Commercial Litigation Partner

Commercial Litigation Partner

Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a commercial litigator partner, to help further develop our very successful and friendly commercial litigation team in Holborn, central London.

What makes this role different is that you will be supporting the commercial and insolvency litigation teams to service our existing SME clients and to expand and develop a new client base in this area. You will have the full support of the partners and colleagues in other departments.

Background

Our team advises high net worth individuals and corporates embroiled in contractual disputes.

The commercial litigation team has expanded over the last 18 months and accordingly we are looking for a bright and keen individual to help develop the department during our next phase of growth.

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 and insolvency 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.

One of our partners also sits as a board member of ILAS, the International Lawyers and Accountancy Solutions network who meet twice yearly in Europe to discuss growing trends and developments in the legal and accountancy sectors.

Operating in modern offices in Holborn, close to the Rolls Buildings and Inns of Court, 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

The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in an established Central London or regional practice. Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, they must be both commercially astute and enthusiastic about business development. They should have a following in excess of £150,000.

We are very much looking for team players with a strong client focussed approach. As well as being able to use cloud based document management and time recording systems the successful candidate will also have a good academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills. Whilst we also rate common sense highly, we need a lawyer who is hands-on and interested in being involved in the management of the litigation department.

The successful partner candidate will be expected to have a broad commercial litigation experience, with an emphasis on arbitration, breach of contract claims and shareholder disputes. Some probate litigation experience would also be useful though is not essential.

The Opportunity

You will be given early responsibility and opportunities to help develop client relationships and expand the dispute resolution department.

We are looking for partners that really wish to excel professionally and who want to be a part of a well-resourced, cohesive, and collegiate team.

About the Firm

Summit Law is a Lexcel accredited law firm formed by Jeremy Boyle over 15 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.

Recent additions include employment law, Fin Tech and company commercial law services.

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 cross-border and international instructions.

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. Summit Law cares about its team and has recently applied to join the Mindful Business Charter, as we believe every forward-thinking firm should.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering email to recruitment@summitlawllp.co.uk. In your covering email, please explain how we might help you to achieve your career aspirations, as well as what you think you could bring to the firm. Naturally, all submissions will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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