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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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Apply now or please call Gemma Johnson, Resourcing manager,
if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

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 real estate - 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 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, life sciences - LONDON/OXFORD

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

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

Paralegal, commercial dispute resolution - London

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

Our commercial dispute resolution team is looking for a paralegal to join them in the London office. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in relativity / the disclosure process and be organised, confident and able to support a number of different lawyers. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking for high quality work in a supportive and collegiate team. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, PI/Clinical negligence - London

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

The PI/Clinical Negligence team in London is seeking a full time paralegal who has an interest in the area. The role will be supporting fee earners in the team managing administrative tasks tasks/some phases of case handling. The candidate must have excellent communication and organisation skills, and be comfortable working under pressure. IT literacy and the ability to accurately minute meetings will also be an advantage. The successful candidate will be supported to develop, and their attitude and aptitude will influence the level of responsibility they are given. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

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

Paralegal (company secretarial assistant), corporate - Basingstoke

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

We are looking for a paralegal to join our company secretarial team as a company secretarial assistant. Forming part of the corporate department, the team provides support to a portfolio of UK companies of all sizes. The successful candidate, will be part of a small team and will primarily be involved in assisting clients and solicitors to ensure that companies meet their statutory compliance requirements, as well as maintaining companies’ statutory registers, dealing with Companies House filings, the formation of companies and drafting board minutes and shareholders’ resolutions. They will be responsible for undertaking fee-earning work and helping build the firm’s portfolio. The role involves working closely with the corporate team and could therefore be a great opportunity for an LPC graduate with an interest in this practice area. Good attention to detail, strong organisation skills, an ability to work well under pressure and be committed to delivering a high quality service as well as building relationships at all levels are required for this role. Experience of using Blueprint or other professional company secretarial software is desirable. | 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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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, life sciences - Cambridge

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

Our award-winning IP, IT and commercial team is looking to hire an associate with at least one to two years’ PQE to be based in the Cambridge office. The successful candidate will join a team providing comprehensive, business oriented advice, which brings extensive legal, scientific and industry specific insights to clients in the life sciences sector (medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology), publishing industry, and other technology, manufacturing and IT sectors. The role will involve acting for SMEs, larger plcs and multi-national enterprises, providing the full range of legal, commercial, intellectual property 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 either a well-regarded in-house role or an IP and commercial team in a law firm, as well as a willingness and aptitude for business development, are essential for this position. Excellent training and career development in a supportive and collegiate environment are on offer. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, employment - Cambridge

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

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

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Lawyer Opportunity

Costs lawyer – 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, personal injury and travel law teams are looking to appoint a senior costs draftsman to manage the teams’ contentious costs work, with possible future involvement in the expansion of the costs team. This is a new role, and a great opportunity for the right candidate to help shape and improve the firm’s costs practice whilst achieving efficiencies and improving our turnaround and recovery on costs. The position will form part of a central costs unit that is being developed within the firm. The successful candidate must have significant experience of all aspects of both inter parties costs and solicitor/client costs work in clinical negligence and personal injury work. | 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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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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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Court of Protection/Employment - Reading

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

Our Court of Protection practice is a growing team based in Basingstoke. It acts for vulnerable individuals and is responsible for the management of their care teams through a court appointed deputy. This role will support the Court of Protection team and work from our Basingstoke office one day per week but will be based in Reading and supervised by our employment team. The paralegal will be the main point of contact for HR issues and have responsibility for ensuring that all details and information relating to care staff employed by our Court of Protection team’s clients is accurate and up to date. | No agencies please.

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Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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