By DebbieH 10 Apr 2019 7 min read

Spotlight: the law firms who are hiring in Manchester

Considering a career move to Manchester? We’re not surprised, since the city continues to be known as the “main hub of commercial activity” in the North West, as well as an “attractive place to do business”, according to the authors of the Legal 500 report 2018.

While London remains the epicentre of the UK’s legal sector, Manchester is a fast-paced, vibrant city to work in, and it has reinvented itself as the country’s second biggest legal hub.

The Manchester legal market, featuring a large number of solicitors, boasts a relentless working culture for the city at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. Business is booming, and the regeneration of key areas such as Castlefield, Spinningfields and MediaCity make the city all the more attractive.

So who are the firms hiring in Manchester right now? We’ve put together this special feature to introduce you to the firms who are seeking top talent, and what they have to offer you.

Affinity Seven Law Solicitors

Affinity Seven Law Solicitors (ASL) was initially set up to specialise in personal injury and general civil matters. The firm has now developed an experienced team with a wealth of experience, providing legal advice across areas such as Rochdale, Manchester, London, Bradford and the rest of England and Wales.

Due to strategic development, ASL is now searching for a Solicitor in Litigation Executive to work in its Personal Injury department in the Rochdale office. The caseload will include dealing with predominantly RTA Fast Track cases and some Multi Track matters along with some EL/PL/.

ASL is accredited by Investors in People, offering a competitive salary in a vibrant working atmosphere, with genuine opportunities for the right candidate to progress.

Read more about the role here.

BCL Legal

Founded 15 years ago, BCL Legal is a people led and tech-driven recruitment agency. It currently has a number of attractive roles available on behalf of its clients for talented Solicitors in Manchester.

BCL Legal’s clients offer a range of benefits depending on each role, including competitive salary, flexible working, the opportunity to progress within highly recognised firms, competitive remuneration packages and pension schemes.

Douglas Scott

Douglas Scott is a legal recruitment agency which matches the best candidates with the best opportunities, and has done so for over 14 years. It has plenty of in-depth industry knowledge available to help you with your job search.

Douglas Scott is recruiting for a number of roles in Manchester, on behalf of its clients. Available opportunities include:


Benefits available include competitive salary, the opportunity to work with award winning law firms, good working hours and much more. Take a look if you’re intrigued.

Interlink Recruitment

Interlink Recruitment is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy, helping candidates plan their future. Interlink Recruitment offers plenty of help to candidates searching for the right job, including remuneration insights. For example, if you’re not sure that your salary is right, they can provide market insights on salary averages and benefits packages.

Interlink currently has a number of roles available in Manchester. Clients are offering a range of benefits, including competitive salary, generous remuneration packages and the opportunity to work with established, loyal client bases on offer. You could also benefit from fantastic support structure and a transparent career ladder.

Roles available through Interlink Recruitment include:

Leigh Day

Leigh Day is a specialist law firm with some of the country’s leading personal injury, product liability, clinical negligence employment and discrimination, international and human rights teams. It has an office based in Manchester, and is currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join its fantastic team.

Leigh Day is offering a competitive salary, and a pension scheme to the right candidate.

To find out more about the role, click here.  

Nayyars Solicitors

Nayyars Solicitors has an office based in Cheadle, Manchester. The firm, which specialises in personal injury, is searching for an experienced and qualified solicitor with at least 3 years experience working with RTA/personal injury caseloads, and an experienced RTA Paralegal to join its litigation team.

At Nayyars Solicitors, everyone works together with an open door policy with management. The firm was also nominated for a number of awards at the Personal Injury Awards in 2018, including Claimant Lawyer of the Year, Claimant Team of the Year and Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year.

At this office, a friendly team with a great work culture awaits the perfect candidate.

A pension scheme is also available. Salary being offered for each role can be found in the job description.

Read the job description for the Solicitor role

Read the job description for the Paralegal role

QED Legal Recruitment LLP

QED Legal Recruitment LLP is a legal recruitment agency founded on three core values:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Approachability


QED Legal currently has a number of Solicitor, Admin, Legal Secretary and Paralegal jobs available on behalf of its clients in Manchester. Furthermore, each role offers a range of benefits for the right candidate, and great benefits packages that offer the likes of a pension, generous holiday allowance, staff wellbeing schemes and bonus payouts.

Roles available in Manchester through QED Legal include:


SaccoMan is a specialist legal recruiter based in Manchester, who ‘connect talent with opportunity’. According to SaccoMan’s website, 97.6% of the candidates they place say they have an ‘excellent knowledge of the marketplace’, and over 65% of their placements come from adapting job roles to suit a candidate’s skills.

Clients of SaccoMan are offering a range of benefits for each role, including generous annual leave, a pension scheme and competitive salary.  

For available roles through SaccoMan, click below:

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