Corporate Principal Associate (5+PQE)

Job Title: Corporate Principal Associate (5+PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000
REF: 1909
Contact Name: Adam Fawcett
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A top 45 law firm is looking for a Corporate Principal Associate Solicitor with 5+ years PQE to join their team in Manchester.  

In this role, you will manage your own workload of corporate transactional and company law advisory work (to include structuring and governance) for a variety of clients including owner managed businesses, private and public companies, public sector bodies, LLPs, partnerships and individuals 

The firm place a significant emphasis on the well-being of their employees offer flexible and home working to all of their lawyers. They provide their staff with an exceptional working culture and a very competitive benefits package.  

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic Corporate Principal Associate Solicitor looking to handle a broad range of work at a leading firm.  

Corporate Principal Associate Solicitor - Manchester 

The company & role  

  • An award-winning, national, Legal 500 law firm with an excellent reputation   

  • You’ll be joining a tier 2 firm for Corporate Law in the Legal 500  

  • You will assist other lawyers in the team with their work as required including supporting lead advisers in transactional work and supervision of more junior lawyers 

  • The firm is committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity and has been recognised as a Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute  

  • It won the award for Leading Legal Employer at Britain’s Top Employers Awards  

  • Commutable from Manchester, Stockport, Bolton, Salford and Warrington  

Added extras and benefits   

  • 28 days holiday    

  • Flexitime policy  

  • Work from home availability  

  • Healthcare cover  

  • Dental scheme  

  • Bonus scheme  

The ideal candidate  

  • A motivated Corporate Principal Associate Solicitor with 5+ years’ PQE  

  • Proven experience in all aspects of private M&A transactions 

  • Experience in handling high value M&A work

  • High level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills 

  • You have the ability to work to deadlines and targets  

  • You have the ability to work as part of a team  

How to apply for this Corporate Principal 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 Adam on 03300 245 606 or email  

Adam is a Junior Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of corporate commercial and real estate lawyers. Working with departments across the North West, he recruits for roles at all levels, from paralegal to partner. If you’re a commercial solicitor looking to make a move, Adam can help you find the right role.  

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