Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm.  We're here to help businesses and governments change the way we live and work for the better.  We do this by providing commercial advice geared towards tackling tomorrow's challenges in industry.

We are well known for being experts in the sectors our clients work in and getting to the crux of the issues they face.  This gives us the best foundations to extend our thinking beyond the day to day delivery of transactional and advisory legal services and provide our clients with fresh thinking and commercially-driven solutions.

Our people are located across the UK, Middle East and Far East. Wherever they are based their focus centres around the businesses, homes and infrastructure that shape our lives.  Helping clients to maximise the commercial opportunities that exist at the point where commerce, communities and culture intersect – we call it the Real Economy.

Trowers & Hamlins Exeter, United Kingdom
Nov 06, 2017
Full time
Partner/Senior Associate Experience level: Advanced Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Corporate Location: Exeter The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department The purpose of this role is to lead the continued development of a dedicated corporate practice in the Exeter office, whilst supporting and being part of a wider high-performing national corporate practice.  It is expected that the role will contribute to the general expansion of the firm's corporate/commercial practice, through a combination of providing a first class service to clients, proactive marketing/profile raising and exceptional client management. Responsibilities Managing corporate matters of varying sizes and complexity, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate finance, corporate real estate, reorganisations, restructurings and perhaps some general commercial work. Leading & supervising the existing team. Expanding our provision of corporate and commercial services regionally. Building effective relationships with clients and market intermediaries. Leading and proactive participation in individual, team and office based business development initiatives. Participation in firm-wide and departmental meetings, training sessions and social events, including travelling to internal meetings or attending via video-con, and generally ensuring the Exeter corporate team is fully integrated with the firm's wider corporate team in London. Assisting with the training and development of junior legal staff. Delegating client work effectively to junior fee-earners as appropriate. Contributing effectively to department and firm wide performance goals. Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures. Specification The firm has a career development framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Senior Associate grade.  In particular for this role we require: Excellent technical skills and innovative approach to their application . Strong client focus. Drive and enthusiasm. Commercial awareness. Credibility. Substantial client management experience. Proven track record in origination/business development. Additional Information Solid academic record. Qualified solicitor with relevant PQE in advising a broad diet of corporate/commercial matters. Experience gained from a leading/notable regional or City corporate practice. Ability to manage files independently. As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate. Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.
Trowers & Hamlins Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 20, 2017
Full time
Experience level: Senior Associate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Banking & Finance Location: Manchester The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department We are real estate finance specialists, but we're different from other regional banking practices.  We punch well above our weight in our chosen markets. You can expect both City quality real estate finance work and to be part of a market-leading practice in social housing finance.  But what really sets this opportunity apart is the truly varied blend of quality work on offer, all within a friendly and supportive environment.  We aim to achieve creative, practical financing solutions and to get the deal done. Effective financing arrangements are an essential foundation for any successful enterprise. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the sectors in which we specialise. This comes from many years of experience and from working closely with clients and colleagues from different legal disciplines. We do not just work in a banking and finance or real estate "box" but take a broader view of a client's business and objectives. Whether acting for borrowers or funders, we aim to play our part in placing the customer's financing on a firm footing and provide the foundations for future success and a strong working relationship between borrower and funders. We specialise in all aspects of real estate finance, whether this is structured Islamically or conventionally. We focus on inward investment, real estate investment and development finance, housing and project finance. We work together as a collaborative national team. Though you will be based in Manchester, you will be regularly working with colleagues and clients based across our UK and international offices.  Responsibilities Majoring on real estate finance but handling a range of banking and finance matters of varying sizes and complexity, spanning development finance, real estate investment finance, inward investment deals, Islamic finance, housing finance, project finance and corporate loans Initiating, building and maintaining effective client relationships Pro-active involvement in marketing initiatives Training and development of junior legal staff and support staff Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions Specification The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of colleagues at every level.  In particular for this role we require: Excellent technical skills and innovative approach to their application Commercial awareness and credibility Substantial client relationship management experience Flexibility, positivity and collegiality Drive and enthusiasm, grit Flair for / proven involvement in  business development Demonstrable interest in banking & finance and the sectors in which we operate Strong client focus Good team player   Experience and qualifications Excellent academic record Qualified solicitor with proven post-qualification expertise in a range of banking and finance transactions Real estate finance experience preferred Ability to manage files independently  
