Womble Bond Dickinson

The Transatlantic Law Firm Close To Home.

Our regional heritage and local knowledge — combined with a transatlantic outlook — generate the insights capable of unlocking more opportunities for our clients.

With 24 offices on both sides of the Atlantic, we provide the breadth of legal experience and services to meet our clients’ needs without losing the intimacy of being connected to our different communities.

These strong local and regional ties enable us to remain close to our clients and the issues they care about.

With teams located across the US and the UK, and networks and relationships around the world, we bring an international perspective and extended jurisdictional reach to a wide range of client needs — a powerful combination that presents a compelling alternative to other firms.

It all adds up to hands-on, switched-on lawyers and professionals with the ability to deliver intelligent, grounded and pragmatic advice that our clients need to feel confident and succeed at home, across the Atlantic and around the world.

Womble Bond Dickinson Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Business Development Location: Leeds or Newcastle Specialism: Bids Senior Bids Executive - Leeds or Newcastle The Firm Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients. The Department Our Business Development team is firmly embedded within the business and works closely with our partners offering a real expertise in winning new business and delivering an excellent client experience.  Our success comes from really understanding our clients, their businesses and sectors and working in strategic partnership with them.  But that’s not enough. We know that to secure new business and further growth, we have to really differentiate ourselves in a crowded market - our Business Development team is crucial to this strategy. The Team The Bids team project manages the delivery of our bid and proposal processes, and co-ordinates strategically significant firm-wide pitches and panel reviews.  The team assists with new opportunities to help to penetrate the firm's sectors and key client relationships, and develops and constantly improves the model for best practice in new business bids to maximise the return on time and investment in this area. The Role This role will support the Head of Bids, Bid Manager and Bids Executives to deliver the bid process from initiation to implementation and post-process debrief / follow up.  You'll work as a team to develop and deliver compelling and high quality responses to new business opportunities, ensuring that the firm submits a pitch of the highest quality, and that success rates – and the firm’s return on investment – are maximised. The Person You'll be experienced in managing bids in a busy team with a proven track record of working with sales/technical teams to produce successful and profitable bids and tenders whilst working to non-negotiable deadlines.  While experience of professional services is helpful, it's not essential – this role could be equally suitable for someone coming from an in-house procurement function and who is familiar with the evaluation processes involved in liaising with suppliers for new and repeat work appointments We're looking for someone who is a good persuader within confident communication skills, both verbal and written; resilient and the ability to manage multiple and parallel deadlines; a flexible and adaptable individual who is comfortable with change and someone who is practical and hands-on, yet able to take a proactive, imaginative and strategic view about the services being provided.  It would be great if you were CIM Certified or working towards this and have a good understanding of the legal sector and pressures that exists within it. So what makes it so great to work here? We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you. Next steps So if what matters most to you is being part of a committed, talented and dynamic team, who go that extra mile to provide an outstanding experience to clients both internal and external, then why not get in touch to find out more.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (lisa.gater@wbd-uk.com)  
Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Business Development Location: Leeds or Newcastle Specialism: Bids Senior Bids Executive - Leeds or Newcastle The Firm Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients. The Department Our Business Development team is firmly embedded within the business and works closely with our partners offering a real expertise in winning new business and delivering an excellent client experience.  Our success comes from really understanding our clients, their businesses and sectors and working in strategic partnership with them.  But that’s not enough. We know that to secure new business and further growth, we have to really differentiate ourselves in a crowded market - our Business Development team is crucial to this strategy. The Team The Bids team project manages the delivery of our bid and proposal processes, and co-ordinates strategically significant firm-wide pitches and panel reviews.  The team assists with new opportunities to help to penetrate the firm's sectors and key client relationships, and develops and constantly improves the model for best practice in new business bids to maximise the return on time and investment in this area. The Role This role will support the Head of Bids, Bid Manager and Bids Executives to deliver the bid process from initiation to implementation and post-process debrief / follow up.  You'll work as a team to develop and deliver compelling and high quality responses to new business opportunities, ensuring that the firm submits a pitch of the highest quality, and that success rates – and the firm’s return on investment – are maximised. The Person You'll be experienced in managing bids in a busy team with a proven track record of working with sales/technical teams to produce successful and profitable bids and tenders whilst working to non-negotiable deadlines.  While experience of professional services is helpful, it's not essential – this role could be equally suitable for someone coming from an in-house procurement function and who is familiar with the evaluation processes involved in liaising with suppliers for new and repeat work appointments We're looking for someone who is a good persuader within confident communication skills, both verbal and written; resilient and the ability to manage multiple and parallel deadlines; a flexible and adaptable individual who is comfortable with change and someone who is practical and hands-on, yet able to take a proactive, imaginative and strategic view about the services being provided.  It would be great if you were CIM Certified or working towards this and have a good understanding of the legal sector and pressures that exists within it. So what makes it so great to work here? We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you. Next steps So if what matters most to you is being part of a committed, talented and dynamic team, who go that extra mile to provide an outstanding experience to clients both internal and external, then why not get in touch to find out more.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (lisa.gater@wbd-uk.com)  
Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 2 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Commercial Location: Newcastle Partnering with our clients is what we do best.  It means we're constantly growing our impressive FTSE 250 client roster. It also means that our clients keep telling us that they love what we do.  Integral to our continuing success  is our national Commercial Team.   With over 50 fee earners in the UK specialising in commercial, IT, IP, data protection and competition across our network of offices, and with 6 nationally recognised leaders in their field, the team is one of the largest and most successful of its type.  Our enviable client base includes household names in a wide variety of sectors such as chemicals, manufacturing, telecoms, retail and financial institutions. We are building a real reputation for the provision of premium commercial advice that delivers results for both our lawyers who love the work that they do, and for our clients whom we are helping to grow, expand and succeed. We currently have an opportunity for a lawyer to join our highly regarded Commercial Team in Newcastle.  Led by Peter Snaith, this collegiate team work on a wide spectrum of work from negotiating large outsourcing deals to drafting smaller supply contracts and everything in between.  This variety will provide the building blocks for a great career and allow the successful candidate to ultimately identify and then hone an area of real expertise and further develop their career. You will work with and learn from true leaders in their field, as well as have access to a variety of opportunities to really get to know and understand our clients business from the inside. Secondments and business partnering are absolutely critical to our success. We are interested in hearing from lawyers with broad experience of commercial contracts, IT services agreements, software licensing, cloud outsourcing arrangements, internet and ecommerce issues and/or data protection.  If you've got the whole package – a strong academic record, experience gained in the Cit y, in-house or at a large regional firm, good client and team communication skills, excellent drafting skills and can help us deliver pragmatic and concise advice to our clients then we could be the perfect fit.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Southampton, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 3 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Commercial Location: Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle or Southampton Specialism: Data Protection Our Data Protection practice is growing. As part of our national UK 50 strong fee earner commercial practice, the Data Protection team is one of the largest and most successful of its type.  Our enviable client base includes household names in a wide variety of sectors such as retail, financial institutions, insurance, manufacturing and the government, public and charity sectors.  We are building a real reputation for the provision of premium commercial advice that delivers results for both our lawyers who love the work that they do, and for our clients whom we are helping to grow, expand and succeed.   Led by Chambers rated noted practitioner Andrew Kimble, our Data Protection practice has a leading reputation for delivering innovative solutions that make it easier for people to do business, whilst maintaining compliance and reducing risk. We support and advise major private and public sector clients across a variety of industries on privacy and data issues and sit as senate members of IMRG (the trade body for e-commerce), as well as working on cutting edge data products across new and emerging technologies involving cyber security, telematics, drones and big data. But it doesn’t stop here. We also advise on wider information governance issues, including freedom of information and the re-use of public sector information, as well as supporting clients if things go wrong, often as an extension of their internal response teams. The GDPR is creating opportunities for us to support new and existing clients with their data protection compliance, from upfront gap analysis and reporting through to the provision and implementation of compliance solutions. Needless to say it's an exciting time to join us. We are currently looking for a number of data protection specialists to join us, and we are flexible about the location in which they do so across Bristol, Southampton, Leeds or Newcastle. All of our offices have a strong commercial offering, a collegiate atmosphere and a commitment to providing a national service for our clients. The successful candidates will have a proven track record in delivering data protection and information governance advice ideally in a large regional or city law firm or in-house. As important is the ability to deliver advice to our clients in a commercial way, developing and deepening relationships and driving opportunities for us to work in partnership with our clients to achieve their strategic goals. I f you are looking to build a career as a specialist Data Protection and Information Governance lawyer, with access to the best FTSE250 and public sector clients with a true pipeline of quality work, come and talk to us. We have a sophisticated lawyer development programme to support both professional and personal development, a clear and transparent career framework which supports career progression through to Managing Associate and beyond. We love what we do and are keen to share it with you – if you want to hear more why not get in touch?  
