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Posted on May 22, 2019

PQE: 2-4 Term: Permanent Practice group: Dispute Resolution Location: Watford The department
Business involves taking risks. Our client's choice of litigation and dispute resolution lawyers should not.

At Dentons, our lawyers draw upon their extensive experience, trusted judgment and insight to develop a customized strategy-always with our client's specific business objectives at top of mind. Together, we tackle challenges efficiently and effectively so that they can move ahead.

Our dispute resolution lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and each unique situation. Whether through timely use of innovative alternative dispute resolution techniques or skillful and persuasive advocacy in the courtroom, clients can count on our lawyers to maximize their prospects for a successful outcome. We also work with clients to assess and manage their risks in relation to the legal costs of the dispute and to seek to minimize the likelihood of future litigation.

Whether our client's dispute has strategic, reputational or financial importance and whatever the subject matter, their success is our priority.
The team
The team's work is predominantly for clients in the financial services sector, advising financial institutions banks on claims by counterparties, corporate and retail customers and on regulatory issues. The Financial Markets and Regulatory Disputes group, within Dentons' wider litigation and arbitration team, which includes four dedicated partners and, has long-standing experience of advising on a wide variety of complex and high-profile cases.

The work provides opportunities for early responsibility, varied work and excellent exposure to clients in a collegiate and supportive environment. Our broad focus means we are familiar with most of the causes of disputes within the financial sector. This equips us to provide swift and concise advice which is commercially and tactically orientated, and can often defuse a difficult situation at an early stage. Where proceedings are inevitable, we have the know-how to deal with the complexities of modern litigation. We are also experts in alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation. Our team includes three advocates who regularly appear in court on complex financial markets disputes.

The team comprises four partners, two counsels, six senior associates and six associates. Steven Mills heads the practice in Watford, with fellow partners - Clare Stothard, Kerry Talbot and Jackie Hanlon.
Purpose of role
We are looking for a lawyer with between 2-4PQE. The successful candidate will be engaged to work on a significant existing book of litigation and investigations work for a range of clients.

It is important that the successful candidate is able to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to work independently under supervision of the partners in a strong team environment.
Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills (Essential)
  • Litigation or financial regulation experience commensurate with PQE (financial services litigation experience not essential
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence
  • Exceptional legal research ability
  • Exceptional drafting skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
Technical Skills (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of financial services disputes and/or regulatio
  • Experience of working with international clients in the financial services secto
  • Experience of preparing and participating in pitches to client
Personal attributes
  • Is dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills
  • Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development
  • Is a committed team player with a willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team as a whole.
Language Capabilities
We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.
The firm
Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. www.dentons.com
Diversity & Inclusion
Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and encouraging diversity. This is right for our staff and for our business.

Our promotion of diversity helps us achieve our aims: by creating and maintaining a firm-wide culture of inclusion, the unique talents and potential of all our workforce can be recognised, encouraged and supported.

Diversity and Inclusion are becoming increasingly important to our clients and many now seek appropriate assurance that we match their own corporate aspirations in this regard.

We are proud that in the Firm's most recent staff engagement survey 78% of respondents felt that we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences and that everyone is given equal opportunities for career development.
Equal opportunities
We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact recruitment.matters@dentons.com .

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