Penningtons Manches

Penningtons Manches LLP is a leading UK law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. We address the specific objectives of each client through our flair and technical expertise and offer a personal service founded on a strong team ethic.

Today, we have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading, with 110 partners and over 600 people in total. We have also established a presence in San Francisco. Our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family.

We have several multi-disciplinary teams concentrating on a variety of industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, education, social housing, retail and international wealth. In these areas, we're acknowledged for our unparalleled market insight.

In 2013, we added significant depth to all our core practice areas when we joined forces with the partners and staff of Manches. Our expertise was also enhanced when Dawsons Solicitors and Wedlake Saint became part of Penningtons in 2011.

Our commitment to excellence is backed by a track record which dates back 300 years. We pay great attention to matching your requirements with the right skills, delivered cost effectively and within the appropriate timescale.

We have a broad international focus supported by well-established links with law firms throughout the world. Penningtons Manches is a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, networks with representatives in over 70 countries, and many of our lawyers play leading roles in various international bodies. 

Our clients range from private individuals, owner managed businesses and start-ups to multi-national corporations, public companies, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions. We are conscious that our culture and close relationships with our clients are vital assets and we are determined to maintain these as we expand. 

Penningtons Manches London, United Kingdom
Jan 09, 2018
Full time
We are looking to recruit an associate to act as a real estate knowledge lawyer (PSL). Working with our existing real estate knowledge lawyer and the knowledge management team, the successful candidate will need to ensure that employees can access the knowledge and information they require to deliver a first class service to clients. He or she will contribute to creating innovative ways of sharing knowledge and enhancing the firm’s continuous process of improvement. Experience of real estate law, good communication and excellent technical and IT skills are essential. The role sits within a collegiate team that believes in collaboration to reach shared goals. It can be based in London or Guildford but travel to our other offices will be required. | No agencies please.
Penningtons Manches London, United Kingdom
Jan 06, 2018
Full time
We are looking to recruit an associate with three to six years ’ PQE to join our busy commercial dispute resolution team in London . The successful candidate will have general commercial litigation experience as well as a sound knowledge of the CPR and of making interim applications . They should also have experience of IT / IP work , shareholder disputes , banking disputes , regulatory work , insolvency and attending trials . Strong personal and business development skills are required for this role as it will involve regular contact with clients and other professional advisers . | No agencies please .
Penningtons Manches London, United Kingdom
Nov 15, 2017
Full time
Our property entrepreneurs team is looking to hire a paralegal in the London office. The successful candidate will join a busy team and enjoy a wide variety of high quality work with plenty of opportunity to take on more responsibility as they develop. We are looking for strong academics and at least six months’ experience working in a well-regarded transactional property team. Good communication and organisational skills are a must to take advantage of the excellent training on offer in a collegiate and supportive environment. | No agencies please.
Penningtons Manches Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 30, 2017
Full time
Our family team is looking for a paralegal to join them in the Reading office. The role will involve assisting a busy team on a broad range of family matters including financial disputes between high net worth individuals and complex disputes concerning arrangements for children. The successful candidate will ideally already have experience in family work (although this is not essential) and will be an organised, focused and practical person with initiative and a common sense approach to problem solving. He or she should be able to cope well with receiving work from a number of different fee earners within the team, including a partner, a senior associate and an associate. There will be regular contact with other professional advisers and some contact with clients. | No agencies please.
Penningtons Manches Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Aug 30, 2017
Full time
We are looking for a fee earning paralegal to join our Court of Protection team in Basingstoke. Ranked in Chambers UK and The Legal 500, the team is panel appointed for its specialism in litigated brain injury work. The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience working in a Court of Protection team, as well as an in depth knowledge of the litigation process. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a supportive and collegiate team, working with a partner who is considered to be ‘outstanding’ in this field. | No agencies please.
Penningtons Manches Oxford, United Kingdom
Aug 24, 2017
Full time
Our commercial dispute resolution team is looking for a paralegal to join them in the Oxford office. The successful candidate will ideally have paralegal experience in the field of recoveries and will be responsible for file administration and Lexcel compliance, court deadline and Lexcel key date management, small claims and fast track court procedures, post judgment enforcement work including some insolvency and more. He or she must be able to cope well with working closely with a number of different fee earners within the busy teams well as managing conduct of their own recoveries caseload. ILEX qualifications are preferable but not essential. This is a long term opportunity for an individual who is seeking to join a supportive and collegiate team. | No agencies please.
Penningtons Manches Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 24, 2017
Full time
