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Associate - Commercial Litigation

Employer
Trowers & Hamlins
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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

Job Details

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 170 partners and 1000 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia, 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.

We encourage our lawyers to think beyond the law and into the commercial by acquiring excellent technical expertise, client management and profile-raising skills.  We empower our Associates to take ownership over their marketing efforts. If you can bring your ideas, experiences and expertise, we can give you an opportunity to succeed.

We know that the best solutions are found when you're collaborating, which is why you will be well supported at partner level and by other fee-earners not just in your immediate team but throughout the whole department. 

What you'll be doing

  • Advising in relation to and representing clients in commercial litigation matters, whether through litigation, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution. The work types shall include, but not be limited to contractual and commercial disputes, public law disputes (judicial review and procurement litigation) professional negligence, injunctions, reputation management work and contentious insolvency matters. Our work often has an international focus.
  • Expanding our provision of commercial litigation services.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with clients and market intermediaries.
  • Handling own caseload (subject to supervision).
  • Assisting partners and senior lawyers with more substantial matters.
  • Building and maintaining effective client relationships.
  • Participating in marketing initiatives, including client training days / seminars.
  • Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures.
  • Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions.
  • Meeting targets as agreed. 
  • Managing files, time and billing efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.

What you'll need

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:

  • Qualified solicitor with up to 2 years' post qualification experience
  • Contentious experience in a broad range of matters.
  • The 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.

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 values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.

If you require any further information on any of our vacancies or would like to discuss any adjustments or additional support that you might need either during the recruitment process or after the offer stage, please feel free to contact our recruitment team on recruit@trowers.com

Company

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff located 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.

Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0)20 7423 8000
Location
3 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8YZ
GB

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