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.
Pitmans Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 23, 2017
Full time
Our Pensions department is one of the largest in the South of England; the outstanding breadth and experience of our practice makes us the undisputed market leader in the Thames Valley region. It comes as no surprise therefore that our legal expertise is top-ranked in the Thames Valley region by both Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The Pensions the team are predominately advising trustees of DB and some DC schemes but also advise employers, insolvency practitioners, financial institutions and individuals. Main Duties and Responsibilities To provide optimal value to the business by: Drafting scheme documentation. Advising on scheme re-structuring including benefit changes and mergers, funding and deficit issues including contingent assets, discrimination, winding-up and liability management. Dealing with accounts processes, including time recording and billing. Providing clients with pension advice both face to face and in writing. Ensuring that all time limits are met, including the prompt actioning of all client instructions. Involvement in business development initiatives. Keeping up to date with changes in pension law and preparing/delivering updates for both clients and the team internally. Person Specification The ideal candidate will bring with them/be: Eye for detail and meticulous approach. Great communication skills and an ability to work well with others. Ability to work under time constraints and prioritise work load. Able to handle sensitive matters discreetly. Good organisation skills with a methodical approach. Self-motivated. Deliver excellent service to clients and colleagues. Knowledge and Experience Essential Skills: The successful candidate will have 0 – 6 years PQE. Experience of Pensions Law and be keen to broaden and deepen your knowledge in this area. Drafting and legal research experience. 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 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. 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.
Pitmans Southampton, United Kingdom
May 25, 2017
Full time
Sentio Costs: We are a specialist Legal Costs team within Pitmans Law providing legal costs services both internally and to a range of external clients. We provide a full range of services to both Defendant and Claimant Clients including Costs Management and Detailed Assessment. We act on an inter-partes basis as well as in relation to Solicitor/Client disputes. We have a range of significant insurer and Solicitor Clients and are growing our Client base. Through the quality of work we provide, the expertise we have and the value we add to our Client’s cases, we have an excellent Client retention rate enabling us to continually grow and develop our business. The Role The successful candidate will join our Costs team who are specialist in legal costs work. The Candidate will be required to support the team and its Clients in preparing Bills of Costs, Costs Budgets, Points of Dispute, Replies to Points of Dispute, Precedent R’s, Applications, Brief to Counsel as well as analyse and negotiate in the settlement of costs cases. The opportunity to undertake Advocacy at Assessment Hearings and Costs Management Conferences will be available to the successful candidate. Skills and Experience Dealing with Claimant and Defendant costs files; The preparation of Bills of Costs using Costsmaster or other drafting tools; Opposing Claimant Bills of Costs to include drafting Points of Dispute; Drafting Costs Budgets; Negotiating with opponents in relation to costs and Budgets; The provision of excellent Client Care; A good knowledge of the law of costs to include case law and the CPR; The use of Excel and the manipulation and analysis of numerical data; Legal research and case building; High level of professionalism and integrity. Is well organised and capable of working to deadlines Working in a lively and fast moving team. 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 Law With Pitmans Law you can be assured of the quality of advice and service you demand from a city law firm – but with a distinction. The courage to stand apart, to think and act personably, with an uncompromising focus on achieving outstanding client outcomes. We say what we mean, matching our behaviours to our words. Established for over 150 years, Pitmans Law is headquartered in Reading with offices in London and Southampton. The lower overheads of a regional office ensure we can provide city quality legal advice at a competitive price to deliver exceptional value for our corporate and private clients locally, nationally and internationally. Pitmans provides legal advice to address our clients’ needs across a wide range of industry sectors and specialisms including particularly strong specialist teams in pensions advisory, real estate, dispute resolution as well as corporate and commercial law. Our clients draw confidence from the top tier recognition Pitmans achieves in the industry benchmarking directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK.