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Solicitor - NQ - 2PQE - Professional Negligence and Financial Litigation

Job Introduction

To be a Solicitor in the Financial Services Disputes and Investigations (FSDI) team, one of the few teams outside London to specialise in contentious work for a wide range of financial institutions, including most of the UK's major banks, niche mortgage lenders, building societies and international banks with offices in the City. This position can be based in Bristol or Manchester.

The FSDI team consists of over 150 people, spread over Bristol, Manchester and London as well as an offering in Northern Ireland and Scotland. 

Our team is one of the UK's largest teams in the field of financial services litigation. It is rated by Chambers as being in the top tier of firms outside of London advising in this area.

Led by Jonathan Hoey, who is recognised by Chambers as a 'Leader in his Field', the team is described as "excellent" with a "can-do attitude". Clients tell us they value Jonathan's "management skills…that really come into their own during complex litigation."

We offer a bespoke service with partner contact and involvement in cases and strategic planning. The team carries out high value and complex banking litigation, defended mortgage litigation, professional negligence claims, investment banking litigation, international disputes, fraud, trade finance and receivership instructions.  We defend reputational claims and undertake specialist projects with our clients to prevent claims against them in the future.

We work for key clients within the financial services sector including clearing banks, financial institutions and receivers.

The team, which consists of partners, associates, solicitors, legal executives, legal assistants and secretarial support, has grown steadily over the last few years and further growth is envisaged and planned.

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will manage your own caseloads ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice.

Role Responsibility

As a Solicitor in FSDI, you will be:

  • Running a significant caseload for key financial services clients
  • Providing competent strategic and commercial legal advice upon a range of contentious disputes and claims with supervision
  • Assessing, and progressing a varied litigation caseload typically emanating from banks and mortgage lenders
  • Assisting more senior solicitors, associates, legal directors and partners on larger cases and dealing with document management
  • Actively involved in business development activities with clients and potential clients
  • Actively involved in the production of legal updates and knowhow development
  • Some supervision opportunities may be available in respect of trainee solicitors and other members of the team.

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.

The ideal candidate will be tasked with handling a caseload of professional negligence, banking and mortgage litigation cases including defended and sensitive reputational cases, breach of contract/mandate, fraud, receivership advice and financial disputes.

You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • A qualified solicitor from NQ level – 2 years' PQE 
  • Ideally experienced in acting in the financial services sector in contentious matters (however the extent of this experience , if low, may not be a complete barrier if the candidate has the right qualities)
  • Should be from a top 100 law firm, with commercial experience
  • Helpful to have a working knowledge of Land Registry practice and procedure
  • Keen to establish excellent relationships with clients and deliver excellent client service
  • Keen and enthusiastic to learn and develop
  • Able to operate effectively within a team environment 
  • Excellent communication and self-management skills

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.

TLT has been awarded the ‘Best Law Firm for Partner Approachability 2021’ from the recent Legal Cheek Awards.

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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