Womble Bond Dickinson Southampton, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Commercial Location: Southampton Secretary (Commercial) - Southampton A one-off opportunity has arisen to join the hugely respected commercial team in our Southampton office.  The team are looking for a secretary to support them in all aspects of their work on a full-time basis. What do the commercial team do? The commercial law team blends lawyers from a variety of backgrounds and advises on a full range of commercial contracts and specialist areas such as IT, outsourcing and intellectual property.  Clients of the team range from start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies. They also represent public sector organisations and private sector companies in their arrangements to provide products and services to public sector organizations.  What are they looking for? An organised and experienced secretary who can demonstrate first-class IT skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and an eye for detail.  Legal experience is not a pre-requisite for this role, but experience of working as a secretary in a large commercial/corporate organisation most definitely is.  You'll need to be confident working with complex legal agreements, making amendments when asked using tracked changes and also preparing comparison documents.  What will the role involve? As mentioned above, documents play a large part of this role.  You'll also be keeping on top of multiple diaries, organising meetings, travel and accommodation as necessary.  There'll be some work around client billing, including preparation of bills and assisting with client reporting using excel spreadsheets.  You will also have responsibility for file maintenance, both electronic and paper-based. Who are Womble Bond Dickinson? We're a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. We're very excited about this new development. Our location in Southampton is fantastic, just a few minutes away from the train station and short stroll to the shops and restaurants.  All our offices are pretty impressive and looked after by our great Facilities and Guest Services team, in fact our Southampton office is undergoing a rather lovely refurbishment at the moment.  We have a catering company who run our onsite deli (subsidised hot and cold food) and our forward thinking IT team are always updating our IT systems.  As you'd expect in a firm our size you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package which you can manage personally.  But most of all – it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work. What happens next? If this sounds like a role that you can do then we want to hear from you.  Please follow the instructions to make a formal application on our website – just a few contact detail questions and then upload your CV and covering letter.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (lisa.gater@wbd-uk.com) If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have  a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/) STRICTLY NO AGENCIES
Womble Bond Dickinson Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Here at Womble Bond Dickinson, we are keen to expand our  Trade Marks and Designs Unit. There is an abundance of work and a huge scope for growth within our newly formed Global Top 100 law firm, meaning this really is a next level opportunity. As a Trade Mark Attorney this role offers the chance to work amongst an experienced, knowledgeable and highly effective team in the specialised Trade Mark and Designs Unit who are fully integrated within the firm's wider IP Group and Commercial team. This is a hugely attractive position offering an all-encompassing role with aspects a step above your average Attorney role. Crave variety? With the opportunity to be involved in trade mark and design portfolio management, trade mark registry disputes, corporate due diligence, the drafting of licences and commercial agreements, domain name disputes, and involvement with infringement actions, you can make monotony a thing of the past. Our high profile and varied client base also makes for an impressive workload. You will ideally be Qualified, though those from Part Qualified level with a minimum of a year’s practical experience may also be considered. Ideally, the successful candidate will be based at our Leeds or Newcastle offices. This is a supportive and cohesive practice offering a competitive salary, an excellent bonus structure and a comprehensive benefits package. A sociable and welcoming environment also awaits within the outgoing IP and Commercial teams. The enormity of variety  and opportunities available, makes this an extremely attractive role with a firm who have a magnitude to offer, both professionally and personally.
Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 3 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Commercial Location: Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle or Southampton Specialism: Data Protection Our Data Protection practice is growing. As part of our national UK 50 strong fee earner commercial practice, the Data Protection team is one of the largest and most successful of its type.  Our enviable client base includes household names in a wide variety of sectors such as retail, financial institutions, insurance, manufacturing and the government, public and charity sectors.  We are building a real reputation for the provision of premium commercial advice that delivers results for both our lawyers who love the work that they do, and for our clients whom we are helping to grow, expand and succeed.   Led by Chambers rated noted practitioner Andrew Kimble, our Data Protection practice has a leading reputation for delivering innovative solutions that make it easier for people to do business, whilst maintaining compliance and reducing risk. We support and advise major private and public sector clients across a variety of industries on privacy and data issues and sit as senate members of IMRG (the trade body for e-commerce), as well as working on cutting edge data products across new and emerging technologies involving cyber security, telematics, drones and big data. But it doesn’t stop here. We also advise on wider information governance issues, including freedom of information and the re-use of public sector information, as well as supporting clients if things go wrong, often as an extension of their internal response teams. The GDPR is creating opportunities for us to support new and existing clients with their data protection compliance, from upfront gap analysis and reporting through to the provision and implementation of compliance solutions. Needless to say it's an exciting time to join us. We are currently looking for a number of data protection specialists to join us, and we are flexible about the location in which they do so across Bristol, Southampton, Leeds or Newcastle. All of our offices have a strong commercial offering, a collegiate atmosphere and a commitment to providing a national service for our clients. The successful candidates will have a proven track record in delivering data protection and information governance advice ideally in a large regional or city law firm or in-house. As important is the ability to deliver advice to our clients in a commercial way, developing and deepening relationships and driving opportunities for us to work in partnership with our clients to achieve their strategic goals. I f you are looking to build a career as a specialist Data Protection and Information Governance lawyer, with access to the best FTSE250 and public sector clients with a true pipeline of quality work, come and talk to us. We have a sophisticated lawyer development programme to support both professional and personal development, a clear and transparent career framework which supports career progression through to Managing Associate and beyond. We love what we do and are keen to share it with you – if you want to hear more why not get in touch?  
Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 3 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Commercial Location: Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle or Southampton Specialism: Data Protection Our Data Protection practice is growing. As part of our national UK 50 strong fee earner commercial practice, the Data Protection team is one of the largest and most successful of its type.  Our enviable client base includes household names in a wide variety of sectors such as retail, financial institutions, insurance, manufacturing and the government, public and charity sectors.  We are building a real reputation for the provision of premium commercial advice that delivers results for both our lawyers who love the work that they do, and for our clients whom we are helping to grow, expand and succeed.   Led by Chambers rated noted practitioner Andrew Kimble, our Data Protection practice has a leading reputation for delivering innovative solutions that make it easier for people to do business, whilst maintaining compliance and reducing risk. We support and advise major private and public sector clients across a variety of industries on privacy and data issues and sit as senate members of IMRG (the trade body for e-commerce), as well as working on cutting edge data products across new and emerging technologies involving cyber security, telematics, drones and big data. But it doesn’t stop here. We also advise on wider information governance issues, including freedom of information and the re-use of public sector information, as well as supporting clients if things go wrong, often as an extension of their internal response teams. The GDPR is creating opportunities for us to support new and existing clients with their data protection compliance, from upfront gap analysis and reporting through to the provision and implementation of compliance solutions. Needless to say it's an exciting time to join us. We are currently looking for a number of data protection specialists to join us, and we are flexible about the location in which they do so across Bristol, Southampton, Leeds or Newcastle. All of our offices have a strong commercial offering, a collegiate atmosphere and a commitment to providing a national service for our clients. The successful candidates will have a proven track record in delivering data protection and information governance advice ideally in a large regional or city law firm or in-house. As important is the ability to deliver advice to our clients in a commercial way, developing and deepening relationships and driving opportunities for us to work in partnership with our clients to achieve their strategic goals. I f you are looking to build a career as a specialist Data Protection and Information Governance lawyer, with access to the best FTSE250 and public sector clients with a true pipeline of quality work, come and talk to us. We have a sophisticated lawyer development programme to support both professional and personal development, a clear and transparent career framework which supports career progression through to Managing Associate and beyond. We love what we do and are keen to share it with you – if you want to hear more why not get in touch?  
Womble Bond Dickinson Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 3 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Commercial Location: Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle or Southampton Specialism: Data Protection Our Data Protection practice is growing. As part of our national UK 50 strong fee earner commercial practice, the Data Protection team is one of the largest and most successful of its type.  Our enviable client base includes household names in a wide variety of sectors such as retail, financial institutions, insurance, manufacturing and the government, public and charity sectors.  We are building a real reputation for the provision of premium commercial advice that delivers results for both our lawyers who love the work that they do, and for our clients whom we are helping to grow, expand and succeed.   Led by Chambers rated noted practitioner Andrew Kimble, our Data Protection practice has a leading reputation for delivering innovative solutions that make it easier for people to do business, whilst maintaining compliance and reducing risk. We support and advise major private and public sector clients across a variety of industries on privacy and data issues and sit as senate members of IMRG (the trade body for e-commerce), as well as working on cutting edge data products across new and emerging technologies involving cyber security, telematics, drones and big data. But it doesn’t stop here. We also advise on wider information governance issues, including freedom of information and the re-use of public sector information, as well as supporting clients if things go wrong, often as an extension of their internal response teams. The GDPR is creating opportunities for us to support new and existing clients with their data protection compliance, from upfront gap analysis and reporting through to the provision and implementation of compliance solutions. Needless to say it's an exciting time to join us. We are currently looking for a number of data protection specialists to join us, and we are flexible about the location in which they do so across Bristol, Southampton, Leeds or Newcastle. All of our offices have a strong commercial offering, a collegiate atmosphere and a commitment to providing a national service for our clients. The successful candidates will have a proven track record in delivering data protection and information governance advice ideally in a large regional or city law firm or in-house. As important is the ability to deliver advice to our clients in a commercial way, developing and deepening relationships and driving opportunities for us to work in partnership with our clients to achieve their strategic goals. I f you are looking to build a career as a specialist Data Protection and Information Governance lawyer, with access to the best FTSE250 and public sector clients with a true pipeline of quality work, come and talk to us. We have a sophisticated lawyer development programme to support both professional and personal development, a clear and transparent career framework which supports career progression through to Managing Associate and beyond. We love what we do and are keen to share it with you – if you want to hear more why not get in touch?  
Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Here at Womble Bond Dickinson, we are keen to expand our  Trade Marks and Designs Unit. There is an abundance of work and a huge scope for growth within our newly formed Global Top 100 law firm, meaning this really is a next level opportunity. As a Trade Mark Attorney this role offers the chance to work amongst an experienced, knowledgeable and highly effective team in the specialised Trade Mark and Designs Unit who are fully integrated within the firm's wider IP Group and Commercial team. This is a hugely attractive position offering an all-encompassing role with aspects a step above your average Attorney role. Crave variety? With the opportunity to be involved in trade mark and design portfolio management, trade mark registry disputes, corporate due diligence, the drafting of licences and commercial agreements, domain name disputes, and involvement with infringement actions, you can make monotony a thing of the past. Our high profile and varied client base also makes for an impressive workload. You will ideally be Qualified, though those from Part Qualified level with a minimum of a year’s practical experience may also be considered. Ideally, the successful candidate will be based at our Leeds or Newcastle offices. This is a supportive and cohesive practice offering a competitive salary, an excellent bonus structure and a comprehensive benefits package. A sociable and welcoming environment also awaits within the outgoing IP and Commercial teams. The enormity of variety  and opportunities available, makes this an extremely attractive role with a firm who have a magnitude to offer, both professionally and personally.
Womble Bond Dickinson Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 4 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Commercial Disputes Location: Leeds Our team of DR lawyers in the UK now number over 200 firm wide, and with our proven track record in specialist and general commercial disputes advice, dispute avoidance and mediation the team is undoubtedly a leader in its field. The Leeds based commercial disputes team is going from strength to strength. With an impressive list of FTSE 250 clients including national household names in the transport, financial services, chemicals and manufacturing  sectors among others,  we can offer lawyers a truly diverse mix of extremely high quality work. We currently have an opportunity for an Associate or Managing Associate to join the team. Learning from the best in the business you can expect to play a key role in partnering our clients to resolve a wide range of disputes including high value, complex High Court matters, as well as playing a key part in mentoring and supervising technical work within the team. Our range of commercial disputes is diverse – your work could include commercial contract disputes for engineering companies, to advising on partnership and shareholder disputes, through to warranty claims, judicial review, insurance related disputes, and everything in between, with increasing exposure to international clients/disputes. We would love to hear from litigators who are already building a specialist reputation in areas such as financial services, data protection, retail or transport but we are open to applications from candidates with great experience who can bring a commitment, confidence and a commercial approach. Candidates with business development experience that can help us to continue developing opportunities are particularly welcome. We are an ambitious firm and we are committed to further growth – we envisage continued growth of instructions in the DR teams from our shared client base in this respect following our transatlantic alliance. It's certainly an exciting time to join us. The successful candidate will already have experience in delivering first rate contentious advice ideally gained at a City or leading regional firm, will have a proactive attitude to work, and a desire to learn and progress and be keen to help further develop the team’s client base. Working with the highest calibre clients, in a collaborative collegiate environment, we believe this is a unique opportunity for the right person. Our culture is focused on our people - we place real value on personal development with a transparent lawyer career framework. Coupled with the chance to learn from leaders in their field and a team with ambition to grow, this role offers a true opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you are up for the challenge, please get in touch to find out more.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: NQ Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Corporate Location: Bristol Our national Corporate team continue to impress clients and industry experts alike, and now numbers over sixty lawyers in the UK. With clients telling us that they love our ''excellent client service, responsiveness and clear understanding of what we need to achieve' we are going from strength to strength. We are handling some ground breaking transactions in our sectors, which are significant in the development of our clients' business. Needless to say it's an exciting place to be. We are currently looking to recruit an additional lawyer into our Bristol team. The team supports clients on a range of corporate transactions, but primarily M&A, private equity deals and joint ventures. The successful candidate will join an experienced and talented team - working with Chambers-rated Partners, and supported by a national team of multidisciplinary lawyers who offer the best and most complete client service. You can expect a varied workload, working on a range of quality deals for major names in sectors such as oil and gas, renewable energy, financial services, real estate and insurance.  Some of our work is for clients based outside of the region and some is international, but you will also play an important role in helping us deliver services to south-west clients.  To be successful in this role you will need some familiarity with corporate transactions, but equally important will be the ability to demonstrate a proactive attitude to work, a bright mind and a strong team ethos as well as a commitment to developing a career in this specialism. In return we can offer the opportunity to work with high calibre clients, in a collaborative collegiate environment, and opportunities to learn and work from, and with, leaders in their field.  Our culture is focused on our clients and our people  - we place real value on personal and professional development.  We have a transparent lawyer career framework, supported by a leading edge development programme that helps our lawyers achieve and perform at the highest level .  
Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Finance and Investment Location: Newcastle Our Real Estate team supports some of the industry’s leading names and is rated Band 1 Chambers UK in both the North East, and as National leaders (Outside London). Clients include a wide variety of local and national property investors and operators (both public and private), including clients in the energy, education, and transport sectors, as well as real estate lenders and borrowers. The Newcastle real estate team now has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Executive to join the firm. What will you be doing You will have the opportunity to get involved with a diverse range of work for an enviable client list, predominately consisting of banks, financial institutions, property investors, energy companies, pension funds, and government agencies.  You could see yourself involved with a variety of commercial property sale and purchase transactions and property management transactions (renewal of leases, licences to assign, alter or underlet and title reporting) and there will be plenty of scope for exposure to other teams within the firm (eg tax, construction and planning) to develop a full understanding of the work at hand. What does the ideal candidate look like? You will have previous experience from a commercial environment, will be interested in your personal development and (where relevant) committed to working towards a CILEx qualification. You will have strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, well developed drafting skills and a strong team ethic.  Prioritising work, and the ability to deliver work to meet often challenging deadlines will come naturally to you.  You will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and nurture relationships with colleagues and clients.  Any experience you have of commercial investment work, and landlord and tenant issues, will give you a distinct advantage. Last, but by no means least for this unusual role, your IT skills go beyond the usual MS Word, Excel and Outlook.  IT literacy and the ability to adapt to new ways of working are critical, offering an exciting opportunity to be directly involved in the use and development of new IT based ways of working in real estate. So what makes it so great to work here? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients.  Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to career development there are fewer better places to continue your legal career. Alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: NQ Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Pensions Location: Newcastle or Leeds With one of the largest Pensions Team in the UK, a national client base and reputation to match, it's easy to see how our pensions lawyers provide a full pensions law advice service to both employers and pension scheme trustees.  Working with some of the UK’s largest companies and schemes, across a range of sectors, as well as public service and voluntary organisations, their work encompasses the full range of legal advice in relation to UK pension schemes from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints to large scale restructuring and liability management projects.   Just because we're big, though, doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch.  It’s the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.  It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business – there's no doubt that it's an exciting place to be. The team led by Partner, Martin Poore, has an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified lawyer to join them to strengthen their national offering to be based in either our Newcastle or Leeds offices, providing a genuine chance to join a highly motivated and supportive team with a wealth of relevant experience. What will you be doing? You'll build and maintain strong relationships with client contacts and across the pensions industry generally. Business development is key to this role, so you'll contribute to the growth of the team by attending client events, writing articles for our website or other publications and marketing activities. You'll be keeping abreast of knowhow developments, drafting legal documents and negotiating on complex transactions, ranging from individual complaints and disputes to Pensions Ombudsman and court proceedings. What does the ideal candidate look like? You'll be a newly qualified lawyer keen to specialise in pensions law who's ideally had exposure to quality pensions work during your training contract from a large regional or city firm with excellent drafting skills and a sense of commercial pragmatism.  This role covers intellectually challenging law so you'll have meticulous attention to detail and be acutely aware of the need to keep up to speed with knowhow due to the government regularly changing the pensions landscape and the courts handing down a number of cases that have potentially wide reaching consequences.  So what makes it so great to work here? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients. Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to lawyer development there are fewer better places to start your career as a qualified lawyer or continue your career as a lawyer. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Contract
Term: Contract Duration: Initially 6 months Working hours: Full-time Team: HR Location: Bristol Specialism: Learning & Development Learning & Development Manager (Bristol) – 6 months The Firm Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients. The team As a firm, we have always been committed to offering development opportunities that enable our people to deliver excellence to our clients and fulfil their potential, whilst supporting business growth and profitability.  As such, we offer exciting development programmes and other support to enhance skills and expertise and this is where our Learning & Development team come in. The team design and deliver programmes to reflect our business objectives and help embed our values at all levels, including Lawyers, Private Wealth specialists, Business Support professionals and Secretaries.  They provide the support and help develop the skills to make sure our people feel confident in their roles and have a stretching and rewarding careers with us. The role Playing a key role within our L&D team, we are looking for an experienced Manager to join us (initially for 6 months) in our Bristol office.  The role requires an understanding of how learning and development can contribute to business performance, how to identify and meet skill and development gaps and tailor the response and delivery accordingly.   This includes the provision of business, leadership and personal skills programme design with some delivery and also scoping and working with specialist external providers who deliver on our behalf.  We also run an extensive programme of development so a key part of the role is ongoing programme management.  In addition, the role also makes a contribution to talent management and annual career development processes, as well as the overall L&D strategy and organisational change projects.  The person We are looking for someone to hit the ground running and who can make an immediate contribution.  Therefore, previous experience of working in a 'hands-on' learning & development role (where you have designed and developed training and development solutions) is essential. The legal sector has a unique structure, so experience of working in a partnership environment within law or professional services is also required. It's a highly consultative environment and you'll be working with varied and complex stakeholder matrices. You'll need to be comfortable delivering business and personal skills programmes in a variety of settings (formal programmes, team days and workshops) and have experience of designing and developing for all of these forums.  The successful candidate will also support the external facilitation of our Leadership and Management Development programme, so making a contribution at this level is a must. There is also an opportunity to be involved in one to one coaching and personal development planning. As you would expect, we're seeking an excellent communicator (both verbally and in writing) who is an engaging presenter with the ability to gain credibility at the most senior level within our business very quickly.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Contract
