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11 months ago
Pinsent Masons
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Category: Barrister Jobs


We are currently looking to recruit a Litigation Lawyer from NQ - 3 years PQE to join our Leeds office.


This role sits within a team of fee earners, and reports to a partner or director. The role is to fill a need for a broad spectrum commercial litigation. Experience of handling litigation and pre litigation particularly contract and tortious actions is required. Work areas include IT disputes, product liability claims, corporate M&A related disputes, environmental disputes, pensions, universities and fraud. However the work load is varied and covers all dispute areas other than IP, construction and property litigation.

The Candidate Required

Candidates must (consistent with the years of experience) be good problem solvers, have a good knowledge of the CPR and practice and knowledge of the law and practice affecting one or more of the dispute areas described above. Equally important is commercial awareness, and a personable and enthusiastic approach. A sound academic background, excellent written and communication and organisational skills are all requirements.

The Team

The Leeds disputes and regulatory team has 3 partners, 3 legal directors and 8 other fee earners. The team prides itself on being friendly and inclusive and is looking for people who will fit in with this ethos and make their careers here in the medium to long term. The work covers a broad spectrum of civil litigation offering plenty of interest and stimulation and involves disputes of all sizes typically up to the mid £ tens of millions. Clients are typically medium to large corporates including a range of listed companies. The team seeks to involve all members in client relationship building and business development.

Firm Introduction

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.

In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.

Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.

For more details, please contact our in house Senior Recruitment Advisor Tia Jawed who can discuss the role and requirements.


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