Atherton Godfrey is a leading law practice ranked in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500, and is featured in The Times Best 200 Law Firms list 2019. We employ around 120 staff in both legal and support roles. As one of the largest law firms in the area, we are able to offer a wide range of career opportunities, with excellent prospects for successful candidates.

Current vacancies at Atherton Godfrey:

Multi-track personal injury solicitor / CILEx

We have an exciting opportunity for a multi-track solicitor with experience of complex injury and/or industrial disease claims to join our highly rated personal injury team.

As a successful Legal 500 specialist claimant practice, Atherton Godfrey attracts high quality complex work. Therefore, your caseload will be a mix of litigated and pre-litigated matters, comprising predominantly EL, PL and RTA matters and will include such issues such as brain and spinal injuries.

If you can demonstrate a strong record of having dealt with similar caseloads and think you can enhance our highly skilled team then we would love to hear from you.

For more details contact Cathy Kennedy on 01302 320621 or email

Commercial property lawyer

We are looking for an experienced commercial property lawyer to join our well established team.

This is an exciting opportunity that will give the post holder hands on experience of helping to manage a key client relationship (property developer).

The role will involve dealing with property development work arising from the firm’s developer clients and also dealing with a typical range of commercial property work for the firm’s other clients.

The ideal candidate will be able to lend technical expertise to the firm’s property development team and lead the firm’s commercial property work, taking responsibility for supervising, training/mentoring more junior fee earners.

General administration support will be available.

Salary is dependent on experience.

For further information please contact Sarah Naylor

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Training contracts

Each year we recruit up to 2 trainee solicitors into training contracts. We are now taking applications for 2019/2020, which should be made initially by submitting a CV and covering letter either by post or email to

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 degree and either a place on or have completed the Legal Practice Course.

Closing date: 31 July 2019