CURRENT INSTRUCTIONS

Commercial Real Estate - Legal Director - Leeds

Our client is a high profile, entrepreneurial city centre commercial practice offering the opportunity to be actively involved in the running of a team comprising 12 fee earners (3 Partners) acting primarily on behalf of retail, investment and corporate occupier clients.

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The client has a collegiate and supportive culture where team work is actively fostered. This is a firm that believes in transparent management and prides itself on doing things a little bit differently.

The position will suit someone with first rate technical and interpersonal skills who is able to build and develop relationships with clients. This will be an excellent home for an ambitious lawyer that wants to further build their career and feel a part of something.

Ref: SL 2341


Private Client Partner/Team - Manchester

As one of the largest legal teams in the country, advising individuals and trustees (both onshore and offshore) my client acts for major institutions, charities and estates, through to entrepreneurs, landowners and philanthropists.

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They are recognised as a leading provider of legal advice to a high net worth individuals based in the UK and overseas and the range of services offered includes international estate planning, trust advice, taxation, probate and estate administration and asset protection.

Scope now exists for an ambitious specialist to join at Partner level and potentially head up the private client offering at their Manchester office. Commitment to further growth in this area is high and to this end a small team move may also be considered.

Ref: SL 2340

To discuss in more detail please contact Graham Manley on 0780 986 1489 or email him at:

g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk. Any communication will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Planning Partner - Leeds

This is a new vacancy which has not yet been released into the general market.

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Please contact Graham Manley for further details on g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk or telephone 0780 986 1489


Construction Law Team - Leeds

Rare opportunity to join one of the ‘Big 6’ commercial firms in Leeds which already has a thriving construction practice.

This is a signal to the market that my client intends to grow its construction offering in a big way. This will be an excellent move for a disillusioned team not receiving the recognition they should be at their current firm.

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Please talk to Graham Manley in confidence for more detail.

Tel: 0780 986 1489

Email: g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk


Private Client Partner - Lincoln

This is a newly released position for an experienced private client lawyer who may well be looking to return to the Lincoln region. My client has a very high profile in the North of England for this type of work and there will be an existing caseload of quality work to take on.

For further details please contact Graham Manley at
g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk

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Commercial Partner - Manchester

My client is a long established but refreshingly entrepreneurial commercial practice with an enviable client base of mid-market companies. The role is to potentially head up a small team where there is very substantial scope and support to significantly grow. The culture of the firm is inclusive and meritocratic.

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The team’s clients include a variety of large and small businesses, across a wide range of sectors, including, technology, healthcare, biotech, manufacturing, media, creative industries and recruitment.

They advise on commercial contracts, intellectual property, e-commerce and technology issues.

For further information in complete confidence please contact Graham Manley at g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk

Ref: SL 2338


Senior Regulatory (Financial Services) - Leeds

This is a new vacancy which has not yet been released into the general market.

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Please contact Graham Manley for further details on g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk or telephone 0780 986 1489


Charity Law Partner - Manchester

New role for an experienced lawyer to join one of the North of England’s most prominent dedicated Charity departments.

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As this is a partnership level appointment you will already have a profile in this area and be keen to take on a ‘successor’ role. Please contact Graham Manley for further details:

g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk

Tel: 0780 986 1489


Head of Private Client – for Leeds office

As one of the largest legal teams in the country, advising individuals and trustees (both onshore and offshore) my client acts for major institutions, charities and estates, through to entrepreneurs, landowners and philanthropists.

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The lawyers, accountants and tax consultants within the department offer specialist advice and administration services covering a wide range of issues including succession planning, estate administration, tax planning, and wills and trusts disputes, representing high-net-worth clients, landed estates, heritage property and institutions.

They are now seeking to make a key partner level appointment within the private client team at their thriving Leeds office. This position is likely to suit a private client specialist already operating at partner level and with a strong profile for this area of work.

This is a pivotal role which will attract a premium financial package.

Ref: SL 2322


Corporate Partner - Manchester c. £500k +

New opportunity to head a thriving Corporate unit at an entrepreneurial city centre practice with a number of European offices and an office in the USA.

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This is a confidential opportunity so please contact Graham Manley in the first instance to discuss further.

0780 986 1489

g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk


Head of Commercial Litigation - Leeds

My clients dispute resolution group has a superb reputation and its critical mass enables it to act on the largest and most challenging of cases.

The client base is national and international.

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This is a senior role and whilst a following/work is not a pre-requisite it is expected that the right person will have a reputation and personal profile that will lend itself to clients wishing to remain with this person on a move.

