

Required approximately 5 years + PQE to undertake all areas of Employment Law contentious and non contentious work. Excellent prospects for the right candidate.

The role will involve in assisting the Head of Employment Law with advising Directors/HR Team/business owners on day to day employment law issues, examples:

  • Grievances and disciplinaries, drafting invite letters, agendas for meetings and advising on options and drafting decision letters.
  • advising on director high level removals, for example, under SOSR (dismissals for some other substantial reason).
  • advising on redundancy and tailoring selection criteria to fit circumstances and advising on meetings.
  • reviewing contracts and handbooks.

Other work examples are:

  • work with corporate team on transactional work, including share sales and purchases, assets transfers which involve TUPE, reviewing warranties in the SPA, carrying out employment due diligence.
  • drafting or reviewing service agreements and settlement agreements.
  • work with Litigation team around post termination restrictive covenants.
  • drafting and advising on settlement agreements.
  • advising on furlough and COVID issues.
  • appeals against OFSTED/regulatory decisions.
  • some limited knowledge of GDPR and IP useful.
  • hosting seminars for existing clients once/twice a year (6 last year).
  • hosting training sessions for clients, ie running disciplinary meetings.
  • drafting and/or suggesting articles for our website.

Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic enrolment onto the company’s pension scheme
  • Excellent staff benefit package
  • Supportive team environment
  • Flexible working arrangements/considered

Apply with full CV and current salary to: joanne.ormston@pearsonlegal.co.uk

This is an exciting role working as part of our growing team in handling a range of Contentious Probate cases based at our North Manchester office.

The role would be suited to someone who is NQ – 3 years PQE and now looking to further develop their career.

The role will involve:

  • Assessing new enquiries
  • Liaising with clients both over the telephone and in writing to provide clear and accurate advice
  • Conducting research and the preparation of legal documents including drafting Letters of Claim and Larke v Nugus letters
  • Acting for both Claimant and Defendant clients in the progression of claims including challenges to the validity of wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 including drafting proceedings and witness statements
  • Progress cases efficiently to conclusion including attendance at mediations and attendance at court

Applications will be welcome from candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Previous experience of dealing with Contentious Probate cases is ideal but may also suit candidates with knowledge of Probate generally looking to move into a Contentious role
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-driven and self-reliant with the ability to support the team effectively
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft office and experience of case management systems is preferred

Salary dependent on experience. Hours and other terms are negotiable. Full or part-time roles will be considered.

Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic enrolment onto the company’s pension scheme
  • Excellent staff benefit package
  • Supportive team environment
  • Flexible working arrangements/considered

Apply with full CV and current salary to: joanne.ormston@pearsonlegal.co.uk

Required to undertake all areas of Clinical Negligence work. You will be part of a specialist Clinical Negligence team and work alongside other senior Solicitors handling a caseload of wide ranging pre-litigated & litigated claims.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established AvMA accredited team specialising in Clinical Negligence with a nationwide client base.

Apply with full CV and current salary to: joanne.ormston@pearsonlegal.co.uk

Salary: Competitive
Working hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Location: Oldham

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced, well organised and motivated individual to join the firm. We are looking for a legal secretary to join our growing Clinical Negligence team in Oldham.

Essential:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of working in the legal environment and
  • Working knowledge of a range of IT software (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High attention to detail

Desirables:

  • Experience of working in Clinical Negligence

To apply for this vacancy please email your CV to joanne.ormston@pearsonlegal.co.uk or contact Joanne Ormston on 0161 785 3500 to discuss this role in more detail.

How to apply

We have ambitious plans to grow. We are actively looking for high-performing people to join us. So, if you think you would thrive as part of our dynamic team, please call Joanne Ormston on 0161 785 3500 or send us your CV by completing the enquiry form below.