welcome

Welcome to the website of the Newcastle & North East JLD.

The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) is an independent body set up by the Law Society to provide a voice for Junior Lawyers. We represent law students, trainee solicitors and qualified solicitors up to 5 years PQE in Newcastle and the North East of England.

We regularly organise social events, networking opportunities, discussion forums, and provide support to our members. If you wish to become a member you will be most welcome.

We hope you find this website useful and hope to hear from you soon! If you have any questions, just contact us!

news & articles

** JLD Summer BBQ! **

You are invited to the **JLD Summer BBQ** kindly sponsored by our friends at BCL Legal. On Wednesday 8 June we will be taking over the Blue Bell’s outside marquee for an evening of networking, food and drinks. Even better, afterwards the pub is hosting its weekly pub quiz! Best of all, it’s FREE! RECAP: […]

April 2016: Corporate Solicitor vacancy

Area of Law: Corporate Location: Newcastle upon Tyne  Are you a Corporate Solicitor seeking your next challenge? If so, then this opportunity may be for you. Our client is in search of a Corporate Solicitor to join their Company Commercial department in Newcastle. They have an outstanding reputation for delivering quality-led advice with an exceptional […]

** JLD Productions Presents: A trip to the movies!**

For one night only….your JLD will be hosting our very own screening of… **The Truman Show** – Where: Digital Lounge, Tyneside Cinema – Date: Thursday 14 April 2016  – Time: 6.30pm – Cost: £8.00 for members / £12.00 for non-members – What: Your cinema ticket, 1 beer / house wine / soft drink, popcorn and […]

**Hays’ 2016 Trainee into NQ Solicitor Careers Evening**

When? Tuesday 22 March 2016 at 6pm for a 6.30pm start Where? The Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ Who? You! (a strictly members only event)   The third event in our careers talk season is being hosted by Hays – Recruiting experts in Legal.  They will be providing: • An overview […]

**BCL Legal Careers Roadshow**

On Wednesday 16 March at 6pm BCL Legal will be providing career advice for trainee solicitors approaching qualification and those with up to three years’ PQE on the next phase of their careers. Where? Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, NE1 4XN Newcastle upon Tyne  Experienced recruiters Rozie Hunter & Tom Fleet have over 20 years’ experience working […]

**Sacco Mann Recruitment Talk**

Where: Malmaison Hotel, Quayside, Newcastle When: 25 February at 6pm The annual, Sacco Mann event is returning, again at the Malmaison Hotel on the Quayside. This is an invaluable event for young practitioners as there will be a number of representatives from Sacco Mann present for people to talk to, focusing on both solicitor NQ […]

Feb 2016: Probate & Trusts solicitor vacancy

Nicholson Portnell Solicitors Nicholson Portnell are a leading local firm with ten solicitors. They are seeking to appoint an experienced and ambitious probate/trust solicitor looking to advance their career. Salary is negotiable depending upon experience. Please apply in writing with C.V. to: Ian Ladkin, Nicholson Portnell Solicitors, Priestpopple House, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1PL Share / […]

**JLD Forum: helping you to secure a training position**

Date: Saturday 5 March 2016 Time: from 10am Location: Northumbria University The national Junior Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Newcastle and North East JLD, is holding a free one-day skills event to assist LPC students and LPC graduates with their search for a training position. Please join us for presentations, discussion and activities which […]

Jan 2016: Shipping post available in Newcastle!

Region: Newcastle Area of Law: Shipping Level: September qualifier up to 4 years PQE A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly intellectual Solicitor to practice in a very academic, multi-jurisdictional area of law. Our client is an award winning niche practice in Newcastle, who specialise in shipping and international trade law. The firm are […]

**The Quiz of the Year**

Our first event of 2016 is finally here… 2015 hasn’t been gone very long though – how well do you remember it? Why don’t you come along to As You Like It on 4 February 2016 to test your knowledge at our **Quiz Of The Year** In partnership with our sponsors BCL Legal there will […]