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Lawyer/ Solicitor

North Yorkshire Council
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
From £35,745 up to £48,474 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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As an ambitious and high performing legal team, with over 60 lawyers supported by a dedicated practice manager and paralegal team, North Yorkshire Council is offering a number of exciting opportunities to candidates wishing to join its legal team.

The legal team is part of Legal and Democratic Services within the Chief Executive’s Group. The Council provides a range of services across North Yorkshire, and the legal team provide a comprehensive and efficient legal service to officers, the Executive, full Council, its Committees and Members, and external clients including the newly formed Mayoral Combined Authority.

These roles represent a fantastic opportunity for the right candidates to develop a career within the Council and be surrounded by a supportive, established team of professionals who will help individuals grow and develop within their roles.

As England's largest county, North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages and market towns, as well as two spectacular national parks. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

There are a range of benefits available to employees such as flexible hybrid working practices; a market-leading pension scheme; payment of solicitor’s annual practicing certificates; a generous leave entitlement; a commitment to staff development and continuous learning, together with access to modern technologies to aid flexible working practices. More information can be found in our Total Rewards Brochure.

The roles are all permanent, full time basis. We are looking to recruit into the following roles:

  • Company/Corporate Lawyer/Solicitor – Grade JK-M
  • Contracts & Commercial Lawyer/Solicitor – Grade JK-M
  • Regulatory Lawyer/Solicitor – Grade JK-M
  • Property Lawyer/ Solicitor - Grade JK-M

The successful candidates will be experienced in the areas of work detailed in the job specification and be able to demonstrate the skills and competencies listed therein.

If you believe you are what we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. 

For an informal discussion and more information in relation to the Company/Corporate and Contracts & Commercial Lawyer Solicitor roles, please call Carol Rehill, Head of Legal (Major Projects) on 01723384322 or email 

For an informal discussion and more information in relation to the Regulatory Lawyer Solicitor role, please call Laura Venn Head of Legal (Regulatory) on 01609 767004 or email

For an informal discussion and more information in relation to the Property Lawyer/ Solicitor role, please contact Catriona Gatrell Head of Legal Property Planning Environment on 01609 532211 or email 

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From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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