Dispute Resolution Solicitor/NQ (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Dispute Resolution
Location: Manchester
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at both the British Legal Awards 2017 and 2018.

The Team

Our international team has experience at all levels of national courts, in institutional and ad hoc arbitration and in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. We were founding members of CEDR, the foremost mediation institution in the UK.

Our clients range from high net worth individuals, to corporates and governments. Our business is international like our clients. We regularly work in cross-border teams to deliver results in jurisdictions around the globe.

We have teams of litigation and arbitration experts within the firm specialising in financial services regulatory, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, public and regulatory, real estate, tax and technology disputes.

We have been ranked in Legal 500 UK 2016 for Commercial Litigation.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage own files and support the partners
  • Preparing thorough documentation required in the preparation of cases to trial
  • Liaising with counsel/experts
  • Liaising with clients and handling matters with the appropriate sensitivity
  • Responsibility and management of an existing caseload
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified solicitor with relevant experience in Litigation
  • Should be able to demonstrate experience in and a talent for marketing
  • An ability to build relationships with the client, family, witnesses, counsel and experts
  • Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care
  • Excellent case management skills

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role