The North West of England boasts one of the UK’s strongest and leading economies as well as an array of vibrant cities in which to work and live. With an incredibly strong in-house legal community and many major law firms based here or relocating offices specifically to Manchester, making the North West your home from a legal career perspective has never been more attractive.
There are more than 300 businesses based across the North West with lawyers working in-house and this is growing every day. All sectors are catered for although the CBI states that particular strengths lie in manufacturing, engineering and retail.
Clients that BCL Legal has assisted in the NW include:
This Corporate team has an outstanding reputation both in the Manchester market and nationally. If you have solid links to Manchester and are looking to progress your career handling some of the best quality Corporate work in the market, this is an exceptional opportunity within a supportive team where you can learn and develop quickly.
With significant client wins and recent growth, the Commercial Property team is performing extremely well, but looking to appoint an additional Commercial Property lawyer at the senior level with the desire and drive to join an entrepreneurial firm. If you have a depth of Commercial Property experience, this can offer huge career prospects.
We are looking for a commercial property solicitor to join a well known heavyweight firm, based in the city centre. The team has an excellent profile in commercial property, handling a range of quality instructions including landlord and tenant and development work. It has a good structure of partner level, associate and junior commercial property lawyers, proving a real opportunity for an ambitious commercial property solicitor at the 3-5 year level to progress.
This major national firm advises on complex high profile projects with international scope. Their network of offices work as one business unit, meaning associates have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects work in various locations both in the UK and abroad. Due to new client wins and further growth, they are now looking to recruit additional lawyers into the Manchester office.
This is a key role for a firm with an excellent culture and quality work. The firm is well known in the local Manchester market and boasts a loyal commercial client base. Due to planned expansion they are now looking for a real estate solicitor to join and work with a new partner in the team.
Our client is a global business with operations across Europe, Australia and the US. Due to business growth, 2 opportunities have arisen for lawyers to join our client's expanding legal team at their Head Office in the Manchester area.
In-house Technology Counsel - Greater Manchester- c2 years' plus pqe.
Our client is a leader in IT security and risk management. Following a recent acquisition, an opportunity has arisen for a commercial lawyer with solid IT experience to join their growing legal function.
Our client is a leading financial services and multi-disciplinary practice with a world-class global brand. They are currently recruiting an immigration paralegal for their dynamic in-house legal team based in Manchester.
Our client is a leading financial services and multi-disciplinary practice with a world-class global brand. They are currently recruiting an immigration paralegal for their dynamic in-house legal team based in Manchester.
This firm has a hugely successful property litigation team across a national spread. Due to expansion, they are looking for a driven and ambitious property litigation lawyer to join the growing Manchester team. You will ideally be at the NQ to two years' PQE.
This firm is a major national brand with a growing presence in Manchester. The firm is well known for having an excellent brand and quality work, acting for household name clients. Due to expansion, they are looking for a driven and ambitious property litigation lawyer to join.
Great new opportunity for private client solicitor to join one of the most highly regarded teams in Manchester. You will also have the benefit of being supported by a wider national private client team. The ideal candidate will be at least 5 years PQE and STEP qualified. As with the nature of this work, you should be very client facing.
This international firm is looking to recruit an Employment solicitor for their Employment team based in the Manchester office. This is an exciting time to join the team as it is in growth mode, and you will play a key part in its ambitions. The clients you will work with are first rate. The role would suit an Employment Solicitor with upwards of 1 year PQE in Employment law.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a company secretary to join the market leading team of a major UK and international brand. This role will give you an excellent salary package and genuinely excellent career progression as the team is in an exciting period of growth. You should be ICSA qualified and have a proven track record providing wider company secretarial services to a wide ranging portfolio of clients.
The Manchester team is now looking for an additional solicitor to focus on development finance and secured lending with an emphasis on acting housing and regeneration clients.We are looking for a solicitor with between 0-2 years either from a transactional real estate or potentially banking or secured lending background.
This team is growing fast and experiencing an influx of high level professional negligence work. The partners in the team are rated as experts in the professional indemnity market and can offer excellent support and guidance to a junior fee earner looking to progress.
A clinical negligence solicitor or fee earner is required on a permanent basis for an established firm in central Manchester. The role entails managing your own case load of varied clinical negligence matters as well as assisting the team.
