Commercial Litigation 2-15yrsPQE York

Location North Yorkshire
Discipline: Associates & Senior Associates , NQ to 3 years PQE
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £to c£60K
Contact name: Tony Brooke

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Job ref: J9773
Published: 20 days ago
Startdate: 2024-02-01
Regional firms find it challenging to recruit, hence the 2-15yrsPQE listing that I've put on it in this instance. This is actually a really well run law firm, particularly strong across North Yorkshire with a spread of services to businesses and private clients. They're also very values led, so they focus more on behaviours and competencies when it comes to career progression and promotion, managed through fully documented criteria and objective management.

Hybrid is standard, some of the firms teams attend the office together once a week, so whilst they're not a Top 100 firm they have certainly embraced flexibility for employees which they see as core to attraction and retention, and a commercial choice towards having a healthy workforce and financial base.

The Litigation department handles the whole remit of contentious work from commercial litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, debt, inheritance disputes, and also litigation arising out of property and agriculture. For the clients the beauty is the continuity of the lawyer relationship with a trusted advisor as opposed to being passed around department. For the lawyers it's the breadth of expertise and the stimulation of a very varied diet as opposed to a much more limited one in many firms.

If you're someone who desires daily variety then this role should have unique appeal. For candidates who want to focus on a more tightly defined specialism of law then this isn't for you.

At the higher end of the PQE you'll be working towards the top of a small team, likely Senior Associate level, so will have your own work and also assist less experienced colleagues. You'll also be required to get involved in business development and relationship building, indeed future promotion to Partner won't happen unless you're doing this. There is plenty of exposure here for those who want it, and the chance to build your profile in in York and the surrounding region.

Candidates of all PQEs are encouraged to apply, and pre-qualification perhaps as a paralegal in litigation will all be considered - it's about what you can do more than your qualification date. The firm is committed to hiring and feels confident of the prospects it can present to a Litigation lawyer who is happy to be practising in the North Yorkshire market.

Brooke Thornham Consulting advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the level of experience required for the role and this does not prohibit applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience. We aim to respond to enquiries as soon as possible but if we have not contacted you within 5 days then unfortunately on this occasion your application has not quite met the requirements of our client closely enough.