DWF Advocacy Ltd

DWF Advocacy Ltd is seeking to recruit a Barrister to join the team. This is an excellent opportunity to join the DWF Advocacy business that operates like an in-house set of chambers whose members practice across the full service range that DWF Advocacy Ltd is known for. We are flexible on location and would welcome applications nationwide.

It is envisaged that counsel will have conduct of their own matters – from preliminary advice through to final hearing (Fast and Multi Track matters including in the High Court and tribunal work).

Main Duties:

  • Representing clients in court on instruction from fee earners; 
  • Drafting legal documents on instruction from earners; 
  • Displaying time management skills so as to fully prepare for all instructed matters; 
  • Liaising with fee earners, both before and after hearings; 
  • Assisting with the development of other advocates in the business within the Employment Law practice; and
  • Managing relations with fee earners so as to ensure the future growth of the team.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation

What we are looking for:

We will look at candidates who have upwards of 3 years PQE (desirable) and have previous experience in Employment Law work and at least one other general civil/commercial litigation practice area. You will be expected to have the commercial awareness, confidence and ability to seek out, secure and retain new clients from within the business and beyond.

What we can offer:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards.

If you want to build an exciting future with one of Europe's most innovative legal businesses please apply.

DWF are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. We have over 27 key locations and over 3,100 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations and in March 2019, we became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us. We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work. At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

We will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the DWF Recruitment team and tell us what adjustments you need either to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require any reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview. Alternatively, please click on the following link which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide https://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles