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Commercial Litigation Associate

£55000 - £70000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Are you looking for the perfect platform to get stuck into high-value litigation work? Join this leading firm and gain valuable exposure to some of the most prominent commercial litigation matters in the region, with a clear pathway to progress towards partnership.

With offices located across the North East, this independent commercial law firm boasts a significant presence in the county's highly competitive legal market. In fact, after receiving numerous awards and accolades for their high-quality service and specialist knowledge, they possess the quality to firmly compete with the national heavyweights.

Offering a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial approach - stemming from the energy of a young business matched with the talent and knowledge of highly experienced lawyers - they consider the strategic direction of each client and aim to provide a commercial opinion on each legal solution. This is highly appreciated by their clients and has been a catalyst for their ever-growing, impressive roster of prominent retailers, large corporates & HNW individuals.

This approach has also attracted a wealth of experienced lawyers from top, international firms alongside ambitious, talented solicitors, making for a truly diverse and proactive culture in each of their offices. The investment in training and development is second-to-none, with clear avenues for lawyers to progress through the ranks, which is absolutely why they boast a high employee retention rate. Here, you will be given the platform to demonstrate your abilities at the highest level and receive the investment to further evolve your career.

The Role:

  • This is a standout opportunity for a Commercial Litigation Associate to join the firm's vibrant office in Darlington, with hybrid working in place
  • The leading Dispute Resolution practice regularly work on prominent, high-value matters for a range of well-known businesses and HNW clients
  • As such, you will have a diverse caseload, covering all aspects of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, professional negligence claims, commercial property litigation, insurance disputes, public law & sector disputes and director, shareholder & partnership disputes
  • Notably, you will also have the opportunity to get involved in an ongoing professional negligence claim worth around £140m, giving you immediate exposure to the stature of work that the firm undertake
  • As an Associate, you can expect to receive a high level of support and significant investment in your professional development - you will be working alongside respected Lawyers, who will give you the platform to further expand your litigation network

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An experienced Commercial Litigation Solicitor from 5 to 10 years PQE
  • Well-organised and proactive
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and oral communication skills


  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid working - 2/3 day working week split
  • Extensive benefits package

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Commercial Litigation Associate to join the firm's dynamic office in Darlington.

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