PQE: 3 years
Language requirements: Bilingual (Arabic/English)
Term: Permanent
Department: Litigation
Office: Abu Dhabi
The role

We are currently looking to recruit an Associate for our Construction matters to be based in our Litigation Department in Abu Dhabi.


The ideal candidate will have:

·         3+years Litigation/Construction experience

·         Excellent written and communication skills;

·         Fluent in English and Arabic

·         Experience in clients management;

·         Experience in team management;

·         Business development acumen;


By working on assigned tasks you are expected or exceed the billing target of 5 hours per working day.

While interacting with clients and potential clients you will act as 'ambassador' for the organization, be well presented and professional.

To do this job well, you need to have sound legal skills and the willingness to learn from experienced colleagues and client cases. Proactively, professionalism and customer orientation are your personal trademarks.

The job is important to the organisation because Tamimi & Company is a growing organisation depending on self-starting hard-working employees willing to take on the future challenges. In Al Tamimi & Company the right people is hired with the intention to take them to the next level of their career when they are ready for it.

Skills and experience
  • Provide consultancy services to the clients
  • Build report with the client
  • Identify clients' needs
  • Analyze the client’s needs
  • Estimate time and resource needed to complete the work
  • Communicate and agree steps forward
  • Respond to the clients needs as per agreed deliverables
  • Always attempt to exceed expectations
  • Meet billings and collection targets
  • Ensure an average billing of 5 hours / working day
  • Communicate payment terms and conditions upfront
  • with clients
  • Where possible negotiate an upfront retainer payment
  • Follow up on outstanding payments with clients
  • Notify credit control if payments need to be followed up
  • Interacting with team members
  • Communicate matters clearly and in writing when needed
  • Apply discipline while interacting with others
  • Keep promises, demand the same from others
  • Treat people as equals regardless of their position
  • Be proactive in showing willingness to assist others
  • Praise colleagues for jobs well done
  • Report your activities
  • Prepare daily time sheets
  • Document activities so that complete handovers are
  • possible
  • Scheduling your time
  • Prepare a daily, weekly and monthly plan
  • Share your plan with the departmental secretary
  • Analyse completion of tasks and apply leaning
  • experience
  • Be accountable to yourself and to others
  • Meet your marketing targets
  • Write one article per month
  • Identify possible networking activities
  • Participate in networking activities
  • Maintain operational records
  • Maintain files in a structured manner with index
  • Agree with partner and secretary where information is
  • kept, spot-check the system regularly for compliance
The department

Al Tamimi boasts the largest and broadest full service Litigation Practice in the Middle East. Our team of highly qualified and experienced practitioners from the Middle East, Europe, Australia, Africa and North America bring a breadth and depth of legal expertise and experience that is unequalled in the region. Our lawyers have rights of audience before the local courts, including the DIFC Courts, and the ability to practice the local laws of all jurisdictions in which we operate. Our clients rely on our global perspective and on our in-depth knowledge and understanding of local and regional laws. Having the international skills and talent while remaining a regional firm is one of the great pillars of our success. We have the technical expertise and capability to advise clients and conduct all types of litigation in the region including Commercial, Employment, Banking, Transport, Insurance, Construction, IP, and Criminal Cases. We also have a large and very well known Real Estate Litigation Practice where we represent many of the major developers in the region. In addition to this, we have been handling an increasing number of cutting-edge mortgage enforcement cases. Our clients range from banks and corporations to government departments and the most high-profile family run companies in the region and globally. Broadly, our practice is split between regional local litigation, Arabic litigation, and cases before the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts. Our leading DIFC court practice has handled some of the most high profile cases heard in the DIFC Court to date.

About Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company is one of the leading law firms in the Middle East and the largest law firm in the region, with presence in all of the six GCC countries. Established in 1989, the firm has 57 partners, staff of over 670, and 17 offices in nine countries throughout the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt.

The firm specialises in advising major international corporations and financial institutions, Middle East banks and government organisations, businesses and families in their global operations and investments. It has particular expertise in arbitration & ADR, banking & finance, dispute resolution & litigation, IP & data security, shipping & aviation, project & infrastructure finance, real estate & construction, corporate & commercial, technology, media & telecommunications, insurance and private client.

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