We are recruiting for a Senior Associate to join our market-leading Commercial Dispute Resolution team in Manchester. Our Commercial Dispute Resolution team is highly ranked in the Legal 500, and this opportunity would see you working closely with a Legal 500 named “leading individual”.

TLT is an innovative and collaborative firm, and we are proud to be the UK Law Firm of the Year 2022, as awarded by the British Legal Awards. The firm’s growth in Manchester has also been recognised with the Large Law Firm of the Year award at the 2022 Manchester Legal Awards.

We are committed to the development and growth of the Commercial Services Group by the appointment of a specialist Commercial Dispute Resolution Senior Associate in Manchester.  This is a mid-level appointment that will strengthen the existing Commercial Dispute Resolution team which operates as a national service line.

If you are looking for a role offering professional growth, great exposure and strong progression prospects, this is the role for you. We are looking for an ambitious individual to assist in the expansion of the CDR team and work directly alongside the partner.

Your Role

You will work within the existing Commercial Dispute Resolution team to service the litigation requirements of the firm’s clients to:

  • Contribute to the firm’s expertise in the field of commercial dispute resolution
  • Contribute to the growth and reputation of the firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice
  • Deal with commercial disputes at all levels, including litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Support the team with networking and business development initiatives
  • Contribute to best practice and precedent development
  • Support with the development of more junior team members

We want you to be successful. You will manage your own caseloads ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice.

Your Skills and Experience

You will be:

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered), with the ability to work independently with limited supervision (circa 4-8 PQE)
  • A proven Commercial Dispute Resolution background with a good knowledge of litigation principles together with a genuine interest in commercial dispute resolution
  • A forward thinker, with excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills, you will be self-motivated with the ability to manage workloads and deadlines
  • Commercially aware with some exposure to business development, with the ability to maintain and nurture strong client relationships
  • Able to develop a deep understanding of your client’s business needs, and act in the best interest of the firm and the client
  • Able to contribute to our collaborative culture, with an ambition to assist in the development of junior team members

Your Team

Commercial disputes are an inevitable part of business life and resolving these issues efficiently is fundamental to commercial success. Our team is experienced in providing practical, commercial solutions ranging from advice in the first stages of a disagreement through to court proceedings and enforcement. Alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration is also a major part of our work.

We work with a wide range of businesses from plcs, public bodies and international companies to owner-managed businesses and non-profit organisations.  We offer genuine industry knowledge to clients spanning a variety of sectors. We regularly act in significant, high value contractual disputes, negligence claims, contractual interpretation, retention of title disputes, sale of goods and services disputes, and misrepresentation claims, as well as large debt claims and insolvency-related issues.


About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,200 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2021 we were named The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute. 

Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance. 

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. 


We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com 


Legal careers
Market Rate, Competitive
Published Date
Friday 13 January 2023
Closing Date
Sunday 12 February 2023
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