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Junior Associate – Litigation

Reference: 19983


Belfast, County Antrim



Job Type


Date Posted

07 June, 2022

Our client is a global law firm with a very well established operation in Belfast. As part of a global firm, you will be part of a very successful team locally who support their network in London and America. 

Role purpose

Having developed the right level of legal experience either as a Junior Associate or through undertaking equivalent work elsewhere; Junior Associates can act as specialists within their practice groups or more broadly. At this point individuals are able to work independently, lead a team and be the first line of support for Associates and Senior Associates.

Role and responsibilities

  • Specialist and significant general legal knowledge
  • Issue spotting and report writing/drafting
  • Leading projects/teams
  • Quality controlling the work of more junior members of the team
  • Training junior team members
  • Carrying out BD and presenting directly to clients
  • Owning relationships with clients
  • Continuing to build their own expertise 

Key requirements

  • Generally, minimum of 4 years’ experience within Litigation in a similar environment.
  • Admitted to the roll as a solicitor, barrister or be a Fellow of CILEx
  • Consistently demonstrate a professional manner with evidence of exceptional levels of judgement,
  • commercial awareness and critical thinking
  • Strong focus on detail and high levels of self-motivation
  • Proven ability to take ownership of own work
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Strong relationship-building skills – a team player with the ability to establish credibility and inspire
  • confidence with clients and senior colleagues
  • Must show evidence of a high level of personal resilience coupled with an ambition to continuously challenge oneself
  • Demonstrate a high level of affinity with legal technology

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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