Dispute Resolution Solicitor (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Dispute Resolution
Location: Birmingham
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.

The Team

Our large disputes resolution   department  has cutting edge experience at all levels of national courts, in institutional and ad hoc arbitration and in alternative dispute resolution.. It is currently very busy and is continuing to attract a flow of exciting and challenging instructions.

Our clients comprise  large UK and international corporates, governments and high net worth individuals. 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 engineering, financial services, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, public and regulatory, real estate, tax  and technology disputes. We are a very well recognised practice and ranked in the directories. We have consistently been a tier one practice in Birmingham.

We operate as one team across London, Birmingham and Manchester in the UK, and work closely with our non-UK offices. Client teams will often be based in more than one office.

We now need to recruit a talented lawyer to join us in our Birmingham office.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage files and support colleagues
  • Preparing thorough documentation required in the preparation of cases to trial/final hearing
  • Liaising with counsel/experts
  • Liaising with clients and handling matters with the appropriate sensitivity
  • Responsibility and management of an existing caseload
  • Helping to develop  work opportunities
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified solicitor with relevant English  law experience in litigation/arbitration
  • Should be able to demonstrate experience in and a talent for business development
  • An ability to build relationships with clients,  witnesses, counsel and experts
  • Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care
  • Excellent case management skills
  • Good capability in languages would be a distinct advantage
  • Able to demonstrate a flair for and interest in international matters

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.