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  • Advert Title Associate- Dispute Resolution
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    About the Role

    Are you looking for an opportunity to make your mark in a growing Commercial team as an Associate within Dispute Resolution? We are seeking an experienced commercial Litigator to join our team in Oxford to support the growth and expansion of our commercial work within the Oxfordshire market. 

    We are looking for an ambitious Dispute Resolution lawyer with a broad spectrum of commercial litigation experience and an enthusiasm for marketing & BD. In return, you will be offered the opportunity to really make your mark in the Oxfordshire market and grow your career accordingly. 

    Find out more about our Dispute Resolution team here: 

    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Manage a caseload of Commercial Dispute Resolution files, dealing effectively with cases and transactions including contract disputes, construction disputes and intellectual property disputes.

    • Meet financial targets and supports the budgetary management of client matters

    • Work closely with the wider Corporate teams to grow internal and external networks of clients, intermediaries and contacts, build on personal profile and reputation.

    • Attend networking events, writing publications and marketing materials and speak at seminars to develop personal and firm profile.

    • Lead and coach a small team, delegating tasks and client work to junior lawyers and trainees, providing clear instructions and monitoring progress.

    • Give technical, business and general advice to junior lawyers and support staff to assist their personal development.

    • Understand and apply all business processes and manages available resources, using them effectively.

    • Look outside of department and consider implications of all decisions on the business.



    About You


    • Qualified Solicitor with a minimum of 4 years PQE. Applications will also be considered from qualified Legal Executives

    • Previous experience of Commercial Dispute Resolution

    • Ability to manage your own files, with minimal supervision

    • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivering exceptional client service

    • Enthusiastic and successful networker with ability to convert contacts to work.

    • Organised and efficient

    • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.

    • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.

    • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.

    • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.

    • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.

    • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.


    About Us

    Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices.  We have the combined expertise of 470 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.

    We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.

    And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last four years.

    Why Join Us?

    Royds Withy King are proud to be an Employer of Choice. With key offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Swindon we are actively growing our practices. If you join Royds Withy King "For Your Career" we will help to develop personally and professionally through on the job training and an opportunity to learn more about your area.

    We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a competitive salary, 26.5 days holiday per year, a great pension scheme and a whole host of other staff benefits.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!

    Please note that closing dates on vacancies are provided as a guideline. Royds Withy King reserves the right to close a vacancy earlier than the stated closing date.

  • Closing Date 02-Mar-2017
  • Location Oxford
  • Pay Info Dependent On Experience
  • Reference 06/17
  • Job Type Associate
  • Area of Practice Corporate Dispute Resolution
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