Trowers & Hamlins London, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2017
Full time
Experience level: Senior Associate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Corporate Location: London The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department The corporate department offers our clients access to a full range of corporate and commercial legal services. The team advises on private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, IPOs, re-organisations, share buy backs and corporate governance. Working as part of a high-performing and growing team, the new recruit will advise clients operating in a variety of sectors on a diverse range of corporate and commercial matters, but with a main focus on private company M&A. The corporate department is supported by specialists in our other departments, including banking, tax, employment and intellectual property. Responsibilities We are looking to recruit a Senior Associate into our corporate team and we anticipate that they will support our partners on a  variety of deals including but not limited to: Advising on private company acquisitions and disposals – including both share and business/asset deals. Advising on private company reorganisations and intra-group transfers. Setting up acquisition structures including shareholders agreements/investment agreements and shareholder funding arrangements. Advising on joint venture shareholders' agreements. Advising on the corporate aspects of management and executive incentive packages. Advising on general corporate matters including share buy-backs, capital reductions, distributions and corporate governance matters. Advising on ad hoc day-to-day corporate and commercial queries from our corporate clients. Our new Senior Associate would also be expected to get involved in business development activities and play a part in the ongoing development and success of the department, including: Maintaining and developing client relationships. Pro-active participation in department and firm-wide marketing initiatives. Assisting with development of junior legal staff including supervising junior members of the team in their work. Specification The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Senior Associate grade.  In particular for this role we require: Commitment to exceeding client expectations Drive and enthusiasm Can do, hardworking and flexible approach Commercial awareness Experience and qualifications required Qualified solicitor with a likely minimum of 5 years post qualification experience. Directly relevant post-qualification experience gained at a recognised and busy corporate practice. Proven ability to handle and progress certain matters with minimal supervision.  Client-facing experience.  
Trowers & Hamlins London, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2017
Full time
Experience level: Senior Associate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Real Estate: Residential Development Location: London The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department Real Estate is a key focus of our business.  From investment and management of existing assets to major development and regeneration schemes, about 60% of our lawyers practice full-time in the sector across a wide range of disciplines including investment, finance, development, construction, asset management, planning, environmental and dispute resolution.  We are ranked by The Lawyer as having one of the UK's Top 15 Real Estate practices overall. We are continuing to grow and an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our leading Real Estate team in London and to specialise in development and large scale regeneration work acting for housing associations, developers, house builders, local authorities and other public and private sector clients. Our work spans development from the small to the large and complex and we are active in all elements of residential development including build to rent, student accommodation, senior living and care. Responsibilities This is primarily a role for an acquisition and development Lawyer for residential and mixed-use schemes. Involvement in all property aspects of development and regeneration schemes; Advising and undertaking acquisitions of development sites for residential and mixed use schemes for private sector developers, housing associations  and other housing providers; Dealing with portfolio sales for developer clients; Undertaking a mix of property work for both housing association and private developer clients including acquisitions, disposals and contract and asset management; Providing advice to borrowers and lenders upon the charging and financing of development sites; Advising on management agreements, grant agreements and other forms of commercial contracts; Strategic land acquisitions including options and promotion agreements; Legal research; Running own files; Comply with core competencies as appropriate to the fee earner level of qualification; Building and maintaining effective client relationships; Active participation in marketing initiatives; Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures; Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions; Training and development of junior legal staff and PA (where appropriate). Specification The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at different levels.  In particular, for this role we require: Proven ability to take on responsibility, and manage and progress matters independently where appropriate; Flexibility and 'can-do' attitude; Excellent technical skills and innovative approach to their application; Strong client focus; Drive and enthusiasm; Commercial awareness; Credibility; Substantial client management experience; Proven track record in origination/business development; Team management experience. Experience and qualifications: Excellent academic record; Qualified solicitor; Proven expertise in the acquisition of development sites would be ideal; and Experience of working with public sector clients would be beneficial but not essential.  
