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Grow with Ramsdens

Ramsdens Solicitors is a multi-award winning, Legal 500 recommended law firm. Our roots are embedded in Yorkshire, with 11 offices throughout the region. We are proud to be an independent firm, providing both private client and business legal services.

  • Established in 1870, we have grown to now employ over 245 staff, with offices in Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Dewsbury,  York & Leeds. 
  • Independent and provincial Top 200 UK law firm serving private clients and commercial businesses across the region.
  • The tenure of our Managing Partner (which marks 25 years and who started here as a Trainee Solicitor) has seen the firm undertake 12 mergers, an increase in staff, and a 2500% increase in turnover. 
  • Ramsdens boasts one of the highest proportions of female partners and senior female leaders in the legal sector.

Potential entry level roles into Ramsdens 

  •  Summer Vacation Scheme - these are hands-on roles where you are actually working as part of the team rather than just shadowing. This is a great way to get an introduction to the firm and to understand the day-to-day life at Ramsdens, our people, and our culture. 
  • Junior Admin Roles - an excellent start to your career, where many of our existing staff started out and grew. No previous experience is required. 
  • Legal Assistant / Paralegal roles - more suitable for graduate level, assisting one or more of our Solicitors or Partners with regular client contact. There is potential to gain sponsorship to attain professional qualifications at this level.   
  • Training Contract - We currently offer two different routes to qualification as a solicitor, the traditional LPC route and the Graduate Entry Solicitor Apprenticeship, the criteria does differ for each route, however, both require a minimum 2:1 degree. 

Why work with us? 

Ramsdens is a forward-thinking firm with over 150 years of experience providing top-quality law services to clients throughout the UK.  Should you choose to work with us, you will be: 

  • Offered meaningful and challenging work.
  •  Provided with career development opportunities to support your professional growth. 
  • Supported throughout your journey; always learning and building your social business circles with networking events.   
  • Our trainees are given the opportunity to experience 4 seats, set within different departments to learn different aspects of the law  (6 months in each team). 

Rewards and benefits 

  •  24 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays - Additional days awarded for every 5 years of service (to a maximum of 29 days).  All offices close between Christmas and New Year with an additional two days holiday given.
  • Pension scheme - with enhanced partner contributions.*
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity schemes.* 
  • Employee Assistance Programme - independent, confidential assistance with personal problems including counselling and referral services for all employees and their immediate family.
  • Discounted Legal Services, for you and wider family.* 

* After a qualifying period


  • Free Life Assurance
  • Staff Incentives - A referral fee is payable for successfully introducing certain types of new clients.
  • Volunteer days. 
  • Staff Introduction Scheme - bonus fee payable.
  • Annual pay review and bonus scheme. 
  • Social Committee - with a variety of activities throughout the year including firm-wide get-togethers. 
  • Real opportunities for further learning and development.
  • Professional membership fees are paid. 

For more information please contact us:

Tel: 01484 821 500