Experienced Hires

Experienced Hires

For your next move

At Switalskis, we’re dedicated to expanding our team by welcoming seasoned professionals who are eager to contribute their expertise in a collaborative setting. We understand the invaluable role experienced individuals play in enriching our service delivery, enhancing our client satisfaction, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement within our firm.

Our doors are open to both solicitors and non-solicitors who are keen on advancing their careers while making a significant impact in the legal sector. By joining Switalskis, you’ll step into a community that values your experience, supports your professional growth, and provides an environment for you to excel in your chosen field.

Explore the various career opportunities available for experienced hires and take the next step in your legal career with Switalskis.

Solicitor vacancies

Joining Switalskis as a solicitor means becoming part of a team dedicated to upholding justice, solving legal issues and providing top-tier legal services. We offer roles across various legal disciplines where your experience and knowledge will be instrumental in delivering solutions to our clients.

Non-solicitor vacancies

Our non-solicitor roles play a crucial part in making sure the firm operates smoothly. From legal secretaries, paralegals and administrative staff to marketing and IT professionals, your skills will support our legal teams and deliver exceptional service to our clients.

Current Vacancies

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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Why Switalskis?

Choosing Switalskis for the next step in your career is choosing a firm that not only recognises your expertise but is committed to fostering an environment for your personal growth. We have a well-established and strong reputation in the legal sector. Our efforts have been recognised as we were named in the top 50 fastest growing companies in Yorkshire in TheBusinessDesk.com’s Yorkshire Growth Index 2023 and we won ‘Large Firm of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2023. 

Your growth is important to us. Switalskis provides opportunities for professional development, to help you to further hone your skills and advance in your career. Our firm spans a wide range of legal disciplines, providing a rich environment for you to explore, learn and specialise in your field of interest.

We believe in teamwork and mutual support. Our collaborative culture encourages knowledge-sharing, mentorship and collective problem-solving. You can also engage in meaningful community initiatives as part of a firm that values giving back to society.

Switalskis is not just a place to work; it’s a platform for you to excel, make a difference, and enjoy a fulfilling and progressive career in a respectful and supportive environment. Explore our opportunities for experienced hires and become a part of a firm that’s as invested in your success as you are.

Life at Switalskis

An insight into the Switalskis team

Find out what our employees have to say about their experience at Switalskis:

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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