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Competition Senior Associate

£80000 - £95000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Ready to become a leader in the Competition Law field? Join this Top 20 Firm and drive responsibility in its L500 Top Tier Competition department with strong prospects to progress towards partnership.

The Firm:

Homing offices throughout the UK, and internationally, this Top 20 Firm has rightfully achieved its status as a global heavyweight. In fact, they are constantly ahead of the curve with their specialist sector knowledge and cutting-edge legal tech, earning them a wealth of enviable clients ranging from multinational PLCs to UHNW individuals.

This external first-class service, securing L500 Top Tier recognition over numerous departments, stems from the internal first-class investment in their employees. Notably, the significant increase in salary bandings has set them apart from the rest as one of the highest payers in the UK. Furthermore, the training and development programme provides incremental support to each lawyer as they progress through the ranks, with additional assistance from the most influential senior associates and partners in the business.

When it comes to the Employment team in Leeds, you will find an active and collaborative community full of industry experts and leading individuals, making for a refreshing and motivating work environment. Here, you will constantly find yourself buzzing about the ongoing work and referrals that come in abundance and the high-level investment, demonstrated by the number of home-grown partners, which is why this firm boasts an unrivalled employee retention rate.

The Role:

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Competition Senior Associate to join the firm's buoyant office in Leeds.

You will be an experienced individual with a firm grasp of the legal technicalities of all aspects of competition matters, ready to further expand this knowledge to the highest standard.

You will manage a diverse caseload covering cartel investigations, merger control and joint ventures, distribution arrangements, export control and sanctions, international trade law proceedings and negotiations, national regulation of foreign investment (including CFIUS reviews), State aid and EU funding issues, procurement challenges, anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations and wider EU law and regulatory compliance issues.

You will also mentor junior members of the team and offer constructive training to support their development.

This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda. The firm are succession planning and keen to find the next generation of senior Lawyers, providing you with the platform for future partnership.


  • You will be a qualified Competition Solicitor with 5-8 years PQE
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • You will have first-class communication and an entrepreneurial flair


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Lucrative benefits package

This is a standout opportunity for a Competition Senior Associate to join the firm's vibrant office in Leeds.

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