Litigation Senior 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 Senior Associate.


Key responsibilities


  • Independently manage a diverse caseload of complex commercial litigation matters including contract disputes, intellectual property issues, employment disputes, and regulatory investigations.
  • Take a lead role in drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery requests and other legal documents with precision and accuracy.
  • Conduct comprehensive legal research to support case strategies; provide insightful analysis of relevant laws, regulations and case precedents.
  • Collaborate with partners and colleagues across departments to develop effective litigation strategies tailored to the needs of our clients.
  • Effectively manage deadlines for multiple concurrent cases without compromising the quality of work.
  • Attend court hearings, mediations, arbitrations, depositions and client meetings as required; represent clients’ interests ethically.
  • Mentor and supervise junior associates in the team by providing them guidance on legal procedures, court proceedings and negotiation techniques.
  • Maintain strong client relationships through regular communication about case progress and addressing any concerns they may have.


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Law (LLB) from an accredited university.
  • Admission to the Law Society of England and Wales.
  • At least 5+PQE in commercial litigation at a reputable law firm.
  • Proven ability to independently manage cases with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate within a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment towards promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within 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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