Pitmans

We are solution driven and dedicated to offering definitive, pragmatic advice. We consider it essential to provide reasoned, technically correct, practical and clear recommendations to our clients. 

Our holistic approach to your business means we always look at the bigger picture, not just the issue you come to us with. We identify your options, your opportunities and assist in planning to achieve the best long-term solutions for you and your business.

We are leaders in our field and are Tier 1 ranked in a wide number of practice areas by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, benchmarking schemes to the legal sector. Our exceptionally talented group of individuals have expertise in all specialist areas, from dispute resolution to cyber risk management. With this unrivalled, in-depth expertise comes the professionalism you would expect in a language you can understand.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and personable, offering a partner-led service for all our clients. Whether you’re a private, commercial or professional client, we identify opportunities, as well as advising on avoiding pitfalls. You can be assured that our highly skilled professionals have the experience and knowledge to handle your specific, individual issue. 


Our approach

We have a community of lawyers who are the best in their field. They are exceptionally talented, dedicated people, all with one focus – you. 

Building strong, lasting relationships is important to us – we’re here to support you for the long-term. We don’t believe in ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions. We believe that in order to help you succeed we need to learn your strategic objectives and operational practices. This is why we take the time to get to know you and your business. By investing this time we can provide advice specifically tailored to you, to help you grow and develop in a sustainable way. 

We are proactive and offer you support and guidance every step of the way. This, combined with our expert skills, unparalleled service and quality-led advice, ensures our clients receive the best possible service to achieve the desired result. We’re proud to have established long-term relationships with thousands of organisations and individuals. We work hard to understand your needs and even harder to exceed your expectations.

Pitmans Reading, United Kingdom
Nov 06, 2017
Full time
Dispute Resolution Associate Reading, The Anchorage   Department: Dispute Resolution (General Commercial Dispute Resolution including real estate, construction and contentious probate) PQE: 3 – 4 years The team The Dispute Resolution team (ranked in the top tier by both Chambers and Legal 500) handle a range of disputes on behalf of international companies, SMEs and individuals. Our team of knowledgeable and highly experienced Dispute Resolution solicitors work in a wide variety of business and industry sectors and across a wide range of high value and complex disputes, and our rigorous approach emphasises the need for a profound practical understanding of our clients’ business and personal issues. The role Working generally on general commercial litigation matters including IT sector disputes, professional negligence, corporate and shareholder claims. Advising on the legal and practical issues around a range of disputes involving reputation for businesses or individuals, particularly with an online or cross-border component Construction and engineering Real Estate litigation Advising on the legal and practical issues for professional and lay clients involved in chancery disputes including trust and probate disputes Providing efficient professional support for partners Developing professional relationships with clients Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the profile of the firm Managing/supervising the work of others including trainees Skills and experience Appropriate level of post-qualification experience in a City, major regional or leading international firm Broad exposure across a range of high value legally complex disputes Previous experience of working on similar scale matters and with a significant level of responsibility is essential Ability to draft, advise and negotiate in relation to complex disputes First rate legal/commercial knowledge in the specialised fields identified above Excellent academic background Excellent client relationship skills Excellent efficiency and transaction management skills Ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually challenging environment Resilient under pressure with the ability to manage multiple deadlines Experienced in running negotiations/meetings under minimal supervision High level of professionalism and integrity The Firm What we can offer you Competitive salary depending on your experience and skills. 25 days annual holiday. Excellent benefits package available from day one: contributory pension, life insurance, income protection insurance, childcare voucher salary sacrifice, cycle to work scheme, and employee assistance programme. About Pitmans LLP Pitmans LLP is headquartered in Reading with offices in London and Southampton. We deliver city quality advice at a regional price to help our clients achieve their objectives, manage risk and generate savings. Over more than 150 years we’ve built a reputation for our personable approach working with corporates as well as private clients locally, nationally and internationally. Pitmans has nurtured particularly strong specialist teams in pensions advisory, real estate, dispute resolution as well as corporate and commercial. We also provide legal advice to address our clients’ needs across a wide range of industry sectors and specialisms including automotive, banking, hospitality, insurance, retail, technology, employment, immigration, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, matrimonial, wills, estates and trusts. As a result Pitmans achieves top tier recognition in the industry benchmarking directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK.