Associate in Commercial Dispute Resolution

3 days left

Recruiter
Eversheds Sutherland
Location
The Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Jul 2017
Expires
27 Jul 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
About Eversheds Sutherland:

We are passionate about helping our clients through the toughest of times and protecting their interests at every stage of a conflict. Eversheds Sutherlands' Litigation and Dispute Management team is called in to handle threats and disputes of the highest strategic importance and our approval rating from clients is over 90%.

If you would like to be part of a truly international, results oriented practice, working on some of the most prominent examples of crisis management, public and private investigations, and court work - then Eversheds Sutherland is the team for you.

Eversheds Sutherland has been ranked Number 1 in Acritas' UK Law Firm Brand Index 2016, following on from our inclusion as a Global Elite Law Firm Brand.

Our litigation team has over 70 partners in the UK and over 60 partners in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. With 650 lawyers around the globe we mobilise cross-office teams on a regular basis.

Chambers Global recognises 18 international arbitration Partners as leading individuals and we are ranked in the Global Arbitration Review as "one of the strongest international arbitration groups of the moment" (2016).

Recognised by The Lawyer magazine as part of the "Litigation Elite", Eversheds Sutherlands' team of experts acts for global clients in locations that include Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. Our people regularly provide input into a wide range of large-scale matters involving multiple jurisdictions for multi-nationals, complex litigation cases involving technical stretch as well as general commercial disputes which can be managed on a day to day basis by junior lawyers.

Eversheds Sutherlands' Commercial Dispute Resolution lawyers are renowned for handling high-value, complex, cross border disputes and litigation across a wide range of sectors. A growing team of dynamic and forward-thinking lawyers, we are focused on combining legal expertise and commercial problem solving to provide major clients with the guidance they need. We are also market leaders in public inquiries and investigations.

Key responsibilities:

Provide strategic and commercial legal advice on litigation cases, supporting the Partners and wider CDR team.
Support and offer guidance to junior lawyers in the team.
As an integral part of the team, you will handle some of your own matters under supervision.
Be pro-active and willing to get involved in business development and contribute to the strategic direction of the team.
This varied role offers a wide range of high quality commercial dispute resolution work, including exposure to clients in diverse sectors including Diversified Industrials, Sports, and Energy.
You will have access to sector specialists and be expected to work with these contacts across the firm to help develop growth areas for the team.
You will work on high profile, high value and complex litigation.

Skills and experience:

3-6 years PQE experience within a high performing dispute resolution team working on complex issues.
Strong technical skills, commercial acumen and excellent academic qualifications, with a degree classification of 2:1 or higher.
Ability to analyse complex factual situations and distil the key issues clearly and concisely and persuade others through logical reasoning. You will provide a first rate client service both internally and externally.
Evidence of exposure to clients/counsel/experts is desirable.
Exposure to business development activities and a good understanding of how to win work would be desirable.
'Can do' attitude and prepared to go the extra mile to ensure we are able to meet our clients' needs.

Key competencies:

Ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 year on year, the Cardiff CDR team is motivated, busy and highly effective. They are a comprehensive and well-resourced litigation practice offering advice and representation to a range of clients. They have been described in the most recent legal directories as follows: "they deal with the issues upfront and demonstrate flexibility and commerciality" and "They're good at handling large, complex cases and are extremely strategic".

We are now looking to add experienced lawyers to our Commercial Dispute Resolution team in Cardiff.

We're a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we've built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

We're committed to ensuring that you have the chance to maximise your potential. We offer a comprehensive programme of specialised technical training, skills-based modules, management development programmes, courses and conferences.

Eversheds Sutherland endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds Sutherland operates within a preferred supplier list.