Commercial Litigation 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.
Our team includes 32 partners, 90 fee-earners and 40 people in support roles. Our client base includes large companies, owner managed businesses, healthcare professionals, leisure operators and rural businesses.
With a history stretching back over 125 years, we recognise the importance the contribution that businesses like ours should and can have on the local community and we, therefore, encourage our partners and 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. Our values go to the heart of the firm. They define who we are and how we work. It is by remaining true to our values that we will achieve our vision. This is what we value most:
- Teamwork – we trust and respect one another. We see strength in our diversity as individuals and as a practice. We achieve the best outcomes for clients when we work collaboratively, recognizing and respecting the different perspectives that we bring.
- Excellent Client Service – We take the time to truly understand our clients’ needs and aim to provide practical, tailored and commercial solutions – not just options – to help them achieve their goals. Through hard work and commitment, we aim to develop long-term relationships with all our clients, taking pride in the value that we add.
- Professionalism – We work to the highest professional and technical standards, acting with the utmost integrity at all times. We are fiercely proud of our reputation as being a trusted adviser to our clients, often over several generations, and continually strive to ensure that our clients’ interests come first and foremost.
- Our People – We work together to create an open, supportive and friendly working environment where our people feel valued, can develop their careers and achieve their professional ambitions.
If this sounds like a vision you would like to be a part of, our values resonate with your own personal values, and you meet the requirements of the role described, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please read on!
We have a vacancy for a full-time 2 to 6 year PQE Solicitor to work in our vibrant and growing Dispute Resolution department of 15 fee earners. This in an exciting time to join the department with many opportunities. The successful candidate will become part of a supportive and motivated team and will be expected to handle cases independently in respect of a wide range of matters whilst working alongside Partners on higher value and technically complex matters.
Key aspects of the role include:
- Commercial Litigation
- Property Litigation
The role will also involve working alongside colleagues in our Company Commercial, Employment and Commercial Property teams to minimize litigation for existing clients, work to resolve contractual disputes pre proceedings and also deal with contested matters up to trial.
An up to date working knowledge of the civil procedure rules and litigation process, a foundation in Company Law. Contract Law, Property Law and Law of Tort is required, together with an ability to build relationships with a broad range of clients from individuals, partnerships and limited companies from a variety of different sectors.
The ideal candidate will 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 whilst we operate a strong life work balance ethos, the willingness to work outside core hours on occasion.
Please send your CV with a covering letter, including your current salary, to Anna MacKenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or upload below.