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Interested in working with us?

We are always happy to hear from talented individuals who are interested in working with us. While we may not be advertising a position, we’re interested to hear from individuals who believe they’d fit in well with our team and resonate with our culture.
If you like our approach, what we stand for and can see yourself here, why not drop rachel.ford@squareonelaw.com an email and tell us a little about yourself.
Square One Law operates as one firm from its three offices and is well placed to support businesses and business partners across the northern region and beyond.
Our people work flexibly on a hybrid working basis – we appreciate the benefits they bring for many of our people and provide proper support and tech to enable effective remote working. However teamwork and human interaction are also important – our offices form hubs where we can come together to collaborate and all team members are expected to spend time face to face with their colleagues.
Training for qualification

We have a great group of trainees here at Square One Law who all support each other and are supported by the whole team. We’re not going to say any more as they kindly agreed to put together a video to tell you more about what it’s like to be a trainee here. Even if you’re not interested in becoming a trainee, it’s worth a watch!

There are now a variety of routes to qualify as a lawyer. We’re on the lookout for ambitious people with drive who have a proven track record of a good academic background, a passion to work in a commercial firm, combined with outstanding people skills and evidence of successful team working.

We are completely client focused and our way of working means that we have well-balanced teams that allow junior lawyers and trainees to work very closely with senior lawyers, gain direct exposure to clients, and become fully embedded as an extension of their team. We champion our ambitious trainees and junior lawyers and have a culture where opportunities for personal development and exciting new projects are both frequently available and actively encouraged.

Due to the number of applications received, we are no longer accepting applications for training contracts to commence in September 2024.  If you have already applied, we will be in touch in due course.

Committed to creating a fair, inclusive and diverse culture

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We value the individual. Everyone can bring something different to a business – different skills, different perspectives and different experiences. We are building a business that not only values diversity and inclusivity but also leverages these qualities as strengths. Our aim is to foster a collaborative environment where differences are celebrated and contribute to our unity. This approach ensures that our team operates cohesively, thriving on, rather than just accommodating, our differences.

Every two years we collect and publish voluntary information collected from our lawyers and support staff to measure equality and diversity within our business. We submit this information to the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) for monitoring purposes, and as part of our commitment to the regulator. Please click the button below to view the report.

The Square One Law team are excellent. They always provide us not only with rapid, detailed and most of all, cost effective guidance but also advice that is very commercial.

Trevor SilverChairman, Landid

We’ve worked with Square One Law across our business from the start. They understand our proposition and can deliver in terms of us achieving quick turnaround times for our customer base, which will promote new benchmarks for the industry.

Stephen PrattHead of Originations, Atom Bank

It is important to have a strong and trusted team of professional advisors. That is why I use Square One Law.

Peter StephensonExecutive Chairman, Able UK

The reason that our partnership has worked is that when you’re building a business you need to work with organisations that will take the time to understand your business, that have all the resource base that you need and that you trust. I think that when you build up a start-up you need to pull on a lot of resources and having an organisation that you can just lift up the phone – you can talk to somebody – and they’ll give you some interim advice on the spot, then that’s great; then you can go through more detail in the process.

Matthew LumsdenCEO, Connected Energy

The Square One Law team played a pivotal role in the launch and growth of North East Times. Their input extended beyond legal matters, offering crucial business advice that spurred our early initiatives. Recently, their support proved invaluable once more. Their guidance was key in securing a new investment, enabling our expansion into digital publishing and bespoke high-level events. Their pragmatic and efficient approach was refreshing and has made a big contribution to the growth of our business.

Pete Mallon and John DunnsNorth East Times

I would not have taken the business anywhere other than with Square One from my previous experiences but you all - without compromise - delivered over and above my expectations. My whole Team commented on a regular basis as to the professional and supportive interaction throughout the project. I cannot thank you all enough and would without question recommend Square One to anyone as my first choice for any legal advice. Great to work alongside and do business with good, kind, committed and professional people with great values.

Gavin DunnFormer owner and director of RH Irving