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Employment Senior Associate Solicitor

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  • 5+ PQE 
  • Promotion to Senior Associate and further progression  
  • Global, growing team – be part of something amazing and rapidly accelerate your career 
  • Hybrid working 
  • Legal 500 team 
  • Exceptional city centre office space 
  • Potential for travel/secondments abroad 

We are working with a rapidly growing legal group in Manchester on this outstanding progression opportunity for an Employment Solicitor with 5+ PQE to move straight into a Senior Associate position within its Legal 500 team. 

As there is plenty of work to get your teeth into, you’ll find lots of scope to fast-track your progression within this growing team, including short-term opportunities to become a Partner.  

You’ll be “number two” in the team and gain fantastic leadership and commercial experience. The Head of Employment is stepping up into a Senior Leadership role in the business and has additional accountabilities outside of the employment team, so you’ll be in the perfect position to learn the ropes of supervising a team, understanding finances and developing client relationships, without it all being on your shoulders – priming you for a Head of Employment position in the future. (In case you’re wondering, the team is currently made up of a Partner, two Associates and a Solicitor, plus legal support.) 
The firm have a genuine interest in developing people, with plenty of opportunities to take external leadership/commercial skills courses, plus access to internal and external mentorship.  

Your caseload will largely be made up of defendant work for retainer clients, with an emphasis on tech, digital, sports and media – so you’ll get to understand the challenges unique to businesses in these sectors inside out and be able to build a valuable and attractive specialism.  

The firm has opened a brand-new office in central Manchester and offers a 3/2 hybrid working policy (with extra flexibility for when you need it).  

You’ll even have the opportunity to travel abroad, if you wish to, including the potential of international secondments. 

How to apply for this Employment Senior 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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£50,000 - £60,000


  • Greater Manchester

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  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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