This top tier defendant insurance team has an opportunity for a defendant paralegal or litigation executives/solicitor to join them in its leading Manchester city centre office. Paralegals/ legal executives or solicitors with one to four years of defendant or claimant RTA litigated experience will be considered.
We are currently expanding our private practice team in Manchester. An opportunity has arisen to move into what we call a warm desk which has huge billing potential from day one. You will work directly with a team of experienced recruiters, handling residential property roles from paralegal/NQ solicitors through to senior level appointments. As a key member in the team you will work with a loyal client base, taking over established relationships including local & national law firms.
A Legal Executive or Paralegal is required for this leading in-house PI team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven Paralegal to join a forward thinking and well regarded in house team.
Are you an ambitious newly qualified solicitor looking to specialise in contentious IP matters. This is a fantastic new role for a newly qualified solicitor to develop a niche in contentious IP matters. You will work with an impressive client base of household names. This is a role that will give you access to unrivalled client base and will be a career enhancing move. There is still time to apply before the firm short list for interview.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced litigation paralegal to handle their own case load of commercial insurance recovery matters, and in addition, some commercial litigation matters. You will be based in the Manchester city centre office of this reputable national firm. This is a CV enhancing role with a fantastic national firm who continue to make a strong impact in the Manchester legal market. The firm are offering an excellent paralegal salary.
An associate level conveyancer is required to join the Manchester office of this recognised national property firm. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a forward thinking and market leading firm in the field of residential conveyancing where training and development is at the forefront of everything it does. A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer.
This banking team has has been rising through the ranks and continues to grow - they are now looking for an additional banking solicitor, ideally at the NQ-three year PQE level. The work is an exceptional quality, and can offer someone with an interest in banking work the chance to move into a market leading team.
We are looking for a Banking NQ Solicitor to join this well known national firm. You will move into a highly respected banking team offering some of the best banking and finance work in the market. If you are a trainee approaching qualification, or a junior solicitor looking for a step up, this is an excellent opportunity.
This firm has a national profile in construction work. As this is primarily a construction litigation role, commercial litigation lawyers or professional indemnity lawyers looking for a shift in direction into construction disputes work would also be welcomed.
This firm has cutting edge construction work and really can offer an excellent platform to push your career to the next level. Candidates with a full seat in construction, as well as those who have been exposed to some construction work within a wider litigation or projects seat are encouraged to apply.
This leading top ranked Intellectual Property and Technology practice is looking to recruit an Intellectual Property and Technology solicitor to complement its existing team structure. The salary and benefits package on offer is at the top of the salary range for Manchester. The firm are about to short list for interview so you need to get your application in quickly.
The corporate team at this highly performing regional firm undertakes a very broad range of work from mainstream M&A for OMB/SME clients to large private equity backed acquisitions. As the reputation and strength of the team continues to grow, this is an exceptional opportunity to handle high level corporate work but have autonomy and a direct link to clients.
This real estate role presents a different option, both in terms of the variety of work on offer and long term prospects. It offers the backdrop of a big national brand, but a small real estate team to provide hands on role support and training and an excellent platform to progress. This is a key role which will give an ambitious real estate lawyer an integral position in a national team.
This mid sized firm in Manchester city centre is looking for an additional commercial property lawyer to join the team. If you are have experience as a solicitor working in commercial property, or have recently qualified and looking for a step up, this commercial property role will have excellent variety. The firm will also consider candidates with a mix of commercial and residential property experience.
Newly / recently qualified commercial property solicitor sought by a well known Manchester practice. Widely recognised for having an impressive client base on a regional and national level, the team handles a variety of quality commercial property work including; landlord & tenant, development and portfolio management work for large corporate clients.
Newly qualified commercial property solicitor sought by a leading national practice for their Manchester team. The firm has an excellent real estate offering with expertise across the full spectrum of property related matters including commercial property, construction, planning and environment.
This top rated international firm has a need to recruit an additional NQ Employment solicitor for its highly respected Manchester based Employment team. The firm is offering some of the best Employment work in the market across several sector groups, and the NQ salary on offer is the highest in the Manchester NQ market.
The work is of exceptional quality and this role would be a career defining start for an NQ Employment solicitor.
