Dispute Resolution Lawyer

  • Job Reference: 63696
  • Date Posted: 20 November 2017
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £Magic Circle / top benefits
  • Sector: Commercial Lit, Financial Services Lit, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

THE FIRM

One of world's leading international law firms.

The firm is organised into groups that undertake a general spread of work, encouraging lawyers to work on an extensive range of matters.

Much of the work spans the globe, with transactions involving overseas offices as well as leading independent law firms in many other jurisdictions.

Associates tend to work for partners in their own group, but you may also work for partners in others to provide a breadth of experience not only in types of work, but also in the different working practices and approach of different partners.

THE ROLE

Within the Dispute Resolution practice in a team where as an associate, your work will involve High Court matters, domestic and international arbitrations, formal inquiries and interjurisdictional disputes.

The practice encompasses the whole range of commercial and financial disputes including banking litigation, professional negligence, administrative law matters and proceedings for judicial review.

Role and responsibilities

Advising on the legal and commercial aspects of a wide range of commercial and financial disputes including cross-border disputes and financial arbitrations

Advising on legal and commercial aspects of a wide range of investigations and enforcement actions brought by regulators

Developing professional relationships with clients

Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the profile of the firm

Managing/supervising the work of others including trainees

Providing efficient professional support for partners.

ABOUT YOU

A commercial litigation solicitor ideally 1-4pqe in a City or leading international firm.

First rate legal/commercial knowledge and analytical skills

Broad exposure to complex, high value disputes

Previous experience giving dispute resolution advice in a strategic context

Experience of reviewing, analysing and providing detailed advice on legislation

First rate drafting skills

Strong academic background and a demonstrable high level of intellectual rigour

Excellent client relationship skills

Excellent efficiency and transaction management skills

Ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually challenging environment

Experienced in running negotiations/meetings

Willingness to present to large and small groups, both internal and external

Experience of working in a diverse team whilst fostering an inclusive team culture.

International opportunities
The vast majority of the work undertaken in the groups is international.

Approximately 60% of the firm's new clients each year are based overseas and the nature of its domestic client base is such that most of them have considerable overseas interests.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.