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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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Restructuring Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £42000.00

Restructuring Solicitor

Top rated international firm is looking to recruit a newly qualified solicitor into its Restructuring and Insolvency team. The team work together extremely well and are proud of their team environment. You must have excellent academics including a minimum of a 2:1 at degree level and have completed a seat in Restructuring and Insolvency for your application to be considered.

Health & Safety Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £44000.00

Regulatory Solicitor

This market leading internal firm is keen to recruit a regulatory solicitor with regulatory experience. The firm boasts a large national health and safety team and acts for both corporate clients and individuals. The firm are considering candidates up to three years PQE ideally, including newly qualified solicitors with strong academics and a seat in regulatory criminal experience.

Commercial Property Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

Commercial Property Solicitor

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.

Conveyancer

  • Negotiable

Interesting opportunity for an experienced conveyancer to join a leading north west firm in Manchester city centre. With a competitive salary and package, our client is offering a great deal of progression and development for the successful conveyancer.

Construction Partner

  • £80000.00 - £120000.00

Due to planned expansion and significant investment, this national firm is looking for a Construction Partner to add to the Manchester offering. You will move into a very senior role, leading the team in Manchester whilst being supported by a highly successful national group.

Residential Conveyancer

  • Negotiable

Specialist conveyancing firm, based in the heart of Manchester city centre is looking to hire conveyancers, experienced handling a caseload from inception through to completion.
Offering a competitive salary and excellent progression opportunities, this is an interesting opportunity for any conveyancer looking to join a forward thinking, conveyancing firm.

Banking Associate

  • £50000.00 - £60000.00

If you are a banking associate looking for a move, this role is offering exceptional quality work and growth potential. The Manchester office is receiving huge investment and there is a clear path to progress quickly to senior associate level and beyond.

Banking Partner

  • £90000.00 - £120000.00

This firm is looking for a Banking Partner as their next key hire. The firm has significant expansion plans in Manchester, and with Banking firmly on the agenda this is an excellent opportunity to move in at a very senior level.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £39000.00 - £40000.00

This firm has an outstanding reputation in corporate work on a national and international scale. As a junior lawyer in the team you will work with a range of partners and associates on complex corporate transactions for large PLC's, financial institutions and private equity houses. Due to an increase in work they are looking for an ambitious NQ solicitor to join the Manchester team.

Corporate Senior Associate

  • £60000.00 - £70000.00

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. They are looking to fill a key role at the Senior Associate level, which could be a candidate already at the Senior Associate level at a competitor national firm, or a hungry Associate looking to progress.

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.

Commercial Property Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £60000.00

Commercial Property Solicitor, Manchester

This entrepreneurial firm (with a twist) is looking for a commercial property (real estate) solicitor to join its small team in the city centre. They are looking for someone to spearhead and head up the department over the medium term. They are flexible in their approach and

Paralegal

  • £18000.00 - £28000.00

Leading commercial firm with a strong residential development team is look to hire a plot sales conveyancer or a conveyancer with plot sales experience to join it's Manchester office.

Regulatory Solicitor

  • £45000.00 - £60000.00

Health and Safety
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly collegiate team specialising in health and safety. This national firm is looking for a key recruit that will play an integral part in the team going forward. You will work with Legal 500 and Chambers rated partners on complex and high profile regulatory work. This regulatory solicitor role offers fantastic scope and progression working closely with a lead partner in Manchester. You will have at least four years post q

Property Litigation Solicitor

  • £50000.00 - £80000.00

Property Litigation
We are seeking a property litigation solicitor to join this high profile national firm. The work is top quality and can provide an ambitious property litigation lawyer with a real chance to progress. The ideal candidate will be upwards of five years' PQE in a property litigation role. You will need to demonstrate a strong academic profile and will have worked at a leading regional or national commercial law firm.

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.

Commercial Litigation Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

Commercial Litigation Solicitor
The role will involve handling your own case load of commercial disputes in addition to supporting partners in larger matters. The work is interesting and varied, and never compromises on quality. The client base boasts an enviable list of household names and encompasses multi-national companies in addition to SMEs and high net worth individuals. The ideal candidate will have circa two years PQE, handling commercial litigation matters.

Corporate Associate

  • £50000.00 - £65000.00

Corporate - Associate/Senior Associate



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

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 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.

Banking Junior Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £45000.00

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-two 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.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £40000.00

The Manchester corporate team at this national firm boasts one of the most reputable not only in the North West but nationally. Due to an increase in work, they are looking for a bright, driven NQ solicitor to join the Manchester team to work partners and associates on a mix of complex corporate transactions.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £45000.00 - £55000.00

The corporate team handles a range of transactions including M&A, private equity and public work. As the team is small you will be fully involved in all transactions playing a key client facing role. 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.

Commercial Litigation Paralegal

  • £18000.00 - £21500.00

Commercial litigation Paralegal leading to Training Contract

Brilliant opportunity to join the commercial litigation team of a boutique practice in Manchester city centre. We are looking for a bright and ambitious individual with a hunger to learn. Some previous commercial litigation experience would be an advantage but is by no means essential.

