Clark Willis is a Tees Valley and North Yorkshire modern law practice, with a strong heritage of over 50 years, based in the centre of Darlington with additional offices in Northallerton and Catterick Garrison.

Whatever your field of expertise, we are always interested in hearing from outstanding, talented, and ambitious people in Family, Private Client and Residential Conveyancing who are looking for a new challenge and to develop their career. We work with a diverse client base and are currently expanding and so also welcome speculative applications from other disciplines who can evidence a client following and increase our services.

If working for a recruitment agency, please do not send CVs unless asked to do so.



Role: Private Family Law Fee Earner
Location: Darlington or Northallerton
Hours: Part Time or Full Time
Experience: 2 PQE +

Salary : £30,000 to £40,000 FTE

The Role

An opportunity has arisen to join our highly regarded Family law team to undertake private family law work, based at either Northallerton or Darlington, with one of the few firms in the region where we also provide a matrimonial mediation service.

As an ambitious family solicitor, you will become an integral part of a successful family team, handling a diverse caseload of private family matters including divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, children issues, separation agreements and civil partnerships. You will gain excellent exposure to a varied caseload, and possess a sensitive approach in handling these matters.

The successful candidate will have (or will be working towards obtaining) family panel membership or resolution accreditation and be willing to take part in business development.

Specific experience of assisting with Private finance issues would be a distinct advantage to any application and ideally applicants will have a minimum of 2 yrs post qualification experience in this areas, although candidates with lesser experience may still apply and be successful.

The role is primarily a part time position however a full time position would be considered for the right candidate.

To apply, email your CV and covering letter to

*strictly no agency application at this time*

Role: Residential Property Secretary
Location: Northallerton
Hours:  Full Time
Experience: Required

Salary : Dependent on experience

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a experienced residential property secretary/assistant to join our highly regarded Residential Property team based at our Northallerton office to support one of our conveyancers. You will be supporting a specific solicitor, rather than a pool secretary with a caseload of freehold /leasehold sales and purchases and remortgages from instruction to completion.

The ideal candidate

  • Residential property experience
  • Will have a wide array of knowledge across residential property transactions.
  • Will have excellent communication skills and a good telephone manner.
  • Someone with excellent organisation and time management skills

To apply, email your CV and covering letter to

*strictly no agency application at this time*

Applying to Clark Willis

We never discourage any application for any position at any time, although due to the volume of applications we receive we cannot always guarantee to reply to each and every one.

If you are interested in joining our practice and would like to send to us your c.v. please email it to our office manager, Emma Anderson, at who will consider it when the next vacancy arises.

Applications from Solicitors

We are always looking for highly motivated, dynamic individuals with a passion for the law and their feet firmly on the ground. We want to recruit effective lawyers with a good track record of working in high street practice and who may have earned Law Society accreditation on one of the many panels. We also encourage applications from those professionally qualified staff who may wish to work only part time. Any application would be considered in confidence.

Work Experience

We offer a limited number of unpaid work experience placements throughout the year, providing an insight into life at a busy law firm. During a work experience placement you will meet people from across the firm and gain real hands-on experience by sampling work within the different departments.

Unfortunately we do not currently have any work experience placements available for 2021.

Training Contracts

The firm is authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a training establishment and we are always looking to attract new talent both in a professional capacity and a support role. Unfortunately, however, we do not currently have any positions available.

Applications from Support Staff

We value the importance of support staff who carry out a variety of different types and levels of work. Our staff deal with the transcription of dictated letters and documents, with client enquiries both in person, by email and by telephone, attend to general administration matters such as the delivery of documents, preparation of mail, data input, and attending court to assist our lawyers and barristers. If you are proficient in the use of email, internet and also able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and have had previous experience of working within a legal practice, this would be an advantage when applying. The firm uses an electronic digital dictation system upon which a successful applicant will be given training. We are always happy to accept applications for support staff, and if we have no current vacancies we will keep your application on file for a period of 3 months so that if a vacancy should arise we can consider you. We also encourage applications from those who may wish to work only part time. Any application would be considered in confidence.