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Regulatory Lawyer/Litigator – Commercial Property and Private Client Litigation – Firm Wide

Vacancy details

We are looking for an ambitious Senior Associate or Partner to join our Commercial and Private Client Litigation Team dealing mainly with Regulatory matters.

Leading our well-regarded offering, you will support our solicitors in providing top-tier advice on a range of Regulatory matters. We are looking for an individual with a confirmed commercial following, to broaden our appeal to commercial clients. We have a large and successful litigation team and we are keen to complement that and support our colleagues acting for commercial clients across the following sectors in non-contentious and contentious regulatory and advisory work:

• Agriculture & food;

• Retail and leisure;

• Manufacturing;

• Education;

• Green energy;

• Healthcare;

• Public sector;

• Sport;

• Real estate/construction;

• Social housing.

Our Commercial and Private Client Litigation team is described as ‘a high-quality firm and a really top-level team’ in Chambers UK and our Crime team are ranked Band 1 for Chambers UK 2024 and Tier 2 for Legal 500 2024. The team is led by Esther Woolford.

Role: Partner
Location: Firm-wide (Hybrid)
Hours: Full time/part time
Term: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: 1192-LBL

Who we are

You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.

We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.

Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices as required. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.

Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:

Advising commercial clients in relation to a range of regulatory matters and building a strong following for the firm. You will be developing an existing litigation team and developing their existing skills and practices.

We work with clients with a wide range of legal issues and you will manage a team with a varied workload, so experience in any of the following areas will be advantageous:

  • Health, Safety and Environment;
  • Product compliance and labelling;
  • ESG;
  • Modern Slavery;
  • Food Hygiene;
  • Care home regulation and compliance;
  • Traffic Commissioner Public Inquiries;
  • Inquests and Inquiries.

This role is right for you if:

  • You are a senior associate or partner with a proven track record and a following;
  • You have great attention to detail and the ability to offer solutions whilst knowing where guidance is needed to provide the most efficient outcome;
  • You want to be part of a vibrant and supportive team;
  • You are willing to lead, develop and expand a team within a supportive and growing firm.

What we can offer you:

A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.

Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.

There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.

Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.


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