Restructuring PSL

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

Restructuring Non Fee earning PSL role

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.

Employment Associate/ Senior Associate

  • £50000.00 - £70000.00

Employment Solicitor Manchester
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an Employment team with a truly national footprint. The work is of outstanding quality, working with a truly enviable client base of household names. The firm offers an extremely supportive working culture and a genuine friendly collaborative team. If you are looking for genuine long term career prospects and autonomy from the outset, this is the role for you.

Commercial IT Solicitor

  • £44000.00 - £70000.00

Commercial Solicitor Manchester
If you are looking for a role that will allow you to become a leading expert in your field, this is an amazing opportunity. This international firm will provide you with the platform to hone your expertise and work with an amazing client base.

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.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £50000.00 - £60000.00

Corporate Solicitor
Our client is a small regional but very well regarded practice in Manchester city centre. The corporate team handles a broad range of work for OMB/SME clients, both in the local Manchester market and nationally. They are looking to grow and want to appoint a solicitor to join the team.

Residential Conveyancer- Newcastle

  • Negotiable

Leading specialist conveyancing firm with offices nationally is opening its new office in Newcastle. Due to significant growth the firm is seeking experienced conveyancers to join the next exciting phase of growth. Having won a host of awards over the last few years and continually ranked top of the Land Registry report, the firm prides itself on its innovative technology and unrivaled expertise in the sector.

Environmental Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

This nationally recognised environmental team has an enviable reputation in the environmental field globally. They are looking to appoint an additional solicitor due to further growth of the team and new client wins. If you have experience in this area from NQ upwards this is an exceptional opportunity to join a market leading team handling international work.

Employment Solicitor

  • £42000.00 - £55000.00

Employment Solicitor
This is a rare and new opportunity for an employment solicitor to join the in-house legal team of a major UK and international brand. If you are at the one to five years' PQE level in a top tier/national firm and looking for excellent quality Employment work but outside the politics and confines of private practice, this is absolutely a role to consider.

Commercial Litigation Solicitor

  • £40000.00 - £55000.00

Commercial Litigation Solicitor Manchester
This is an exceptional opportunity for a commercial litigation lawyer to join a well known commercial law firm in Manchester. This mid-tier commercial practice continues to grow in Manchester. They are performing well, attracting partners from both national and heavyweight regional firms looking to move their client offering, and the firm is championed highly by its lawyers.

Insolvency Solicitor

  • £30000.00 - £45000.00

Insolvency Solicitor
This highly regarded mid-tier practice continues to make its presence felt in the Manchester market, and is looking to recruit an insolvency lawyer to be based in Manchester. The firm continue to grow and attract strong talent from both the top and mid tier, who are keen to become a part of this modern entrepreneurial commercial practice. The highly regarded team has an excellent reputation and a wide range of interesting work to offer a candidate looking for a lon

Construction Lawyer

  • £40000.00 - £45000.00

We are looking for a NQ-2 PQE construction lawyer to join a major national firm, based in Manchester. This is a first class construction team handling market leading work on both a national and global scale. Candidates from top tier/national firms are encouraged, due to the complexity of the work, but bright ambitious candidates from smaller firms looking for a step up will equally be considered.

Credit Hire Fee Earner

  • £22000.00 - £27000.00

Credit Hire Fee Earner
Our client is a leading insurance Law firm with offices in Liverpool. The firm is looking to recruit a Credit Hire paralegal or legal executive who has at experience dealing with all types of credit hire litigation.

Planning & Environmental NQ-2 PQE

  • £38000.00 - £48000.00

This is a national firm with an outstanding reputation in commercial property work. They have been expanding their planning practice over the last 12 months, and are now looking for an additional junior lawyer 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, alongside wider environmental matters.

Projects & Infrastructure Solicitor

  • Negotiable

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. Given the breadth and diversity of work, candidates with backgrounds in construction, commercial, corporate or real estate are all encouraged.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £34000.00 - £38000.00

Corporate Solicitor

Amazing opportunity for a newly qualified to 1 year pqe corporate solicitor to join this highly regarded Top 100 firm in Cheshire. The team handles the spectrum of corporate matters for SME's through to PLC's and Blue Chips.

Commercial Property Associate/Senior Associate

  • Negotiable

Our client is now looking for a candidate with an excellent track record in commercial property, in particular development and regeneration work. The work will be complex and rewarding, giving a commercial property solicitor a real opportunity to take a step up in terms of the quality of work available, working directly with key clients of the firm.

Commercial Property Director

  • £70000.00 - £85000.00

Commercial Property - Head of Department - Boutique Firm

This is a unique role in private practice. This Commercial boutique law firm in Manchester city centre that offers a truly unique blend of genuine city work, flexible working and career prospects.

