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All our lawyers are given the opportunity to work in a culture that encourages excellent communication, teamwork and a sense of loyalty. At every level, you are expected to develop strong relationships with a range of clients.

Making a speculative application

We are always pleased to talk to exceptional candidates of all levels (including partners, solicitors and CILEx qualified lawyers) who share our values and could make a significant contribution to our business. If no relevant vacancies are shown but you are still interested in joining us, please submit a speculative application.

Apply now, attaching your CV. We will contact you when any suitable vacancies arise, keeping your CV on file for six months.

Agencies

We are committed to sourcing candidates directly where possible. For particular roles, we may work with preferred suppliers who will be invited by our resourcing team to support us. We may also agree to accept CVs from other suppliers on an ad hoc basis (to be agreed in writing). We will not be responsible for fees in relation to CVs or profiles submitted directly to our partners or other employees or for any applications not submitted via our portal. Agencies should contact our recruitment team before submitting unsolicited applications. 


Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, commercial dispute resolution - London

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We are looking to recruit an associate with four to six years’ PQE to join our busy commercial dispute resolution team in London. The successful candidate will have general commercial litigation experience as well as a sound knowledge of the CPR and making interim applications. They should also have experience of IT/IP work, shareholder disputes, banking disputes, regulatory work, insolvency and attending trials. Strong personal and business development skills are required for this role as it will involve regular contact with clients and other professional advisers. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, commercial, IP and IT - London

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Our commercial, IP and IT team is looking to recruit an associate to be based in the London office. The ideal candidate will have at least two years' post-qualification experience in a recognised IP/commercial team or in-house department; an in-depth knowledge of IP law, preferably to include patents; excellent drafting skills, a pragmatic and commercial approach; and some business development experience. They must be able to demonstrate good communication, client care and organisational skills and should be a team player. | No agencies please

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, commercial real estate - London

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We are looking for an associate to join our successful real estate investors team which advises on all aspects of non-contentious landlord and tenant law; freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals (including portfolio transactions); development work (including forward funding deals); and a wide range of property matters for investors and occupiers alike. The successful candidate will have strong academics and completed excellent training in a well renowned practice. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, construction - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our construction team is looking for a full time associate with at least three years’ PQE to join them in the London office. The ideal candidate will have previously worked at a large firm with an established construction team. Experience of procurement and contracting strategies, funding and financing agreements, contract tendering and frameworks and security documentation including advance payment bonds is essential. The ability to work as a team player and build strong client relationships is also important. The team is engaged to advise on live projects in order to help avoid disputes and shape commercial negotiations and deals, therefore a candidate with non-contentious experience is desired. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, life sciences - LONDON/OXFORD

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Our award-winning life sciences practice is looking to hire an associate with at least three years’ PQE to be based in either the London or Oxford office. The successful candidate will join a team providing comprehensive, business oriented advice, and bringing extensive legal, scientific and industry specific insights to its medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. He or she will act for SMEs, larger plcs and multi-national enterprises, providing the full range of legal, commercial and regulatory advice. Penningtons Manches takes an active role in organisations that support the life sciences industry, both on a local level, such as OBN, and internationally, and has strong links to life sciences specialists outside the UK. Excellent academics and experience in a well-regarded life sciences team are a must for this position which offers excellent training and career development in a supportive and collegiate environment. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, personal injury - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for an associate to assist a leading partner in our personal injury team on high value national and international claims and to conduct a small caseload independently. The successful candidate will have at least two years’ post qualification experience and the ability to demonstrate solid experience in large loss/catastrophic injury claims involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and loss of limb injuries. They should have demonstrable experience in High Court litigated claims together with knowledge of current law and practice in catastrophic injury law. This role offers the opportunity to network and develop profitable and respected work in a fast paced, time critical and exciting work environment. Please be aware that some travel and working outside conventional business hours may be required for this role, given the international dimension of the work. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, employment - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our highly regarded employment team in London is looking for a paralegal to assist with employment tribunal litigation. The ideal candidate will have some experience and understanding of conducting employment tribunal claims, the ability to work on a number of cases at any one time, and to meet deadlines. The role will involve supporting partners and associates in the London office. | No agencies please.

