Commercial Litigation Senior Associate – Cardiff

Commercial Litigation Senior Associate – Cardiff

Job Category: Senior Associate
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cardiff / Flexible

About Acuity Law 

Acuity Law is a dynamic law firm with a modern organisational structure and an agile, fluid team-centric model. Not held back by tradition, we are always looking to improve our client service and grow our community of lawyers. 

We are a team of instinctively commercial lawyers, passionate about delivering the best legal service with our people and our clients at the heart of everything we do. 

As experts in our fields, total quality at all levels of our business is our hallmark. This is our measure of success: long-standing client relationships, helping our clients to achieve their business objectives as an extension of our client’s commercial and legal teams. 

The firm’s culture is reflected in the quality of service to clients and the speed and precision with which the Acuity Law team gives advice.

Job Overview

Reporting to the Commercial Litigation Lead Partners and working with the other members across Acuity’s industry-leading Litigation & Dispute Resolution team. As a Commercial Litigation Senior Associate, you will be amongst experts, pre-empting the contentious issues that could surface in our client’s commercial relationships, taking steps to minimise them and reacting quickly and effectively when disputes do arise. 

As a key member of the team, you will handle a wide range of high profile & complex types of commercial litigation matters for claimants and defendants, with a client-centric, solution-focused approach. Identifying the unique and relevant commercial drivers, the commercial imperatives for resolution and then determining the correct and relevant actions.  You will be able to deal with the day-to-day management of your own caseload of files as well as assist with the supervising and mentoring of junior fee earners,

The team’s varied workload covers all types of commercial litigation, with significant in contractual disputes, Director and shareholder disputes, defamation and reputation management, professional negligence, intellectual property disputes and restructuring and insolvency.

Key Accountabilities

  • To play a pivotal role in the commercial litigation team, helping to drive market share and brand presence, managing a varied caseload of general litigation matters.
  • To comply and adhere with all required processes, policies and procedures ensuing full compliance with all regulatory & firm legislation 
  • To act as a role model and champion Acuity values both internally and externally 
  • Contribute to Acuity’s strategic and business planning in addition to the Property Litigation team’s other strategies and plans with an entrepreneurial approach
  • Keep up to date with key legal and business news
  • Engage with existing and new clients, building first-class and trusted relationships maintaining and developing your own following
  • Collaborate with peers and colleagues within the Commercial Litigation team and the wider business
  • Assist with the supervision and mentoring of junior fee earners

Essential Skills 

  • A qualified Solicitor in England & Wales with a minimum 6 years post-qualifying experience within a reputable commercial litigation team.
  • Strong property litigation experience gained at a City or national law firm.
  • A proven track record in delivering technical excellence and in leading workstreams and negotiations
  • Commercially astute with a passion for keeping up to date with key legal and business news
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with an interest in driving and participating in team business development initiatives
  • Proactive ‘Can do’ attitude with a flexible approach to working under pressure

Personal Qualities

  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Diligent, rigorous, and consultative approach to work
  • Supportive of team members
  • Transparent in approach
  • Ability to be discrete and confidential
  • Collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset

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