Litigation Associate

 Job No. LL04

 London 

Top tier law firm experience required: PQE 2-4 years

Great opportunity to join a top tier law firm specializing in advising the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centres, our client delivers an outstanding service to clients anywhere in the world.

Our clients practice areas include arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, banking litigation, contentious tax, competition and antitrust litigation, derivatives and structured products litigation, energy, natural resources and infrastructure disputes, employment litigation, fraud and white collar crime, injunctions, insolvency litigation, M&A disputes, pensions litigation, product liability litigation, professional negligence, property and finance litigation, regulatory investigations and trust litigation.

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Key Responsibilities and Challenges

Technical

  • Taking initial instructions internally or externally, delegating where appropriate
  • Research, due diligence and information management
  • Drafting and reviewing documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standards

Client Relationship Management

  • Taking a lead role in advising the client under appropriate supervision
  • Providing commercial and legal advice to the client
  • Demonstrating thorough market knowledge to identify current trends and concerns in relevant industry sectors. Able to present ideas to the client to resolve current market issues and anticipate potential problems

Management

  • Supervising team and demonstrating control (particularly of documentation) through effective delegation
  • Debriefing at the end of a matter or at other appropriate stages
  • Co-ordinating, coaching and monitoring the work of others to facilitate achievement of objectives
  • Effective organisation of documentation and project plans
  • Managing meetings effectively by setting clear objectives and agendas and encouraging other’s participation.

Business Development

  • Networking with client to capitalise on new business opportunities
  • Contributing to quality know-how and transaction bibles and their upkeep

Training

  • Delivering practice specific training to develop junior associates
  • Coaching less experienced associates and trainees
  • Regularly giving and seeking clear performance feedback to/from others

Characteristics, Skills & Experience required

Experience

  • Ideally 2-4 years post qualification experience
  • You will have a broad range of experience and a keen interest in aspects of Litigation law

Skills

  • Exceptional networking skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure
  • Ability to influence using appropriate techniques

Characteristics

  • Innovative and practical
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Commercially minded
  • Motivates others

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