Term: Contract Duration: 12 months Working hours: Full-time Team: Insurance Location: Bristol Specialism: Professional Indemnity Acting for insurers and their policyholders, our professional risk experts provide clear, prompt and practical advice on defending claims against the full spectrum of professionals and investigate and advise on insurance policy coverage issues. Our Professional Risks Team is one of the longest established legal teams in the insurance industry and we’re proud of the long-term relationships we have with many of our clients.  The team are particularly respected for their work defending lawyers, accountants, architects and surveyors and regularly act in disputes involving insureds that are ranked at the top of their profession.  They also deal with claims brought against insurance intermediaries, investment and pensions professionals, IT consultants and other miscellaneous professions. The team now have an opportunity for a Paralegal to join them in Bristol on a contract basis for 12 months. So what will you be doing? In this busy and varied role you'll provide an essential claims handling service for a major insurer.  You'll be responsible for your own caseload and advise insureds on a daily basis as to the best way to respond to and resolve claims made against them.  You'll be working with excel spreadsheets to provide management information for the insurer when required.  In addition, you'll assist lawyers in the team with a variety of fee-earning tasks including document management, disclosure exercises, compiling bundles, preparing costs estimates and schedules, legal research, drafting correspondence and preparing instructions to experts and counsel. So what does the ideal candidate look like? You'll have strong legal academics, either from a law degree, Graduate Diploma in Law or CILEx qualification and some previous paralegal experience gained from a commercial environment.  You'll be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, possess strong IT skills (including MS Word, Excel and Outlook) as well as being highly organised and adaptable and any previous experience in professional negligence will give your application a distinct advantage. So what makes it so great to work here? Professional Indemnity is a fascinating area which provides a great insight into the litigation process and this role presents a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to further develop their legal career with a nationally recognised team of lawyers. The team is extremely busy so you'll quickly be able to get stuck into good quality work with great quality clients.  Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to development, there are fewer better places to start your legal career. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: NQ Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Pensions Location: Newcastle or Leeds With one of the largest Pensions Team in the UK, a national client base and reputation to match, it's easy to see how our pensions lawyers provide a full pensions law advice service to both employers and pension scheme trustees.  Working with some of the UK’s largest companies and schemes, across a range of sectors, as well as public service and voluntary organisations, their work encompasses the full range of legal advice in relation to UK pension schemes from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints to large scale restructuring and liability management projects.   Just because we're big, though, doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch.  It’s the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.  It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business – there's no doubt that it's an exciting place to be. The team led by Partner, Martin Poore, has an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified lawyer to join them to strengthen their national offering to be based in either our Newcastle or Leeds offices, providing a genuine chance to join a highly motivated and supportive team with a wealth of relevant experience. What will you be doing? You'll build and maintain strong relationships with client contacts and across the pensions industry generally. Business development is key to this role, so you'll contribute to the growth of the team by attending client events, writing articles for our website or other publications and marketing activities. You'll be keeping abreast of knowhow developments, drafting legal documents and negotiating on complex transactions, ranging from individual complaints and disputes to Pensions Ombudsman and court proceedings. What does the ideal candidate look like? You'll be a newly qualified lawyer keen to specialise in pensions law who's ideally had exposure to quality pensions work during your training contract from a large regional or city firm with excellent drafting skills and a sense of commercial pragmatism.  This role covers intellectually challenging law so you'll have meticulous attention to detail and be acutely aware of the need to keep up to speed with knowhow due to the government regularly changing the pensions landscape and the courts handing down a number of cases that have potentially wide reaching consequences.  So what makes it so great to work here? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients. Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to lawyer development there are fewer better places to start your career as a qualified lawyer or continue your career as a lawyer. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 5 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Pensions Location: Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol, Southampton With one of the largest Pensions Team in the UK, a national client base and reputation to match, it's easy to see how our pensions lawyers provide a full pensions law advice service to both employers and pension scheme trustees.  Working with some of the UK’s largest companies and schemes, across a range of sectors, as well as public service and voluntary organisations, their work encompasses the full range of legal advice in relation to UK pension schemes from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints to large scale restructuring and liability management projects.   Just because we're big, though, doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch.  It’s the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.  It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business – there's no doubt that it's an exciting place to be. The team led by Partner, Martin Poore, has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Associate to join them to strengthen their national offering and whilst the majority of the Pensions team are based across our Newcastle and Leeds offices, for the right person this self-supporting role could be based from either our Bristol or Southampton locations, providing a genuine chance to join a highly motivated and supportive team with a wealth of relevant experience. What will you be doing? You'll contribute to the growth and success of the business by developing the reputation/brand of the firm, taking a proactive role in building and maintaining client relationships, both in terms of revenue growth and profitability from new and existing clients.  