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Senior associate, construction - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for a senior associate to join the construction team in our London office. The ideal candidate will have previously worked at a large firm with an established construction team. Experience of procurement and contracting strategies, funding and financing agreements, contract tendering and frameworks and security documentation including advance payment bonds is essential. He or she must also be a team player and able to build strong client relationships. The team is engaged to advise on live projects, so in order to help avoid disputes and shape commercial negotiations and deals, someone with non-contentious experience is desired. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, contentious private client - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for an associate with at least one year's PQE to join the contentious private client team in our Basingstoke office. The successful candidate will advise on all aspects of trust and estate litigation, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, will validity disputes, disputes relating to the removal of trustees and personal representatives, estate and trust administration disputes and constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel claims. Acting for beneficiaries, executors and trustees, including individuals, trust companies and other organisations such as charities, the role offers excellent support and career progression opportunities. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Junior paralegal, social housing - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

We are looking for a junior paralegal to join our social housing team in Basingstoke on a full time basis. The successful candidate will be part of a busy team delivering a high quality legal service predominantly for the sale of shared ownership, outright sales and after sales transactions on behalf of housing associations. They will also have the opportunity to get involved in a varied blend of real estate work including supporting the portfolio team on large scale secured lending transactions. The role offers an opportunity to undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the department’s work. Some experience of working in a relevant area of law is required for this role. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, social housing - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our social housing team is looking for a full time paralegal to join them in our Basingstoke office. The successful candidate will be part of a busy team which delivers a high quality legal service predominantly in respect of the sale of shared ownership, outright sales and after sales transactions on behalf of housing associations. The role will involve undertaking fee-earning work and providing a profitable contribution to the work of the department. Experience of operating in a similar position in a relevant area of law is required for this role. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, corporate - Cambridge

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for an NQ to four years’ PQE associate who trained with and is now working at either a City firm or a major regional practice to join our corporate team in Cambridge. Candidates should have strong academics and exposure to a broad range of corporate transactional work. The ideal candidate will also have some experience of or interest in venture capital work, including the drafting of investment agreements and ‘VC style’ articles of association. The team is involved in a good mix of corporate work, primarily in the technology sector, weighted equally between M&A transactional work and venture capital fundraising, and acts both for investee companies and institutional investors in London and across the South. Excellent support and progression opportunities are on offer with this role. | No agencies please

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Associate, life sciences - Cambridge

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for an associate with at least three years’ PQE to join our award-winning life sciences team. Based in the Cambridge office, the successful candidate will join a team providing comprehensive, business oriented advice, and bringing extensive legal, scientific and industry specific insights to its medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. The role will involve acting for SMEs, larger plcs and multi-national enterprises, providing the full range of legal, commercial and regulatory advice. Penningtons Manches takes an active role in organisations that support the life sciences industry, on a local level, such as OBN, and internationally, with strong links to life sciences specialists outside the UK. Excellent academics and experience in a well-regarded life sciences team are a must for this position which offers excellent training and career development in a supportive and collegiate environment. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, corporate - Guildford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for an associate with at least one year’s post-qualification experience to join our highly rated corporate team in Guildford. The successful candidate will work with a busy team advising businesses of all sizes as well as management teams, shareholders, investors and lenders with a focus on the technology, private wealth, life sciences, property, retail and fashion sectors. This is a great opportunity for a junior associate currently based in a highly regarded local practice or looking to relocate from London without compromising on quality of work or progression opportunities. | No agencies please

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, clinical negligence/personal injury - Guildford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

