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Legal Jobs in Manchester

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.

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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:


ADT Fire and Security

BAE Systems


Miliken Industrials


Sherwin Williams





Co-operative Group

The Hut Group

JD Sports


Pets at Home




Balfour Beatty

Eric Wright Group



Manchester Airport Group

Thomas Cook





Dechra Pharmaceuticals

Sinclair IS Pharma

Vitaflo (part of Nestle)




IRIS Software


NCC Group


Talk Talk

Zen Internet


Calvin Capital

Electricity North West


International Nuclear Services


United Utilities




Arrow Global


Bank of America


Co-op Bank


Hoist Finance

Think Money



Diamond Resorts


Iconix Brand (UMBRO)



Liverpool Football Club

Manchester United


Odean/ UCI Cinema


Begbies Traynor


De Poel Consulting

Duchy of Lancaster



Speedy Hire



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Showing the most recent 65 jobs in Manchester

Property Litigation Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

Property Litigation Manchester
This internationally acclaimed firm is seeking to bolster its property litigation team in Manchester, which is headed by highly recommended property litigation specialists. The property litigation team sits within a top ranked real estate team and has a close knit collegiate ethos. The ideal candidate will have a good academic record, a sound commercial outlook and experience handling property litigation matters.

Commercial Litigation Solicitor

  • £34000.00 - £40000.00

Commercial Litigation Solicitor

This regional heavyweight is looking to recruit a junior solicitor to add to their commercial litigation team. The firm boasts an enviable client base of household names and the quality of work is top notch. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly reputable team to handle high profile litigation matters with excellent guidance. the firm are already short listing for interview so please do not delay your application.

Health & Safety Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £45000.00

Regulatory Solicitor

This is a new instruction in Manchester for a junior solicitor to join a market leading team. The corporate client base on offer is truly outstanding, and the team act for these clients on a wide range of sectors including health care, retail, construction and manufacturing. The work is amongst the best in the market, and encompasses a variety of health and safety matters and corporate crime.

Construction Solicitor

  • £42000.00 - £65000.00

Construction litigation solicitor sought by one of Manchesters' leading construction teams. The firm benefits from one of the most recognisable and respected brands and their construction team is widely known for offering cutting edge commercial advice.

Professional Negligence Solicitor

  • Negotiable

Professional Indemnity Solicitor

This national heavyweight practice in the professional indemnity field is keen to recruit a professional indemnity lawyer for their Manchester office. Candidates from newly qualified to 2 years' PQE will be considered, from both defendant professional indemnity and commercial litigation backgrounds. Newly qualified solicitors with top academics and a genuine interest in moving into professional indemnity will also be considered.

Clinical Negligence Solicitor

  • Negotiable

We have a new opportunity for a clinical negligence solicitor to join this leading top 200 law firm based in central Manchester. This leading clinical negligence team have an excellent reputation in the market and are well known for the work they do. This opportunity has arisen due to continued growth and expansion The department manages the full range of clinical negligence matters and you will run some of your own files depending on experience.

Residential Conveyancer, home working arrangement

  • Negotiable

Due to growth, a rare opportunity has arisen for a conveyancer to join a leading national practice with the ability to work from home. With the backing of the larger business, complete infrastructure and administrative support will be given. The firm is looking for an experienced conveyancer with the ability to manage sales and purchase files through to completion.

Risk and Compliance Manager

  • £40000.00 - £45000.00

Top 20 UK law firm is currently looking to recruit a risk and compliance lawyer to their market leading team. The Risk and Compliance team has an international and cross-functional advisory remit. The team works closely with the Managing Partner, the Board and the Risk Committee to ensure accountability in respect of all areas of risk.

Conveyancing Paralegal

  • Negotiable

Award winning consumer services law firm is looking to appoint a conveyancing paralegal to join its well regarded conveyancing team in Manchester. With offices across over 27 locations in England, Scotland & Wales and acts for businesses and private clients across a range of services. Ideally, you will have previously handled your own conveyancing caseload but candidates who have assisted in the running of a conveyancing caseload will also be considered.

Banking Litigation Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £50000.00

This is an excellent opportunity for a solicitor with banking litigation experience to join this leading national firm with an impressive Manchester profile. To be considered you will have ideally at least one year's PQE handling banking litigation work. This is an excellent time to join a growing department and be key to that continued growth. You will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary and benefits package and a genuine voice within the team.

