We are looking to recruit a well-rounded litigator to work within a successful dispute resolution department, handling a wide variety of high value, complex litigation for claimant and defendant clients. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of running a varied case load of commercial litigation cases. Types of work currently undertaken for established clients of the firm (to include small and medium enterprises, partnerships and high net-worth individuals) include: the full range of commercial contract disputes, shareholder/LLP disputes, breach of warranty/contract claims, injunctions, professional negligence claims, real estate / developer/ construction disputes, trusts and inheritance disputes. Whilst the caseload is predominantly commercial litigation, the successful candidate will also be required to run a variety of property litigation disputes, and in providing bespoke and technical advice whilst understanding client needs and the commercial context in which they operate.
You will have a strong academic background and ideally will have worked for at least 3 years post qualification in a leading regional/city practice.
You will have experience of a broad range of dispute resolution work but will be interested in developing specialisms / niche practice areas. You will also be interested in pursuing a leadership role within the practice. You will want to work on high quality matters for high quality clients in a modern well managed business.
You will have a passion for contentious work and your caseload will be varied. You will handle your own matters. You will also be involved in a range of business development activities and be expected to assist in pushing the department forward. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and reputation within a growing litigation department.
We are a Legal 500 firm based on the England / Wales border at Langstone, Newport. We offer an excellent basic salary, a bonus scheme and pay an annual general staff bonus in addition. We also offer our fee earners a flexible working package that means that they can tailor their working hours around their lives. We are forward thinking, progressive and expanding and we place our staff and their welfare at the fore of our business development.
To apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
PARALEGAL / LEGAL SECRETARY
We are a Legal 500 law firm based on the England / Wales border at Langstone, Newport. We are forward thinking, progressive and expanding and we place our staff and their welfare at the fore of our business development.
Role and Responsibilities:
Assisting the Fee Earners in undertaking all legal work that the firm carries out including:
- Typing of letters, documents, memos
- Preparing legal forms
- Updating case management system
- Opening and closing files
- Requisitioning payments and bills as requested by Fee Earners
- Attending meetings if required and taking notes
- Answering incoming calls if necessary
- Covering Reception as necessary
- Completing administrative tasks
- Collating documents, photocopying, scanning etc
Corresponding with clients, via email, telephone and Microsoft Teams
Monitoring emails and post and providing information to the Fee Earners
Complying with Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and completing regulatory requirements and training
Developing practical and professional skills, particularly by attending seminars, webinars and internal training courses
Qualifications / Knowledge / Skills:
- Audio typing
- Time management skills
- Good communication skills, both oral and written
- Excellent IT skills
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Basic accounts knowledge
- Enthusiasm and commitment
- General office admin skills
- Willingness to learn
To apply for the role please email your CV to HR@rdplaw.co.uk