Associate and Senior Associate

Employer
Pogust Goodhead
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Job Details

Do you want to join Pogust Goodhead and be part of a ground-breaking legal team handling one of the world's most significant Group litigation cases?

Do you want a unique opportunity to make a substantial impact on a landmark case while advancing your career in litigation law?

In July 2022, the firm secured a landmark, unanimous judgment from the Court of Appeal that allows over 800,000 victims of the Mariana Dam disaster, Brazil’s worst-ever environmental disaster, to seek redress against the world's largest mining company, BHP, in the Courts of England and Wales.

Why is this role crucial for Pogust Goodhead?

We are a renowned law firm recognised globally for our expertise in handling high-profile litigation cases. We are currently seeking twenty highly skilled and experienced Associate and Senior Associate to join our dynamic team on a permanent basis.

Not only will you have the opportunity to be a part of this landmark case that has gained significant public attention and involves multiple parties, complex legal issues, and substantial financial stakes.

You will be working on one of the biggest group litigation cases in the world, and you will play a pivotal role in representing our clients and advocating for their rights and interests.

As part of this role, you will be required to travel to Brazil and work closely with our international colleagues and our clients. Due to the extensive international travel that this role will involve, you can be based anywhere in the United Kingdom. Your exceptional legal acumen, strategic thinking, and meticulous attention to detail will be instrumental in developing and executing effective litigation strategies.

Requirements

  • Manage large, complex, and contentious cases, including multi-jurisdictional disputes in a fast-paced environment
  • Work closely with partners and lawyers to deliver exceptionally high standards of work
  • Advise on case strategy aligned with the client’s interests
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external counsel, expert witnesses, financial partners, and other external parties
  • Supervise junior associates and trainees and provide them with adequate mentoring and training
  • Contribute to Pogust Goodhead’s business developments, including raising the firm’s profile by partaking in marketing activities and contributing to the firm’s publications
  • Assist the firm in achieving its professional objectives

What you’ll bring to Pogust Goodhead

Essential

  • Degree educated from a UK, ideally equivalent to a 1st or a high 2.1
  • Min 2-5+ PQE or equivalent with the majority of experience gained in an English litigation practice
  • Strong technical skills with proven experience in complex English litigation
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand the client’s needs and an ability to adapt the best-case strategy
  • Excellent knowledge of the English civil procedure rules and managing proceedings in the English courts
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy to produce work that is consistently of a high standard
  • Be highly organised and able to work well independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring junior associates/paralegals
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by previous collaborative work with external and internal parties
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are met, and clients are communicated with efficiently
  • Solid organisational skills, file management, and time/record keeping
  • Confident communicator able to work calmly under pressure
  • Have empathy and passion for the clients we represent

Desirable

  • Previous pro-bono or social justice/human rights work
  • Portuguese language skills
  • International driver’s license

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.

Apply now and join us in fighting for justice and delivering unparalleled legal representation.

 

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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