Commercial Litigation Solicitor/Associate

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

Commercial Litigation

This Manchester based firm has a solid reputation in commercial litigation. Due to expansion, they are looking for two commercial litigation lawyers with ideally between 2-5 years' PQE to join the team. The mix of work in this commercial litigation team is excellent, including breach of warranty claims, shareholder disputes, property litigation, professional negligence and general contractual disputes.

Private Client Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £55000.00

Private Client Solicitor Manchester

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a top rated private client team and handle work of truly excellent quality.

The team is led by top ranked lawyers who will develop and hone your expertise. The firm offer a stand out collegiate working culture, and great work life balance, without compromising on quality of work and salary package.

Property Litigation Solicitor

  • £42000.00 - £55000.00

Property Litigation Manchester
This is a fantastic chance to join an award winning market leading property litigation team handling work of unrivalled quality, to be based in their Manchester office. You will be given great exposure to quality work from the outset. The firm offer salary and benefits at the top of the market coupled with an approach to flexible working that is clearly evident in practice.

Employment Solicitor

  • £36000.00 - £45000.00

Employment Solicitor

Employment roles like this are rare in the current market, you should definitely apply.

This boutique commercial practice in Manchester city centre is seeking to recruit an Employment solicitor with upwards of one year PQE to join their busy Employment team. The Employment team handle all aspects of employment law, on the contentious and non-contentious side. Its client base ranges from SMEs to multi-national corporations.


  • Negotiable

Long established high street practice with a network of offices across the North West is looking to appoint a residential property solicitor, licensed conveyancer or legal executive to join its team based in Manchester.

Residential Property Specialist

  • Negotiable

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.

Commercial Litigation Senior Solicitor/Associate

  • £35000.00 - £50000.00

We are looking for a commercial litigation lawyer with upwards of three years' PQE to join this well known practice in Manchester city centre. The team handles a range of commercial disputes, including shareholder matters, partnership actions, breach of contract and warranty claims, and more niche work such as intellectual property litigation.

In-house Legal Recruitment Consultant

  • Negotiable

In-house Legal Recruitment Consultant

We are now looking for additional team members to join, if you are an experienced legal recruitment consultant, or a qualified solicitor seeking to make a rewarding and positive career change, you could be part of our exciting plans.In-house legal recruitment often requires a long term approach - it can take a few years of building a relationship with clients before they have a recruitment need. Key attributes are: an engaging personality, a

Property Finance Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £55000.00

Property Finance solicitor opportunity with a leading Manchester team consisting of 6 partners and 15 other fee earners. Offering amazing work, highly rated in the legal 500 this team is widely known for having a fantastic, grown up team culture which offers a good work life balance.

Commercial Property Solicitor

  • £50000.00 - £55000.00

Due Diligence real Estate Solicitor. This firm has a high profile commercial property team with offices nationally. The work is complex and high quality, providing commercial property lawyers with an excellent variety of work including landlord & tenant, development and investment matters for clients from a broad spectrum of sectors.

Defended Litigation Case Handler

  • Negotiable

Defended Litigation Case Handler with Debt Recovery experience sought for in-house role with our leading financial services client in Manchester. This is an excellent opportunity for a fee earner with debt / insolvency litigation experience to work as part of an in-house litigation and collections team.

Senior Litigation Case Handler

  • Negotiable

A superb in-house opportunity has arisen for a Senior Litigation Case Handler to join one of Europe's leading purchasers of consumer receivables. Based in Manchester this role is ideally suited to solicitors, barristers or CILEX with experience handling volume defended debt recovery matters.


  • Negotiable

Top 40 national conveyancing firm is recruiting a residential property fee earner to join its progressive team in Cheshire. This national conveyancing practice represent a wide range of clients from national developers through to private clients. It is part of the conveyancing association and holds the CQS (conveyancing quality scheme) accreditation for the consistently high level of service it offers to its clients. The team is now looking to recruit a conveyancing fee earner.


  • Negotiable

Long established, boutique law firm is looking to appoint a residential property solicitor, licensed conveyancer or legal executive to join its team in Manchester city centre. The residential property team act on behalf of private clients nationally handling sales, purchases, remortgages and plot sales. The role will involve working as part of a close knit team handling a caseload of conveyancing transactions from inception through to and including post completion.

