8 months ago
Job title Department Associate Construction and Engineering Practice group Level Commercial Litigation 2-6 years PQE Location London
About the firm Our values Individuality We encourage creativity and
develop talent. Commitment To be the best and deliver the
highest standard. Stephenson Harwood is a law firm Teamwork (headquarters in London) where our people
We work together to build
are committed to achieving the goals of our
close, long-term relationships
clients - listed and private companies,
institutions and individuals. Our diverse mix Straight talking of expertise and culture results in a
combination of deep local insight and the We say what we mean and do
capability to provide a seamless what we say.
These values express the personality of our
Our experience encompasses corporate, firm. They are the behaviours we encourage
commercial litigation and arbitration, in our people and the standards which
employment and pensions, finance, marine inform our decisions and actions.
and international trade and real estate.
We assemble teams of bright thinkers to Our vision to 202 match our clients' needs and give the right
advice from the right person at the right To be a successful, independent firm, where
time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talented people work together in an
talent to overcome the most complex entrepreneurial environment, building long
issues, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice term client relationships.
that is set squarely in the real world.
This vision is about who we want to be. It is
Stephenson Harwood is fully committed to as much about our values as about our
ensuring that all employees are treated character – the attributes we want to see
fairly and with dignity and respect and has from all of our people. It also reflects the
built a culture that values meritocracy, importance of remaining independent - a
openness, fairness and transparency. The clear sign that we are confident in our own
firm values individuality and recognises the future.
benefits of having a diverse workforce.
Construction and Engineering at Stephenson Harwood A mid-level disputes solicitor is wanted for an exciting opportunity to be part of a fast growing
UK and International Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure disputes practice. The
successful candidate is likely to be in the range 2-6 years PQE and to be with a recognised
construction disputes group currently.
Experience of International Disputes is an advantage but not essential as training will be
given. Whilst the successful candidate will be based in London, a willingness to travel
overseas for short periods is a pre-requisite as is an enthusiasm for business development.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join a hugely successful team. Key attributes and skills Ability to acquire, consolidate and apply fundamental and up-to-date knowledge of
the law Good knowledge and understanding of the industry in which the team operates Enthusiastic Entrepreneurial Excellent accuracy and attention to detail Excellent verbal and numerical communication skills Organised and able to work to strict deadlines with the ability to prioritise realistically Good housekeeping/file management practices; manages and records time promptly
and accurately Resilient with the ability to handle set backs and pressure A self starter, able to work alone and within a small team Ambitious Cooperative and collaborative in approach and is able to develop excellent working
relationships at all levels and roles Ability to operate professionally and proactively at all times Active participant in self development Commercial awareness Exhibits an understanding of the Firm’s position in the market and how it
distinguishes its services from its competitors Excellent academic and professional qualifications
Specific tasks and duties can include: Advising clients on the law, and legal solutions and strategies Clear, concise and unambiguous preparation and drafting of emails, letters and
relevant documentation Conducting legal research using internal and external knowledge management
resources Liaison with clients under the supervision of a partner Developing own informal internal and external network of contacts Building excellent working relationships with clients and peers within SH Attending business development and profile raising events (client seminars, graduate