Senior Litigation Associate (5+ Years PQE)

  • Job Reference: BH-36601
  • Date Posted: 27 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Law Staff
  • Location: Huntingdon
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Sector: Civil litigation, Commercial litigation
  • Personnel Type: Solicitor

Job Description

Position: Senior Associate Solicitor: Litigation (5+ Years PQE)  
Department: Commercial and General Civil Litigation  
Location: Huntingdon  
Salary: Negotiable but usually starts at around £50,000

Description:
Our client's litigation team handles a diverse range of cases, encompassing personal injury, negligence, property litigation, as well as general civil and commercial disputes. We are currently seeking a Senior Associate Solicitor to join our dynamic team, focusing on commercial and general civil litigation matters. 

Key Responsibilities:

- Manage a mixed caseload of commercial and civil litigation matters, including shareholder disputes, debt recovery, contract disputes, and company disputes.
- Collaborate effectively within a supportive team environment, while demonstrating leadership qualities when required.
- Achieve billing, time, and fee earning targets, in compliance with the firm’s credit control arrangements.
- Demonstrate excellent project and time management skills to efficiently handle complex cases.
- Provide professional and strategic advice to clients, maintaining a confident and professional manner at all times.

Key Requirements: 

- Qualified lawyer with 5+ years of experience gained in a reputable legal practice, preferably with exposure to a Legal 500 firm.
- Strong project management skills with proven ability to handle all stages of litigation from inception to resolution.
- Confidence to work autonomously as well as collaboratively within a team setting.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a professional demeanour.
- Organised, competent, and ambitious individual with a proactive approach to work.

Additional Experience (Desirable): 

- Extensive experience in dealing with all manner of commercial and civil disputes, including drafting witness statements, preparing trial bundles, and conducting advocacy.
- Familiarity with CPR rules and other procedural-related matters.
- Experience in managing costs and budgets for litigation cases.

Benefits: 

- Flexible working arrangements, including up to 40% remote work.
- Competitive holiday allowance with additional benefits such as pension scheme and life assurance.
- Structured career progression plan tailored to individual goals and ambitions, with potential for partnership.