Insolvency/Restructuring Lawyer (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Insolvency team
Location: London
The Team

We act for insolvency practitioners, various categories of financier, distressed companies and their directors.  We cover the full range of insolvency work, from security reviews, appointment strategies and formalities, purchases and sales in trading insolvencies, advice to boards, through to multinational multimillion pound frauds. We also advise distressed debt purchasers on the implementation of their varied realisation strategies.

The restructuring and insolvency team is a growing part of the firm, with four partners actively engaged in the practise area.  Due to an active desire to grow our presence in the market and the existing work load, we are looking for a solicitor with a strong background in contentious and/or non-contentious insolvency to join the team. This opportunity would suit a 3-5 year PQE, career motivated lawyer, looking for an expanding practice.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively progress files with the benefit of supervision and support existing caseloads
  • Advise upon and assist with insolvency litigation
  • Negotiate and with the benefit of supervision draft appointment and sale documents
  • Liaising with clients and key stakeholders to handle matters with the appropriate sensitivity
  • Responsibility and management of an existing caseload
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with proven English law experience in insolvency law – to include contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • An ability to build relationships with the client
  • A willingness to take part in individual and team business development strategies  
  • Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care
  • Excellent case management skills
  • A commercial approach and awareness of profitability of cases
  • Pro-active and good time management skills.

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 technologyfinance & financial services, energy & natural resourceslife sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

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.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500.  It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

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.