US firms – £143,000 at NQ level


Chase Portland US is a specialist branch of Chase Portland that focuses on helping US firms in London with their recruitment needs.

Some of our US clients continually recruit for the best NQs in the market. The opportunity to join them will often offer salary levels of up to £143,000 at NQ level with no or very little downside. These firms will usually have gained leading reputations in their chosen fields and joining these teams will probably mean that you are getting autonomy at an early stage, whilst working on some of the most impressive matters in the market.

If you are currently working at a Magic Circle or Silver Circle firm and think that joining a US firm may suit you, please call Dany Yamen for further information, on 0207 953 0011 or email

Junior Banking Associate, ideally 1 year PQE

Ref: BHAV1859

This is a great opportunity to work in a dynamic and progressive banking team with a high quality and consistent client base, outstanding people and a positive attitude towards the development of the individual team members and business development to drive the growth of the already thriving department even further.

The banking and finance team is highly regarded in the legal directories and its lawyers are highly praised for their practical and commercial approach to meeting their clients’ needs.

The work is of a varied, complex, high value and often cross border nature and junior lawyers can develop their skills on a wide range of work throughout the department gaining experience in all areas of finance, including Corporate and Acquisition finance, Leveraged finance, Real Estate finance, Asset and Project finance as well as other developing areas of finance.

It is envisaged that a bright and motivated junior (of about 1 year’s PQE) with experience from a respected city or national banking team would fill their current need.

For further information, please contact Annette Verwey on 0207 953 0096 or email

Commercial Associate, London, 2-4 PQE

Ref: BHAV1874

This is a very exciting opportunity for a commercial technology lawyer to join a specialist commercial, technology and consumer law team whose expertise is sector-specific and covers advising a wide and impressive range of blue chip multi-national companies, exciting start-ups and high growth businesses.

This top 100 firm has an excellent reputation and the commercial technology team is ranked in the legal directories for excellent work in the retail, technology, marketing and media industries.

The ideal candidate will have the aptitude and drive to contribute to a successful and growing team, where everyone works collaboratively to help the team reach new heights. It is envisaged that someone with a strong academic background, with about 2+ years’ PQE gained in a medium-large law firm or niche specialist commercial firm, who has good technical skills and the ability to deliver pragmatic and commercial advice on commercial transactions and advisory work for high calibre clients would do well in this team.

For further information, please contact Annette Verwey on 0207 953 0096 or email

Contentious Construction, London, 1-3 PQE

Ref: BHAV1811

This is an opportunity for a passionate construction lawyer in a thriving London Construction team with large and active client base of developers, funders, contractors and registered providers often on complex and newsworthy cases.

It is envisaged that the role will suit a qualified solicitor with around 1-3 years’ PQE in UK based contentious construction work, although some non-contentious experience will also be advantageous.

The role will offer the opportunity work closely with highly experienced people in the industry and you will be able to help grow the department through active business development, it is therefore important that you have confidence, motivation and a keen interest in doing so.

For further information, please contact Annette Verwey on 0207 953 0096 or email

Calling all Barrister and NQs ! Arbitration roles – to £130,000

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We are instructed by several UK and US firms that are seeking to recruit a junior Barrister or NQ Solicitor.

To be considered, you will have an excellent academic background, and are likely to have undertaken your degree at Oxford University or Cambridge University.  

Barristers will have completed Pupillage with a well regarded commercial Chamber and may be seeking a move in to private practice because they prefer a more team orientated environment.

NQ’s/junior Solicitors will have trained with a Magic Circle or Silver Circle firm.     

The roles on offer are in each case with leading teams where you will be joining environments which have the benefit of counting Barristers among their strengths and whose emphasis is on undertaking Arbitration/large scale International work.   

Salary on offer: Varies from £65,000 (UK firms) to £130,000 circa + package 

For further information, please contact Dany Yamen on 0207 953 0011 or email

Qualifying soon ? US firms are recruiting NOW


Qualifying as a Solicitor soon ? The NQ interview process is underway and some of our US clients are interviewing Corporate and Finance and Arbitration NQ’s. Salaries vary at US firms but at the top of the scale, some US firms are rewarding NQ’s with salaries as high as £145,000 circa (depending on conversion rate). If interested in a move to a US firm, please contact on 0207 953 0011.

For further information, please contact Dany Yamen on 0207 953 0011 or email

US Firm – considering March/April 2020 NQs now

Ref: DY US 775

This leading US firm are considering recruiting in several departments and have indicated a strong desire to meet with March/April 2020 NQ candidates who stand out.

Corporate, Banking, Real Estate and Arbitration candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

Successful candidates will necessarily have a stellar academic background and solid training, probably with a Magic Circle or top 10 firm.

For further information, please contact Dany Yamen on 0207 953 0011 or email

Commercial, London, 2-3 PQE – Top City Firm

Ref: MFBH164

A very exciting and rare opportunity has opened up for a 2-3 PQE Commercial Associate to join a leading City firm.

The work will be genuinely wide-ranging and not a pure Corporate support or Outsourcing role. Sectors covered include Brands, Hotel/Leisure, Sport and Financial Services.

An intelligent Solicitor, with experience of handling high calibre clients is required.

For further information, please contact Michael Frankel on 0207 953 0042 or email