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Commercial Solicitor 3-6yrs PQE

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  • 3-6 PQE
  • Promotion to Associate or Senior Associate
  • Fast-track progression within a growing team – partnership opportunities
  • Work from home three days per week
  • No corporate work or need to do BD – plenty of work available
  • Top-tier Legal 500 firm
  • Annual bonus, mobile phone and laptop, plus other fantastic benefits

We are delighted to bring to market this opportunity for a Commercial Solicitor with 3-6 PQE to join a top-tier Legal 500 firm in Manchester and enjoy fast track progression all the way up to partnership.

You will be able to join at Associate or, for more experienced lawyers, at Senior Associate level, which may represent a promotion for you from your current title. You’ll join a growing team consisting of one partner, one other mid-level lawyer and two junior lawyers – which provides an excellent foundation for fast progression all the way up to Partner level, as the team is currently light at the senior level with a rapidly growing turnover.

The firm offers a truly flexible hybrid working policy and you’ll be able to work from home for three days per week, plus flexitime – making this role fantastic for anyone with caregiving responsibilities or looking for a role with greater trust.

Your caseload will consist purely of commercial contract work (no corporate transactions) for a client base of entrepreneurs, SMEs and OMBs, including high-profile tech, media, hospitality, retail and sports clients. You’ll have excellent exposure to clients and have the chance to be involved in commercial conversations, influencing your clients’ businesses.

The firm is a big believer in letting those doing the work shine; to this end, your work and name will regularly feature in regional and national press, helping you build your name in the market and supporting your entry into the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partner directories, as well as regional and national awards.
The team has a high-profile, a growing client base and plenty of work readily available, so there will be little to no need for you to do any serious BD or networking – unless you want to.

The firm has a first-class reputation in the region and has won multiple business and employer awards in recent years. It prides itself on its culture and the work/life balance offered to its team members, who enjoy positive working and social relationships with their colleagues across the firm.

Many lawyers join this firm from national and international law firms, seeking the same high quality, complex, interesting work (or better!) with a much-improved work/life balance.

How to apply for this Commercial Associate Solicitor role

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Layla Jackson at Realm Recruit.

Layla is a Senior Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of lawyers in non-contentious commercial areas, including corporate, commercial, commercial real estate and employment. Working with departments across the North West, she recruits for these roles at all levels. Layla’s experience in the legal sector and expert market knowledge means that she is perfectly placed to help you take your next step.

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£55,000 - £75,000


  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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Specialist for corporate, commercial, employment and real estate lawyers in the North West.

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