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Associate - Commercial Disputes

£90000 - £100000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

This Top 100 UK law firm is seeking a solicitor with experience in Commercial Dispute Resolution to join the law firm at the Associate level.

Renowned for its expertise in the sector, this legal practice is ranked highly in the Legal 500 and Chambers across a variety of practice areas. With excellent support in place, this is an ideal way to further develop your career in legal practice.

The Firm:

Ranked in the Top 100, this firm is different to many other City firms - they have a unique progressive culture, and unlike other City firms, it is common for people to stay with them for their entire careers. As a result, it is rare to find staff retention rates this good.

The firm is known for dealing with the highest quality work, and the London office has 400 members known for punching well above their weight.

The practise advises on projects of national significance such as the transformation of Battersea Power Station and the construction of HS2.

The firm hosts a collegiate culture, with agile and effective cross-departmental work leading to the most effective services for the firm's esteemed clients.

The firm values work-life balance and has a friendly, progressive and supportive team dynamic but handles quality work like that of much larger City firms.

Flexible working is standard policy with most staff opting to work in a hybrid manner - working from home 50% of the time.

The Role:

The firm is seeking an Associate Commercial Disputes Solicitor 3 - 5 years PQE, to join its highly ranked team based in the City of London.

This position will report directly to the Partner leading the Commercial Disputes team. You will organise and manage your own caseload as well as occasionally on Partner-led projects.

This role comes with the opportunity to supervise more junior members of the team, making it an excellent opportunity to gain soft skills and develop your career. There is a clear progression path to Senior Associate, with this role acting as a key stepping stone.

With the team currently experiencing organic growth this is a particularly exciting time to join. In a firm where a fifth of Partners are "home-grown".

The team acts for high-calibre Corporate clients, such as some of the UK's largest house builders and housing associations, prominent leisure trusts and large multinational corporations. You will also have the opportunity to work with smaller businesses operating in niche areas and for well-known high-net-worth individuals.

The work consists of acting on contract disputes, corporate governance disputes, partners disputes, fraud, negligence, insolvency, enforcement, cyber security, IP infringement and defamation.


  • England and Wales qualified solicitor with 3-5 years PQE
  • Experience in commercial disputes is essential
  • Able communicator with a client focus
  • Good work ethic and a commercial mindset


  • You will receive a market-leading salary, which is negotiable depending on experience
  • Private healthcare
  • 50/50 hybrid working policy
  • 25-30 days annual leave
  • Superb training and mentoring for senior solicitors and partners

This will is a fantastic role in commercial litigation that will enable an ambitious solicitor to progress their career in law - based in the heart of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.