Litigation Lawyer – Contract

Our client is a boutique disputes firm based in London. They are looking to secure an Associate/Senior Associate of 5+PQE on a contract basis to start ASAP for c.3-4 months.

The firm has a diverse client base, which ranges from SMEs and private individuals to multinational corporations, many of whom are leading European and global brands. A lot of their work is international or multi-jurisdictional and involves acting for claimants.

The successful candidate will need to possess a high level of experience in handling witness statements and managing a large litigation team. Any competition disputes experience is highly desirable.

Successful candidates can expect to take an active role in a portfolio of cases in the Commercial Disputes and Competition Disputes practice. They will deal with claims at the pre-litigation stage, including preparing claim forms and particulars of claim; engaging in pre-action protocol correspondence and dialogues; managing large-scale disclosure exercises as well as contributing to settlement negotiations.

Ideally, candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Qualification as a Solicitor in England & Wales or another commonwealth jurisdiction, such as Australia or New Zealand, for instance
  • Upwards of 5 years’ PQE gained within top tier disputes teams
  • Experience in handling a vast commercial litigation and/or competition disputes caseload
  • Experience in acting for claimants in litigation
  • A keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work as part of a team as well as autonomously
  • The ability to start a new role immediately or at short notice
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