Manchester is continually growing in stature as a legal hub to rival London. How have new private practice and in-house vacancies for lawyers fared in the city over the last calendar year? Which practice areas are most in-demand in 2022? 

Compiled in partnership with JMC Legal Recruitment, this report reviews vacancy volumes for lawyers in Manchester. It compares last year’s hiring levels with the pace of recruitment in early 2022; reviews the numbers of new jobs in law firms by practice area; presents in-house vacancies by industry; and shows which law firms are the busiest recruiters in Manchester.

Key findings include:

  • Vacancies in Manchester are growing at a faster rate than England & Wales as a whole
  • In-house vacancies are trending downwards, while private practice is on the up
  • Jobs in the insurance practice area experienced the largest rise since 2021
  • Thompsons Solicitors, DAC Beachcroft and PwC Legal with the most jobs in 2022

To discover more insights and trends for the legal recruitment market, download the report now.

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