Our clinical negligence and personal injury team in Guildford is seeking a full time paralegal to join them on a six month contract. The role will primarily involve working for two senior solicitors but there will also be a requirement to manage certain tasks/phases of case handling for all solicitors in the team. Candidates must have excellent communication and organisation skills and be comfortable working under pressure. They should be able to deal directly with clients in an empathetic and to liaise confidently with other participants in the litigation process through all methods of communication. IT literacy and the ability to minute meetings accurately will also be an advantage. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Senior associate, construction - Guildford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for a senior associate to join the construction team in our Guildford office. The ideal candidate will have experience working at a large firm with an established construction team and of procurement and contracting strategies, funding and financing agreements, contract tendering and frameworks and security documentation including advance payment bonds. A team player who is able to build strong client relationships will be ideal for this role. The team is engaged to advise on live projects, so in order to help avoid disputes and shape commercial negotiations and deals, candidates with non-contentious experience are desired. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, corporate - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our top rated Oxford corporate team is looking to hire an associate with up to two years’ post-qualification experience. The successful candidate will join a busy team advising businesses of all sizes as well as management teams, shareholders, investors and lenders with a focus on the technology, private wealth, life sciences, property, retail and fashion sectors. They should have trained and/or qualified into a respected corporate team and have well developed client management and technical skills. This is a superb opportunity for someone looking to develop their profile in the Oxfordshire market in a supportive environment geared towards the progression and development of associates. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, immigration - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking to recruit a full time associate with at least two years’ PQE in a top tier business immigration practice to join our immigration team in Oxford which is ranked by both Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Candidates will ideally have experience of dealing with multi-national companies and all aspects of Tier 2 work, as well as liaising with high net worth individuals. Knowledge of the education sector is also beneficial. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising paralegals and legal assistants as well as handling their own workload. Excellent academic qualifications, a professional manner and a commitment to high quality service delivery are required. | No agencies please.

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Associate, real estate litigation - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are seeking an associate with at least two years’ PQE to join our dedicated real estate litigation team in Oxford. The successful candidate will provide expert advice on the full range of real estate related disputes as well as specialist guidance on landlord and tenant matters, acting for both landlords. Regular representation of clients in issues involving more than one jurisdiction will be required for this role. Clients range from investment managers with large and varied real estate portfolios to office occupiers and retailers, as well as charities and individuals with smaller portfolios. The team also acts for registered social housing providers, residential landlords and tenants. Excellent opportunities for progression and development are available for the successful candidate, who should have experience of working for well-regarded property litigation teams and be ready for the next step in their career. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, family - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our top rated family law team in Oxford is looking to recruit a paralegal for a one year fixed term contract. The role will involve assisting a busy team on a broad range of family matters including financial disputes and complex disputes concerning arrangements for children. The ideal candidate will have experience in family work (although this is not essential) and be an organised, focused and practical individual with initiative and a common sense approach to problem solving. They should be able to cope well with a varied and busy workload. There will be regular contact with other professional advisers and some contact with clients. | No agencies please.

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Paralegal, real estate - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our real estate team in Oxford is looking to hire a paralegal. The successful candidate will join a busy post-completions team and enjoy a variety of high quality work involving all aspects of registrations and SDLT matters. Strong academics and at least six months’ experience working in a well-regarded real estate team are required, as well as good communication and organisational skills. The role offers excellent training opportunities in a collegiate and supportive environment. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Senior associate, family - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for a senior associate to join our top rated family team in Oxford. The role will involve advising on all aspects of divorce and family law while working alongside a team of lawyers who are acknowledged as being outstanding in their field. The successful candidate will have at least five years’ experience in a recognised family team undertaking a broad mix of work, including for high net worth individuals. Excellent communication and client management skills are required for this role, which is ideal for an ambitious family lawyer looking to progress their career. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, employment - Reading

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

Our employment team is looking for an associate to join them in the Reading office. The successful candidate will advise on a wealth of employment law issues, including contentious and non-contentious matters, keeping clients up to date with the raft of new employment law regulations, highlighting how these could impact on their overall strategy and safeguarding against the potentially huge costs of non-compliance. The role will involve working across a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, recruitment, publishing, media, IT, hotels and leisure, manufacturing, retail and professional services. Real progression prospects and the opportunity to join a busy and successful team are on offer with this role. | No agencies please.

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