Locum Assignments in today – Corporate Commercial in London, Conveyancing in Somerset, Commercial Litigation in London

4 new vacancies in as follows:

Wills and Probate in Andover, Hampshire
Private Client Solicitors sought to start next week – seeing clients and taking instructions re Wills, LPA’s etc and drafting the same with availability. This one has been in before – never quite seemed to get it off the ground..

Commercial Litigation In House Central London
A new vacancy has arisen with a large education company (they all seem to be these days!) based in London EC1N (Holborn) and looking for a litigation solicitor from a private practice background to join them on a 3 month full time contract to start with the potential for a longer assignment and/or permanent if wanted. The company is “an international network of higher-education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications.”
They have a range of litigation to deal with, although most of it seems fairly straightforward stuff. There is some high court litigation to deal with – the role will be to manage the cases on behalf of the company and as part of their legal team – looks to be a number of in house counsel at their various offices across the world. I spoke to their corporate counsel who indicated the work included fast track, small claims and multitrack matters including a small amount of employment work (not essential if you don’t do it), defending claims from students, litigation involving suppliers – issuing and defending contractual disputes and a couple of High Court cases up to c£150k.

Corporate Commercial in Central London
A new vacancy has arisen with a Central London law firm specialising in corporate commercial law, who are looking for experienced commercial lawyers and are interested in candidates looking for long term contract posts and/or permanent. This is a small practice based in WC1N with 10 solicitors. The firm are looking for candidates experienced in company commercial, corporate finance and international mergers & acquisitions due to undertaking a joint venture with a Chinese law firm based in Beijing. Caseload will be corporate commercial work with an international flavour and an emphasis on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Language skills in Cantonese would be a bonus. This is a full time role but the firm have been fairly vague on specifics so may well look at part time as well.
Any interest please let me know. We have not worked with this firm before. The partner dealing has mentioned outsourcing a lot of work via third party law firms but maintaining a team of general counsel/in house lawyers. Will be dealing with the corporate and commercial transactional needs of Chinese state owned enterprises via a new joint venture.

Conveyancing in Somerset (just about)
A new vacancy has arisen with a small practice based in Frome – looking for residential conveyancing locum cover for 2 weeks minimum – based in Frome, which from memory is situated on the Wiltshire/Somerset border south of Bath. Starting ASAP.
Cover is for a partner away on sick leave.

Any interest please let me know.

Jonathan Fagan
6th April 2018.