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FS Litigation Lawyer - 2-year FTC - 4 PQE - London

Employer
Jameson Legal
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jun 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Our client, an elite London-based law firm, is looking to recruit a litigation solicitor with at least 4 years' PQE in handling FS Disputes, for a 2-year contract. The successful individual will assist with a large scale piece of High Court litigation.

The firm is known for the quality and complexity of work they handle. They have a high-profile client base from around the world and the matters they manage often have a cross-border element to them. All fee earners assume real responsibility and have enviable client exposure.

The litigation team is highly ranked within the legal directories and undertakes a broad range of litigation and arbitration work, including financial services and regulatory issues and investigations, corporate and commercial disputes, real estate litigation, corporate crime and cross border disputes.

The team are at the forefront of international financial services dispute resolution and investigations. They represent financial institutions and individuals, domestically and internationally, in complex, high value disputes involving reputational and risk management issues; internal and regulatory investigations; enforcement or follow-on proceedings; and investigations and defence strategy in financial crime matters. The team represent clients in connection with investigations and proceedings involving both UK and overseas regulatory bodies and government agencies, to include the London Stock Exchange, the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office and others. Matters have frequently involved conflicts of interest, internal fraud, the alleged manipulation of LIBOR, previous metals, FX and commodities trading, market abuse, misleading statements and bribery and corruption.

The successful individual will be joining the commercial litigation team to focus on a high profile FS dispute within the High Court. They will be part of a team representing the British Bankers' Association and its subsidiary companies, in relation to their defence of claims brought in the High Court by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in connection with alleged manipulation of the LIBOR interest rate benchmark during the financial crisis. In addition to the proceedings in the High Court, there are related proceedings in the US that form part of the day to day work.

The successful individual will be involved in an array of tasks which will include working on or with:
  • Statements of case, factual evidence and financial data
  • Procedure, strategy and correspondence
  • Clients
  • Witnesses
  • Litigation Support professionals

Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate:
  • Qualification as a Solicitor in England & Wales, or another commonwealth jurisdiction (such as New Zealand or Australia, for example)
  • Upwards of 4 years' PQE from a highly regarded litigation practice
  • A primary focus on financial disputes
  • Experience in High Court disputes would be of notable interest, but not a pre-requisite
  • Strong academic qualifications from degree upwards
  • A genuine interest and commitment in delivering the best for clients
  • The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a wider team

When the office re-opens (restrictions permitting), it is anticipated that individuals will be in the office for 2-3 days per week, with the remaining time working remotely from home.

This 2-year contract represents a superb opportunity for the successful individual to further their FS Disputes career with an esteemed team and well respected firm within the market.

For further information, and a confidential conversation, please apply to Jennifer Pike on jennifer.pike@jamesonlegal.com

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

To view a list of other current job opportunities, please visit www.jamesonlegal.com
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