Associate Solicitor - Restructuring & Insolvency (Manchester)

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Associate Solicitor - Restructuring & Insolvency (Manchester)

Job Type
Full time

JMW’s Restructuring & Insolvency team in Manchester have an opportunity for an experienced solicitor (c.4-6 years’ PQE) to join as an Associate.  The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their ability to undertake contentious and/or transactional restructuring and insolvency work.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • the ability to handle a caseload with minimal supervision and have a good understanding of relevant risk management issues;
  • the ability to work in a team environment with good training and motivation skills;
  • excellent client care and quality control skills;
  • awareness and exercise of financial management skills;
  • good management and supervisory skills, especially the ability to supervise junior members of the team;
  • good business development and marketing skills;
  • strong drafting and advocacy skills;
  • the ability to carry out legal research with minimum supervision;
  • excellent academic credentials;
  • strong technical legal knowledge of the core areas of R&I;
  • strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage several deadlines.

The Department

The team at JMW offers practical, specialist advice to insolvency practitioners, businesses, individuals, directors, banks and asset-based lenders and other stakeholders in both contentious and non-contentious areas of restructuring and insolvency. The team prides itself on being able to offer clear and concise legal advice, providing tailored guidance that is suited to the unique requirements of their clients. 

The team also advises insolvency practitioners, lenders, litigation funders, borrowers, directors, distressed investors and other relevant organisations and individuals on their rights and obligations in respect of both transactional and contentious work in all areas of corporate and personal insolvency. 

The team frequently undertakes transactional (pre-packs, administrations, CVAs, restructuring plans, cross-border restructurings), contentious (actions against or defending former directors and antecedent transactions under the Insolvency Act 1986), enforcement and general advisory work.

Upon joining our R&I department, you will be working alongside our recognised lawyers who are ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500.

Working for JMW 

As well as a rewarding career, JMW offer staff many other opportunities and benefits, including:

  • A minimum of 25 days' annual leave (increasing with length of service) plus office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • A one hour early finish, one Friday a month
  • Two days a year to do charitable work
  • The opportunity to get involved in sports teams, hobby clubs, and social events
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • Annual promotions process open to all staff

More information about our benefits and company culture can be found on the careers home page.



To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to, stating the job reference above.