Job Title: Litigation- Associate
We have a great opportunity for a Litigation Associate to join our Litigation team.
Our experienced and active dispute resolution and litigation team practise across many contentious practice areas and the many procedures which control those areas.
A significant number of the team’s clients are public sector bodies including central government, London boroughs, many local authorities up and down the country and public utilities. The firm also acts for private clients.
The team appear regularly in the courts on judicial reviews, planning appeals and injunctions. They also advise on a broad range of commercial contractual disputes (often via implementing Dispute Resolution Procedures in those contracts), procurement challenges as well as housing, commercial landlord and tenant, environmental work and real estate related disputes.
The role will cover a range of litigation areas, but with a particular focus on commercial property disputes, as well as commercial regulatory disputes including procurement challenges. You will also be handling a range of residential property disputes, including possession proceedings and disrepair claims.
You will have the opportunity to work closely alongside the partners in the team and take a lead on matters of your own. You will take early responsibility for your work and be trusted to get on with things in a supportive, collaborative and sociable setting.
You will have previous Litigation experience working in a commercial firm or in local government and will have knowledge of and experience in Local Government law. You will ideally have experience of commercial property litigation, public procurement challenges, as well as other commercial/regulatory disputes and residential property disputes. Knowledge and expertise in Judicial Review and vires would be advantageous.
You must be bright, an effective communicator, a strong team player with the ability to manage a complex and varied workload effectively. You will have a genuine interest in public sector work and a desire to learn and progress your career in Litigation.
Why join us?
We are a purpose driven organisation with an active social committee, Corporate Social responsibility committee, Equality and Diversity forum and Wellbeing Leadership Group. We have recently become a signatory to the Mindful Business Charter.
It is central to our values that our teams reflect the diverse community around us and that everyone at Sharpe Pritchard can be themselves and bring their authentic selves to work. Achieving true equality, diversity and inclusion is a core aim and we very much welcome applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion or belief, age or disability. We make reasonable adjustments within the recruitment process and upon joining the firm to support applicants of all abilities.
What you will be getting in return
You will work alongside a supportive, friendly and collaborative team, offering flexible hybrid working from the start. Our offices are based in London and we welcome candidates from national UK based locations who have the ability to work at our London office 1-2 days a week.
A generous bonus scheme is on offer alongside a competitive salary. You will gain professional development with a structured path to advancing your career. We provide a generous benefits package that includes but is not limited to;
- Generous annual leave, starting with 28 days leave plus bank holidays
- Private Pension
- Private Medical Insurance
- Life assurance
- Income protection
- Smart health
- Flexi time policy (core hours 10.00 – 16.00)
- Hybrid working
- Flexible working
- Regular social activities
We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age or disability.
We make reasonable adjustments within the recruitment process and upon joining the firm to support applicants of all abilities.
Apply here with your CV and covering letter.