Job Ref: TBJ8162

Commercial Litigation/ NQ-2PQE and 3yrsPQE+

Location: Hull

Salary: Competitive

Gosschalks are a Legal 500 rated full-service commercial firm in Yorkshire, based in Hull but acting for both regional and national clients. We’re a well-liked progressive firm, with a pragmatic approach and a genuine collegiate culture yet, with the capability to serve clients in all corners of the country across a range of sectors and disciplines.

Our Litigation team is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the region and is recognised as a leader in Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation, Construction and Insolvency. We have an enviable national client base which keeps us busy with varied and interesting work, and we are regularly involved in high profile cases, many of which have gone to the higher courts including the Supreme Court.

Due to continued sustained growth we’re now looking to recruit two new lawyers, and we are flexible on level, and also whether a candidate is full-time or part-time.

The core experience we are looking for is that of conducting litigation for commercial clients, be that mainstream commercial disputes or property litigation. The successful candidates will be quickly running their own matters at an appropriate level, and also assisting partners on more complex cases. We expect to support our lawyer’s professional development through training and supervision and so candidates at the earlier stages of their career can be sure they’ll be nurtured and invested in to help them to grow in confidence and capability.

We encourage all our fee earners to look to develop their own networks, relationships and sources of work, so there will be plenty of support for individual initiatives and also inclusion in the firm’s activities. In due course if a candidate wants to follow a niche area then that will be up for consideration on its merits but certainly the firm are receptive to such suggestions.

Technical experience is important to us, but we also look for people with the right attitude when it comes to hard work, focus, and a commitment to client care. We are keen to find genuine individuals with a personality and an effortless way with others and a knack for creating and growing lasting relationships. Our clients may come to us for our reputation, but it is our people who win them over.

The prospects for career development are second to none. Candidates who have aspirations for partnership in the medium term will be of interest as we have a good record of promoting people internally and so it isn’t a taboo subject or an aspiration which we are frightened of or wish to deter.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package commensurate with the level of experience.

We are confident that these roles represent a fantastic opportunity for a candidate who is already in Yorkshire, or equally may appeal to a lawyer who’d want to bring their career to a region where the quality of life is high and yet the cost of living is moderate in comparison to London and the South East.

To learn more about Litigation careers at Gosschalks please send your CV to our advising consultant Anthony Brooke at Brooke Thornham Consulting, or call 0113 4873081 to discuss these opportunities. Or visit our firm’s website to see what we’re about.

To apply, please email your CV, together with details of your current or most recent basic salary and package, to anthony@brookethornham.com

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