Solicitor – Insolvency Litigation/Commercial Litigation

Company: Shakespeare Martineau
Closing date: 17/02/2024
PQE: 2 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Litigation and Restructuring
Location: Milton Keynes
Meet the team

The Litigation and Restructuring team has a long-standing experience of working with an enviable selection of insolvency practitioners, lenders and corporates. We are regularly instructed by the “big 4” accountants as well as the mid-tier and smaller players. Our specialist national team combine all round expertise with a sound understanding of the commercial landscape to provide exceptional solutions for every aspect of our clients’ requirements. The team is recognised in Both Chambers and Legal 500.

We provide advice on all aspects of insolvency work to insolvency practitioners, lenders, corporates and directors. We exploit our sector expertise within the firm including, in particular, banking and financial services, education and energy to ensure that real value is added to assignments undertaken by the team.

The opportunity

The opportunity

We currently have a new and exciting opportunity for a 2 - 4 yr PQE Insolvency/Commercial Litigation Solicitor to join our well established team to be based from any of our midlands or our Milton Keynes hub.

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary with great benefits including private medical, 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and a bonus day off for your birthday
  • A varied workload covering both contentious and non-contentious matters
  • A culture of trust, empowerment and autonomy over your work
  • The opportunity to join a vibrant, forward - thinking team with the support of friendly, approachable partners who encourage and support your career development
  • Involvement in Business Development from the outset

The role:

Working alongside a highly experienced Partner and team of Senior Lawyers, you will provide assistance on a broad range of insolvency and litigation work.  You will act for insolvency practitioners, lenders, corporates and directors to provide fast, pragmatic and commercial advice. 

What you’ll need:

  • previous commercial litigation experience
  • an interest in insolvency law and/or previous insolvency law experience, in particular contentious insolvency
  • drafting skills such as letters before claim, detailed letters of advice to clients, pleadings and briefs to counsel
  • confidence in finding practical and innovative solutions to a range of problems
  • a high degree of legal analytical skills
  • a proven track record of business development

How we work:

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have hubs in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leicester, Lincoln, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield.  This is a hybrid role, split between working from home and our Milton Keynes office. 

Find out more about us:

It’s the people at Shakespeare Martineau that make us so special. By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams, together we win.   As a firm we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together. We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients. We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!    

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves, from when and where you work, to how you dress; we focus on outputs.  

Check out our amazing benefits here

Additional information

Please be aware, for some vacancies, where we receive high numbers of applications we may need to bring the close date forward.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.