You'll  play an important role in helping us to further develop our local market share, running transactions in their entirety from the outset, supervising and mentoring others in the team to deliver those transactions for our clients.  As a key member of the team you'll be involved in business development activities, influence strategy for the team as well as helping others to develop in this area. What does the ideal candidate look like? You'll be a technically proficient Pensions lawyer who's had extensive exposure to quality pensions work from a large regional or city firm who can add value through first class technical, commercial advice and delivering business and sector insight.  You'll have strong internal and external networking skills and use these effectively to generate work in your own right.  You'll also, ideally, have experience of supervising the technical work of others and enjoy devoting dedicated time to share your expertise through coaching and mentoring. So what makes it so great to work here? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients.  Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to lawyer development there are fewer better places to start your career as a qualified lawyer or continue your career as a lawyer. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 5 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Pensions Location: Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol, Southampton With one of the largest Pensions Team in the UK, a national client base and reputation to match, it's easy to see how our pensions lawyers provide a full pensions law advice service to both employers and pension scheme trustees.  Working with some of the UK’s largest companies and schemes, across a range of sectors, as well as public service and voluntary organisations, their work encompasses the full range of legal advice in relation to UK pension schemes from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints to large scale restructuring and liability management projects.   Just because we're big, though, doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch.  It’s the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.  It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business – there's no doubt that it's an exciting place to be. The team led by Partner, Martin Poore, has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Associate to join them to strengthen their national offering and whilst the majority of the Pensions team are based across our Newcastle and Leeds offices, for the right person this self-supporting role could be based from either our Bristol or Southampton locations, providing a genuine chance to join a highly motivated and supportive team with a wealth of relevant experience. What will you be doing? You'll contribute to the growth and success of the business by developing the reputation/brand of the firm, taking a proactive role in building and maintaining client relationships, both in terms of revenue growth and profitability from new and existing clients.  You'll  play an important role in helping us to further develop our local market share, running transactions in their entirety from the outset, supervising and mentoring others in the team to deliver those transactions for our clients.  As a key member of the team you'll be involved in business development activities, influence strategy for the team as well as helping others to develop in this area. What does the ideal candidate look like? You'll be a technically proficient Pensions lawyer who's had extensive exposure to quality pensions work from a large regional or city firm who can add value through first class technical, commercial advice and delivering business and sector insight.  You'll have strong internal and external networking skills and use these effectively to generate work in your own right.  You'll also, ideally, have experience of supervising the technical work of others and enjoy devoting dedicated time to share your expertise through coaching and mentoring. So what makes it so great to work here? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients.  Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to lawyer development there are fewer better places to start your career as a qualified lawyer or continue your career as a lawyer. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.  
Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Experience level: 5 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Pensions Location: Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol, Southampton With one of the largest Pensions Team in the UK, a national client base and reputation to match, it's easy to see how our pensions lawyers provide a full pensions law advice service to both employers and pension scheme trustees.  Working with some of the UK’s largest companies and schemes, across a range of sectors, as well as public service and voluntary organisations, their work encompasses the full range of legal advice in relation to UK pension schemes from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints to large scale restructuring and liability management projects.   Just because we're big, though, doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch.  It’s the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.  It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business – there's no doubt that it's an exciting place to be. The team led by Partner, Martin Poore, has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Associate to join them to strengthen their national offering and whilst the majority of the Pensions team are based across our Newcastle and Leeds offices, for the right person this self-supporting role could be based from either our Bristol or Southampton locations, providing a genuine chance to join a highly motivated and supportive team with a wealth of relevant experience. What will you be doing? You'll contribute to the growth and success of the business by developing the reputation/brand of the firm, taking a proactive role in building and maintaining client relationships, both in terms of revenue growth and profitability from new and existing clients.  You'll  play an important role in helping us to further develop our local market share, running transactions in their entirety from the outset, supervising and mentoring others in the team to deliver those transactions for our clients.  As a key member of the team you'll be involved in business development activities, influence strategy for the team as well as helping others to develop in this area. What does the ideal candidate look like? You'll be a technically proficient Pensions lawyer who's had extensive exposure to quality pensions work from a large regional or city firm who can add value through first class technical, commercial advice and delivering business and sector insight.  You'll have strong internal and external networking skills and use these effectively to generate work in your own right.  You'll also, ideally, have experience of supervising the technical work of others and enjoy devoting dedicated time to share your expertise through coaching and mentoring. So what makes it so great to work here? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients.  Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to lawyer development there are fewer better places to start your career as a qualified lawyer or continue your career as a lawyer. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.