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Commercial Dispute Resolution Senior Associate

Walker Morris commercial disputes resolution team is seeking to appoint a senior associate to work as part of the team under supervision from partners on a caseload of complex commercial disputes.

The successful candidate will be 5yrs PQE to 8 yrs PQE but we will consider movement either way for the right candidate with general commercial litigation expertise and ideally arbitration experience and good academics.

We would like the candidate to have had experience working in a City Firm, an international firm or a top tier regional firm. This is an interesting opportunity for candidates looking to relocate to Yorkshire, who are ambitious for partnership in a leading commercial firm based outside of London and seek the lifestyle available to them living in Yorkshire.

The role will involve working hybrid from home and at our head office in Leeds.


What we can offer:

At Walker Morris, we believe everyone is unique. We all have our own goals and visions for what we want our professional lives to look like. Our firm encourages you to pursue those goals and fights alongside you to help you achieve them. Our culture is open to everyone, of all backgrounds.

We’re one of the largest and most successful Litigation & Dispute Resolution teams outside London, operating nationally and internationally from our base in Leeds.  You will have the opportunity to act on disputes for UK and global companies and entrepreneurs advising them on the resolution of their complex and high value disputes.

The work will be challenging, stimulating and rewarding with excellent opportunities for career progression.

Skills and Experience:

  • Be a fully qualified solicitor who is registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.
  • Have successfully completed a training contract and the Professional Skills Course.
  • Have previous high quality technical experience relevant to the level of post qualification experience (PQE) with the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Proven track record of ensuring the provision of a high standard of client service, to include good file and case management and the ability to meet client expectations and standards in demanding commercial litigation.
  • The ability to demonstrate sound commercial awareness and understanding of clients’ businesses.
  • Ability to undertake business development activities to the appropriate level (based on PQE), and to have the relevant skills, experience and desire to develop in this area in the future.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times, and to build relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels.
  • Be a supportive, dependable and approachable member of the team who can work with people at all levels in the firm and contribute to the effectiveness of the team and Firm as a whole.
  • A dynamic, ambitious and enthusiastic individual who is proactive and constantly striving to improve and develop themselves, their team/ department and the Firm.

Walker Morris pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer, committed to being as diverse as possible within our employee network. We do not discriminate on the basis of a person’s ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic and therefore encourage applications made by anyone who comes from diverse backgrounds, communities and underrepresented demographics. We work hard to ensure that our recruitment practices are as inclusive as possible and we are happy to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process in order to assist you in performing your best.

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Craig Turner on

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