Commercial Disputes Associate

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
21 Feb 2018
28 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

Our national team of disputes lawyers now number over 200 firm wide, and with our proven track record in litigation, arbitration, mediation and specialist disputes advice, the team is undoubtedly a leader in its field (and is recognised as such in Chambers and Legal 500).  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 to join the team in Newcastle.  Working with a national team you can expect to work on a wide spectrum of commercial disputes work, partnering our clients to resolve multi million pound disputes from day one. Our range of commercial disputes is diverse – your work could include commercial contract disputes for petrochemical companies, to advising on pension disputes, through to IT and technology disputes, procurement disputes and everything in between. What is common to all our contentious work is the quality and complexity of disputes we're supporting our clients on.  You can expect to play a central part in large high value cases that are extremely important to our clients and their businesses.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

You'll have experience in a broad range of commercial disputes work and/or arbitration gained at a City or leading regional firm.  More important will be the ability to apply a forensic intelligence to complex issues on behalf our clients, a proactive attitude to work, and a level of personal resilience to support challenging yet rewarding cases.  You'll also be confident, with commercial acumen, and be able to demonstrate the ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues alike.  

So what makes it so great to work here?

Working with high 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.

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.

So if you're up for a challenge then why not get in touch to find out more; my name is Emma Forrester and you can reach me on 0117 989 6593.

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