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2-5 years PQE Solicitor: defamation, privacy, harassment, data protection (media law)

Full-time; immediate start; competitive salary

Exciting opportunity for a solicitor at a boutique litigation firm based in Farringdon, London EC1.  The successful candidate will work on defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection cases.

Applicants must have practiced libel/privacy law and be used to running their own caseload.  They should be familiar with relevant caselaw in those areas and the CPR, have extensive experience of drafting pre-action correspondence and other legal documentation, proofing/advising clients and negotiating settlements.

Our work and client base is varied, and applicants should be adept at problem-solving and commercially-minded.  They should be team players with strong communication and organisational skills, who enjoy working under pressure.

Good IT skills are essential.  In particular, applicants should be comfortable with the intermediate-level features of Microsoft Word (such as the tracking of documents), Excel and Outlook.

The firm is well-known for its work in relation to online harassment/defamation/privacy and therefore applicants must be familiar with the basic workings of the internet/World Wide Web.

The firm is committed to offering the highest level of service to its clients and applicants must share this ethos and adhere to the highest professional standards.

A law degree (2:1+) or GDL (commendation+) and LPC (commendation+) is required, together with the requisite experience.

The reputation and workload of the firm, and in particular the defamation and privacy department, 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 to medium to long term rewards for such a candidate are significant. 

Applications should be made to sfh@brettwilson.co.uk with the subject “Solicitor vacancy – Media Law” and attaching a covering letter and CV.  The covering letter should set out your suitability for the role with reference to the above criteria. 

Please do not apply for this position is you do not have the requisite skills and experience.  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. 

The firm will not respond to enquiries from agencies.