Professional Negligence/Commercial Litigator
Circa 2-4 PQE but will be really flexible as to this
This firm have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 of their lawyers were singled out in the 'Leading Individual' rankings.
My clients a global firm set in London are looking for a litigator with experience in professional negligence claims (particularly claims against accountants and financial professionals) to join their highly-regarded Commercial Litigation team in London.
Ranked number one in The Legal 500 (Commercial Litigation Mid-Market), the growing team comprises 7 specialist partners, over 25 lawyers of varying levels of qualification, three trainees and numerous paralegals. The team also has a dedicated professional support lawyer who assists with legal and regulatory developments, and provides legal training to help their lawyers flourish and progress their careers.
They advise professional clients such as accountants, tax advisers, trustees, insolvency practitioners and other financial professionals on claims brought against them for negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, fraud, professional misconduct and disciplinary issues. Our work also involves advising on regulatory investigations by FRC, HMRC, FCA, SFO and CPS; internal investigations where a firm identifies conduct irregularities or possible regulatory breach; and damage mitigation including asset preservation and reputation management.
The wider team also advises on a diverse range of commercial disputes, investor disputes, transactional liability, bribery and corruption, money-laundering and new challenges such as cyberattacks, data theft, diversity and inclusion and ESG requirements.
This firm attracts high value, complex matters which are regularly reported on in the legal press and much of the current work relates to claims valued between Â£10-100M+ in value. However, the role will also involve acting for clients with smaller claims, providing a genuinely 'hands-on' role for developing lawyers.
This firm can offer flexibility with a hybrid (home and office) working model.
Please apply as directed. For a copy of the JD / more information please contact Catherine Knowles at Search Legal on 0203 1512151