The role will suit someone who will rise to the challenge of continuing to grow a department and who does not enjoy being constrained by a formal and stuffy working environment.

As a ‘head of’ role there will be a highly attractive financial package on the table

Ref: SL 2336


Licensing Partner - Manchester or Leeds

New opportunity for a senior lawyer wanting to develop their specialist skills in a market leading commercial practice. Partner level position.

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Please contact Graham Manley for further details on
0780 986 1489 or email him at g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk in complete confidence.

Ref: SL 2324


Banking Lawyer 2-4 pqe - Leeds / Manchester

Excellent opportunity for an experienced banking specialist looking to work directly with a ‘name’ Banking partner and take their career to the next level.

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International practice able to offer a top end financial package. Superb state of the art working environment.

Ref: SL 2325


Private Client - Partner - York

Our client’s private client team is one of the most renowned and longest standing in Yorkshire and their commitment to this sector of work has enabled the firm to expand its reach and offer a fully comprehensive service in all areas of private client activity High Net Worth Individual client base.

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Areas of specialism include Capital Tax planning, Probate, Living Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Office of Public Guardian issues. In addition, they undertake trust drafting and administration (including Trusts created for Personal Injury damages preservation), Wills, Charity administration and Accountancy.

There is now a requirement to recruit at partner level. However for the right person my client would also consider someone who is currently a senior associate looking to take the next step to partnership. This is a pivotal position and the person they recruit will have the depth of experience and contacts to further grow the private client practice. You will have a recognised profile in this area of law.

Ref: SL 2256


Banking Partner/Head of Banking - Leeds

A rare opportunity to head up a well-established banking team at one of the most go-ahead, high profile law firms in Leeds.

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You will be responsible for continuing to build an already well established department and your technical expertise and well-honed management skills will be a given. This is a very real opportunity to shape a team and develop your own practice in a very highly regarded commercial practice.

This will be an Equity appointment and will attract an extremely attractive financial package.

For a confidential discussion please call Graham Manley on 0780 986 1489

Ref: SL 2320


Commercial Real Estate Director/Partner - Leeds

My client is a long established commercial law firm committed to Yorkshire and committed to further growth. In fact they are something of a success story having continued to grow their turnover and profitability throughout the downturn.

They have a substantial commercial real estate department and a substantial throughput of work

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but there is potential to grow this even further. Whilst the caseload will be a wide range of commercial real estate some experience of the property aspects of Banking would be useful.

Accordingly they are seeking an ambitious and go-getting commercial real estate specialist who will be committed to advancing their career. The right person is likely to be initially appointed as a Legal Director but a higher level of seniority may be negotiable.

Ref: SL 2317

For further details please contact Graham Manley on 0780 986 1489 or g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk


Corporate Partner - Leeds

Medium size (£30m+ turnover) and highly regarded Leeds city centre commercial practice with an enviable range of clients seeks a further partner to assist in the continued development of its burgeoning corporate unit.

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You will work with a team of lawyers familiar with all aspects of corporate law including acquisition finance, buying and selling companies, corporate governance, financial services MBOs, MBIs and IBOs, public companies and markets, reorganisations, venture capital owner-managed business and company sales.

This may well suit a partner already in a very large commercial firm who is looking to flourish in a more entrepreneurial environment where they will operate with a higher degree of autonomy.

Ref: SL 2190


Partner – Dispute Resolution – Leeds

New role at vibrant city centre practice with a collegiate ethos. My clients dispute resolution group has a superb reputation and its critical mass enables it to act on the largest and most challenging of cases.

This is a senior role which will not require a client following/work as a substantial dispute resolution caseload is already in existence – however reputation and personal profile will be key for this appointment.

This role will suit someone who wants to shape their own destiny and who does not enjoy being constrained by a formal and stuffy working environment.

Ref: SL 2304

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New role at vibrant city centre practice. My clients dispute resolution group has a superb reputation and its critical mass enables it to act on the largest and most challenging of cases.

This is a senior role which will not require any client following/work as a substantial dispute resolution caseload is already in existence – however reputation and personal profile will be key for this appointment

Ref: SL 2304


Partner (and Solicitor) – Agricultural – North Yorkshire

My client is Chambers Directory and Legal 500 recognised And is situated at the centre of the country’s agricultural heartland.

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They are strongly committed to providing a legal service of the highest quality to all clients involved in the agricultural sector and have a deep-rooted understanding of those matters which concern farmers and landowners most.

Your caseload will include advising on a range of diverse legal issues affecting farmers and landowners including: Buying and selling land, Tenancies, Rights of way, Disputes, Contracts, Partnerships, Wills and tax planning Ideally you will be a partner with substantial experience in this area. A following is not required but the person appointed should be keen to develop the firms existing client-base.

