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.