Our employment team in Reading is looking to hire a newly qualified to two years’ PQE associate. The successful candidate will join a team advising major companies through to smaller private and owner-managed businesses in a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, recruitment, publishing, media, IT, hotels and leisure, manufacturing, retail and professional services. They should have strong academics, experience in a highly rated employment team and, if newly qualified, have undertaken at least one employment seat during his or her training contract. This is a superb opportunity to join a supportive and collegiate environment as well as the chance to work closely with clients. | No agencies please.
Penningtons Manches London, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
Our family team is looking for a paralegal to join them in the London office. The role will involve assisting on a broad range of family disputes including financial disputes between high net worth individuals and complex disputes for the arrangements of children. The successful candidate will have paralegal experience in a well-regarded family team and be an organised and focused individual with initiative and a common sense approach to problem solving. He or she must be able to cope well with receiving work from a number of different fee earners within the busy team. There will be regular contact with other professional advisers and some contact with clients. | No agencies please.
Penningtons Manches Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Our private client team is looking for a newly qualified associate to join them in the Basingstoke office. The work will involve private client litigation and advising on trust and succession disputes. The ideal candidate will already have gained experience in contentious private client work, but a non-contentious private client or commercial dispute resolution background will also be considered. He or she will be a team player with good communication, client care and organisational skills. The team has excellent quality work and is keen to expand.
Penningtons Manches London, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Our real estate litigation team is looking for an associate with two to four years’ PQE to be based in London but servicing clients from all our offices. The focus of this role is on commercial property, but familiarity with some elements of high end residential matters would also be beneficial. Good experience of business lease renewals, including opposed renewals, break notices, dilapidations and other landlord and tenant matters is required. The successful candidate will be exposed to other areas of real estate litigation work including adverse possession, tenant insolvency, options, restrictive covenants and rights to light. The team is currently advising on fraud claims over property development, the recovery of substantial commissions, the performance of development agreements, warranty disputes and rectification. Clients extend from institutional landlords to owner managed businesses on both the landlord and tenant side. Excellent training is on offer
Penningtons Manches Oxford, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Our award-winning life sciences practice is looking to hire an associate with at least three years’ PQE to be based in the Oxford office. The successful candidate will join a team providing comprehensive, business oriented advice, and bringing extensive legal, scientific and industry specific insights to its medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. He or she will act for SMEs, larger plcs and multi-national enterprises, providing the full range of legal, commercial and regulatory advice. Penningtons Manches takes an active role in organisations that support the life sciences industry, both on a local level, such as OBN, and internationally, and has strong links to life sciences specialists outside the UK. Excellent academics and experience in a well-regarded life sciences team are a must for this position which offers excellent training and career development in a supportive and collegiate environment.
Penningtons Manches Guildford, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Our real estate team in Guildford is looking to recruit an associate with two to four years’ PQE to work on landlord and tenant matters, smaller sales/acquisitions, including investment portfolio acquisitions, estate management, commercial leases, property finance and development, and to provide real estate support for corporate transactions. The successful candidate will act for clients in a range of industries including higher and further education, housing development, hotel operations, student accommodation and care home development, as well as the technology, energy, industrial, retail and charity sectors. This is a superb opportunity to join a collegiate team. Excellent training and supervision is on offer in this supportive environment.
Penningtons Manches London, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Our real estate investors team in London is looking for an associate with at least three years’ PQE who is currently based at either a City firm or a major regional practice. Candidates should have strong academics and good exposure to a broad range of real estate experience. The role will involve advising on complex real estate acquisitions, developments, sales and portfolio management. The team works closely with specialist lawyers in the firm’s other real estate service groups, as well as with members of the firm's sector teams. Excellent support and progression opportunities are on offer.
Penningtons Manches Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Our real estate team in Basingstoke is looking to recruit an experienced associate with four to six years’ PQE. The successful candidate should currently be based in a well-established property team and will be expected to work on a wide range of matters including development site acquisitions, development, planning and infrastructure agreements. This role offers great opportunities for development and progression in a busy and successful team.
Penningtons Manches Reading, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
We are looking for a paralegal to join the family team in Reading. Responsibilities will include assisting on a broad range of family disputes including financial disputes between high net worth individuals and complex disputes concerning arrangements for children. The successful candidate will be part of a busy team comprising two partners and three associates and must be able to cope well with receiving work from a number of different fee earners. He or she should ideally already have family experience, although this is not essential, and must be organised and focused with initiative and a common sense approach. The role involves regular contact with other professional advisers and some contact with clients.