Litigation NQ

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Catherine Knowles

  • Contact email:

    catherine.knowles@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/520042

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-04-17

  • Startdate:

    asap

NQ Litigation Solicitor or Legal Executive

Construction litigation and housing litigation

London

Legal 500


The Firm
My client is a Leading Legal 500 Firm with offices across multiple locations. The Firm is recognised as a leader in many areas of litigation, and this is a new niche area that the partner in the team is developing - you will get the opportunity to be his "wing man" in doing so with this great firm.

The department has an inclusive and supportive ethos, with a track record of developing lawyers' potential. This firm have an outstanding reputation but also can offer a highly attractive working culture in terms of billable hours specifically and office environment.


The firm is currently recruiting a Litigation (Housing) NQ Solicitor for 1 May to support a varied and interesting caseload, based at their London office. This is a niche area of housing litigation which this firm is becoming well known for, in addition to being a recognised leader in other Housing legal specialisms. You would be joining a team that is growing and a firm that has an inclusive and supportive ethos, with a track record of developing staff potential.

The role
The role will involve representing clients who have purchased a new build property who have constructional defects and are experiencing problems getting them resolved. You will be employed principally in the area of Housing Litigation on a mixed caseload advising owners/tenants on defective construction and failure to make good on newly built properties. You will represent the clients often against major construction firms on cases that are dealt with at the highest level by defendants. You will develop knowledge of building and constructional issues and the law relating to them.

The candidate
NQ qualified or nearing NQ . Previous experience in a litigation role. Past experience of Construction litigation is NOT a pre-requisite. However, experience of advising on property defects (e.g.housing disrepair cases or dilapidations cases) is an advantage. You can be LPC and degree or Cilex qualified.


The package
Salary is competitive and based on experience plus benefits and bonus scheme. (Benefits include pension, private medical cover, life insurance, income protection, gym membership and discounted shopping).

We would be delighted to hear from you if you possess the necessary skills and attributes and invite you to contact Catherine Knowles on 0203 151 2151 or at Catherine.knowles@search.co.uk

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