Trowers & Hamlins London, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2017
Full time
Experience level: Entry Level Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Planning Location: London The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department To support our Partners, Solicitors and Trainees on a range of transactional work varying in scale and complexity. Responsibilities Typical Paralegal duties might include : Transactional support; Note taking and taking minutes; Preparing bundles; Document management and production; Filing of documents, correspondence and other documentation; File opening, archiving and billing; Scheduling and compiling bibles of documents; Photocopying and scanning; Building and maintaining effective client relationships; Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures; Other ad hoc Paralegal/Admin duties Specification Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines; Good communication skills both oral and written; A strong team player; Extensive IT abilities; A positive and proactive attitude; Flexibility and commitment; An ability to operate with minimum supervision; Drive and enthusiasm; A willingness to learn; Flexible and willing to go the extra mile; Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach; Common sense and ability to use initiative. Experience : University degree LPC is desired Previous Paralegal experience within Commercial Property is desired  
Trowers & Hamlins London, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2017
Full time
Experience level: Associate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Real Estate Location: London Specialism: Residential Property The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and quality-driven Associate to join our Private Residential team specialising in this work.  The team has the benefit of specialist support from colleagues in areas such as tax, planning, enfranchisement and construction, and works closely with commercial and corporate lawyers across the firm. Responsibilities Clients are both UK and international, and include investors, developers, and financial institutions alike. The new recruit will be expected to work, as part of a team, on matters such as: Acting on the sale and purchase of properties primarily in prime central London Advising  private banks on often complex facility arrangements involving off shore companies and trusts Assisting in share sales and purchases of off shore companies where the underlying assets includes prime central London property Property Management Development Other responsibilities Complying  with core competencies as appropriate to the fee earner level of qualification Building and maintaining effective client relationships Active participation in marketing initiatives and cross-selling Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions Training and development of junior staff  (where appropriate). Specification The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Associate level.  In particular, for this role we require: Flexibility and positive outlook Strong client focus and service delivery Drive and enthusiasm Cultural and international awareness Experience and qualifications required Excellent academic record and training Qualified solicitor who is likely to have at least 4 years PQE  
Trowers & Hamlins London, United Kingdom
Sep 19, 2017
Full time
Experience level: Associate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Corporate Location: London The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department The corporate department offers our clients access to a full range of corporate and commercial legal services. The team advises on private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, IPOs, re-organisations, share buy backs and corporate governance. Working as part of a high-performing and growing team, the new recruit will advise clients operating in a variety of sectors on a diverse range of corporate and commercial matters, but with a main focus on private company M&A. The corporate department is supported by specialists in our other departments, including banking, tax, employment and intellectual property. Responsibilities We are looking to recruit an Associate into our corporate team and we anticipate that they will support our partners on a  variety of deals including but not limited to: Advising on private company acquisitions and disposals – including both share and business/asset deals. Advising on private company reorganisations and intra-group transfers. Setting up acquisition structures including shareholders agreements/investment agreements and shareholder funding arrangements. Advising on joint venture shareholders' agreements. Advising on the corporate aspects of management and executive incentive packages. Advising on general corporate matters including share buy-backs, capital reductions, distributions and corporate governance matters. Advising on ad hoc day-to-day corporate and commercial queries from our corporate clients. Our new Associate would also be expected to get involved in business development activities and play a part in the ongoing development and success of the department, including: Maintaining and developing client relationships. Pro-active participation in department and firm-wide marketing initiatives. Assisting with development of junior legal staff including supervising junior members of the team in their work. Specification The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Associate grade.  In particular for this role we require: Commitment to exceeding client expectations Drive and enthusiasm Can do, hardworking and flexible approach Commercial awareness Experience and qualifications required Qualified solicitor with a likely minimum of 4 years post qualification experience. Directly relevant post-qualification experience gained at a recognised and busy corporate practice. Proven ability to handle and progress certain matters with minimal supervision.  Client-facing experience. Additional Information  
