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Commercial Litigation Senior Associate

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  • Top 40 law firm
  • Leading Legal Employer in 2023
  • Above average flexibility – work three days from home
  • Scheduled pay and promotion review every 12 months

This is a fantastic opportunity for a litigation solicitor with at least five years’ experience to join one of the country’s most successful and respected law firms as a Commercial Litigation Senior Associate in its Newcastle office.

This role is perfect for an Associate who’d like to step into a Senior Associate-level role, or for an existing Senior Associate who wants a clear pathway to the top working for a successful national firm.

You’ll be advising on a broad range of commercial disputes for a client base of large corporates, OMBs, public bodies, insurers, regulatory bodies and private individuals.

This top 40 national firm has its sights firmly set on growth and reaching the top 30. Along with these ambitions, it remains determined to retain the down-to-earth culture it has managed to continue to cultivate over its rich 200-year history.

While it can be hard to differentiate between the firms at the top, this heavyweight provides its team with an unbeatable combination of upper market pay, lots of progression opportunities and an impressive level of flexibility, while keeping a relaxed and friendly environment.

You will get plenty of opportunity to move up the ladder – which is well-structured, with proper rungs on the ladder and a clear graduation in job titles. You’ll also get a pay review at least every 12 months.

The firm offers up to three days per week from home, and your days in the office will help you progress your career even quicker, as you’ll be learning directly from some of the most successful and prominent lawyers in the field – the talent at this firm absolutely swamps the Legal 500 and Chambers rankings, paving the way for you to do the same.

Equality and diversity are super important to this firm – and this isn’t something they just say to tick a box, they actually live and breathe it. They recognise that not everyone will take a traditional route into law and provide lots of help and support for those doing CILEX or taking a non-qualified fee earner role to get qualified and move up the ladder. Nobody is treated differently in this respect.

They have been awarded Top Employers Institute certification for the sixteenth year and in 2023 were named as the Leading Legal Employer with independent judges reporting that they provide “exceptional employee conditions” while “nurtur[ing] and develop[ing] talent throughout all levels of the organisation.”

Their awards cabinet must be truly bursting at the seams, as they are regular winners at regional and national events. Notable trophies they are won recently include those for ‘Best People Initiative’, “Innovation Trailblazer” and Litigation Team of the Year.

How to apply for this role

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Rebecca Blundell at Realm Recruit.

Rebecca is a Senior Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of litigation lawyers. Working with departments across the North West and Yorkshire, she recruits for commercial litigation, property litigation and financial litigation roles at all levels. Rebecca’s experience in the legal sector and expert market knowledge means that she is perfectly placed to help you take your next step.

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£55,000 - £55,000


  • Tyne and Wear

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Commercial, Litigation

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Rebecca Blundell

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Specialist for litigation lawyers in the North West and West Midlands.

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