8 months ago
Head of Dispute Resolution
IP & Media
Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff and Hong Kong. The firm is recognised by clients and industries alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way.
With 55 partners and more than 300 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions.
In employment, immigration and reward, it is consistently top-ranked, and was named HR Law Firm of the Year 2015 by the Legal 500. With over 100 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally.
The creators, makers and innovators team is made up of leading advisers for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses, offering a deep understanding of the industry sectors in which clients operate combined with real expertise across a wide range of legal services. From start-ups to multinationals, the firm’s comprehensive and commercially focused advice helps clients succeed in an increasingly complex and converged international marketplace.
This position is based in the Dispute Resolution team, which deals with a full range of contentious IP & Media disputes.
The team is an energetic, informal and sociable group with an impressive client base, predominantly in the marketing, publishing, media and retail sectors. We are looking for a team player who will participate fully in all aspects of life of this strong and growing group.
The role will involve working with market leading Partners and we welcome candidates who are able to display true commerciality, both in relation to advising their clients and in seeking out business development opportunities for the practice as a whole. The role will report to a number of individual Partners/Senior Associates within the team in respect of individual assignments.
This role will also be expected to support the team’s marketing activities and contribute to the production of written material such as client guides, and prepare and deliver talks and seminars on occasion.
The ideal candidate should have excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills and be able to run their own files with minimal supervision where appropriate.
Academic rigour will be an important component of this position, as will technical excellence but the firm will place the greatest importance on the candidates’ willingness and ability to contribute positively to the growth of the team.
The successful individual will ideally be 2-4 years’ PQE with strong technical legal skills, and good experience of working on contentious IP and Media work.
The ideal candidate should have experience of working in a medium or large private practice law firm.
Knowledge of retail, leisure, technology, automotive, financial services, marketing and/or media sectors would be advantageous.
IT Skills required:
* Competency in MS Office suite.
Educational and professional qualifications:
Qualified UK lawyer with a current UK practising certificate.
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