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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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Showing the most recent 95 jobs in Manchester

Regulatory Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £80000.00

This national firm has a truly unique sector focus and is heavily investing in its Manchester offering. It is looking to attract solicitors with experience in financial services, both on the contentious and non-contentious side. The ideal candidate will have experience of handling regulatory investigations,enforcement proceedings, insider dealing, financial promotions, and consumer finance including advising on FCA regulation and the Consumer Credit Act.

Employment Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

If you are ambitious, driven, and not prepared to wait in line for your next promotion, this is the role for you. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing Employment team. This role is based in its friendly Manchester office that has already attracted top rated lawyers from the Manchester market.

Intellectual Property Solicitor

  • £50000.00 - £80000.00

This is a fantastic opportunity for an IP Solicitor that offers a true focus on progressing your career. You must have excellent academics and strong technical skills. This team will help you to reach your full potential and actively assist you in growing your practice. This role is ideally suited to a senior associate seeking partnership and is a stand out role.

Commercial Solicitor

  • Negotiable

Our client is an innovative and entrepreneurial North-West company which designs, sources, markets and sells own brand products. They are looking for an in-house Commercial Solicitor to support the growing business across a range of commercial activities.

In-House Legal Counsel

  • Negotiable

In-house Solicitor, c2-5 years pqe, North West. Our client is a privately owned, high growth business based in the North West. Year on year our client has witnessed strong growth and continues to build on its success through new product offerings.

Employment Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £60000.00

This international firm is looking to recruit two employment solicitors for their employment team based in the Manchester office. The employment team is looking to bolster their offering in Manchester by recruiting employment solicitors at junior and senior associate level.

Regulatory Solicitor

  • £35000.00 - £40000.00

This is a new opportunity for a junior solicitor looking to carve out a niche in regulatory work that will reap an excellent long term career path. Due to expansion this mid-tier commercial practice is keen to recruit a regulatory solicitor.

Legal Recruitment Consultant

  • Negotiable

We are currently expanding one of our private practice teams in Manchester. An opportunity has arisen to move into a 'warm desk' which has huge billing potential from day one. You will handle legal roles from paralegal/NQ solicitor through to partner level appointments across Yorkshire and the North East. As a key member in the team you will work with a loyal client base, taking over established relationships including local, national and international law firms.

Corporate Senior Associate

  • £60000.00 - £70000.00

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced corporate solicitor to join the Manchester team within a large national firm with a very clear path to progress. Joining as a Senior Associate you will handle complex multi million pound transactions and the structure of the team will enable you to see your career develop.

Banking Partner

  • £80000.00 - £120000.00

This national firm has an extremely strong banking profile nationally. They have identified a strategic need for an additional banking partner in the Manchester office. You will work side by side with an existing banking partner with an excellent reputation in the market, driving forward further progression and growth as a team.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £45000.00 - £60000.00

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.

Corporate Associate

  • £42000.00 - £55000.00

This corporate team handles a range of transactions including M&A, private equity and public work. Unlike many other national firms you will not be part of a large team and lose your identity, but be able to make your mark and help shape a growing team for the future.

Planning Solicitor

  • £36000.00 - £45000.00

This is a firm with an outstanding reputation in commercial property and planning work. They have been expanding over the last 12 months, and are now looking for an additional planning solicitor to join the Manchester team. This role will be varied and give the chosen candidate an opportunity to handle both contentious and non contentious planning work.

In-house Legal Counsel

  • Negotiable

FTSE 100 Company seeks a commercial contracts, project and/or corporate solicitor for an In-house Legal Counsel role. Operating within this multi-national defence, security and aerospace group. Our client provides a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces. Located near Manchester the role is open to 3 - 6 years PQE. Existing in-house experience is preferred but is not essential.

Legal Executive

  • £25000.00 - £35000.00

Our client is a leading law firm with a national reputation and one of the best insurance groups in the UK. The firm continues to go from strength to strength handling the full range of matters for diverse clients.


  • £18000.00 - £21000.00

We have a new instruction at an award winning Insurance law firm in Manchester city centre. They are seeking to recruit a paralegal with strong personal injury litigation experience who is keen to focus mainly on EL/PL matters.

Employment Solicitor

  • £35000.00 - £45000.00

The firm are looking for applications from Employment solicitors seeking to work in Manchester, with ideally upwards of 1 year PQE handling Employment matters. The work is respondent focused although a small proportion is high net worth employee related matters. The firm have a stand out culture and indeed inspire loyalty from their lawyers as a result. The salary and benefits are competitive and this will be a genuine long term move where you can establish yourself.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £45000.00

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.

