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Pensions Funds & Contentious Trusts Associate

£100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum excellent benefits
City City of London

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Maxwell Duffen

Headhunter - Reading, Oxford, Kent, Sussex
0203 865 2113

This Top 30 International Law Firm is looking for a Pensions Funds & Contentious Trusts Associate, 1-6 years PQE, to work within their market-leading City of London practice.

You will work within a Legal 500 ranked department, within a team recognised for its strategic importance and will be given a great deal of responsibility within a growing practice. This firm have made a number of key hires to strengthen their international growth to which you will be exposed to a vast array of domestic and international opportunity.

The Firm

This firm is headquartered in London with over 10 offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With a large international presence, this firm has forged close ties across Asia-Pacific, Singapore and the PRC. The diverse mix of expertise and culture has resulted in a number of strong departments, in particular, Commercial Litigation & Arbitration, Corporate, Finance, Employment, Marine and International trade and Real Estate.

With a wide range of listed and Private Companies, Institutions and Individuals, you will find the overriding ethos of the firm is quality; however, they pride themselves on their individuality, teamwork, commitment and straight-talking approach. Technology and Innovation plays a key part within this firm, but importantly the people are integral to this firm's growth. They have attracted and secured some of the best legal talents over the past 5 years from other Top 50 firms and US practices. As well as this they have one of the highest internal promotion structures with many of the Partners coming through their own ranks. Investing in Technology and their people have allowed them to win multiple Chambers and Legal 500 awards as well as Employment, Diversity and Culture awards.

A key benefit of joining this Top 30 practice is you will be exposed to a large amount of international work. With over 25% of their staff based outside the UK you will receive plenty of opportunities overseas, in particular, a large amount of their associates benefits from International Secondments. In an ever-changing and growing market, this firm has the brand not only domestically but internationally to really drive your career forward.

The Role

  • The team has acted in many of the leading cases in the pensions and private wealth industries and before the highest courts.
  • The team's clients range from pension scheme trustees to sponsoring employers; high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and dynastic families to the trustees and advisers who support them, from multi-nationals and banks to charities and not-for-profits; from actuaries and scheme administrators to lawyers and documentation providers.
  • The team also has particular expertise in pursuing and defending professional negligence claims in relation to advice given in the context of both pension schemes and private trusts, which advice can range from the provision of legal, actuarial, consultancy and administration services to tax and investment consultancy services.


  • You will be a Solicitor, 1-6 years PQE, with experience dealing with Pensions funds and contentious Trusts
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Enthusiasm for intellectually challenging work.
  • Excellent client relationship skills and experience in business development.

What's on offer?

  • Market-leading salary and excellent benefits with clear and structured progression paths.
  • A flexible and friendly working environment and a supportive team culture
  • Exposure to large, high-profile UK and international issues.
  • Extensive business development support and training giving you the chance to develop client relationships from early in your career.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Pensions Funds & Contentious Trusts Associate, 1-6 years PQE, to join a leading International Law Firm with one of the most prestigious practices in the City.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to call for a confidential conversation.