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Associate - Brazilian Qualified

Pogust Goodhead
London (Greater)
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Practice area
Civil litigation
Contract type
Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years
Private practice

Job Details

We currently have several ongoing claims before the English and Welsh, Dutch and German courts which apply Brazilian law and are led in part by our international litigation teams based in London. We are therefore seeking passionate and experienced Brazilian qualified lawyers to join our Legal Team and support across various aspects of our international litigations.


What will you be doing?

You will play an invaluable part in our vision, working with the team on large, complex and fast paced international litigations.

Taking initial instructions from partners and senior associates and delegating to trainee solicitors and paralegals when appropriate, you will be involved in:

  • Conducting research, drafting and reviewing documentation
  • Attending meetings with external counsel, experts and clients
  • Supervising Trainees and Paralegals
  • Managing legal documentation and demonstrating effective case management skills
  • Assisting the firm in achieving its professional objectives
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with external counsel, expert witnesses, financial partners and other external parties
  • Assisting with Pogust Goodhead’s business development objectives, including raising the firm’s profile by partaking in marketing, corporate comms, preparing publications and attending industry conferences

What you’ll bring to Pogust Goodhead

We are looking for experienced, Brazilian qualified lawyers who are as passionate about the work that we undertake.

Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and be able to demonstrate their experience in civil litigation and/or collective proceedings, ideally with at least 3+ years PQE. Applicants should have a keen interest in environmental protection and human rights.

Applicants should combine strong technical skills with superior analytical skills, and the ability to understand our clients’ needs in order to implement robust litigation and client management strategies.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and accuracy, as well as an ability to organise effectively.

Confident communication, an ability to work calmly under pressure alongside strong interpersonal and collaboration skills will be key in this role, as will a demonstrably flexible approach to work to ensure deadlines are met.

We always look for Associates who possess genuine empathy and passion for the clients we represent.


  • 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.





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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