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Employment Partner

£90000 - £130000 per annum
Manchester City Of 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 the sector knowledge that they possess. 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.

The firm has recently moved their 300 strong Manchester team to a brand new development in a well-connected area of the City, just a short walk from the nearest tram and train stations.

The Role:

This is a stand-out opportunity for a Senior Employment Partner to join this highly regarded, Top 20 firm, based in Manchester City Centre.

The team handles a broad range of contentious & non-contentious work on behalf of employers. You will deal with a wide range of different industry sectors, as well as a wide range of company sizes, this variety will make for an interesting and diverse caseload.

You will handle a varied caseload of High Court Litigation, restrictive covenant disputes, Breach of Contract, and discrimination. On the non-contentious side, the work you undertake will include large scale redundancies, TUPE, employment contracts, and advising on Employment Law changes. You will benefit from a steady stream of work, most of which is referred from the firm's busy Corporate department.

On a strategic level, you will work closely with the other Partners across the Employment department, and across the firm. The firm has genuinely exciting plans to grow its presence further, and the Employment department will play a vital role in this expansion due to its significant size and profitability. The Employment department is also one of the firm's most profitable departments.

This is an exciting opportunity to become a crucial member of the firm, offering a highly lucrative remuneration package, including a market-leading bonus on your billings, your team's billings, and a percentage on any work that you refer to other departments. International relocation is welcomed, and you will find that many of their lawyers have taken advantage of the firm's global reach by relocating to one of their offices across Europe, Asia and the US.


  • You will be an Employment Partner with at least ten years' experience within Employment Law (there is no upper limit in regards to the amount of experience)
  • You will have a strong background in both contentious & non-contentious Employment Law on behalf of employers
  • Ability to build strong relationships with other departments within the firm, and the clients that you work with
  • Be a keen business developer and have the ability to generate new business whilst nurturing and building existing client relationships
  • You will have an established reputation and a network of contacts
  • Able to motivate and lead a team

This is a rare opportunity to join a respected, Tier 1 Employment Team at one of the UK's leading law firms, based in Manchester City Centre. You will receive a highly competitive salary, in addition to a market-leading benefits package and bonus, and will have the opportunity to play a vital role in the firm's future plans.

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