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Associate - Commercial Litigation

  • Job
    Junior (1-2 years) - Mid-level (3-4 years)
  • Legal
  • Manchester

AI generated summary

  • You must be a qualified solicitor with 2-4 years' experience, versatile in commercial litigation matters, able to manage files independently, client-focused, driven, enthusiastic, flexible, and have a can-do attitude.
  • You will handle commercial litigation cases, build client relationships, expand services, and participate in marketing initiatives at a leading law firm.


  • The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Associate grade. In particular for this role we require:
  • Qualified solicitor with 2-4 years' post qualification experience
  • Contentious experience in a broad range of matters.
  • The ability to take on responsibility and manage files, independently where appropriate.
  • Strong client focus and a commitment to service delivery.
  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • Flexibility and a can-do attitude.


  • Advising in relation to and representing clients in commercial litigation matters, whether through litigation, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution. The work types shall include, but not be limited to contractual and commercial disputes, public law disputes (judicial review and procurement litigation) professional negligence, injunctions, reputation management work and contentious insolvency matters. Our work often has an international focus.
  • Expanding our provision of commercial litigation services.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with clients and market intermediaries.
  • Handling own caseload (subject to supervision).
  • Assisting partners and senior lawyers with more substantial matters.
  • Building and maintaining effective client relationships.
  • Participating in marketing initiatives, including client training days / seminars.
  • Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures.
  • Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions.
  • Meeting targets as agreed.
  • Managing files, time and billing efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.


What industries do clients of Trowers & Hamlins operate in?

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources.

What qualities does Trowers & Hamlins look for in an Associate?

Trowers & Hamlins looks for qualities such as the ability to develop relationships with clients and colleagues, effective communication skills, drive, imagination, and the ability to use unique talents to the full.

How does Trowers & Hamlins support its lawyers in their professional development?

Trowers & Hamlins supports its lawyers by encouraging them to think beyond the law and into the commercial aspects, acquiring excellent technical expertise, client management skills, and profile-raising skills. Associates are empowered to take ownership over their marketing efforts and are supported by partners and other fee-earners throughout the department.

How can an Associate succeed at Trowers & Hamlins?

Associates can succeed at Trowers & Hamlins by bringing their ideas, experiences, and expertise to the firm. The firm provides opportunities for success by supporting Associates in every way possible and encouraging collaboration within the team and department.

International law firm with a broad commercial, real estate, litigation and private wealth practice.


Mission & Purpose

Trowers & Hamlins is well known for its eclectic mix of specialisations combining sector leadership in the UK and across the Middle East. We help businesses and governments change the way we live and work for the better. We do this by providing commercial advice geared towards tackling tomorrow's challenges in industry. We are well known for our expertise in the real estate sector, and have thriving commercial, social housing, banking and finance, and private wealth practices, in addition to specialist practices such as planning, tax, pensions, and environment. We are a top-50 UK law firm and undertake work around the globe. We have over 170 partners and more than 1000 employees. The main office is in the City of London, with three UK regional offices in Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester. Outside the UK we have more than 80 lawyers and four offices across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region (including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Oman), as well as an office in Malaysia.