An opportunity has arisen for a residential property fee earner to join the Manchester conveyancing team of this Legal 500 listed international law firm. The firm is a recognised practice founded over100 years ago. Over the last 30 years the firm has expanded internationally and now boasts 700 staff in its UK, Middle East and South East Asia offices. Providing commercial and personal services to its clients the firm is now seeking to expand its residential conveyancing team in Manchester city ce
If you are at the 1-4 PQE level in a top tier/national firm and looking for excellent quality pensions work but outside the politics and confines of private practice, this is absolutely a role to consider. This is a rare and new opportunity for a pensions solicitor to join the in-house legal team of a major UK and international brand. This is a small team, which will mean the role will be hands on but hugely varied offering real potential for an ambitious pensions solicitor
Our client is a leading financial services provider with a growing Manchester office. An opportunity has arisen for a qualified solicitor with at least 2 years' PQE to join their legal team. Working closely with the relationship team, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal support ensuring all legal documentation is produced to the highest quality.
This international firm is looking to recruit an employment solicitor for their employment team based in the Manchester office. The employment team is looking to bolster their offering in Manchester by recruiting an employment solicitor at senior associate level.
Leading national firm with an international profile across its corporate and commercial teams is seeking to recruit an NQ solicitor to be based in its Manchester office. You will develop your skills with guidance from award winning lawyers rated in the top tier of their specialism. Top of the market NQ salary and benefits are on offer.
The Manchester team within this large national firm has a solid reputation for handling the highest level Corporate work. They handle a range of transactions, including M&A and Private Equity matters. Due simply to growth, the team is now looking for a Corporate Solicitor at the NQ to two PQE level to join the team.
Thriving large national practice has an immediate opportunity to join their well regarded corporate team which handles an array of transactions including but not limited to M&A, MBOs, MBIs, development and investment funding.
Leading national conveyancer seeks experienced conveyancing fee earner for its Manchester office.
The firm is an award winning national conveyancer. It has won a number of awards recently to include Direct Conveyancer of the Year, Overall Conveyancing Firm and Best Conveyancing Service. The firm provides legal services through its in house direct conveyancing provider which is a CLC regulated and CQS accredited conveyancing firm.
We currently have a new opportunity in one of the leading insurance firms in Manchester city centre with an international presence and an unrivalled reputation in providing advice to the insurance sector.
The firms regulatory team is recognised as a market leader in dealing with health and safety,regulatory and criminal work.
Our client is a unified infrastructure specialist, working with some of the biggest names across the UK and more often internationally - developing their IT connectivity and infrastructure requirements.
We are instructed on a new NQ commercial role at an international firm based in Manchester. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading team of specialists, handling commercial work of the highest quality.
This is a new instruction from a national firm with a strong Manchester presence. This full service commercial firm has consistently maintained its reputation as a friendly, supportive work place throughout its growth. The firm are keen to recruit a commercial IP/IT solicitor ideally with a minimum of two years' PQE of commercial contracts experience.
This is a fantastic new instruction from a national firm seeking to expand its team in Manchester. It is a unique opportunity for a commercial litigation solicitor to specialise in the sports and entertainment sector.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an IT Solicitor to join a leading national IT practice that service an impressive national client base with a comprehensive sector focus to include technology, media and telecoms, retail, leisure, public sector and financial services. Due to strategic growth plans , the team are looking to recruit an IT Solicitor with ideally at least two years post qualification experience in commercial IT matters. You will be able to make an instant impact.
Our client has recently been rated one of the world's strongest banks and is renowned for putting its customers first. Offering a different way of banking to most other high street banks, this challenger bank is making impressive headway in the UK.
BCL Legal is currently assisting a leading UK conveyancer with the recruitment of a residential property specialist into its technical legal team in Manchester. The role will suit an experienced residential conveyancing solicitor, legal executive or licensed conveyancer with sound technical knowledge
A new opportunity has arisen within the real estate finance team of this national practice, based in the Manchester. You may come from a banking or secured lending background, or be a transactional real estate lawyer looking to broaden your experience in this busy and growing area of law. For someone looking to carve a niche and progress quickly this is an excellent opportunity.
We are looking for a Commercial Property NQ Solicitor to join a well known heavyweight firm, based in the city centre. This presents an excellent city centre opportunity for a someone who is looking to move to a major national firm and looking for top quality commercial property work and progression.
