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Employment Principal Associate

  • GBP£60,000.00 - GBP£75,000.00
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Permanent

Employment Associate 6+ PQE| Top 50 Firm| Manchester

Join a national law firm known for supporting and investing in legal talent and having a work environment that encourages diversity, collaboration, and development.

The Firm:

This leading national law firm has come off another record-breaking year and won countless industry and employer awards in that time.

As part of a close-knit team, you will be supported to develop and grow as a Lawyer, working alongside some of the industry's leading names. If you are an ambitious individual looking to make your mark in one of the most exciting law firms in the North West, this firm is a standout choice

The Role:

You will join a Legal 500 ranked Employment team in the firm's Manchester office.

Handling a mixed caseload of contentious and non-contentious Employment work, you will act for some of the UK's largest employers across various sectors, such as health, finance, and retail.

You will be encouraged to shape your practice towards your strengths, whether you want to keep a broad diet of work or focus on a particular sector/specialism.

As a key member of the team, you will be actively involved in the team's long-term growth and supervise a small team of junior lawyers. You can also expect a high level of client contact and influence in strategic decision-making, allowing you to develop the requisite skills needed to take the step into partnership.

You will receive an attractive package, flexibility and work/life balance, and a clear route to partnership.


  • As a guide, this role would suit an Employment Lawyer between 6+ years PQE
  • Comfortable handling a mix of contentious & non-contentious Employment work
  • Experience conducting advocacy at Employment Tribunals
  • Able to motivate, supervise and delegate work to junior lawyers
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Ralph Dowds Recruitment Consultant- North-West

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