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Longmores Solicitors
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Barrister Jobs
Longmores Solicitors

Commercial Litigation Solicitor
Outline Job and Person Specification

Longmores Solicitors LLP
Longmores Solicitors LLP is a long established but progressive 11 partner firm based in
Hertford and Harlow. Our fee earners are all specialists and we act for a wide range of
commercial, private and public sector clients. We are ranked in Chambers and are
accredited as an Investor In People (Gold Award) and hold Lexcel, CQS and WIQS
accreditation. Our commercial litigation practice area has a strong reputation both locally
and further afield. Our aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish
to be part of our growth and who share our core values.

Job Purpose
As a result of planned expansion, the purpose of the role is to take on an existing caseload
as well as develop relationships with new clients and to be actively involved in business
development. The successful candidate will work alongside the commercial litigation
partner, 3 solicitors and support staff. The appointment will be between 5-10 years PQE
level with generalist commercial litigation experience.

The aim is for the successful applicant to join Longmores as soon as possible,

The role is a dispute resolution specialist role spanning all contentious aspects of
commercial litigation and some civil litigation (but not personal injury). Typical work areas
include general breach of contract including sale of goods, theft of confidential information,
shareholder and partnership disputes. The successful applicant will report to the Head of
the Commercial Litigation Practice Area.
Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to the caseload the successful candidate will be expected to be actively
involved in all aspects of business development including presenting of seminars, writing
articles and blogs and networking within the local business community and with key
referrers.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications A qualified and practising Solicitor with 5-10 years PQE in commercial litigation

Strong academic record Longmores Solicitors

Full time position Knowledge and Experience A sound knowledge and practical experience of dispute resolution work is essential. We
are looking for someone who is already a commercial litigation specialist.

Experience of and a real interest in business development is essential

Knowledge of construction and insolvency work is desirable but not essential Abilities & Skills Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to develop a relationship of trust with
clients and colleagues alike

Ability to draft letters and documents to a high standard and with attention to detail The ability to produce statements of case, witness statements and court notices with the
need to rely on counsel only in complex matters

Appear in less complex county court matters such as interlocutory applications, case
management conferences and small claims track trials without assistance of counsel

Execute search orders with Supervising Solicitors

Present seminars and workshops on topics within your area of practice to existing and
prospective clients

Ability to meet and exceed time recording and financial targets

Participate in the firm’s internal meetings as appropriate

Commercially minded

Strong organisational skills Strong verbal communicator Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding of clients’ needs Ability to use initiative to seek opportunities to raise the firm’s profile and to recognise new
business opportunities

Ability to deal with a large volume of work, managing conflicting priorities whilst ensuring
that every job is handled with the highest levels of accuracy and care Good advocacy skills and a willingness to improve them if needed

An effective team player, combined with an ability to work under own initiative

Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel Personal Attributes A team player who is looking for a long term future with a progressive, well regarded firm

Driving licence and access to own car

Willing to work long hours when necessary

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