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Associate - Commercial Litigation

Job Introduction

At TLT, we are currently recruiting for an Associate to join our growing FSDI team in Belfast. This role would best suit a qualified Solicitor between 1-3 years PQE with a background in commercial litigation and a keen interest in financial litigation. We offer a progressive, fully flexible model of working and we empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. 

Role Responsibility

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, fast growing and supportive team working with innovative banking and finance clients on a whole range of lending assignments and projects and in the role of Associate, you will have the chance to:

  • Work on a varied litigation caseload, providing strategic advice on complex matters ranging from financial services disputes, commercial contract disputes, property litigation, reputation management issues, professional negligence and fraud claims and title rectification options
  • Collaborate closely with the Partners and Legal Directors on complex matters
  • Engage, negotiate and mediate cases against other top tier litigation firms
  • Work with a variety of expert witnesses from valuation, underwriting, receivers and taxation and with leading Counsel in this area
  • Develop relationships with our clients, so that you are able to assist in maintaining and developing key accounts

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. Our ideal candidate will have a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills: 

  • Interested in all areas of our nationally recognised financial services disputes and investigations practice, our commercial dispute resolution practice and our insolvency practice, all of which count a wide variety of household financial services businesses, blue-chip names and the top accountancy practices as clients.
  • Commercially aware and enthusiastic for business development and appetite for keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in this ever-changing area of work.
  • Succinctly, clear and confident communication, drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Outgoing, self-motivated individual.
  • Strong client focussed approach with excellent analytical and organisational skills, including to manage workloads and deadlines.
  • Energetic, entrepreneurial and driven.
  • A strong team ethos is essential as this team works across our locations in the UK, and collaboration is always at the core of what we do.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com .

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review.  As a fee earner if you exceed your targets you will receive a generous annual bonus. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.



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