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Associate - London

Employer
Pogust Goodhead
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Job Details

We are currently litigating a substantial number of cases. Our Associates provide support to the Senior Associates and Partners to implement various legal strategies and ensure that we have day-to-day control of our documentation. This role provides the opportunity to help manage some of the high-profile cases we currently oversee.

Requirements

Role responsibilities and core competencies

To assist the Legal Team in all aspects of civil litigation. This will mainly include:

  • Working with the team on large, complex and fast paced contentious cases, including multi-jurisdictional disputes
  • Taking initial instructions from partners and senior associates and delegating to trainees and paralegal when appropriate
  • Conducting research, drafting and reviewing of documentation
  • Managing meetings effectively by setting clear agendas
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with external counsel, expert witnesses, financial partners and other external parties
  • Supervising Trainees and Paralegals
  • Managing legal documentation and demonstrate effective case management
  • Assisting the firm in achieving its professional objectives
  • Contributing to Pogust Goodhead’s business development, including raising the firm’s profile by partaking in marketing activities and contributing to the firm’s publication


What you’ll bring to Pogust Goodhead

Essential

  • Superior academic background
  • NQ- 5PQE or equivalent with the majority of your experience gained in an English litigation practice
  • Strong technical skills with experience in English litigation, preferably with experience in environmental protection, data protection, competition or consumer/medical product liability fields
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand the clients’ needs and an ability to adopt the best-case strategy
  • Excellent knowledge of the English civil procedure rules
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy to produce work which is consistently of a high standard
  • Very strong organisational skills, file management and time/record keeping
  • Confident communicator able to work calmly under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by previous collaborative work with external and internal parties
  • A demonstrably flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are met and clients are communicated with efficiently
  • Empathy and passion for the clients we represent

Desirable

  • Experience in pro-bono or social justice/human rights work

Benefits

  • 25 days of annual leave (plus 8 Bank Holidays)
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Private Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Paternity leave - 2 months' paid enhanced leave
  • Maternity leave - 6 months' paid enhanced leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme - access to counselling and a variety of external support for you and your family members
  • Employee referral bonus
  • E-bikes and gym discounts (salary sacrifice schemes)
  • Season ticket loans
  • 2 days' per year paid CSR/charity days

Pogust Goodhead employee commitment

At Pogust Goodhead we believe in championing personal growth and achievements, but first and foremost, we’re also a team, and a team is strongest when everyone feels that they are supported and valued as individuals.

We know that our team are the heart of Pogust Goodhead and that is why we make the following commitment to all our people:

  • To be a meritocracy with a fair and transparent pay review process
  • To offer opportunities for internal promotion
  • To provide everyone with a fair and structured performance review process
  • To provide a learning environment that supports its employees in becoming experts in their roles
  • To give all Pogust Goodhead’s people opportunities to influence and improve how we work

Our commitment to building an inclusive workplace

Pogust Goodhead is an equal opportunities employer who believes passionately that our team should represent the diversity of the clients that we support. We are committed to providing a place of work that provides fair and equal career growth and learning opportunities to all its employees. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind within our company and we celebrate creating a culture offering opportunity for all, regardless of race, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio economic background, disability or religious beliefs.

We will retain your details on file for six months from the date of your application. Please see further information here on how Pogust Goodhead handles personal data.

 

 

 

Company

Pogust Goodhead is a rapidly expanding global law firm that is passionate about getting access to justice for the victims of wrongdoing by large corporations.

We specialise in large scale group litigation against organisations that mistreat, mislead, or injure people.

Our mission is to become one of the world's leading claimant law firms, fighting cases and causes that have the power to improve the lives of tens of millions of people. 

We have offices in the UK, US, Netherlands and Brazil. See our website for more information.

Founded in 2018, we represent a diverse range of clients against multinationals and institutions around the world. The firm has already secured several landmark rulings to its name and has struck the largest ever litigation funding deal for a UK claimant law firm.

Pogust Goodhead is a leader in environmental litigation, achieving a string of successes in 2022. They achieved a landmark, unanimous judgment from the Court of Appeal that allows over 200,000 victims of the Mariana Dam disaster, Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster, to seek redress against BHP, the world’s largest mining company, in the Courts of England and Wales. The judgement was secured following a four-year fight in the courts for justice over a disaster that killed 19 people and sent toxic waste over 700km down the Doce River, destroying everything in its path.

Pogust Goodhead is at the cutting edge of international consumer claims, representing hundreds of thousands of clients throughout the UK and the world. We have secured historic settlements in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation in May 2022 and the British Airways Data Breach in 2021.

There is no other law firm in the world doing as much ground-breaking work as Pogust Goodhead.

We will be relentless in holding the world's largest companies and organisations accountable for their actions.

We have only just begun.

 

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