Solicitor – Dispute Resolution
Job Ref: 7885
Contact Name: Reg Payne
Contact Tel: 01252 761444
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our client are looking to recruit a Dispute Resolution Solicitor.
Location – Exeter or Plymouth
This role makes an important contribution to the overall work of the Dispute Resolution team and supporting the Partners and Associates with the ongoing growth and development of the team activities, with a particular focus on complex commercial litigation.
The team advises on a wide spectrum of contentious matters and is known for consistently acting in the field of complex and High Court dispute work. Our clients range from listed national and international companies through to local owner-managed businesses and high net-worth individuals.
The disputes we handle encompass a variety of sectors including insurance, manufacturing, retail, banking and financial services.
We act regularly in relation to matters involving:
- Banking litigation
- Commercial and corporate litigation (including, in particular, director, partnership and shareholder disputes and breach of confidentiality claims)
- Insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes
- Financial services disputes (including FOS, FSCS and investment claims before the courts)
- Fraud and asset recovery (including freezing and search & seizure orders)
- Intellectual Property disputes
- Legacy and trust litigation
- Insolvency and restructuring
- Professional negligence
- Property receiverships
To lead and undertake a full range of existing and new commercial disputes for clients within your geographical area and/or Sector and/or skill base.
To support others in the team with any specific business development and marketing activities to develop client work and fee income as part of supporting the Partners, business and strategic plans.
To work with the Partners and others within the wider Dispute Resolution team to further develop the offering and client base as required.
To ensure delivery of advice and service of the highest quality and compliance for all matters in accordance with agreed standard policies.
Consistently to meet all KPI and targets and any other broader objectives as agreed on a quarterly and annual basis as part of the Team plans.
To undertake any other tasks or projects to support the development of the DR Team.
As appropriate, to supervise and develop other solicitors, trainees and paralegals within the team to ensure advice and service of the highest quality and compliance for all matters in accordance with agreed standard policies.
Skills and Attributes
Excellent proven technical knowledge and track record of a broad range of commercial disputes.
Experience of some business development and marketing activities, including supporting Partners with strategies and action plans for building and growing revenue.
A highly flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment.
Excellent all round communication skills including the capability to develop and maintain strong client relationships.
Ability to collaborate and work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas.
Proven commitment to working to the highest quality standards.
Commitment to ongoing professional and personal development including self awareness, self reflection and continuous improvement.
A track record of consistently delivering to targets and objectives.
An understanding of the importance of knowledge management and sharing.
Previous experience of working with a CRM system.