Pannone LLP at a Glance


  • •  “Happy working environment”
  • •  “Great quality of work”~


  • •  No performance-related bonuses
  • •  As firm grows, offices are getting “more cramped”

The Buzz

  • •  “Friendly, modern, open-minded”
  • •  “Trying to play with the big boys”

About Pannone LLP

One of Manchester’s largest law firms, Pannone also has a reputation as a great place to work. In 2009, for the sixth year running, The Sunday Times ranked the firm among the “100 Best Companies to Work For†in the UK, making it the highest-ranking law firm on the list. At No. 3, Pannone is also the only law firm ever to feature in the top 10.

Break on through to the other side

Thanks to healthy growth in 2007-2008, firm revenue rose by 18 per cent to break the £50 million turnover barrier for the first time. In fact, Pannone showed the highest rate of growth among firms in the North West. The growth continued, albeit more slowly, through the 2008-2009 financial year, with fee income rising to £52.3 million. Strong performances by the regulatory and clinical negligence departments, however, were not enough to counteract the slowdown in corporate and property work. In September 2008, the firm made 13 redundancies in its residential conveyancing group, and in May 2009 announced a new redundancy consultation which could affect up to 35 staff.

Pannone counts some of the region’s largest employers among its environmental clients: Manchester City Council, D B Schenker, Groundwork and Manchester Airport. Pannone recently advised the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive in connection with a £575 million construction project to create three new Metrolink extensions. On the banking side, in July 2008, Pannone advised Bluemantle, a property investment and development company, on the £85 million syndicated refinancing of its loan facilities.

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Pannone LLP

123 Deansgate
Manchester M3 2BU
Phone: +44 (0)161 909 3000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing partner: Steven Grant
  • Total No. Attorneys 2009: 355

Major Office Locations

  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
  • Hale, United Kingdom