Dispute Resolution/Commercial Litigation Partner job

Commercial Litigation Associate

We have an exciting opportunity for a commercial litigation associate with 3 – 6 years PQE to join our very successful and friendly team in Holborn. What makes this role different is that you will be supporting the commercial litigation team to service our existing SME clients and to develop a new client base in this area. You will have the support of the partners and colleagues in other departments working closely with paralegal and admin support.


Summit Law has long-established relationships with a range of intermediaries, referrers and repeat clients. Our team advises high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, and SME’s. Traditionally Summit Law has been renowned for its restructuring and insolvency law know-how and now wishes to expand its commercial litigation team. Summit Law is conveniently placed to offer a fast and efficient service to a home grown and international client base. We have connections in the Middle and Far East, Spain, and South America which we are keen to develop.

About you

You must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially astute, and enthusiastic about business development. You will be given the support needed to conduct your work efficiently as well as being encouraged to network and will have experienced partners to help mentor you.

You will have gained some post qualification experience in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, ideally including contractual disputes, property litigation and insolvency. You should have some experience or running your own caseload under supervision whilst also assisting on larger and more complex cases.

You will also have an interest in business development and be involved in writing blogs and articles and attending networking events. We have our own monthly Summit Law Networking Quorum which takes place in Holborn on the second Tuesday of every month, which all fee earning members of the team are encouraged to attend.

We are very much looking for team players with a strong client focussed approach so cultural fit is key to Summit Law’s philosophy. Accordingly what is paramount is that you enjoy working with colleagues who are like-minded and where you enjoy the friendly, collegiate, and supportive environment.

As well as being able to use document management and time recording systems the successful candidate will also have excellent communication and organisational skills. Whilst we also rate common sense highly, we need a lawyer who is hands-on and willing to assist where required.

The Opportunity

The salary on offer will be competitive, we offer 25 days a year of annual leave plus a day off for your birthday! We provide laptops so can offer a hybrid working environment.

At Summit Law we have always looked to do things a little differently. For example way before the pandemic we had already introduced a dress down policy every day so unless you are seeing new clients or are in court, there is no need to wear a business suit. After all who likes going to the dry cleaners.

We are proud of our Team Member Award to reward hard work where team members have gone the extra mile. We also have quarterly team bonding and collaboration lunches in Covent Garden.

About The Firm

Summit Law is a Law Society Lexcel accredited law firm formed by Jeremy Boyle over 14 years ago with a view to providing specialist contentious insolvency advice. Since then we have carefully earmarked and grown other areas of practice which complement the insolvency related work for which we are recognised.

We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in our belief that clients are our major asset and client care is paramount. Our global reach via ILAS and cross-border ‘know how’ ensures that we are well-placed to assist with matters in Europe and further afield alike.

We have recently moved premises into modern serviced offices in close proximity to Royal Courts of Justice and most barrister’s chambers.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Summit Law has embedded a range of team initiatives to create an environment in which our team can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work. The latter is supported by our Cloud-based IT system which means you can work on your smart phone or tablet, from anywhere in the world utilising our Cloud based technology and Microsoft 365.

Next Steps

If you are a commercial litigation associate and you would like to have a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please e-mail: tb@summitlawllp.co.uk

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