Legal Recruitment Manchester | The Manchester economy is thriving, and continues to grow in terms of inward investment, finance, property, and the booming tech & media sector. Despite concerns over Brexit, Manchester certainly is a City that is open for business, and as a result there has been a hive of activity in the local legal sector in recent years. The Manchester Law Society is growing and now has more than 3,000 members, and now most major national legal practices have an established presence in Manchester making the region the largest legal hub outside of London. This increased regional presence means a vastly competitive legal job market.
Our legal recruitment consultants are vastly experienced in the legal jobs market in Manchester. We are able to reach, and attract available & passive jobseekers in a swift and professional manner. We have extreme confidence in our service due to our top class staff training; local knowledge; sector knowledge; and our significant talent search resources. We develop thorough and professional strategies for identifying the best candidates for legal jobs in Manchester. Our legal recruitment consultants utilise a unique 20-step search and selection process to identify legal services candidates based upon the client’s specifications. We then pre-screen, interview and reference-check all suitable candidates for the role.
What Our Clients Say
Legal Recruitment Manchester
I was approached by Chris to discuss a new opportunity, although I was a little apprehensive at the start due to past-experience with other recruiters, Chris’s communication and methods were very trusting, right from the start. The opportunity was described in detail and Chris showed great interest in my previous work experience. After a couple of weeks of discussions, interviews and negotiations, Chris’s attitude and communication was fantastic throughout the entire process; if you want someone in your corner, he’s your guy. Exemplar service and a credit to Manchester Staff.
Chris from Manchester Staff was a true pleasure to work with, very kind, helpful and professional. I highly recommend this agency and Chris services.
I’d like to take the opportunity to give a little feedback on Richard Donaghy who recently helped me in my job search. He put me forward for a job with a company, and although it wasn’t the right role for me in the end, he gave me all the information and support I could have asked for.
Why work with us?
Sophisticated Talent Search
Our consultants have access to the most sophisticated technology in the industry. We have the best tools and resources needed to find the perfect match.
Local Knowledge & Reach
As our name suggests, we possess a deep knowledge and understanding of the marketing job markets in Greater Manchester.
24 to 48 Hour Turnaround
Our team is targeted on time-to-hire rates. We aim to have fully qualified CVs ready for review within 24 hours. In many cases we will fill vacancies within one week.
20 Step Job Process
Our team of consultants deploy our unique 20 step search and selection process designed to identify and assess the best candidates.
2 Stage Qualification Process
Our professional recruitment consultants screen marketing candidates based on their needs & motivations, not just technical fit.
References & Cover Sheets
Our team procure references to ensure technical and cultural suitability. We also provide cover sheets to highlight key areas of interest and detail anything not on the CV.
We help you to get the most out of the interview. We will manage candidates expectations and make all arrangements.
Our team will give you a clear analysis of our job search to help you understand the challenges and success of each search.
After Placement Support
Our consultants provide your business ongoing support after a successful placement to ensure both clients and candidates are happy in the long term.
Legal Recruitment Agencies in Manchester
We recruit solicitors, fee earners and lawyers in Manchester in all practice specialities such as crime, conveyancing, commercial, employment, litigation, corporate, and financial services. Despite Manchester being the largest legal services hub outside of London, there is an apparent shortfall of available talent in the region due to massive growth competition. This makes recruiting solicitors a real challenge, so you need local professional recruiters on your side to headhunt and secure the best talent available.
We recruit Licensed conveyancers in Manchester at all levels from solicitors, administrators, conveyancing assistants, conveyancing legal secretaries and fee earners. With the average salaries of conveyancing solicitors in the region at around £33,000 per annum, and conveyancing jobs on the rise in Manchester due to the regions regeneration, plus the investment boom in real estate, we only expect this trend to continue.
Legal secretaries are the “go-to” person in the practice for senior lawyers to manage the administrative processes. Legal secretaries manage a variety of other duties such as booking travel and accommodation, performing Digital dictation, preparing bundles, and diary management. In smaller firms, the legal secretaries may also be expected to manage finances and expenses, but in large firms there are usually finance departments for this.
“The Fourth Arm of the Legal Sector” according to the PRR, Paralegals form the largest sector in the legal profession. Regulatory bodies such as The Professional Paralegal Register (PPR), and the Institute of Paralegals have provided much needed regulation and competency standards to the profession in recent years. Paralegals are hugely important elements of the legal team, and the work they do is almost the same as the Solicitors they work for. With salaries between £18,000 - £25,000, Paralegals often provide affordable access to justice and legal advice.
Legal executives are specialised fee-earning qualified lawyers who do work that is similar to solicitors, but focus in specific areas such as conveyancing, family law or . Solicitors in general have a much broader knowledge of law and possess more general training. We search for Legal Executives who have completed their Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and possess the necessary experience/specialism for our clients role.
Case handlers provide administrative legal support and are responsible for delivering outstanding client experiences by providing front line contact with clients. Cases can vary depending on the sector, but this can cover areas such as personal injury, conveyancing, medical, litigation and much more. Case handlers must be able to provide excellent customer service, display empathy and professionalism when dealing with sensitive cases. Salaries vary depending on the complexity and quantity of cases, so we see salaries vary from as low as £20,000 to as high as £35,000 per annum.
Legal Recruitment FAQ's
This ultimately comes down to saving time, money, and increased search quality.
The key advantages for using a recruitment agency are listed below:
- Faster recruitment times: Let the professionals do the recruiting.
- No win, no fee: you only pay if we actually find the right person, and they start work.
- Lower Risk: You are protected with a 30 day free replacement guarantee your risk.
- Market Knowledge: We have a greater understanding of the local job market and can reach local candidates faster and more discreetly
- Candidate Management: This will put you in a stronger position, particularly when it comes to negotiation.
- Big Marketing Budgets: We have a 4 figure marketing budget across major job sites and databases for each job role we search for. If we fail to find the right person for your role, we lose money, so the recruiter takes on the initial financial risk.
- High Level Candidate Qualification: We have a 2 stage qualification process to screen candidates. Our deeper level of pre-screening stops you wasting time on low quality applicants. They have to get past us, before they can get past you.
- Reference Checks: We ensure candidates are technically and culturally suitable and take to time to speak to previous employers.
The industry standard recruitment fees for the legal sector in particular, can be around of 20% of the first years annual base salary depending on the seniority of the role. However, this can go as high as 30% for hard to fill, specialist roles. Our fees are lower than these industry standard prices – call us on 0161 532 8252 for a no-obligation quote.
We offer a 30 day free replacement guarantee on all permanent placements we make. This means that in the unlikely event a candidate leaves employment within 30 days from starting work, our team of consultants get back to work to find you a suitable replacement at no extra cost. It is very much in our interest to find you the right person first time.
In order to fill your legal services vacancy in a professional and timely manner, we use our unique 20 step search and selection process to identify candidates based upon your brief. We will pre-screen , audit and interview every suitable candidate for your role, both passive and active. From the very moment we make first contact with the candidates, to our formal interview process, we scrutinise their CV, employment history and motivations. We provide feedback to help with your decision making process.