Commercial Property Solicitor

  • £35000.00 - £45000.00

This mid-tier commercial practice continues to grow in Manchester. They are performing well, attracting candidates from both national and heavyweight regional firms looking for a move. The quality of work is excellent, and with a supportive culture and healthy work/life balance this is an excellent move for a junior commercial property solicitor looking to progress.

Corporate - Associate/Senior Associate

  • £45000.00 - £70000.00

This corporate team has a well known profile in the local Manchester market for working with a range of clients from large national PLC's to more local SME's. The quality of the work undoubtedly rivals the large national teams, and with new client wins and a very healthy pipeline of work the team is busy and looking to grow.

Heathcare Solicitor

  • Negotiable

Healthcare Solicitor

A healthcare Solicitor is sought for this leading international firm with an impressive profile in Manchester. With significant investment into the Manchester office planned, this firm is looking to grow their healthcare presence.

Construction Associate

  • £50000.00 - £60000.00

The Manchester office of this national firm has a small team and with the ability to work directly with the head of department, this is an excellent opportunity for a construction associate to have a very hands on role and progress. Unlike many other national firms you will not be part of a large team and lose your identity, but be able to make your mark and help shape a growing team for the future.

Property Lawyer

  • £65000.00 - £80000.00

If you are an experienced property lawyer with a background in residential development work this is a role with a clear route to partnership. With a full caseload of residential development work available, you will move into a senior position in the team with a clear path to progress and no following needed.

Banking / Finance Lawyer

  • Negotiable

Manchester based bank seeks to recruit experienced Banking / Finance Lawyer (paralegal / solicitor / CILEX) for specialist in-house lending documentation role. This is an excellent opportunity to move in-house, and to undertake a commercial legal role within a leading international banking group.

Corporate Partner

  • £70000.00 - £100000.00

An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious corporate partner or experienced corporate lawyer with ambitions to become a corporate partner in the short term. This is is a solid brand but relatively small office where an additional corporate partner can thrive in a relaxed and team based environment.

Regulatory Solicitor

  • £43000.00 - £50000.00

The firm are looking for a Regulatory Solicitor ideally upwards of two years PQE. The right candidate will have handled health and safety matters for the last couple of years, and ambitious to take their career to the next level.

Planning Solicitor

  • £60000.00 - £90000.00

We are working with a national law firm with an excellent reputation in commercial property work. Although they already have an excellent team across the offices, they are looking to bolster the profile in the North West with an additional planning lawyer in the Manchester office. This is a strategic hire and candidates at the Senior Associate and Partner level are both encouraged, as the team has the ability to invest.

Kellogg's: Brands Regional Specialist Lawyer - c8 years PQE

  • Negotiable

Kellogg's: Brands Regional Specialist Lawyer
c8 years PQE

At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With sales of approximately $14.5 billion, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies and crackers; a leading producer of savoury snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £60000.00 - £80000.00

The team prides itself on both the technical capability of its Corporate partners and solicitors but also their down to earth approach and commercial acumen. They have a two Partner team in Manchester, supported by excellent junior Solicitors.


  • £23000.00 - £27000.00

Commercial firm based in Manchester city centre is recruiting a conveyancing fee earner or paralegal. Our client is offering a great opportunity for you to develop your career and gain on the job training and support as well as a competitive package.

Restructuring PSL

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

This high profile national firm has a rare new role, working in a non fee earning capacity as a professional support lawyer in the Restructuring and Insolvency team. This position will offer the ability to engage with clients and fee earners of all levels within the business in a hugely rewarding and varied role, but without the demands or hours of being a fee earner.

Family Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £42000.00

Family Solicitor

As a result of expansion, this national firm is recruiting a Family Solicitor to join the Family team in Manchester, dealing with work of the highest quality. Applications from solicitors upwards of one year post qualification experience in Family law are encouraged.

Banking Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £55000.00

We are assisting the banking team of a well known national firm. Due to increased instructions and planned growth, they are looking to recruit a junior solicitor and also an associate level candidate. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a firm with investment into Manchester and a team very much on the up.

Commercial Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £55000.00

Commercial Solicitor

This national firm is looking to recruit a commercial solicitor with ideally upwards of three years experience in commercial contracts work. This will be based in their Manchester office, and will be fully supported by the firm's national commercial team.The firm have a national footprint and are highly reputed in their sector focus. This is a great opportunity to make your mark.

Family Solicitor

  • £30000.00 - £40000.00

Family Solicitor

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Manchester office of a national firm who are looking to expand. The firm have an excellent team of family lawyers based across the country, and are looking to bolster the team in Manchester. This is a genuine opportunity to make your mark and make the role your own. The firm prides itself on its friendly flexible working environment.

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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