Saunders Law is recruiting either a trainee or newly qualified solicitor
About the firm
Saunders Law is a niche litigation law firm, operating from offices opposite the High Court in London.
We are renowned for advising on complex and newsworthy litigation, both within the UK and internationally. Our enviable client list shows that we regularly punch above our weight. On any day members of the team could be advising individuals, international media organisations, foreign companies and global PLCs.
Recent headline litigation includes continuing to act for members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, following the Hillsborough Disaster, high-profile appeallate litigation at both the Supreme Court and Privy Council and conducting International Arbitrations in relation to UNCITRAL and other international frameworks worth $100million
Our small and collegiate team, led by partners James, Nia and Matthew, advise on the full-range of litigation matters, from commercial and civil litigation, to media law, criminal litigation, human rights and civil liberties work, to international arbitration and appeals to the Privy Council.
We are a down-to-earth and friendly team, working in a supportive but ambitious environment. We are unstuffy, our partners sit in open-plan offices with their teams and also make the tea. We formed from the de-merger of a practice which traces its roots back to the 1970s and have bold plans for the future.
We are looking to hire either a commercial litigation trainee solicitor or newly qualified solicitor, to work within our commercial litigation and dispute resolution team, reporting to Matthew Purcell.
This team handles the full-range of commercial litigation as it affects businesses, charities, public bodies and individuals and also advises professionals in difficulty with their regulators.
The team are particularly adept at advising on professional negligence, breach of contract and large-scale debt matters, advising both claimants and defendants.
The ideal candidate must have demonstrable experience of assisting in the preparation of at least two of the following types of cases, either working for claimants or defendants:
- Breach of contract
- Debt recovery
- Professional negligence
- Professional regulation and professional discipline
The candidate will be expected to - and must have experience of:
- Taking client instructions, unsupervised, and preparing proofs of evidence and witness statements
- Drafting claim forms and particulars of claim
- Progressing and drafting interim applications
- Briefing counsel
- Litigating through correspondence, including drafting letters of claim and preparing position statements in correspondence
- Dealing with all aspects of costs management
Excellent procedural knowledge is essential, as is a commitment to business development and marketing. Ambition, a 'can do attitude' and a sense of humour are vital.
Salary shall be dependent on experience, but we can promise you unlimited career development, real client contact and a chance to be fully-immersed in fee-earning work.
How to apply
A covering letter, setting out why you want to work for the firm, your experience and what you would bring to the firm - along with a CV - should be marked for the attention of Matthew Purcell. We ask all candidates to detail their salary expectations and notice period.
Regrettably, CVs sent without a covering letter will not be considered. We have a PSL for recruitment agencies and will not accept submissions from agencies not on our PSL.
Saunders Law treats all individuals equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless of disability, age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or HIV status.