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Solicitor – C&PC Litigation – Taunton, Bristol

Vacancy details

We are seeking a Solicitor (2-4 years PQE) to join our reputable Commercial and Private Client Litigation team in Taunton or Bristol.

Spanning our Taunton, Bristol, Southampton, Manchester and Birmingham offices, our team have considerable experience in resolving disputes across a wide range of industries and sectors.  You will be joining a team of 21 in Taunton, led by three Partners and further made up of Senior Associates, Associates, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff.


Role: Solicitor
Location: Taunton, Bristol 
Hours: Full time 
Term: Permanent 
Vacancy Reference: 1162 – 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 on occasion. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham,  Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.

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

As a Solicitor in this team you will enjoy access to a wide variety of dispute resolution work.  We will enable you to build your career as a litigator with a stimulating caseload, working in sectors facing continuous regulatory change and other challenges. The team, ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Directories, acts for businesses, landed estates, farms and private clients in relation to agriculture, rural property, private client, commercial and regulatory matters.

The range and quality of our caseload makes it an exceptional base to build a career in litigation. You will have your own caseload across the range of our specialism and the opportunity to support Partners, Senior Associates and Associates on more complex and large-scale claims. As you develop, if you wish to specialise more in one area, we will look to support that, but equally you could retain the broader spread if you prefer.

Beyond your caseload, we’ll expect you to get involved in a range of business development activities and play a full part as a member of a supportive team.

It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.

This role is right for you if:

We are looking for someone with a passion for contentious work, initiative, pragmatism, common sense and excellent client skills, who is looking to build a career and develop a reputation within litigation.

This role is intellectually demanding, so we will look for a strong level of academic achievement, but you will be able to translate complex and technical information and problems into clear and simple advice and actions.

We will require you to be in the office approximately 2 days per week.

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.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send us your CV and covering letter using the form below.

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