Excellent opportunities for legal professionals in the North

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Are you thinking about a move to the North? There may never be a better time….

Manchester is the third largest urban metropolitan in the UK, and is leading the development of the “Northern Powerhouse” which includes other core cities Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle. 

Considered a pivitol city for legal firms, the cultural industries, media and financial services, the city has developed a diverse business community including FTSE 100 businesses to local SME organisations.

Growing legal sector

Manchester’s vibrant legal market continues to thrive with a number of high-profile law firms opting to use the city as a north-shoring base.

Among others, we have seen Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Latham & Watkins all establishing offices to act as legal services hubs.

Along with larger international firms, Manchester is home to smaller boutique firms offering excellent career progression opportunities.

"Whether you aspire to Partner level in a prestigious firm or want to work as in-house counsel there are several opportunities in the North," said Katie Plant, Manager - Robert Walters. 

Vibrant work life balance

Along with it’s diverse business community, Manchester is known for its architecture, culture, music scene and sporting connections.

Live music venues such as the O2 Academy, Manchester Academy, MEN Arena and an assortment of local venues bring in some of the world’s biggest headliners and up and coming artists.

Manchester is home to internationally acclaimed museums and galleries and has a lively cosmopolitan setting of canal-side bars and restaurants across the city.

There’s no shortage of sports action in Manchester with some of the country’s most well known teams calling the city home. Both premier league giants Manchester United and Manchester City are based close to the city centre, whilst Lancashire Country Cricket Club and the Sale Sharks rugby team are also based locally.

Affordable cost of living

The city boasts an extremely friendly cost of living and excellent commuter transport links from some of the UK's most beautiful areas. 

The average selling price for a property in Greater Manchester is £167,000. In the surrounding commutable areas the average housing costs are £221,000 in Cheshire, £155,000 in Lancashire and £150,000 in Merseyside (Zoopla) (figures taken from 2017 Zoopla averages) Whether you aspire to Partner level in a prestigious firm or want to work as in-house counsel there are several opportunities in the North

Manchester offers a good range of schools (both state and private). The region has some of the best schools in the country, including Ladybarn House in Cheadle Hulme and Sale Grammar School in the Trafford Borough. Learn more

Excellent opportunities

Katie continued, "The North is an excellent location for professionals looking to develop in their legal careers and move up the ladder quickly. We are seeing a significant spike in demand across all levels of seniority and within multiple specialisms."

See what opportunities we have available in the North today

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