28 Feb 2018
28 Mar 2018
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Full time

This International Law firm are currently looking for a Civil Fraud/Trust Litigation associate with 6-8PQE to join their team in London.

Their Commercial Dispute Resolution team in London is organised along four primary service lines, which are:

  • Energy, International & Cross Boarder
  • Litigation for Corporates
  • Professional and Financial Services (including banking disputes)
  • Private Capital & Risk Services

They currently have 8 partners in London working in these service lines and two legal directors.

Within the Investigations service line they advise on civil fraud litigation and asset recovery, with opportunities to become involved with internal investigations concerning regulatory issues from a civil law perspective, cross boarder trust disputes, crisis management and global asset recovery. This role will require you to learn quickly in a fast paced environment that will require, at times, long hours (and possibly unsocial hours) if worldwide freezing orders or disclosure orders are required. This role will require you to have a good understanding of this area of law and also be able to demonstrate initiative, confidence and ambition. You will also need to be highly organised and able to communicate effectively both within the team, with Counsel, with clients and offshore firms owing to the international dimension of their work. If you join this team you will learn how to offer practical solutions in circumstances where clients are placed in stressful situations often involving reputational damage and regulatory bodies.

You must have a good grounding in contentious matters relating to corporate clients, be a team player with an enthusiasm to work in the area together with a real enjoyment of working in the department and with the team.

You will need to be working on large scale fraud disputes concerning financial disputes. The work will also include a mixture of urgent interim relief type applications including worldwide freezing orders, disclosure orders and cross border applications.

You must have previous trial experience and interim relief experience and be prepared (when necessary) to work unsocial hours.

Please note this will not include criminal corporate crime issues.

Other attributes must include:

(i) Knowledge of freezing orders, disclosure orders and search and seize orders.

(ii) Intellectually astute, technically excellent, the ability to advise both on law and practical solutions in a logical manner, an open mind to all new developments and strategies and to be commercially aware;

(iii) The confidence to draft tailored legal advices, pleadings, witness statements, skeleton arguments, submissions and complex correspondence - lack of previous experience in any of these areas is not an issue as you will gain experience and training of these in the role;

(iv) Good communication skills, both written and oral.

You will be given a lot of responsibility from the outset and will have direct client contact at all levels within the client's business. It is important that you will have the confidence and personal skills to interact well with clients as well as other parties involved with a mater. Further to this it is expected that you will interact well, and treat with respect, all colleagues within the firm.

For further information, please contact Jago Verna on 020 7187 7440 or alternatively please email your CV to

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