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Careers at Farleys

Careers at Farleys

Welcome to Farleys’ careers page! Scroll to view current vacancies

Please note all job applications to Farleys Solicitors are subject to accordance with our Candidate Privacy Notice, which sets how your data is processed as part of your application for employment.

The firm has been ever expanding since its beginnings in 1958 and now spans across six offices in Greater Manchester and Lancashire (Blackburn, Preston, Manchester, Shadsworth, Burnley, and Accrington), employing more than 140 members of staff.

As the firm continues to expand, so does our investment in Farleys’ people. The firm’s core CARE values extend to our staff environment too which offers a friendly and approachable workplace for staff to thrive.

Everyone at Farleys has a role to play which is vital in helping the firm progress, be they support staff, fee earners or partners.

We are a friendly, hardworking bunch here at Farleys Solicitors and each member of staff is provided with as much support and training as they need because we recognise that an investment in you is an investment in the future of the firm.

The future is looking bright for Farleys with awards and shortlistings in a number of categories including law firm of the year (Manchester Legal Awards) and the Corporate Social Responsibility award (Red Rose Awards) as well as listings in the Chambers and Partners guide and the Legal 500. If you would like to be part of a successful, forward thinking, North West legal firm, why not browse through the vacancies we have open right now?

Current vacancies

Insolvency Solicitor, Preston

Role: Insolvency Solicitor
Location: Preston
Salary: Negotiable, dependent on experience

Due to continued growth at Farleys, we are looking for a qualified insolvency solicitor to join the commercial team in our Preston office.

Overlooking Winckley Square, in the heart of the city, our Preston office is ideally located for commuters and the Farleys’ offices, based within a listed building, offer an appealing workspace amongst friendly, down to earth colleagues.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record and will be able to demonstrate strong technical expertise, excellent client care and interpersonal skills. You will have the ability to work as part of a wider team to deliver exceptional client experience.

Candidates will also ideally have experience including:

• Contentious corporate insolvency on behalf of administrators and liquidators seeking recovery of assets and/or bringing claims against directors and/or third parties for preferences, transactions at an undervalue, misfeasance and/or breach of director’s duty;

• Acting for directors, shareholders, creditors or third parties facing the above claims from administrators or liquidators;

• Personal insolvency on behalf of trustees in bankruptcy and/or IVA supervisors advising on claims to recover assets into an insolvent estate such as antecedent transaction claims and/or claims for recovery of property by way of possession and sale;

• Acting for debtors, individuals, spouses and/or creditors facing claims and/or enquiries from a trustee in bankruptcy;

• Transactional insolvency on behalf of either a selling Office Holder or a purchasing company through either administration or liquidation;

• Advising directors on disqualification proceedings and/or claims brought by HMRC in respect of tax avoidance claims;

• Debt recovery on behalf of commercial clients and lenders such as invoice finance companies or asset finance companies; and

• General commercial litigation with experience of running Small Claims, Multi Track Claims and Fast Track claims from the outset to trial.

There are fantastic long-term prospects to develop your career at Farleys, and this role is a great opportunity to play a key part in the continued success of our team.

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter to

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t always able to reply to everyone. If you have not heard from us in 30 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Farleys Solicitors LLP is an equal opportunities employer.

Legal Secretary, Preston

Role: Legal Secretary
Location: Preston
Department: Fraud & Business Crime, and Serious Crime
Salary: Negotiable, dependent on experience

Farleys Solicitors are looking to recruit a legal secretary to assist the firm’s Fraud & Business Crime, and Serious Crime department in Preston on a permanent, full time basis.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience working as a secretary and a willingness to learn. Criminal law experience would be ideal, but we can be flexible on experience given that you will receive full training and support in the role.

We’re looking for someone who will work as part of a wider team in support of fee earners and is able to deliver exceptional client service.

Ideally you will have;
• Excellent organisational and administration skills
• A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Excellent typing skills
• An enthusiastic and flexible approach to work as part of a team
• An ability to use your own initiative

There are fantastic long term prospects to develop a career at Farleys and we are confident we can offer you an environment in which you can flourish.

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter to

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t always able to reply to everyone. If you have not heard from us in 30 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Farleys Solicitors LLP is an equal opportunities employer.

Training Contracts

Please note: The application window for training contracts commencing in September 2021 has now closed. We will be releasing information on how to apply for training contracts commencing in September 2022 in due course.

Farleys are committed to assisting others to qualify for the legal profession. Every year new training contracts are entered into with talented individuals.

For further information about our training contracts, please refer to our dedicated page.


Speculative Enquiries

Farleys are currently in a period of continued growth with a range of opportunities becoming available as each team invests in expansion across the North West. We welcome any speculative applications from experienced individuals showing enthusiasm, passion, and a desire to continue your legal career with a friendly yet professional law firm.

If you wish to contact Farleys’ careers team for this or any other reason, you can email them at

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