Banking Solicitor or Associate

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary dependant on experience
13 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice

Banking Solicitor or Associate - Manchester

True finance work is usually the preserve of the larger firms from national level and above. It is inevitable given the need for significant breadth and the means to secure panel appointments.

As a result most banking lawyers come from those kind of firms. Chances are so are you. Often the question that then materialises is why would this role prove any different to where you already are?

The answer to that lies in the manner in which the firm has established itself in Manchester. It is this that gives rise to the fairly unique proposition.

The firm is indeed large - less so in Manchester with around 80 people so it still maintains an open and collegiate approach, despite the backing and resource of a top 50 UK firm. Its Manchester office was opened up in response to client demand on pricing. That isn't to suggest a compromise on quality but as a means to service London driven work from a cheaper base.

North shoring this is not. Or at least not in the sense of doing cheap and dirty work in the provinces. 

The work here supports not just the local market real estate practice but provides a channel for high quality London work to be done at the same standard (and with the same expectation of standard) but at both a better more sustainable rate for clients as well as making it a hugely profitable part (and therefore of significant importance) of the firm.

As London becomes increasingly untenable at certain price points, Manchester has taken the reigns and the investment to grow the office has already started.

This role will be working with a highly regarded real estate finance partner who has relocated to Manchester from London to ensure this new venture succeeds.

The work is already there to be done. More to the point there is more work than resource and so someone coming in will also be tasked with taking over key relationships. As such the means to secure your own clients and carve your career moving forward is ready and waiting.

What is required? First and foremost you need to be a banking lawyer - now that may be broad banking rather than real estate focused. Provided you have the right desire and attitude towards real estate finance work then general banking experience is fine.

Excellence is a must - the quality of work is high and so the technical demands mirror that. Indeed, the clients demand it and it forms the centrepiece of their service.

So what could that offer you? Well, in on the ground floor into a team that is going to be hugely profitable can only stand you in good stead when you stake your claim for promotion or salary reviews. Additionally the route to develop your own clients and take responsibility will be unblocked and won't require the often dog eat dog relentless nature of pulling out work from panels. 

So, if you are a banking lawyer - whether that be in Manchester already or a London re-locator who can see the fantastic opportunity this represents then we want to hear from you.

Send your CV to us or contact Paul Warburton for a confidential discussion.