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Litigation & Dispute Resolution Solicitor 3-7 Years PQE


Job Description

Hunters Legal are currently working with a Top Legal 100 firm looking for a highly motivated Litigation and Dispute Resolution Solicitor to join their team.

The Firm

Our client has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years.

From multiple offices they provide legal services throughout England and Wales. They act for a broad range of clients, including private and public companies, developers, local authorities, funders, regulators, and high-net-worth individuals both onshore and offshore.

They are a full service firm with specialists in Banking, Commercial/Corporate, Construction & Engineering, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Housing, Employment, Projects & Property, Insolvency, and Insurance law. Over the past few years, They have grown significantly and now have over 250 employees.

The Team

The team deals with a broad range of disputes and has significant expertise in resolving complex, commercial issues. They focus on achieving the commercial objectives of clients, including, minimizing risk and liability for costs at the outset of a dispute through to advising on the best strategy for securing the desired outcome, whether by way of litigation, negotiation, or alternative dispute resolution.

They have substantial experience in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution and litigation, dealing with cases in every tier of the English court system from the County Court to the Supreme Court, together with domestic and international arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. In addition, we have acted in many overseas cases and have managed large teams within such claims.

Separately they undertake privately paid criminal cases, public inquiries, and inquests.

Job Purpose

The role will comprise a mixture of general commercial litigation work, including commercial contract disputes, insolvency disputes, professional negligence claims, regulatory, criminal / inquest / inquiry, insurance disputes and white-collar fraud both civil and criminal.

An important part of the role is providing direct support and assistance to Partners in the team, whilst also helping with the management and development of more junior fee earners and contributing more widely to the team and its growth.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role

Responsible for the day to day running of files to include, but not limited, to:

  • Running and managing own files, delegating to trainees and paralegals as appropriate.
  • High Court and County Court Litigation as well as mediation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution.
  • Drafting documents and assist in managing/manage the dispute resolution process.
  • Supporting the partners on challenging and more complex matters as well as starting to generate a caseload of your own.
  • Interact directly with clients, manage their expectations, and meet their deadlines.
  • Prepare and present training to clients on various aspects of the law as directed.
  • To be fully involved in marketing and business development in a client focused manner.
  • Organise and maintain tidy and accurate files both in hard copy and electronically.
  • Provide support to the other fee earners within the department and to share knowledge as and when required.
  • Follow department procedures, the SRA Handbook and Firm’s policies and procedures as detailed in the Office Manual, including LEXCEL; and undertake such duties and tasks that are appropriate for the role of Solicitor such as changes in information systems and new technology as may reasonably be required.

Person Specification

Attributes and Skills Required

  • You will have at least 3 years’ PQE as a Commercial Litigation Solicitor;
  • You will have a strong academic background, 2:1 or above at degree level is preferable;
  • Previous experience in the High Court is essential;
  • You will enjoy client contact and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to prioritise workload to increase efficiency;
  • You will be commercially aware, proactive, and able to convey clear and concise information to clients and external organisations, which will not compromise the practice or the firm;
  • A high attention to detail to produce work / documentation which is consistently of a high standard.
  • To have a flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are always met and clients arecommunicated with on a consistent and regular basis;
  • You will be happy to undertake work with minimal supervision;
  • To be familiar with Word, Outlook, and Internet applications.

To apply for this role, or for any further questions please don't hesitate to contact Stefan at Hunters Legal on 0203 355 2262 or via email