Career Opportunities at Switalskis

Career Opportunities at Switalskis

For your career

At Switalskis, we’re driven by a profound commitment to not only provide the highest quality of legal services but to create a harmonious and enriching workspace for our team. Our ethos is deeply rooted in fostering a culture that prioritises a healthy work-life balance, making Switalskis not just a place to work, but a community in which to grow, learn and thrive.

Our primary goal is to ensure that the work environment is supportive and rewarding. We champion a culture where our colleagues feel valued, supported and well-compensated for their efforts.

We celebrate diversity and are steadfast in our commitment to promoting equality and inclusion at every level within our firm. Our reputable stance on these values not only enriches our work culture but is reflected in the legal services we provide and the profound nature of the cases we choose to take.

Joining Switalskis is a step towards a career filled with endless learning and development opportunities. We’re keen to nurture your growth and make sure you enjoy what you do and evolve professionally during your time with us.

Our vacancies

Explore career opportunities at Switalskis and take a step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career with us.


Join our Qualifying Solicitors Programme to embark on a rewarding legal career at one of the UK’s top firms.

Work experience

Work experience at Switalskis will provide you with a glimpse into the legal world if you’re looking for a career in law.


Further information about our solicitor and graduate apprenticeships will be available in the spring.

Latest vacancies

For your next move

Payment Processor/Accounts AdministratorView details

Switalskis is looking for a Payment Processor to process and verify all invoices and payments. You will be processing payments and invoices from different vendors in a timely manner. The Payment Processor will have to be able to follow instructions and understand the meaning of the documents.


  • Payment processing - to include review documentation to ensure it meets internal procedures, accurately recording the data and processing payments through an online banking platform
  • Data input/receipt recording – to include accurately inputting receipts received throughout the day via an online banking platform in timely manner and informing the relevant teams of these
  • Liaising with clients via telephone and taking card payments for invoices raised
  • Analyse, investigate and correct accounting entries, as required
  • Perform basic bookkeeping and accounting tasks.
  • Any other duties which from time to time are required by the firm.

Key Skills

  • Literate and numerate
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
  • Basic word processing skills.
  • Team Player
  • Work flexibly in line with business needs.
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Talent Advisor View details

Switalskis has gone through considerable growth over the last couple of years, to support our growth we have a great new opportunity for a talent advisor to join our People Team. One of our three big goals as part of our vision is to be a great place to work and your energy and enthusiasm for recruiting great talent will help us achieve our goal.

 The role is advertised as Huddersfield but we are open to a base office being at any of our West Yorkshire offices.

Working with the People team, you will be responsible for the end to end recruitment process, advising and guiding recruiting managers on the best strategy for recruitment campaigns and coaching them on recruitment and onboarding best practice.

 You will use your experience of using a range of media channels to ensure we attract great talent.  Continually reviewing and enhancing our talent attraction processes.

Essential role requirements :

 Knowledge of recruitment best practice principles and procedures

Previous experience of recruiting in a busy recruitment / HR department

CIPD qualification level 5 or above

Have a good understanding and be able to help support with competency based interviewing techniques and questions across all areas of the business

To be confident in delivering training on recruitment best practices and our ways of working to other members of the company

Professional and confident with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Candidates should have the ability to form effective relationships with people at all levels and to communicate well over the telephone, face to face and in writing

Excellent attention to detail

Strong planning and organising skills, diary management experience

Strong IT skills and experience of using databases

Highly collaborative and always seeking to improve

Flexible with the ability to work effectively under pressure and manage conflicting priorities, effectively managing expectations when required

A positive, proactive approach to resolving situations, using your own initiative where appropriate

Good time management skills

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role please apply below.

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Commercial Property Solicitor View details

Our Commercial property department have an opening for a Solicitor to assist the team providing high quality legal advice, assistance and advocacy for clients of the firm and contribute to maintaining high standards of client care.

We are looking for a Solicitor with 0-4 PQE to be office based working two days a week out of our Knaresborough office and the other three days from one of our other offices – ideally the Bradford Office where the rest of the Commercial property team are based.


 Job role responsibilities include (but not limited to):

 ·         Attend clients, take instructions and provide legal advice and assistance.  Initiate appropriate action to achieve the most satisfactory outcome for the client.

 ·         Run a case load of client matters in accordance with office procedures and franchise specifications.

 ·         Participate in departmental meetings and individual supervision/appraisal arrangements when required

 ·         Assist in ensuring the firm’s work and files comply with procedures and systems incorporated in the firm’s office manual and the Legal Aid Board franchise criteria.  Maintaining and improving such procedures.

 ·         Provide advice, assistance and support to non-qualified staff working within the department.

 ·         Deal promptly and efficiently with correspondence and documentation relating to those files where you are the designated fee earner.

 ·         Undertake legal research and maintain legal knowledge through training.

 ·         Delegate supervisory responsibilities as and when required.

 ·         Maintain knowledge and skills through legal training and research.

Excellent IT and attention to detail is required as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel.  If you would like to be considered for this role please apply below.


·         Contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment and improving office procedures.

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Project AdministratorView details

We have a position available within our Development Team for a project administrator to support the business with the day to day delivery of Development Services.

Duties will include but not be limited to :

  • Providing support on the SOS system to end-users as required.
  • Undertaking minor changes to the SOS system as requested by Development Team members.
  • Assist with tasks and activities relating to Internal change Requests and larger development projects.
  • Conducting tests on ICRs and new functionality
  • Updating the Swits Hub with relevant information.
  • Assisting with the creation of “How To” Guides
  • Running training on the SOS system from time to time and assisting the IT Trainer with the running of training related to special interest areas.
  • Assist with other ad-hoc tasks as required

Essential skills for the role include :

  • Good understanding of the SOS system.
  • Be able to work well in a team.
  • Good attention to detail, with an ability to think outside the box and spot potential issues.
  • Building productive relationships with internal and external Stakeholders
  • Ability to work to tight timescales, managing your priorities and ensuring delivery of quality products.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a non-technical audience.

