Commercial and Insolvency Litigation Solicitor – Cambridge

2-5 years PQE

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. This role is based in our Cambridge office within walking distance of the station and parking is provided.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client Law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics Law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural Law.

Job description and required skills

An exciting opportunity to join our Dispute Resolution Team in Cambridge which continues to expand its commercial litigation and contentious insolvency practice.

We are looking for a Solicitor with experience in:

  • Commercial Litigation: Managing Fast Track and Multi Track Commercial Disputes.
  • Contentious Insolvency: Acting for office holders (e.g. misfeasance and antecedent transaction claims, applications for orders for sale and possession and applications for oral examination of officers) and advising directors pre and post-insolvency process.
  • We are looking for a driven, dynamic team player who is interested in contentious insolvency.
  • We are looking for someone who ideally, has local professional contacts or contacts in insolvency and someone who is willing to work with the Partners in the team to continue to raise Woodfines’ profile for Commercial and Contentious Insolvency Litigation.
  • We are looking for someone who is client focused and driven to meet our expected KPIs in a supportive team.

For an initial discussion in confidence please contact Maria Koureas Jones at mkoureas-jones@woodfines.co.uk or to apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk.

Work Experience

Woodfines Solicitors offers work experience placements across its offices in Bedford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge during July, August and September each year.

Applications are accepted from the 31st January to the 31st March of the year in which the placement is to take place. Applications received outside of this period will not be considered.

“I would like to thank you very much for arranging the work experience for me. I found it very, very useful and really enjoyed it as well. I appreciate the time you took out to talk to me and I have learnt a lot from you and the other members of the department in my time there. You all made me feel very welcome and comfortable and it was a pleasure working with you all.”

Placements are usually for one week at a time but spaces are extremely limited. As a result, we will generally give preference to applications from individuals who are currently in their second or third year at University. We also consider applications from sixth form students.

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Training Contracts

At Woodfines, we believe in giving our trainee solicitors the flexibility and autonomy to work directly with clients on live matters as soon as possible. This provides a real-life, hands-on experience from, often, an early point in your training career.

Trainees also benefit from a formal mentoring system with a Partner throughout their training. We welcome applications from bright, enthusiastic and committed individuals wanting to work in our offices.

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