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Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

Our Commercial Disputes team tackle our clients' most significant and complex cases operating in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts across Scotland.  The team also offer our clients expertise in alternative dispute resolution.

We now have a new opportunity to join our highly successful team based in our central Edinburgh office.  The team work on a hybrid basis and can also accommodate part time hours.

What is the role?

You'll be part of our national team who advise blue chip/FTSE organisations on contractual and corporate disputes. Disputes can range from supply chain, IT disputes, breach of contracts and warranty claims through to fraud, misrepresentation, advice on directors duties and much more. You'll experience a wide range of work across all our sectors including financial services, technology, retail, public services, private wealth, energy, transport and healthcare. 

The role will see you based in Edinburgh, focusing on Scottish litigation but with an opportunity to work with the wider commercial disputes team across our other UK offices.   You'll be expected to build and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

We're keen to see applications from commercial disputes lawyers who can demonstrate experience in commercial dispute resolution in the Sheriff Courts and Court of Session.  Insolvency experience is desirable but not essential. You'll be a bright and resilient lawyer who is excited at the prospect of working in a busy and supportive environment.

Whatever your experience level, or background, you'll need excellent drafting skills, a sense of commercial pragmatism, a bright mind and a strong team ethos to help further develop the team's client base. You'll also need to be motivated to participate in business development that helps to raise the profile of the team and the wider Edinburgh office.

What makes it 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 can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. Please get in touch to let us know how we can give you the best possible recruitment experience.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.  We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/

Company

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.

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