Previous experience of working in a law firm environment is desired as it a familiarity with legal case management systems.

If you feel you are the right fit for this role please apply below.

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A career at Switalskis means being part of a firm that cares and is here for you. One of our big goals is to be a great place to work, and we really strive to achieve that.

Switalskis is a firm that’s going places. We’re dynamic and progressive, and we never stand still. This year, we were crowned Large Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards and named in the top 50 fastest-growing companies in Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Growth Index.

Julie Guest
Head of People

Benefits at Switalskis

We believe in fairly rewarding our team. Our competitive salaries are complemented by a range of benefits including the below. We review the benefits we offer to employees regularly to make sure they remain competitive and align with our values.


  • Qualifying earnings company pension scheme
  • Contractual sick pay for up to 5 weeks
  • Enhanced maternity payments
  • 12 weeks of statutory maternity leave
  • Recruitment bonus payments

Work-life balance

  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote working available (role-dependent)
  • Perkbox membership


  • 5 weeks of annual leave plus bank holidays and company days (prorated)
  • Additional half-day holiday for Christmas and New Year’s Eve
  • Option to buy or sell annual leave

Health and wellbeing

  • Group life assurance scheme
  • Group income protection
  • Group critical illness
  • Bupa Wellbeing Plan, including membership for up to 4 children

We believe that who we are makes us a great place to pursue a career. Email to find out more.

Why Switalskis?

Embarking on a career at Switalskis means
choosing to become part of a firm that goes
beyond the conventional legal practice to
create an environment of growth, support
and balance.

Rich heritage and reputation

With a strong legacy in the legal sector, Switalskis has built a reputation for excellence, integrity and impactful service. Being a part of our team means contributing to a prestigious and meaningful legacy.

Inclusive and diverse culture

Our firm is a tapestry of diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels valued, respected and empowered to contribute their best.

Professional growth and development

Your growth is our priority. At Switalskis, we provide learning opportunities, mentorship and an environment to hone your skills, expand your knowledge and ascend in your legal career. To find out more about career development at Switalskis, take a look at our guide.

Work-life balance

We understand the importance of your personal time. While we are dedicated to delivering exceptional legal services, we also promote a healthy work-life balance to make sure our team members have ample time for their personal pursuits and wellbeing.

Innovative hybrid working model

Embracing the future of work, we offer a balanced hybrid-working model. This model encourages collaboration, flexibility and a harmonious blend of in-office and remote work, catering to the evolving needs of our workforce and the firm.

Community engagement

Our business is deeply rooted in community service. Being part of Switalskis means engaging in meaningful community outreach initiatives and embodying our belief in the positive impact of legal service in society.

Life at Switalskis

Starting a career at Switalskis propels you into
one of the UK’s top-tier law firms, but don’t just
take our word for it. Team members from across
the business have shared their journey and
experiences to provide a glimpse into life at Switalskis.

Employee stories

An insight into the Switalskis team

Photo of Laura Cates

I enjoy hybrid working. When I am in the office, I use this as time to speak with colleagues about their thoughts on cases and anything relevant within the news for example, a judgment. When I am at home, I use this time to complete detailed pieces of work without the distraction of the office. I’m also able to get out on a lunch time to walk my Sproodle!

Laura CatesAssociate Solicitor
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photo of Emily Chan

In the summer of 2019, I was a summer intern and assisted the in house counsel at Pearsons Education in Beijing. I found this opportunity on Instagram. It was a challenge for me as I don't fluently understand Mandarin.  While I was out in Beijing, I hiked the Great Wall of China and camped there. I'm very proud of this achievement as I normally find this type of activity very challenging.

Emily ChanTrainee Solicitor
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photo of Becky Whitfield

In 2012 I joined the Costs Team and in 2014 started studying the ACL Costs Lawyer course. I qualified as a Costs Lawyer in August 2017 and in 2023 I was promoted to Associate Costs Lawyer. I've not worked anywhere prior to Atherton Godfrey who integrated with Switalskis in December 2022, my entire career since the 90s has been at the same firm.

Becky WhitfieldAssociate Costs Lawyer
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photo of Fiona Haigh

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I left school. I thought I wanted to be a hairdresser, and this is what I ended up doing, but if I’m honest I never really felt like it was for me. I worked hard and achieved my qualifications but never felt content. However, I always had an interest in the legal profession due to personal circumstances and I enrolled on an access course when I was 26 and here, I am!

Fiona HaighTrainee Solicitor
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Photo of Hannah Cazaly

I start my day by responding to any emails. I then check my task list and I complete any urgent tasks first. I complete records reviews, draft letters of instruction to experts and review expert reports. I also have cases that are in litigation where deadlines need to be adhered to and documents must be served. I also liaise with clients on a daily basis providing updates and taking instructions.

Hannah CazalySolicitor
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photo of Rhiannon Moore

There’s not a typical day in the Court of Protection, and that’s what I love most about it. Each client is so different and so we need to be able to take each client as they come to try and work out what will be best for them and how best to achieve it. I love travelling and meeting the clients but there is also lot of time in the office - preparing advice, drafting documents, and attending court, as many of our hearings are still being heard remotely.

Rhiannon MooreSolicitor Apprentice
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