Careers at BHP Law

BHP Law provide legal career opportunities within both the professional and support service areas of the legal profession.

As a progressive, regionally-based law firm, we understand our clients’ needs and have built our reputation on providing a traditional, friendly service.

Our staff are an intrinsic part of the service we provide. We seek to appoint people who value customer care, good service and who have a desire to see the business succeed.

We offer good prospects and help support your career with us from day one. We provide comprehensive induction training to help you integrate into the firm and equip you with the information and skills you need to become an invaluable part of the business.

Current Vacancies
Legal Cost Draftsman (Court of Protection)

Where: Darlington

Private Family Finance Associate Solicitor

Department: Family Law

Where: Darlington

Business & Company Law Solicitor

Department: Corporate & Commercial Law

Residential Conveyancing Legal Secretary (Maternity Cover - 9 month contract)

Department: Residential Conveyancing

Where: Durham

Commercial Property Paralegal/Legal Executive/Solicitor

Department: Commercial & Agricultural Property

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Why choose a career at BHP Law

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Flexible, friendly working environment
  • Pension scheme*
  • Private healthcare**
  • Death in service**
  • Career development and learning opportunities
  • Competitive annual leave package with an extra day for your birthday
  • Office closure during the Christmas break
  • Occasional staff rewards/gifts
  • Staff social events

*  Following a probationary period.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ** Following two years’ service


We continue to manage your professional development through regular reviews and provide training to develop your individual career in line with the needs of the business and professional requirements.  

We also provide support to undertake additional qualifications where appropriate, from training as a solicitor, legal executive or paralegal to gaining secretarial skills and business-related NVQs. 

BHP Law is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst its employees. Our aim is that our employees will be representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We provide equality and fairness for all employees and do not discriminate on grounds of age, marital status, civil partnership status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, sex, sexual orientation or disability in relation to: 

  • recruitment and employment of personnel
  • promotion of Partners and staff
  • the provision of services and acceptance of instructions
  • use of outside experts and counsel
  • any other matter.

Here’s what our employees say:

‘BHP Law provided me a platform to kickstart my career in Law in the midst of a global pandemic, this reinforced my opinion that BHP Law is an excellent firm, investing in the young people of the future.’

Jack Collins


'I recently joined BHP Law and everyone has been so friendly and supportive which has helped me settle well into my new role. It meant a great deal to me that I joined a company that supported and valued their employees and promoted a healthy work-life balance.'

Katie Farnish


'I started BHP 15 years ago as an HR Assistant, and BHP have supported me to progress to the role People Services Manager with training, guidance, mentoring and flexible working.  The training and opportunities for career progression are just one of the many benefits of working at BHP.  The Private Healthcare Scheme that is offered to staff at BHP provided me with immediate medical care and support when I most needed it. The opportunity to also add family members to the scheme is an added bonus. BHP is a very friendly firm, with a real family feel.  Everyone is very supportive and we all enjoy regular get togethers.'

Lisa Cairns

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