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Managing Associate (6PQE+)

The Firm

We are a boutique disputes and insolvency law firm based in Central London. Our work covers a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration as well as contentious insolvency. Founded in May 2020 with 2 Partners and 1 Associate, we have grown rapidly and now have a busy practice with 3 Partners, 5 Associates, 2 Paralegals and Support Staff. We have ambitious plans for further growth.

Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

For many law firms, dispute resolution is a just department. In a boutique firm dispute resolution is in the DNA of our firm and the focus of the firm. We are conflict-free and able to act on large disputes with financial institutions and other large corporates, as well as on complex insolvency cases.

It is therefore important that the candidate is someone who will thrive in a boutique firm which does not have other practice areas, has a vibrant external network, excels at thought leadership, can manage client expectations and deliver outstanding quality work on budget.

Job Profile

We are looking for a “Managing Associate” to support the Partners in case management and business development, while helping to mentor more junior colleagues. This role would suit a city based litigator who has already been a senior associate in their current firm for a couple of years.

Candidates will ideally have 6+ years of PQE, strong academics, and have a good mix of experience of commercial disputes, asset tracing and insolvency experience across a broad range of industry sectors, and be confident in managing client relationships, workloads and priorities. We are looking for proactive applicants who are ambitious and have lots of drive and enthusiasm.

Candidates should be commercial, able to take initiative without prompting, who are able to approach matters from a commercial as well as a legal perspective. Sound commercial and legal acumen is therefore a necessity, as well as the ability to ‘think on your feet’.

Candidates are expected to:
  • Lead and manage on all client and project work allocated by the Partners.
  • Have excellent, thoughtful team leadership skills with a willingness to “muck in” and energetic “can do” attitude.
  • Have excellent litigation skills and able to manage an extensive caseload with minimum supervision and input from Partners.
  • Have superb client inter-personal skills and ability to manage all stakeholder expectations including client, counsel, experts and internal support team.
  • Demonstrate a track record of leading, teaching and supervising more junior members of the team.
  • Have excellent knowledge of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme and managing large-scale document review projects.
  • Have existing relationships with external counsel and litigation support companies.
  • Have strong IT skills including use of Word and Excel.
  • Have good knowledge of litigation tech tools on the market and appetite for learning about new technologies to make more efficient use of fee earner time.
  • Have an ability to do public speaking and some experience of speaking at seminars or conferences.
  • Have a track record of mentoring and supporting junior team members with their professional development both formally (through internal training sessions) and informally.
  • Have a strong intertest in business development with a focus on growing an existing external network and on winning work on a repeat basis from professional intermediaries.
  • Have strong budgeting and costs management skills including a track record of billing and cash collection.
  • Ensure good working relationships with colleagues, clients and external organisations.
  • Be able to organise suitable team building and social activities for colleagues and clients to attend.

The candidate would be expected to work full time including at least 3-4 days per week in our offices in central London (subject to Government regulations not prohibiting the same). Market rate plus commission and bonus.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our portal

* We will consider exceptional candidates who do not meet fully these criteria – but the covering letter should explain what makes you stand out such that the criteria should not be applied.