Trowers & Hamlins Exeter, United Kingdom
Sep 19, 2017
Full time
Experience level: Intermediate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Housing & Regeneration Location: Exeter Specialism: Residential Conveyancing The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department The Residential Property team works closely with the Housing & Regeneration, Commercial Property and Private Client teams to provide a cohesive service to clients.   For this new role we are seeking to appoint a Paralegal, to assist with a caseload of residential property matters.  Responsibilities Assisting with a caseload of residential property matters for private clients including: house and flat, sales and purchases, freehold and leasehold properties, registered and unregistered properties, mortgages and equity release, buy-to-let properties, help to buy, right to buy, enfranchisement and lease extensions, lettings, planning, shared ownership leases, new plot purchases and SDLT; Carrying out searches and reviewing titles and documents; Drafting of basic property documents; Post completion reporting, scheduling; Checking of schedules and management of documents; Building and maintaining effective client relationships; Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures. Specification In particular, for this role we require: Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files independently; Strong client focus and service delivery; Drive and enthusiasm; Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines; Good communication skills both oral and written; A strong team player with an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels; Extensive IT abilities; A positive and proactive attitude; Flexibility and commitment and willing to go the extra mile when required; A willingness to learn; Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach; and Common sense. Experience and qualifications required Strong academic record; Paralegal with experience in residential conveyancing preferred; and Previous experience in dealing directly with clients Additional Information As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate. Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.  
Trowers & Hamlins Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jul 10, 2017
Full time
Experience level: Senior Associate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Dispute Resolution & Litigation - Commercial Litigation Location: Birmingham The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals. We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most. While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can. The Practice area/ department The purpose of this role is to work as part of a team on a broad spectrum of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and ADR. We are looking to recruit an Associate into our Commercial Litigation team to support our partners in the Birmingham team which will focus on providing a first class service to clients, proactive marketing/profile raising and exceptional client management.  The successful candidate will have a clear track forward and will be well supported at partner level and by other fee-earners and will be joining a highly collaborative and collegiate culture. Responsibilities Caseload will consist of a variety of commercial litigation matters, which may include breach of commercial contracts, fraud claims, professional negligence, judicial review, contentious trust and probate matters and contentious procurement matters in the High Court, domestic and international arbitration and mediation / other forms of ADR. A proportion of the department’s work has an international element, and overseas travel may be required.   Handling own caseload (subject to partner supervision where appropriate). Build and maintain effective relationships with clients and market intermediaries. Participation actively in marketing initiatives, including training days / seminars. Ensure files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures. Participation in firm-wide and departmental meetings, training sessions and social events, including travelling to internal meetings or attending via video-con, and contributing to the integration of the Birmingham Commercial litigation team with the firm's wider Commercial litigation team in the UK regional offices . Meet targets as agreed.  Manage files, time and billing efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. Active participation in marketing initiatives, including attending conferences, giving and assisting with presentations, writing articles and creating marketing materials. Training and development of junior staff (where appropriate). Assisting with the development of junior fee-earners and supervising as appropriate. Specification The firm operates a Career Development Framework, a merit based and clearly defined career structure which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the solicitor grade, and beyond.  In particular, for this role we require: Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files, independently where appropriate; Strong client focus and a commitment to service delivery; Drive and enthusiasm; Flexibility and a can do attitude; Commercial awareness; Credibility; Commitment to marketing and business development; Excellent file and cost management; Ability to work to deadlines; Team player; and Good interpersonal skills, presenting and client facing skills.  Experience and qualifications required Excellent academic record; Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 4 years post qualified experience; Experience in a broad range of commercial litigation; Experience of managing disputes from start to finish; Managing client relationships; A track record of marketing and business development.