Solicitor – Dispute Resolution
We are a full-service law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne serving clients throughout the UK and further afield. We have an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality partner-led advice with exceptional personal service.
With over 200 employees, including 29 partners and 120 lawyers, we are one of the largest law firms in the North East. Our client base includes large companies, owner managed businesses, healthcare professionals, leisure operators and rural businesses.
With a history stretching back over 100 years, we recognise the importance the contribution that businesses like ours should and can have on the local community and we, therefore, encourage our employees to get involved and give back to the local community in which we live and work.
Our vision is to set the standard for legal excellence and in doing so, to become the law firm of choice for businesses, organisations and individuals. To meet our vision and deliver an outstanding service we employ individuals who understand our clients’ needs, take pride in what they do and how they do it. If this sounds like a vision you would like to be a part of and you meet the requirements of the role below, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
We require a full time 1-5 years’ PQE Solicitor to join our busy Dispute Resolution team. The successful candidate will be expected to handle cases independently and support a wide range of commercial and property dispute issues from straightforward contractual disputes dealt within the small claims court to high value multitrack and technically complex matters.
Key aspects of the role include:
- Property litigation
- Commercial litigation
The role will also involve working alongside colleagues in our Company Commercial, Employment and Commercial Property teams to minimise litigation risks for existing clients, work to resolve contractual disputes pre proceedings and also deal with contested matters up to trial.
The ideal candidate will have up to date knowledge of the civil procedure rules and litigation process, a foundation in Company Law, Contract Law, Property Law and Law of Tort is required. They will also have an ability to build relationships with a broad range of clients from individuals, partnerships, limited companies from a variety of different sectors.
The candidate will also be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise, cope under pressure and work to strict deadlines. Excellent communication skills are essential as are managing expectations across a wide range of competing needs, a willingness to cover a variety of tasks and work outside core hours on occasion.
Please send your CV with a covering letter to Anna MacKenzie (email@example.com) or upload below.