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Corporate Associate

£50000 - £65000 per annum
Manchester Manchester

Managing this Role


Ray Birkett

Recruitment Consultant - North West
0161 240 3763

Join a prestigious international, Top 20 law firm that has set themselves apart from the competition; this is well demonstrated by the innovative, cutting-edge, and forward-thinking way in which they deliver legal services. They were an extremely early adopter of technology and have used AI to streamline their processes. They continue to achieve year on year organic growth. They continue to receive an abundance of industry and employer awards every year.

The Firm:

With offices throughout every major UK City, and internationally, the firm is Tier 1 in the Legal 500 across an abundance of specialisms. They have been repeatedly recognised for their commercial awareness, innovation, and sector knowledge. This Top 20 law firm boasts over 400 Partners, many of whom are homegrown and have established stellar individual reputations that give them and the firm real gravitas.

The firm has made significant investment throughout 2020, with the Manchester office being a key area of focus for the firm. This is evidenced by the investment they have made into the latest technology, continuously improving the office space, and the number of strategic heavyweight hires made in the last 12 months alone. They have a strong appetite for growth, and 2021 will be no different.

Investment in technology has always been an important part of who the firm is. They are constantly looking to remain ahead of the curve, provide a seamless client experience, and take away the monotonous administrative duties that will free up time to focus on what you do best; deliver top quality client service, build relationships, and generate revenue.

The client base reflects the firm's calibre, reputation, and expert knowledge. You will be representing international clients, household FTSE 250 names, and public sector bodies, making for a challenging, yet interesting and rewarding caseload.

What truly sets this firm apart is their culture. You may expect a firm of this size to have a stuffy, corporate environment, but that couldn't be further from reality. You will find a close-knit, collaborative team that will welcome you with open arms from day one, and an active social calendar that will allow you to integrate and build strong relationships with the wider team. This makes for an enjoyable and stimulating work environment, allowing the firm to enjoy an unrivalled employee retention rate. You will also find that the firm nurtures and develops legal talent; the growing number of home-grown partners well demonstrates this.

The Role:

You will join this Legal 500 recognised Corporate team as an Associate, in the firm's recently renovated Manchester office.

The Corporate department deals with a broad client base from some of the world's largest corporations, to exciting start-ups. You will find that the work is international in scope, and the team regularly handle large-scale, multi-jurisdictional projects.

Your caseload will include mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, takeovers, private equity, venture capital, reorganisation, and corporate governance.

Their global Corporate team is vast and houses some of the world's most renowned Corporate lawyers. Their level of expertise and reputation cannot be overstated. You will be surrounded by these individuals in their Manchester office, and you can expect a high level of exposure to some of the most interest and complex Corporate transactions that are happening in the world. This will give you a platform to develop your specialist knowledge and progress your career.


* You will be a Corporate Lawyer with a minimum of 3 years' experience (there is no upper limit in regards to the amount of experience)
* You should have experience in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, takeovers, private equity, venture capital, reorganisation, and corporate governance.
* Experience handling complex, multi-jurisdictional Corporate matters
* Have a keen eye for detail
* You will be a commercially minded individual and will thrive on building client relationships and marketing your practice
* You will have the ability to manage your caseload and client expectations whilst working in synergy with the wider team

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