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Insolvency/Commercial Litigation Solicitor

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary/Package: Dependent on experience

Working hours:  Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm, 1 hour for lunch

Holiday entitlement: 25 days per annum

Job Specification: Working alongside Partner and Solicitors in the Insolvency team, based within the Dispute Resolution department. Duties will include:

  • Running a caseload of contentious Insolvency and debt recovery files, together with assisting on general insolvency and banking litigation; 
  • Supporting the Insolvency team and the wider Dispute Resolution department and its growth;
  • Business development and client care.
  • The caseload will include:
  • Advising Trustees in Bankruptcy, Liquidators and Administrators.
  • Banking litigation including security enforcement for banks/lenders;
  • Administration appointments, both in Court and out of Court;
  • Winding up and bankruptcy petitions;
  • Debt recovery and associated disputes;
  • Contentious insolvency cases, including claims for misfeasance and antecedent transactions;
  • This position is based primarily in the firm’s Colchester office but travel to the firm’s offices in Ipswich and Chelmsford will be required regularly;
  • A willingness to be involved in the networking, training and marketing activities of the team, including presentations, briefings and attending both internal and external functions.

Experience required:

  • 4-5 year PQE, although relevant experience will be considered over PQE;
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of both insolvency law and general commercial litigation, including Civil Procedure;
  • Experience of commercial litigation work and insolvency litigation and advisory work;
  • Strong communication and organisational skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to work to deadlines, including a willingness to work beyond usual working hours in order to do so (if required); and
  • Business development skills

Report line: Partners and Associates in the Insolvency team and Dispute Resolution department

To apply for this position please send your current C.V. with a covering letter to