Solicitor or Associate – Financial Services Litigation – Firm Wide
Due to continued growth, we are seeking a Solicitor to join our Financial Services Litigation team.
In this role, you will be joining a well-regarded team made up of three Partners, an Associate, Chartered Legal Executive and 14 paralegals and support staff. The team is renowned for group actions, small and large, as well as handling complex, multi-million pound disputes.
Role: Solicitor or Associate
Location: Firm Wide
Hours: Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 889-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:
Our Financial Services Litigation team are specialists in resolving financial services disputes. The scope of their work includes, for example, claims and complaints relating to negligent investment and tax-planning advice, as well as pension disputes.
Current work includes, primarily, acting for former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme who were advised to transfer into personal pensions. So far, the team has successfully secured approximately £5 million in compensation for their steelworker clients.
This is an opportunity for the right candidate to progress their career and enjoy a fresh challenge within a growing and fast-paced team.
This role will be predominantly home-based, but will allow you to work flexibly between your home working environment and one of our offices.
Client feedback about the team includes:-
“The team have demonstrated all the qualities one would hope for from one’s legal team: skill, diligence, responsiveness and great ‘customer service’.”
“I really congratulate you on your calm handling of so many difficult corners.”
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:
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate within a continually growing fast paced team. If you are a qualified solicitor with between two and six years of experience, then we would like to hear from you.
You will have excellent litigation and dispute resolution skills with a focus on professional negligence. Experience of handling financial services professional negligence claims would be advantageous but is not essential.
Excellent communication, both written and oral, and team-work will be some of your strong points. You will be empathetic and enthusiastic about delivering an excellent quality service to your clients, despite working under pressure. You will be someone who is confident and able to assume conduct of files, working autonomously with only light supervision. You will also mentor and supervise our paralegals.
We expect you to be able to use your initiative, work proactively and think ahead; anticipating your clients’ needs in advance wherever possible.
You will also be able to demonstrate a willingness to be involved in business development activities.
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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