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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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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our commercial dispute resolution team is looking for a mid-level associate to join a busy and growing group actions team. Caseload consists largely of multi-party professional negligence claims against lawyers, but is likely also to include work on financial mis-selling claims and other types of group actions. The role will be challenging and rewarding, with good opportunities for career progression. The successful candidate must have strong technical and drafting abilities, experience in professional negligence claims is preferred. | 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 3210

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 3210

Our construction team is looking for a full time associate with at least 3 years’ PQE to join our London office. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working 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 candidate must also demonstrate the ability to work as a team player and build strong client relationships. We are engaged to advise on live projects - to help avoid disputes and to shape commercial negotiations and deals, therefore someone 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

Paralegal, immigration - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our immigration team, which is ranked in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500, is looking to hire a full time paralegal to be based in the London office. The successful candidate will have at least 6 months previous UK immigration paralegal experience, and relevant in-bound UK immigration experience, together with strong academic qualifications, a professional manner, and a commitment to effective service delivery. This role offers excellent training and high quality work. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Senior associate, marine, trade and energy - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

The marine, trade and energy team is looking for a senior associate to join them in our London office. Following our recent merger, the team is expected to develop and grow meaning that this is an exciting time to join. The required focus for the role will be on trade and commodities disputes including those under SAL, RSA, GAFTA, FOSFA, LME, LCIA and ICC Rules and in the English courts. You are also likely to have the opportunity to engage in dry shipping matters under LMAA Rules. An associate with litigation and arbitration experience in the soft and/or hard commodities sector is sought ideally with capability in at least two of the following areas: trade finance; bills of lading; dry shipping; and energy disputes. Business development and client contact skills are an essential requirement. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Senior associate, private client - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our private client and tax team in London is looking to hire a senior associate (five to six years+ PQE). The successful candidate will join a highly respected team dedicated to private wealth advice, UK and international tax planning and asset protection, advising individuals, family offices, family businesses and fiduciaries. We are looking for candidates who have private client experience in domestic and international work in both trust and tax matters. Candidates should have good communication and organisational skills and be motivated to support a successful and growing team with an interesting and diverse client base. The role offers excellent quality work in a collegiate and supportive environment and candidates should be committed to developing their technical skills with the support of active mentoring from colleagues and the firm’s knowledge team as well as to assisting the development of more junior members of the team. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Senior associate, real estate investors - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

We are looking for a senior associate to join our highly regarded 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 will have received good quality training in a renowned practice.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, court of protection - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our Court of Protection team is looking for a qualified solicitor (one to three years’ PQE) with experience in Court of Protection work to increase and strengthen our department. This role will include preparation of court applications, both financial and welfare deputyship orders and more complex wills and trusts, and preparation of personal injury trusts and trusts for minors for court approval. The role will also include supervision of paralegals within the team in applications to court and general management of the deputyship. The successful candidate will have completed part or all of their STEP examinations and have experience of creating and managing LPAs and OPG deputy standards as well as in the area of community care and welfare law. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Court of Protection - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

We are looking for a senior paralegal with experience in Court of Protection work to join the team and help support the specialist lawyers in our Basingstoke office. Key aspects of the role include preparation of court applications; general management of financial deputyships; preparation of deputy annual reports to the Office of the Public Guardian and preparation and monitoring of annual budgets. The ideal candidate will have two years’ experience in a Court of Protection paralegal position, knowledge of Office of the Public Guardian deputyship standards and confidence in client facing meetings and communications. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Personal injury/Clinical negligence - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our personal injury / clinical negligence team is looking for a paralegal to join them on a part-time (around one day per week) basis, in our Basingstoke office. This is a good opportunity to be a part of one of the leading specialist clinical negligence teams in the country. The role will include providing the team with in-house resource to manage medical records as key evidence and the opportunity to train other paralegals to assist with record sorting. Candidates will have a medical background and will be comfortable dealing with and understanding medical records. Good organisational skills, excellent attention to detail and a proactive approach with the ability to follow and create efficient processes are also required. | 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 3210

We are looking for a paralegal to join our social housing team in Basingstoke. 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 and 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. They will be responsible for undertaking fee-earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, employment - Birmingham

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

We are looking for a newly qualified solicitor to join our Birmingham office. The successful candidates will undertake tribunal litigation and provide specialist advice, possibly also carrying out a small amount of non-contentious work. The role will primarily assist claimants referred to us by our national clients including staff associations, as well as other claimants and employers. There will be an opportunity to work with colleagues in other offices as part of our national team of employment lawyers. Relevant experience of employment law during their training contract or any other prior relevant experience would be an advantage. | 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 3210

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, commercial dispute resolution - Guildford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

We are looking for an associate with at least one to three years’ PQE to join our commercial dispute resolution team. The successful candidate will focus on a broad range of litigation and insolvency matters to include contractual claims and enforcement and personal and corporate insolvency (pre-petition and pre-insolvency events, injunction threats and advisory work). This role, which is based in our Guildford, Reading or Oxford office, would suit an associate looking for superb quality work and an unparalleled opportunity for career progression. | No agencies please

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Lawyer Opportunity

Costs Lawyer, Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence - Guildford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our personal injury, clinical negligence and travel law teams are looking to appoint a costs draftsman. 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 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 the personal injury and clinical negligence field. | 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)20 7457 3210

Our employment team is looking to recruit a junior to mid-level associate, ideally with two to four years’ post qualification experience. The successful candidate will be based in our Reading office and the role will involve managing employment tribunal cases; conducting advocacy at employment tribunal hearings; providing day-to-day employment law advice to clients; drafting and reviewing contracts and other employment related documentation; assisting other teams with employment law issues, including corporate support; providing training to clients; and attending networking and marketing events.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Marine, Trade and Energy - Singapore

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3210

Our marine, trade and energy team is looking for a paralegal to join them in the Singapore office. The ideal candidate will have previous paralegal experience, excellent academic qualifications, good organisation skills, a professional manner and a commitment to high quality service delivery. Previous experience of shipping law is desirable but not essential. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking for high quality work in a supportive and collegiate team. | No agencies please.

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