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Corporate & Commercial (Sports & Media) Associate

£55000 - £70000 per annum
Manchester Manchester

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

It's time to elevate your Corporate & Commercial career. Join this leading practice and manage a broad range of corporate & commercial matters for an impressive roster of HNW clients within the Sports & Media sectors, with strong prospects to progress towards partnership.

Homing a multitude of offices across the North, this leading regional practice have firmly cemented themselves as fierce competitors in the legal market. Notably, they have built a strong reputation through their excellent service and sector-specialist knowledge, leading to numerous referrals and repeat client business.

Stemming from within, an emphasis on 'people-first' is where the firm takes pride in being different. Alongside incremental training and development, they employ a flexible working schedule which allows staff to find their own harmonious balance between home and work life. This approach has subsequently led to fruitful client relationships, continued business growth & productivity and longstanding teams of talented lawyers.

Here, you will feel constantly stimulated by the high-quality level of work that comes in abundance, with tailored support to ensure you reach your full potential, which is why this firm boasts an impressive employee retention rate.

The Role:

  • This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Corporate & Commercial Associate to join the firm's vibrant office in Manchester, with hybrid working in place
  • Earning high accreditation in the Legal 500, the department undertake a blend of corporate & commercial work for HNW clients within the Sports & Media sectors, notably Premier League & EFL standard
  • As such, you will manage a diverse caseload covering all commercial & corporate aspects relating to the sports & media needs - this will include traditional contracts and M&A work but also feature player transfer transactions, club ownership-related issues, commercial rights agreements and football transactional documentation
  • As an experienced Associate, you will also have the opportunity to support the junior members of the team and get involved in business development initiatives
  • In return, you can expect to receive plenty of opportunities to further progress within the team towards director and partner level

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An experienced Corporate & Commercial Solicitor from 4 to 7 years PQE
  • Genuine interests in the Sports & Media sectors
  • Clear understanding of relevant legal issues
  • Highly meticulous & commercially focused


  • Highly competitive salary & benefits package
  • Flexible working

This is a standout opportunity for a Corporate & Commercial Associate to join the firm's dynamic office in Manchester.

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