Commercial Litigation Associate Manchester (Marine / Shipping Team)

Area of Practice: Dispute Resolution

Location: Manchester and Greater Manchester

Type: Private Practice

Salary: £40,000 - £60,000

Posted On: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Recruiter Name: Tony Seymour

Recruiter Telephone: 07813 605 881

Job Reference Number: TS/893803


Marine / Shipping litigation solicitor – Manchester – 1-5 PQE


Marine / Shipping Litigation Solicitor – One of the international market leaders in maritime law is looking to recruit a talented litigator to join their growing team in Manchester. Those with a strong background in commercial litigation with excellent academics are encouraged to apply. This is a rare opportunity to specialise in an exciting, truly international area of law. The department is willing to consider candidates from a very broad experience level and salary bracket.


  • Job title: Associate
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £Excellent
  • Reports to: Head of Marine / Shipping Insurance
  • Previous Experience: Ideally the team is looking for someone with 0-4 PQE in marine litigation. However, they also welcome applications from commercial litigation solicitors. NQs are being actively considered for this role.


Marine law covers a vast area of the law involving a very broad range of expertise. It consists of everything from freight liability, cargo recovery and insurance litigation in relation to goods in transit to property damage. The Manchester team specialises in disputes concerning cargo as well as contractual disputes between freight and logistic companies. Furthermore, the department also handles private yacht work and general transport liability.

Whilst the Manchester team is quite small, our client is one of the international market leaders in this area of law and has a breadth and depth of expertise that in unparalleled by any of their competitors. The size of the Manchester department also means there are great opportunities for career progression with a high amount of face time with clients as well as the opportunity to develop your own specialism.


This is a highly complex area of law which draws on a number of specialisms. Those with experience in marine litigation should certainly apply. However, the role is also suited to those with a more general commercial litigation background.


Few opportunities offer such a varied amount of quality work, blue chip clients and the chance to develop your career with arguably the best team to operate within this area of law. The size of the team means that the successful candidate will be relatively senior with a real chance to help develop and make their mark within the department.


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