Associate

Term: Permanent
Department: Dispute Resolution
Location: London
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 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.

The Dispute Resolution team in London consists of 18 partners, 28 other lawyers in addition to paralegals and trainees. We operate as one team across London, Birmingham and Manchester in the UK as well as internationally across our global offices. The team work simultaneously on a large number of cases at any one time.

Our practice includes the following principal areas:

ADR, Arbitration, Aviation and travel disputes, Banking and finance disputes, Commercial disputes, Construction disputes, Corporate recovery and insolvency, Corporate risk management, Defamation, Fraud and international asset tracing, Health and safety litigation, Insurance and re-insurance, Investment Treaty Disputes, Judicial Review, Professional negligence, Public sector disputes, Shareholders’ disputes, and Technical disputes.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage own files and support existing caseloads
  • 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 lawyer with proven English High Court commercial litigation experience and a familiarity with the procedural process of English Courts.
  • Business level Serbian/Croatian language skills
  • Legal experience in Arbitration is desirable but not essential.
  • An ability to build relationships with the client, witnesses, counsel and experts
  • Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care
  • Excellent case management skills
  • Strong academics essential

Post date: 8th December 2017

Closing date: 4th January 2018

Salary: £63,000-£72,000

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