Litigation Associate


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Disputes and Investigations

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Disputes and Investigations  team, with the addition of a Litigation Associate.


Key responsibilities


  • Assist in managing a diverse caseload of commercial litigation matters, such as contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, employment issues, and regulatory investigations.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery requests and other legal documents with precision and accuracy.
  • Conduct comprehensive legal research to support case strategies and provide insightful analysis of relevant laws, regulations, case precedents.
  • Collaborate effectively with partners, senior associates and colleagues across departments to develop efficient litigation strategies tailored to clients' objectives.
  • Manage deadlines efficiently for multiple concurrent cases while maintaining high-quality work products.
  • Attend court hearings, mediations, arbitrations and client meetings as required.
  • Maintain open communication lines with clients keeping them informed about case progressions and addressing any concerns they may have.
  • Continuously develop your professional skills through training opportunities available within the firm or externally.


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Law (LLB) from an accredited university.
  • Admission to the Law Society of England and Wales.
  • 1+PQE in commercial litigation at a reputable law firm.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle cases independently.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a team-oriented environment.
  • Commitment towards diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 


  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 


Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. 


The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  


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