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Commercial Litigation Solicitor (to 5 years PQE)

Clayton Legal
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£35000 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2021

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Practice area
Commercial litigation
3 years
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The successful Commercial Litigation Solicitor will be managing a varied litigation caseload including sale and carriage of goods, provision of services, commercial agency, guarantees, consumer credit, franchising, distribution and finance agreements, and enforcement of any judgement. Also property litigation including landlord and tenant, possession proceedings, disputes relating to boundaries and easements. The successful candidate will be 3-5 years' PQE and be able to work with minimal supervision. They will also have experience and enthusiasm in business development will pride themselves in delivering a first-class client experience.

In return the firm offers a friendly and supportive working environment with room to progress and develop in their career, along with flexible working arrangements.

Main Responsibilities

Dealing with matters at all stages, from taking the client's initial instructions through to archiving, in accordance with office and accounts procedures.

Taking instructions from clients and advising accordingly.

Obtaining and preparing file documentation.

Billing files and obtaining monies due to the firm from the clients and other parties.

Delegated supervisory responsibilities as and when required

Maintaining legal knowledge and skills

Key Skills - Essential

Ability to deal with technical details and to express solutions to complex legal issues in a concise and customer-friendly way.

Literate and numerate.

Ability to present and argue a case orally and in writing.

Ability to work accurately in accordance with the requirements of each team.

Ability to work under pressure.

Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

Ability to work on own initiative.

Ability to work as a member of a team.

Ability to deal with enquiries in a customer-friendly and effective manner.


Sound technical legal knowledge

Use of Case Management/IT systems

Solicitors Code of Conduct


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

Alternatively, you can visit our website or email us at


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