04 Feb 2019

Associate - Dispute Resolution

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Our Client is looking for an Associate in their Dispute Resolution Department to provide technically sound legal advice on a range of issues, whilst building and maintaining productive relationships with clients and intermediaries

Key Responsibilities

  • Support senior fee earners by providing technically sound legal advice directly to clients with appropriate supervision.
  • Deliver chargeable hour's budget.
  • Manage 'work in progress and debt' in accordance with business standards.
  • Contribute to producing fee estimates and quotations.
  • Ensure clients are fully informed as to the fees and disbursements that will be incurred on each matter and provide updates as required.
  • Understand the full range of services offered and seek opportunities to develop new client work.
  • Deliver excellent client service at all times.
  • Coach and develop, in conjunction with seniors, the development of juniors.

Competencies

  • Qualified Lawyer, with 2-4 years PQE with previous litigation experience within a top firm
  • Excellent academic background, including 2:1 at degree, plus Commendation/Distinction at LPC (or equivalent).
  • Experience from a relevant law firm environment, ideally within a Magic/Silver Circle firm (or equivalent).
  • Excellent drafting and written communication skills.
  • Build commercial awareness and share knowledge and relevant new information with your immediate team in know how sessions.
  • Keep up to date with technology and business tools relevant to the role.
  • Be proactive in ensuring all financial matters are timely and up to date.
  • Begin to develop negotiating skills with client when producing fee estimates and quotations.
  • Ability to spot, identify and follow through business development opportunities.
  • Build productive and strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to delegate appropriate tasks to juniors.
  • Assist with the coaching of bursary students and summer interns as and when appropriate.
  • Promote team work and develop strong relationships with immediate team members.

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