Competition & Securities Litigation Associate

Scott+Scott

  • Full Time

Scott+Scott is seeking a Competition & Securities Litigation Associate (Newly Qualified to 2 years PQE) to join its London team. The successful candidate will be given a one-year fixed term contract.

Scott+Scott is a boutique litigation firm specialising in complex claimant side proceedings with a focus on competition and securities law. This role is for an individual who has previous litigation experience (either as part of their traineeship or as an associate) – experience in competition damages claims before the High Court and/or Competition Appeal Tribunal, including collective proceedings, is particularly desirable.

We are looking for a hardworking associate with strong legal knowledge and clear communication and drafting skills. The candidate must demonstrate that they are able to work effectively both as part of a team and independently (as required) and that they are confident working in a fast-paced, supportive, environment. The candidate will be working with lawyers across different case teams and, from time to time, other Scott+Scott offices so it is vital that the candidate has a proactive and enthusiastic approach to their workload and can prioritise workstreams, whilst completing tasks to a high standard.

Scott+Scott’s junior associates are integral to the London office and their role includes:

  • Drafting correspondence to the court, the other parties and third parties, on a wide range of issues.
  • Managing and supervising document review projects.
  • Being responsible for managing court deadlines and tracking active workstreams on cases.
  • Drafting witness statements.
  • Reviewing and commenting on legal submissions and expert reports.
  • Legal research – including drafting succinct and comprehensive reports on their findings.
  • Attending meetings with counsel and experts.
  • Attending court and managing the practical requirements of court hearings, such as bundles and transcripts.
  • Attending meetings and preparing detailed file notes.

EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualified lawyer in England & Wales.
  • A strong academic history (at least 2:1 law degree or equivalent GDL marks).
  • Experience in litigation is essential. Experience in competition and/or securities litigation is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Intellectually strong with a knowledge of EU and UK competition and securities law.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive – shows a high level of initiative.
  • Attention to detail, organisational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with shifting priorities.
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, Westlaw, LexisNexis, Practical Law, CE-File and, e-disclosure platforms preferred. Training provided.
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