New - 4 PQE + Disputes Position, Leading National Firm, Manchester

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New - 4 PQE + Disputes Position, Leading National Firm, Manchester

  • Location:

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Dispute Resolution

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    60k +

  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

  • Contact email:

    chris@cgwlegal.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW LI 1

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-31

  • Startdate:

    As soon as possible following end of notice period.

4 PQE + Disputes Position, Leading National Firm, Manchester

The role

Our client's Litigation team undertakes a broad range of substantial, challenging work, largely of a contentious nature. To manage a caseload of mixed commercial dispute work. This is an opportunity to join a well-established team offering real progression opportunities. The individual will be supervised on larger cases and will have exposure to a wide range of commercial disputes work. They will also have a reasonable degree of autonomy to build and run their own caseload.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Managing own caseload including proactive case management of general commercial disputes cases with limited supervision

  • Assisting partners with high level commercial dispute work

  • Liaising with clients, experts, witnesses, Counsel, insurers and other parties

  • Active participation in business development and profile raising initiatives

  • Ensuring compliance with relevant deadlines, quality measures and key performance indicators

  • Ensuring compliance with client service level agreements, relevant policies and procedures

  • Completion of Management information as and when required

  • Work in accordance with the company and the client values

  • This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

  • At least 4 years’ PQE or equivalent experience at a City, large regional or national practice

  • Significant experience of commercial disputes work and in particular from as many of the following categories as possible: contract disputes, restrictive covenant disputes, finance disputes, procurement disputes, IT disputes, IP litigation, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, franchise disputes professional negligence disputes, property damage claims and insolvency litigation

  • Motivated and highly-driven

  • A commercial, solution-driven and client-focused approach

  • Strong legal and analytical skills with an eye for detail

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management and organisation skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise

  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets to manage caseload and deliver effective solutions

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative with a positive attitude

  • Flexible approach

Other Information

The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to a standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks.