Aviation Litigation Associate (12 month FTC)
Stephenson Harwood
London, UK
6d ago

Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with 1100+ people worldwide, including more than 180 partners. Our headquarters are in London, with 9 offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients - listed and private companies, institutions and individuals across the globe.

Our mix of expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight and the capability to provide a seamless international service.

Our experience encompasses corporate, commercial litigation and arbitration, employment, pensions and private wealth, finance, marine and international trade, and real estate and projects.

We assemble teams of bright thinkers to match our clients' needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time.

Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world.

We understand the power of diversity in delivering that high calibre advice to our clients. We want to attract diverse talent and we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented demographics.

Team Structure

  • The aviation litigation team, which forms part of the wider commercial litigation practice, has a genuine in-depth knowledge, experience and understanding of the aviation industry;
  • and has been involved in some of the highest profile reported court cases and investigations in the aviation sector over the last 25 years.

    The team acts for major airlines, aircraft lessors, transportation banks, and other key stakeholders in the aviation industry on a wide range of litigation, international arbitration and regulatory matters, and is recognised by the legal directories as one of the leading aviation litigation teams in the UK.

    For more details on the team see (put in hyperlink to website aviation landing page)

    We are seeking a talented hard-working general commercial litigator with some aviation sector experience, to join our market leading aviation litigation team on a fixed term contract of up to 12 months.

    We are happy to discuss flexible working and will facilitate it where possible.

    Main Responsibilities

    Day to day case management, including :

  • Actively managing case progress
  • Acting as the key contact point for clients, counsel, and experts
  • Drafting witness statements and other court / arbitration documents
  • Drafting inter partes correspondence
  • Legal and procedural research and drafting advice
  • Attending meetings and hearings
  • Marketing, including :

  • Preparing legal articles and updates
  • Developing your own internal and external network of contacts
  • Attending business development and profile raising events (client networking events, attending seminars, giving talks etc.)
  • Attributes / Skills Required

  • Qualified lawyer with proven litigation / arbitration experience, preferably to include Aviation sector experience.
  • Ambitious self-starter
  • Resilient with the ability to handle setbacks and pressure
  • Willingness to take on responsibility
  • Excellent academic and professional qualifications
  • Active interest in business development activities
  • Developing own informal internal and external network of contacts
  • Building excellent working relationships with clients and peers within the firm
  • Attending business development and profile raising events
  • This job description is indicative only and does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The firm reserves the right to alter or change the responsibilities at any time, in line with the firm's strategy and business needs.

    We are an equal opportunity organisation, committed to having a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, culture or any other protected characteristics.

    We aim to create a culture where everyone can be themselves and is valued for their strengths and unique perspectives.

    We strive for inclusive recruitment practices so that you have all that you need to be successful. Please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process.

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