The founding partners have excellent profiles in the market, and the commercial property team is winning

Commercial Property Paralegal

  • Negotiable

This firm has an excellent national reputation in commercial property work. This role will be varied and hands on, offering a bright and ambitious paralegal the opportunity to take on a mix of work and support commercial property partners with an excellent reputation in the local market.

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.

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.

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.

Professional Negligence Solicitor

  • Negotiable

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 two 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

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00

Clinical Negligence Solicitor Manchester



A fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading defendant clinical negligence teams in Manchester. The team lead the way in their chosen field and handle highly complex technical claims. The work is varied and encompasses orthopaedics, plastic surgery, oncology and general practice. The firm is ideally seeking a clinical negligence lawyer with upwards of one year PQE handling clinical negligence matters.

Commercial Litigation Senior Associate

  • £50000.00 - £65000.00

Commercial Litigation Solicitor Manchester



This top ranked Manchester commercial litigation team is seeking an experienced commercial litigation lawyer for their highly respected national practice. There is excellent work on offer and candidates from both national and regional firms are encouraged to apply. The team are looking for an experienced commercial litigator who can provide key support to the partners and offer guidance to the junior members of the team.

Construction Solicitor

  • £45000.00 - £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.

Commercial Property Solicitor

  • £55000.00 - £75000.00

Career fast track opportunity for an experienced commercial property solicitor to join this highly regarded practice. If you are looking to get involved in large scale project work, become an expert in your field by joining a market leader and progress your career to the highest level achievable then this is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss.

Banking NQ Solicitor

  • Negotiable

We are looking for a banking solicitor to join this well known national firm. Ideally you will have a banking seat, however the team will provide full training and support and will consider candidates with broader corporate/commercial background or with finance related experience and a genuine interest in moving into banking.

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.

Corporate Solicitor - In-House

  • Negotiable

This corporate legal team has the benefit of a fantastic national brand and a loyal client base providing excellent quality work. If you are at the 1-4 PQE level and looking for excellent quality corporate work but outside the politics and confines of private practice, this is is absolutely a role to consider.

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.


Conveyancing Sales Technical Specialist

  • Negotiable

A conveyancing technical specialist specialising in sales files is required to join this renowned, national law firm with offices in Manchester. The firm is continually ranked top of the Land Registry report. Whilst you will not handle your own case load, previous experience handling complex sales transactions is essential.

Commercial Property Solicitor

  • £37000.00 - £54000.00

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.

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.

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.

Corporate Senior Associate

  • £55000.00 - £75000.00

Our client is a market leading national firm with strong international links. The corporate team works on high value transactions on both a national and global scale. Due to expansion of the team, they are looking for someone to join at the Senior Associate level, to work directly with heavyweight PLC clients.

Corporate Solicitor

  • £38000.00 - £45000.00

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.

Conveyancing Technical Specialist

  • Negotiable

A conveyancing technical specialist is required to join this renowned, national law firm with offices in Manchester. Main duties will be to resolve complex and technical queries involving for example, Deeds of Trust, Deeds of Variation, Lease extensions etc. You will also be required to reply to complex additional enquiries. You will be independently check, draft and produce complex legal documentation involving freehold and leasehold titles including newbuild/unregistered/shared ownership prop

Legal Recruitment Consultant

  • Negotiable

We are currently expanding our private practice team 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 Leeds and the surrounding areas. 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.

Banking Solicitor

  • Negotiable

Banking Solicitor



A banking solicitor is sought for the Manchester office of this leading firm. Working within an international firm you will be exposed to excellent quality banking work and learn from true specialists in this field.

Real Estate Solicitor - Home working role

  • Negotiable

This firm is a market leader in real estate nationally. The firm has top quality real estate work. A key role is available, for an experienced real estate lawyer to handle complex real estate transactions - however, this role that can be entirely home based and would suit a candidate who values their career in real estate, but is looking for a role without the politics or demands of working core office hours.

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.

Property Litigation

  • £20000.00 - £40000.00

Property Litigation



This is a great opportunity to join the property litigation team of a highly progressive, collegiate national firm, to be based in their Manchester office. The team operate nationally and have a fantastic resource within their highly rated team. The ideal candidate will be a newly qualified solicitor with a good academic record and experience handling property litigation matters during training. The firm will also consider applications from paralegals for this role.

Employment Senior Associate

  • £45000.00 - £55000.00

Employment Solicitor
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading employment team in Manchester who consistently offer ground breaking work of the highest quality. The client base includes a dazzling array of household names and you will provide strategic support to major organisations.



The ideal candidate will have strong tribunal experience. Applicants with experience dealing with the education sector would be warmly received.

Restructuring Solicitor

  • £45000.00 - £55000.00

Restructuring Solicitor

We are working for a well known national firm with an excellent profile in restructuring. The team in Manchester are looking to recruit a solicitor with upwards of two years' PQE handling corporate restructuring work to take on a mix of contentious and non-contentious work.

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.

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