Marine Paralegal

  • £20000.00 - £24000.00

Marine Paralegal

This is an amazing opportunity for paralegal to join the Manchester office of a leading international law firm.

This firm are market leaders in marine and prides itself on its expertise in this niche specialism.

This is a unique opportunity to develop a specialism which will ultimately set you apart from other paralegals and be a truly career enhancing move. The firm are offering a great salary for this role. Please do get in touch to discuss this opportunity.

Employment Solicitor

  • £20000.00 - £24000.00

This is a new instruction from one of the strongest national practices with exceptional strength in Manchester. This is an opportunity for a talented and ambitious employment lawyer to join its highly regarded employment team.
The ideal solicitor will have strong academics and have experience in handling a respondent case load from within a recognised national or strong regional firm.The ideal level for this role in terms of current team structure is upwards of one years PQ.

Property Litigation Solicitor

  • £45000.00 - £55000.00

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.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £50000.00 - £55000.00

Corporate Solicitor.
Our client is a long established and well regarded full service Manchester law firm.This is fantastic role to gain excellent hands on experience within a growing and active corporate team. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy high quality work and enjoy a genuine work/ life balance.

Conveyancing Manager

  • Negotiable

Long established Manchester based firm is looking to appoint a conveyancer to oversee its existing and well regarded team. The firm was established over 40 years ago and is a well known and trusted brand in the legal sector in Manchester.

Restructuring Solicitor

  • £42000.00 - £55000.00

Restructuring Solicitor
This leading international firm has an impressive client base and is highly ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. They are looking to recruit a bright, ambitious lawyer for their Corporate Restructuring team. The firm is very proud of its specialist team, which is one of the largest nationally. This firm offer salary and benefits at the absolute top end of the market and have an outstanding reputation nationally.

Employment Solicitor

  • £39000.00 - £45000.00

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 one year PQE in Employment law.

Conveyancer - Purple Bricks

  • £20000.00 - £35000.00

Due to the phenomenal success and to support the further planned growth of Purple Bricks, the UKs fastest growing online Estate Agency and their conveyancing partnership with myhomemove, BCL Legal are recruiting number of experienced conveyancers. We would like to speak to individuals who have a minimum of 12 months experience of the Residential Conveyancing market, preferably gained from working within a fast-paced and busy environment.

Professional Indemnity Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £55000.00

Professional Indemnity Solicitor

This is a fantastic new instruction from an international firm seeking to expand its team in Manchester. The firm are market leaders and are expanding due to increased work flow. The ideal candidate will be working at a defendant insurance practice with experience of defending claims against professionals. The firm have potentially more than one more role and are ideally considering candidates between newly qualified to six years PQE.

Corporate NQ

  • £40000.00

This Corporate team has an excellent reputation both in the Manchester market and nationally. The team of 7 handles a range of corporate work including M&A deals, private equity based transactions, joint ventures, reorganisations and group restructures and advises public and private companies.

Residential Conveyancer

  • £20000.00 - £40000.00

A residential property fee earner is required to join the Manchester office of this recognised, national firm. Offering a supportive and forward thinking environment, hard work is rewarded both financially and in the way of progression and an excellent training programme is on offer to ensure fee earners are able to undergo continuous development. Applications are welcome from fee earners who do not have the full range of experience as training and support will be given.

Qualified legal professionals trust BCL Legal

What makes BCL Legal different from other recruitment companies is that, because many of our team members have first-hand experience within the legal profession, we understand the requirements firms have in a more intimate way than other, more generalised recruitment companies. This is one of the reasons why BCL Legal remains the premier legal recruitment company in Manchester. We only work in the legal field, so our dedicated service is specifically designed to give both candidates and employers the best opportunity for a successful match.

At BCL Legal our candidates can be confident of finding the right law jobs in Manchester, thanks to our extensive portfolio of legal companies and corporate firms who trust the way BCL Legal do business. We take time to understand our candidates’ career aspirations and it is this knowledge that helps us successfully match candidates and clients with a high ratio of success.

At BCL Legal we have gained the trust of the premier legal companies in Manchester through our careful matching process and we are confident that our in-depth knowledge of the UK legal profession brings benefits to both our candidates and their prospective employers.

If you are looking to extend your legal experience or for your first legal position, speak to our specialist recruitment consultants at BCL Legal Manchester now and find out more about our extensive remit of dynamic professional and corporate legal positions.

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