Litigation Associate / Senior Associate

Full Time
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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:00:00
VG Charles & Co
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We are working with a Top 100 commercial law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices throughout the UK.

Our client advises hundreds of businesses within the private, public and third sectors, with a particularly strong emphasis on Health and Social Care, Housing and Local and Central Government.

The firm provides legal advice in all of the following areas:

* commercial
* corporate
* property
* regulatory
* employment
* litigation Due to an increase in instructions our client now looks to expand its teams in its London or South West offices by appointing an Associate or Senior Associate into the litigation, advisory and regulatory team.

The successful candidate will be a UK qualified solicitor with a minimum of 5 years PQE experience of working with public and private sector clients within financial services, higher education, local government and health.

You will be responsible for providing support in the following areas:

* The merits of bringing and defending claims for: breach of contract, mis-selling, negligence and fraud
* Procedural steps of litigation in those areas through to trial
* Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediations and local dispute resolution
* Instructing and working with experts and counsel
* Dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional collective litigation
* Financial services disputes
* Experience of financial services regulatory & compliance and contentious insolvency or of acting for Higher Education Institutions would be advantageous but not essential. For more information on this exceptional opportunity or for general career advice in the strictest of confidence, please contact me, Helen Abrahams at VG CHARLES &CO

Job ref: HA/10917/SL


There are literally hundreds of recruiters out there all claiming to be the best - at VG CHARLES &CO we make some fairly simple and straightforward claims. We NEVER lose sight of the fact that our candidates and clients are people and not commodities. We are in recruitment because we want to improve lives not just change them for the sake of it. We are here for the long haul and hope to be able to advise you not just over months but over years.

We are staffed by lawyers and non-lawyers alike all sharing our passion to get things right and all having gone through rigorous training and development to ensure we are always able to help and offer pragmatic and non-patronising advice. We are happy to talk even when there is absolutely no chance of a fee as we think that is the right thing to do.

We aim to give all of our candidates an edge by giving them every legitimate help that we can - to ensure that in the current competitive environment our candidates are the best prepared and researched. Having been established for nearly a decade we are proud to have staff with a wealth of experience in top end legal recruitment which helped countless candidates through the recession of the early '90s. All of them genuinely care about the people they represent.

This is a cross section of some of the comments we have received:

"I have known Jane for a number of years now. She has never been pushy or simply interested in placing me in the first available job. Instead, she has focused on finding the right job for me, at the right time for me. I would recommend Jane to anyone."

"Tony has done an excellent job throughout. He is professional, courteous and thorough."

"Andrew was a pleasure to deal with completely professional from start to finish. He has been supportive, encouraging and did not attempt to pressure me in any way. I would not hesitate in recommending him to my colleagues and peers. Many thanks for your help!"

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