In addition a more junior appointment is on offer which should be highly attractive to an ambitious lawyer with a least 2 years specialist experience looking to advance their career.

My client is able to offer a top financial package and a convivial working environment in an outstanding office environment.

Ref: SL 2230


Employment – Partner (potential Head of Dept.) – North Yorkshire

A fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced and ambitious specialist to join a high profile commercial practice in North Yorkshire. My client’s employment unit is ‘Chambers & Partners’ rated and is well known for its ability to provide commercial yet practical advice.

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The role is likely to suit someone who will already be a partner but feel that their contribution is not being fully recognised by their present firm. A client following is not essential but you will need to enjoy and fully participate in the business development aspects involved in a senior role such as this.

For the right person my client is prepared to offer immediate partnership into what is a highly profitable practice. Alternatively for someone slightly less senior and keen to prove themselves this will undoubtedly be a stepping stone to equity.

Ref: SL 2298


Social Housing Partner (Potential Head) - Leeds

New instruction on behalf of a substantial commercial practice in Leeds for a Partner who will thrive in an autonomous role within an entrepreneurial environment offering substantial infrastructure support.

For the right person this role could be National Head of Social Housing.

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Our client has a high profile in this area and is looking for a specialist lawyer at Partner level who can further develop a department. Although it is likely you will already be based in Yorkshire our client is happy to consider those returning to the area.

You may feel stifled and looking to join a practice that can offer you an opportunity to further develop a sector specialism that reflects your own vision.

This is a senior opportunity and as such will carry a very attractive financial package.

Ref: SL 2299


Banking Litigation Partner - Manchester

Specialist department within substantial city centre practice that still embodies a strong entrepreneurial spirit combined with a collegiate and supportive working environment. Legal 500 and Chambers rated. State of the art working environment.

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The client handles a substantial amount of banking and finance litigation and dispute resolution for a broad range of clients in the finance sector, including members of the Asset Based Finance Association (“ABFA”) and the Finance and Leasing Association (“FLA”) as well as the major UK clearing banks.

Both the firm and the banking litigation work continues to grow and an additional partner to assist with further growth is required.

Ref: SL 2276


I.P. Partner (potential Head of Dept.) - Leeds

Our client is a long established commercial law firm committed to Yorkshire and committed to further growth. In fact they are something of a success story having continued to grow their turnover and profitability throughout the downturn.

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This is a succession planning appointment with an existing caseload already in place. For the right candidate there is scope to head up the existing unit almost immediately.

Whilst the ideal appointee is likely to already be a partner our client is happy to consider applications from very experienced senior associates who have real ambition, enjoy marketing both internally and externally and developing client relationships. At this level there are definite partnership prospects on offer

Ref: SL 2158


Partner & Head of Residential Property – Leeds

A relatively rare opportunity to join a burgeoning and highly profitable city centre commercial practice to head up a highly respected department. This is not ‘factory’ style conveyancing

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but rather, high end residential properties for a discriminating client base. You will already be well connected with local agents and surveyors, be keen to grow further an already successful department (and have the gravitas to do so) and fully embrace all aspects of I.T.
Our client is fully committed to further expansion in this area and as a highly profitable practice the remuneration on offer should prove to be highly attractive.

Ref: SL 2265


Landed Estates/Agricultural - Partner (possibly Senior Associate) – North Yorkshire

Our client is a long established law firm committed to Yorkshire and committed to further growth. In fact they are something of a success story

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having continued to grow their turnover and profitability throughout the downturn. This is a succession planning appointment with an existing caseload already in place. Whilst the ideal appointee is likely to already be a partner our client is happy to consider applications from ambitious senior associates.

For further details please contact Graham Manley on 0113 384 5820 or g.manley@seniorlegal.co.uk

Ref: SL 2266


Corporate/Commercial Partner - Manchester

Our client is a well known, long established mid-tier (10 – 20 Partner) commercial practice based in the city centre. Not wanting to stand still they are looking to bolster their commercial team at a senior level by recruiting an ambitious commercially driven lawyer who will thrive in a more personal, supportive and friendly working environment.

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The client places a premium on establishing a close working relationship with its clients and in providing a first class delivery of legal services.

You are likely to be a partner at your current firm where you will be handling a corporate/commercial mix and will be sufficiently well networked in the local business community to feel confident in bringing established contacts with you. In return you will become an integral part of a genuinely friendly and enthusiastic team within a practice making plans for its continued future growth.

Ref: SL 2184