Highly regarded Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners rated Employment team is seeking an Employment Solicitor to be based in the firm's Manchester city centre office.
The ideal candidate will be able to start as soon as possible and the role will be to cover a maternity period of 6 - 9 months. You will need to have upwards of two years' PQE in handling Employment matters. The work is of excellent quality, and is mainly on the respondent side.
BCL Legal is currently assisting a leading national conveyancer with the recruitment of a residential conveyancing specialist into its technical legal team in Manchester. The role will suit an experienced residential conveyancing solicitor, legal executive or licensed conveyancer with sound technical knowledge.
This top rated international firm has a need to recruit an additional NQ commercial solicitor for its highly respected Manchester based commercial team. The commercial team is internationally acclaimed and continues to make its mark. The work is of exceptional quality and this role would be a career defining start for an NQ Commercial solicitor. Ideally you will be a newly qualified solicitor from a top tier firm or City practice relocating to Manchester.
We are looking for a Property Litigation NQ Solicitor to join a large national firm. The role is based in Manchester and the position has arisen due to the continued growth of this market leading real estate litigation practice.
Due to increased pipeline and continued growth, this corporate team is now looking for a corporate candidate to join the Manchester team. If you have the communication skills, team work and drive to succeed you will do extremely well in this environment.
Defendant Professional Support Lawyer - Manchester
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an existing personal injury professional support lawyer or a insurance solicitor with a minimum of three years' experience in insurance personal injury to take a new direction and move into a non fee earning role. Full and part time hours considered.
Top ranked commercial litigation team is seeking a commercial litigation solicitor for their highly respected national practice. There is excellent work offer and candidates from both national and regional firms are encouraged to apply.
This respected national practice has a top quality national and international client base. The Manchester office handles commercial litigation work for a high profile client base.
Our client is a leading financial services and multi-disciplinary practice with a world-class global brand. They are currently recruiting an experienced immigration lawyer for their dynamic in-house legal team based in Manchester. This role may offer a great opportunity for a personal immigration lawyer looking to make the transition into handling pure corporate business immigration work.
Our client is a leading financial services and multi-disciplinary practice with a world-class global brand. They are currently recruiting an experienced immigration solicitor for their dynamic in-house legal team based in Manchester. This role may offer a great opportunity for a personal immigration solicitor looking to make the transition into handling pure corporate business immigration work.
This is a new opportunity for a commercial litigation solicitor to work with a highly regarded partner in a national firm, to be based in the commercial litigation team in the firm's Manchester office.
An ideal candidate will have at least 4 years' commercial litigation experience from a well known national or regional firm, top academics and an eagerness to take on a hands on role in a growing team.
BCL Legal is currently assisting a leading UK conveyancer with the recruitment of a residential conveyancing specialist into its technical legal team in Manchester. The role will suit an experienced residential conveyancing solicitor, legal executive or licensed conveyancer with sound technical knowledge.
This is an opportunity for an NQ solicitor to join a specialist commercial insurance team, involved in drafting insurance policies, negotiating complex policy wordings and advising on policy coverage issues; you will have the platform to develop strong commercial skills.
The firm will consider candidates who have a good academic record and have trained or are training at a recognised firm. Candidates with commercial contracts or banking seats will be at an advantage.
This Chambers & Partners rated Pensions team is looking for a Pensions Solicitor to join their Manchester team. They are ideally are looking to recruit a Pensions Solicitor at the NQ to 2 years PQE level to compliment the existing team structure.
The team acts for trustees and corporate clients across a variety of industry sectors. The team are involved in on all aspects of pensions law including scheme advisory work encompassing mergers and winding up, pensions disputes.
This well known national firm is looking to recruit an commercial litigation solicitor to handle a diverse commercial litigation case load, working for well known partners in the local market. As the firm has identified this recruit as key for the growth of the commercial litigation team they are actively seeking a candidate with partnership potential to forge a long term career with the team.
The national team is investing hugely in Manchester and with further planned growth this is a very exciting time to join and work in a lively, sociable team who will give you all the training and support you need to develop.
The corporate legal team at this well known global brand has the benefit of a fantastic national profile and a loyal client base providing excellent quality work. With further expansion in Manchester, they are now looking for a solicitor at the newly qualified level to join the team.
This corporate team has a well known profile in the Manchester market for working with a range of clients from large national PLC's to more local SME's. The partners do not want the team to remain static, they are entrepreneurial and keen to push the team to the next level with the appointment of an additional hire at the senior associate/junior partner level.
This is a highly performing tax litigation team with a culture of excellence, but with an entrepreneurial and proactive approach. As a market leader this opportunity can offer both junior and senior tax candidates a highly competitive salary and benefits package.
This team is growing in the North West and looking for specialist tax solicitors to join the team. They have ambitious plans for growth, and can offer anyone with tax experience the opportunity to take their career to the next level.
This is a unique role in private practice. Unlike the national firms, this boutique commercial firm can offer a junior solicitor a diverse role handling commercial property and the possibility of some wider commercial work.
This is a new instruction from a flourishing personal injury practice, seeking to recruit into their road traffic accident team as a result of expansion. You will be working as part of a friendly team, with quality work on offer and a competitive salary.
This is a role at a leading international firm. It is a new position and a key role based in the corporate team, but in a non fee earning capacity. This role is focused on strategy and streamlining processes to ensure the efficiency and smooth running of a busy corporate team - the chosen candidate does not need to have a legal background as you will work alongside lawyers but in a project management role.
A residential property team leader is required to join the Manchester office of this recognised regional law firm. You will either be an experienced team leader or manager or have recent experience mentoring fee earners with a desire to take your career to the next level.
A residential property assistant is required to the join the Manchester office of this recognised North West practice. Working alongside the Residential Property team in Manchester to support their varied caseload from instruction through to completion and registration, duties will include opening and closing files and completing relevant searches, drafting sales contracts, liaising with clients, setting up completions and managing post completion matters and requesting redemption statements.
A residential property solicitor or experienced fee earner is required to join the Manchester office of this recognised regional law firm. The firm is a long established North West practice. Its lawyers deal with a range of legal matters on behalf of individuals and businesses. The firm has one of the most successful residential property departments in the UK, ranking within the top 5 in the UK based on recent Land Registry statistics.
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an existing corporate professional support lawyer or a corporate solicitor with a minimum of five years' experience in corporate law to take a new direction and move into a non fee earning role. Full and part time hours considered.
Highly respected national firm is looking to recruit an NQ for its internationally recognised litigation team. The firm deal with large scale litigation work for global companies, regularly across multiple jurisdictions, using their cross office network highly effectively.
The team has a top quality client base that is both national and international, and includes UK and international banks, hedge funds, brokers and private banks. The Manchester team provide
This mid sized firm in Manchester city centre is looking for an NQ real estate solicitor r to join the team. You will be able to work closely with an excellent trio of real estate partners and have direct client contact, pushing your experience from day one.
A paralegal is sought for the Manchester office of this national firm. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is ambitious and driven and looking for the possibility of a future training contract.
We are working for a well known firm with an excellent profile in commercial property. The team is growing and can offer a junior candidate with commercial property experience a chance to handle a varied role with hands on responsibility. This is a step up from a traditional paralegal role as you will have more autonomy and be an key member of the team in terms of both fee earning and networking, giving you a clear path to progress.
This leading top ranked restructuring practice is looking to recruit an NQ solicitor to complement its existing team structure.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a truly global restructuring practice. The firm work cross-office on formal insolvency work to include local, large national and restructuring on an international scale, in addition to contentious issues arising from restructuring and insolvencies.
This leading national firm who act for a wide variety of clients on a national level, including clients with strong international connections, are looking to recruit an NQ Solicitor into the Commercial Litigation team in their Manchester office.
The role will involve a broad spread variety of work to include general breach of contract matters, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, corporate disputes, property litigation, and professional negligence.
This team has an excellent profile in commercial property, handling a range of quality instructions including landlord and tenant and development work. Due to further growth they are looking to appoint an additional fee earner at the 2-4 PQE level to work directly with the head of department and senior lawyers in the team.
We have a new commercial property role at a national practice with an excellent reputation in Manchester. The commercial property team is extremely busy across the board, and looking to grow with the appointment of an additional lawyer at the NQ-4 PQE level. You may have commercial property experience, or wider commercial and residential property experience.
This niche firm in Manchester city centre is known for its strength in commercial property work. Working for commercial clients in the local North West market, the team deals with all elements of property work and can offer excellent variety.