Our client has a vacancy for a 3-6 year PQE Solicitor / Associate to join their London based Dispute Resolution team, part of the firm’s wider Litigation & Dispute Resolution group.You will be involved in all areas of work combining expertise with a sound understanding of the commercial landscape to provide exceptional solutions for every aspect of our clients’ requirements.This role will involve a high degree of client contact, as well as an active participation in the expansion of the Dispute Resolution team’s profile and client base.Your key duties will be:
working alongside senior lawyers to provide assistance on a wide range of litigation and arbitration work. This will involve assisting in all aspects of our matters, including: contractual disputesshareholder disputesbreach of sale and purchase agreementswarranty and indemnity claimsmis-selling financial instrumentsprofessional negligence claimsreal estate and construction disputesfreezing, search, seizure and disclosure ordersassisting with complex and high value claims for various insolvency office holders in relation to wrongful trading, breach of trust, preference transactions, transactions at an undervalue and transactions defrauding creditorsassisting with further developing the team’s cross-border expertiseinvolving a high degree of client contactworking with marketing strategies to attract new clients and developing relationships with current clientshandling queries and enquiries efficientlymaintaining good file managementworking to strict deadlinesSkills and experience you will have:
ideally 3-6 years’ previous experience in a similar role with particular exposure to a wide range of dispute resolution mattersstrong legal analytical skills with excellent attention to detailstrong advocacy skillsexperience in drafting documents such as court applications, preliminary documents and detailed letters of advice to clients, statements and briefs to counsela proven ability to be flexible in your approach in finding practical and innovative solutions to a range of problemsa proven ability to undertake business development both internally and externallystrong IT skillsKey competencies you will need:
to be personable with the ability to deal with a broad range of clients and build relationships with partners / key stakeholdersa high degree of initiative and a proactive approachthe ability to cope in a demanding environment with strict deadlinesexcellent organisational and prioritising skillsto be willing to attend marketing / networking events and contribute to marketing publications to develop the profile of the teamexceptional attention to detail and accuracythe ability to effectively manage your own workloadto work independently and as part of a teamthe ability to communicate effectively with people at all levelsto be resilient, confident and calm under pressureAbout you - you will be:
highly enthusiastic, willing to the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job descriptionhighly ambitious, hardworking with an excellent work ethic, taking pride in all you dorespectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitudekeen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this
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