Financial Services Litigation Associate

JMC Legal.
England, Bristol
£80000 - £95000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
29 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Carl Pace
Job Title
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a senior-level Commercial/Financial Services Litigator looking for City-level work without the need to live in London?

Become a sector-expert, leading by example with continued Leadership and Development opportunities in a market-disrupting Top 50.

The Firm

Awarded as "The Best Law Firm in the UK", the firm's exponential and market-disrupting growth is unmatched.

Acting as a lynchpin within the Bristol legal market, the Top 50 Chambers ranked firm strides amongst Magic and Silver Circle competitors, being one of the largest and most robust Commercial Law firms headquartered outside of the City.

1000 strong across 6 offices and committed to diversity, and with over 50 Legal 500 ranked teams across numerous legal specialities, throughout the firm's history they have pushed boundaries on what can be achieved.

70+ Partners are Chambers ranked, many of these home-grown from training and have played their part in the firm's 1000% revenue growth in the last 20 years

Considered the go-to by numerous UK and internationally placed institutions, the firm offers unmatched expertise in Clean Energy, Digital, Financial Services, Leisure, Food & Drink, Public Sector, Real Estate and Retail & Commercial Good.

Whether based in England, Scotland or overseas, clients enjoy a strategic advantage and operate ahead of the curve.

Advising in strategic and day-to-day legality, conflict mitigation and management, or transactional matters that support client's agility, staff receive ongoing development and progression as strategic importance.

Offering a structured Business Development Program, Leadership Mentoring and an open and collaborative culture that's done away of unnecessary hierarchy, lawyers move quickly and realistically in achieving their long-term goals.

Resonating within the local community, the firm takes pride in supporting numerous local initiatives in Bristol, forever giving back to the community that serves as the bedrock of their ongoing success.

The Role

4+ PQE Litigation Solicitor to join Bristol Top 50 to specialise in Financial Service Disputes and Investigations

Managing a buoyant caseload of banking and litigation matters, including but not limited to defended and sensitive reputational cases, breach of contract/mandate, breach of duty and fraud.

You'll join with a backbone knowledge of financial services litigation, shown via your previous success in a similar role.

Owing to the nature of the role, you'll interact with the lion's share of financial institutions on all their contentious issues. You will act independently and confidently when working as a reflection of your abilities, whilst working closely with the leading Partner, known first as foremost as a leader in the field.

As an Associate and senior colleague, you'll work with key clients including clearing banks, private banks, building societies and/or niche lenders. You will also play an active part in the management of the team, giving guidance and mentorship to more junior colleagues and being influencial to the strategic direction of the team.

Within the leading Financial Services Disputes team outside of London, you'll run at City-level without the lifestyle drawbacks.

The Requirements

  • 4+ years relevant PQE
  • Prior success within a Top 100 firm
  • Based locally to Bristol, or looking to relocate
  • Experience in supervising colleagues, ideally with managerial experience
  • Commercial-driven, with a knack for anticipating headwinds and area of growth and improvement
  • Keen to continually enjoy the progression on offer by the firm

Salary and Benefits

  • Above-market salary
  • Performance based bonus
  • Generous annual leave allocation, increasing with service.
  • Company Pension
  • Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance

Numerous other benefits are offered in a tailored package fitting your preference.