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Commercial Litigation Legal Director

£80000 - £100000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

This award-winning, Top 25 Firm are expanding their Commercial Litigation department in Leeds off the back of another triumphant fiscal year and offer the platform for a Legal Director to maximise their recent success.

Homing offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, this Top 25 Firm have comfortably established themselves as an international heavyweight. In fact, they have been frequently commended for their avant-garde approach, receiving over 40 Legal 500 Tier 1 rankings and Top 5 acclaim for innovation within the European Legal industry.

Culturally, this firm are also ahead of the curve. With a vast number of homegrown partners, they fully believe in nurturing and developing legal talent so that every individual can reach their full potential. As a result, they have received numerous Employer accolades, notably being named as Top Employer for Women a record-breaking number of times, and have attracted key hires and individuals from across the country.

The client base is also reflective of the firm's stature - retaining almost half of the FTSE100 companies alongside international heavyweights and private and public sector clients. Further to this, their global reach has enabled them to work on multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines, facilitating a challenging yet varying and rewarding working lifestyle.

The Role:

  • This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Commercial Litigation Legal Director to join the firm's L500 department in Leeds, with hybrid working in place
  • To align with the firm's amiable ethos, you will be a personable individual, keen to collaborate with Partners and senior lawyers on a wealth of litigation matters
  • You will manage a diverse caseload, including contractual disputes, contentious supply chain work, corporate disputes, IP disputes, judicial reviews and public sector disputes
  • Your client base will be varied and feature a range of blue-chip corporates, public sector organisations and HNW individuals across numerous sectors such as digital, retail, energy, financial services and more
  • As a Legal Director, you will be given the freedom to shape the development of the team and closely mentor the junior members as they progress
  • You will also receive generous investment from the firm to progress on a clear route to partnership

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A well-established Commercial Litigation Solicitor with a minimum of 8 years PQE
  • Strong business development capabilities
  • First-class communication and an entrepreneurial flair


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Hybrid working - 2/3 day working week split
  • Extensive benefits package

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Commercial Litigation Legal Director to join the firm's vibrant office in Leeds.

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