2-5 years PQE Assistant Solicitor, Civil LitigationFull time; immediate start, competitive salary
Excellent opportunity for a civil litigation solicitor in a busy, boutique litigation firm in Farringdon, London.
The successful applicant will work alongside the supervising partner in civil litigation matters. He/she must have experience of working in litigation and a working knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules. The applicant should be adept at running their own caseload and progressing matters with limited supervision. Experience in drafting pre-action correspondence is essential, drafting pleadings and negotiating settlements desirable.
Our work and client base is varied, and applicants should be natural communicators and comfortable with advising people from a wide range of professional and social backgrounds and also companies. They should be commercially minded and be able to adapt their style dependent on the client, budget and time constraint.
It is essential that the successful applicant has excellent IT skills, including the intermediate-level features of Microsoft Office and prior use of case management systems. The firm is committed to offering the highest level of service to its clients and the applicant must share this ethos and adhere to the highest professional standards.
A law degree (2:1 or higher) or GDL (commendation or higher) and LPC (commendation or higher) is required, together with the requisite experience.
The reputation and workload of the firm has grown considerably in recent years. The ideal applicant will be someone ambitious and creative who will contribute to the firm's development by seeking to engage in marketing and business development opportunities and develop their own profile both during and outside of working hours. The potential for medium to long term rewards for such a candidate are significant.
Applications should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Solicitor vacancy – Civil Litigation” and attaching a covering letter and CV. The covering letter should set out your suitability for the role with reference to the above criteria.
Due to the high volume of applications that the firm receives, we are unable to take telephone enquiries in relation to this position. We will only respond to your application if you are selected for interview. Pro-forma applications will not be considered and please do not apply for this position if you do not have the requisite skills and experience.
The firm will not respond to enquiries from agencies.