About the Firm

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:-

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.

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
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • 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.

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

We have an opportunity for a Law Costs Draftsman to join Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers in Oldham. You will be joining an established Solicitors Firm to assist and support billing process and recovery.

Job Specification:

  • Drafting/preparing bills of costs, costs budgets and points of reply/dispute
  • Negotiations of Bills
  • Overseeing the Issuing of the Notice of Commencement and associated documents
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Attendance upon Detailed Assessment Hearing as and when necessary
  • Preparing costs budget in preparation for and following CCMC’s
  • Providing technical/costs guidance to fee earners where required
  • Maintaining accurate time costing procedures
  • Internal training and reviewing the ongoing costs management process where necessary

Key Skills Required:

  • Costs negotiation skills and experience
  • Up to date knowledge of LAA Costs Assessment Guidance, CPR and legislation
  • IT literate
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Committed team player and adapt well to new challenges
  • Professional with a pro-active approach; ability to deal with other professionals and court services
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and sound judgment
  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential

Package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Automatic enrolment onto the Company’s pension scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Supportive team environment
  • Flexible working arrangements/considered

To apply for this vacancy please email your CV to joanne.ormston@pearsonlegal.co.uk or contact Joanne

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.