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Commercial Litigation Roles in 15th June 2021. Manchester, London and Greater London but all remote

  1. Small niche commercial law firm in Manchester looking for ad hoc commercial litigation support. “mainly HNW sport clients who have been poorly advised on investments, substantial value claims progressing through Financial Ombudsman (against reluctant IFA insurers) and separately FSCS claims (against reluctant FSCS). There is some allied litigation which is procedurally tricky and that’s probably where we need some help. Really difficult to estimate how much work though.”
  2. Small-medium sized commercial law firm in London looking for ad hoc commercial litigation support. “As for the litigation locum, yes it would be hourly-rate stuff. Very varied enquiries reflecting the diverse nature of our client bank. It’s all UK jurisdiction work. It would suit an experienced ‘all rounder’. Case size varies from a few thousand to the low millions. Debt recovery and disputes between companies are those we have mainly been involved with. We have one urgent case right now where an employee bribed a customer and had received a large bonus before he was found out. Our client is now keen to pursue damages against the now ex-employee.”
  3. A new commercial litigation vacancy has arisen with an online platform looking for ongoing litigation support from a locum. Very ad hoc work as ever! The company essentially use sub-contractors who appear to be attempting to contract directly with clients and circumvent the platform and this seems to be the main thrust of the work. I estimate the work will be up to 10 hours a week maximum and you will need to be able to provide the company with an update each week in relation to any progress or otherwise.

Jonathan Fagan is a legal recruitment consultant for Interim Lawyers and Managing Director of Limited. "I have been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 20 years. I am a non-practising solicitor, on the Roll since June 2000, and also a director of the Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites. I also regularly comment on legal recruitment via my blog Interim Lawyers is the specialist locum arm of the Ten-Percent group and we have over 1100 locums on the books. We can usually keep our locums busy throughout the year, although it does very much depend on the market and fields of law. Get in touch with me to register assignments or look for locum work."