Banking Lawyer - 0-5 years' PQE - Manchester

Pinsent Masons
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Banking & Finance
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification
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Job Description



We are currently looking to recruit a Banking lawyer with 0-5 years PQE to join our Manchester Banking Team.


We advise a broad range of lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of financing transactions, including acquisition finance, asset-based lending, general corporate lending, project finance, real estate finance and structured finance which includes acting for borrowers and lenders in relation to sustainability and ESG financing in both the loan and the bond markets.  Our practice is broad and extremely varied.

Our banking and finance team deliver a high-quality legal service operating on a national basis, giving us access to a deep knowledge of current market practice.  We deliver a truly partner led service whilst also giving our lawyers responsibility to be heavily involved in our transactions and develop their skills and experience.

Our talented team of lawyers has an insight and appreciation of the needs and pressures of clients in the financial services sector.  We are renowned for the quality and speed of delivery of our advice, our innovative thinking and our grasp of commercial issues.

Our Manchester Team

We have a three partner-led team in Manchester headed up by Matt Morgan who has a particular strength in corporate finance and real estate finance, with Samantha Rollason focusing on real estate finance and public sector funding and Tim Fearn specialising in acquisition finance, corporate finance and asset-based lending.

Key clients

  • HSBC UK Bank plc
  • NatWest Bank Plc
  • Barclays Bank PLC
  • Lloyds Bank plc
  • Clydesdale Bank plc
  • Santander UK plc
  • OakNorth Bank plc
  • Beechbrook Capital LLP
  • Permira Debt Capital
  • Rothschild & Co Wealth Management UK Limited
  • Tyman plc
  • European Metal Recycling Limited
  • Speedy Hire plc
  • Elevation Advisors LLP
  • Numerous private equity investors.

What our clients say

Ranked in Tier 1 for Banking and Finance in the Norther West by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

‘A very approachable team who give practical and efficient advice. Always available to take calls or if not they return the call within the day. The team work very hard to get the deal done-very co-operative and they deliver.’

"It is a very good firm and my dealings with them have always been positive. They are happy to work with us to offer robust and commercial solutions."

Legal 500

Work highlights

  • Acting for the lenders financing a number of plc’s in the region, including Assura, Bodycote, Boohoo, Flowtech, Footasylum, James Fisher, Johnson Service Group, Luxfer,, Medica Group, NCC Group, PZ Cussons and Victrex.
  • Acted for HSBC and Santander on a large number of development finance deals for the Downing Students group.
  • Acting for a group of lenders to Andium Homes Limited, Jersey’s largest provider of affordable housing.
  • Acting for Elevation Advisors LLP on financing the acquisition and development of a large number of healthcare assets.
  • Acting for OakNorth on financing the development of 2 new innovation campus sites in Birmingham for Bruntwood SciTech.
  • Acting for the lenders to NCC Group in connection with its acquisition in the US of the intellectual property management business of Iron Mountain.
  • Acting for Digital Space (backed by Horizon) in connection with facilities provided by Ares and Santander.
  • Acting for Brainlabs Digital Ltd (backed by Livingbridge) in connection with facilities provided by Alcentra to fund its acquisition of MediaNet Inc. in the US and Canada.
  • Acting for Sideshow Group Limited (backed by Waterland) in connection with facilities provided by Tikehau and HSBC.

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a 0-5 years PQE banking lawyer;
  • Have experience of, and an interest in, real estate finance (both investment and development deals), corporate financings and leveraged finance transactions;
  • Have gained experience in a large commercial firm or in-house legal team;
  • Be a team player, able to forge strong working relationships with colleagues in an agile environment;
  • Be technically strong with a willingness to undertake both structured and on the job training; and
  • Have the interpersonal skills necessary for this client-facing role and be enthusiastic about business development.

The role is wide-ranging, will focus on and include:

  • Developing on-going relationships with an existing client base as well as pitching for new opportunities;
  • Developing close working relationships with colleagues as part of an international team; and
  • The opportunity to be involved in the very best national and international work.

What will we offer you?

  • We are a market leading, dynamic and growing global team who work together to produce outstanding results for our clients.
  • We invest in our team and have a first-class training and career development programme. Our training reflects our position as a market leader in communications and sourcing. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver "best in class" services.
  • Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.

To apply for this role

Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Recruitment Advisor Haseeb who can discuss the role and requirements.

Contact details:

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.



Note for agents:

  • Once instructed all agency CVs should be submitted via the portal and any CVs submitted via our partners will be discounted and will not qualify as an introduction.
  • Please note that NQ candidates can only be represented by one agent of their choice regardless of group/team, location. 
  • If a candidate submits a direct application for one role and then they are introduced by an agent for another, the candidate will have ownership of their own application for 3 months from the date of direct application made.


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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