26 Mar 2018
23 Apr 2018
Nell Jones
Full time
Contract type
 A fantastic opportunity to join one of the most highly-regarded law firms in the UK

The Firm
One of the country’s leading law firms with an outstanding reputation in the legal community and with several offices across the south west, our client has a long connection with the local area, instructed by generations of agricultural clients in particular, and with a modern and progressive outlook with client care at its heart. The firm has a thriving private client team and extremely busy commercial team and the litigation team is regularly instructed in a range of interesting and challenging work. A vacancy has now arisen for a solicitor with litigation experience and a solid understanding of dispute resolution. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most highly-regarded law firms in the UK. The role is based in the centre of the historic market town of Yeovil, in prestigious newly-refurbished offices and offers a competitive salary and good benefits package along with real opportunity for progression. 

The Role
The dispute resolution team is expanding and the successful candidate will be running a busy caseload and should be comfortable in doing so with minimal supervision. A good understanding of costs issues and a commercial outlook is required. As well as providing general advice on a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters, the firm has a reputation for undertaking challenging and complex work in a number of specialist areas.  These include rural business, land and agriculture, renewable energy, and a range of medical and academic/education instructions and this is a fantastic opportunity for a relatively junior solicitor to join an outstanding team and develop his or her own area of specialism. 

The Candidate
The firm is looking for a solicitor of 2 – 4 years’ PQE with demonstrable experience in both commercial and private client litigation, preferably gained within a Legal 500 firm. Additional experience in property litigation would be advantageous;
Technical expertise, a creative, problem-solving approach and excellent communication skills are required; as is a robust approach and good advocacy skills;
The department is in the process of expanding, and so the successful candidate should enjoy networking and promoting the firm.

For further details of this dispute resolution vacancy, please contact Nell quoting reference NJ01617321.


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