We are currently recruiting for our Financial Services Disputes and Investigations team in Manchester, at either Associate or Senior Associate level. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, fast growing, and supportive team. The team works with well-known financial services businesses, supporting them with their dispute resolution requirements and providing strategic advice on thematic issues affecting the financial services industry.

TLT is an innovative and collaborative firm, and we are proud to be the UK Law Firm of the Year 2022, as awarded by the British Legal Awards. The firm’s growth in Manchester has also been recognised with the Large Law Firm of the Year award at the 2022 Manchester Legal Awards.

TLT’s FSDI team is one of the UK's largest teams in the field of financial services litigation, comprising over 150 people across our offices in Bristol, Manchester, London, Belfast and Glasgow. We are rated by Chambers as being in the top tier of firms outside of London advising in this area. 

The range and quality of the work we do is exceptional.  Our team advises on a variety of contentious matters – including high value and complex banking litigation, professional negligence claims, investment banking litigation, international disputes, regulatory, fraud, trade finance, and receivership instructions.  We defend reputationally sensitive claims and undertake specialist projects with our clients to help to prevent claims against them in the future.

We have a strong and diverse client base which includes the UK's major clearing banks, building societies, private and wealth banks, digital banks, international banks, payment service providers and fixed charge receivers.

We have grown consistently over the last few years and further growth is planned.  Whilst we are a large and busy team, we do not lose sight of the individual and every member of our team plays a key role in contributing to our achievements.

If you are ambitious and eager to take the next step in your career, our team offers you quality work for a range of clients and business development opportunities. 

Your success is our responsibility. You will have direct contact with distinguished clients and receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to become a sector specialist.  We look after our people, offer an inclusive and diverse culture, and provide wellbeing support and flexible working.

Your Role

You will work with a range of financial services clients, supporting them on their contentious caseloads and providing strategic advice on issues they encounter. Examples of the type of work you will gain exposure to include:

  • Pre-action strategic remedial activity
  • Disputes handling (including pre action disputes, litigated disputes and disputes before quasi-judicial forums)
  • Mediations and all forms of ADR
  • Claims management company (CMC) defence work
  • Portfolio management
  • Advice on risk management and mitigation

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Running a significant and varied contentious caseload for key financial services clients
  • Providing competent strategic and commercial legal advice upon a range of contentious disputes and claims under supervision of more senior members of the team
  • Delivering excellent client service informed by a knowledge of clients’ businesses, key drivers and requirements
  • Responsibility for own financial management, meeting financial targets and billing
  • Participating in business development activities with clients and potential clients
  • Assisting with production of legal updates and knowhow development

Your Skills and Experience

You will be/have:

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered) with litigation experience, with up to 5 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Ideally your litigation experience will have been gained within the financial services sector, however we are also keen to see applications from those with a broader commercial litigation, property litigation or insurance litigation background. We will consider NQs, provided you have completed a strong litigation seat.
  • A forward thinker, with excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills, you will be self-motivated with the ability to manage workloads and deadlines.
  • Commercially aware with enthusiasm for business development, and an appetite for keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in your practice area and the financial services sector.
  • An understanding of your client’s business needs, and act in the best interest of the firm and the client.
  • An ambitious and enthusiastic team player, able to support senior fee earners and contribute to our collaborative culture.  Interested in all areas of our nationally recognised financial services disputes and investigations practice.

Your Team

TLT has one of the largest dedicated Financial Services Disputes practices in the UK, with partner led teams in all jurisdictions. We act for a range of financial institutions including large UK banks, international banks, challenger banks and fintechs, giving commercial and practical advice to resolve disputes.

We advise across the whole spectrum of contentious issues associated with commercial, business and consumer finance, including dispute resolution, pre-litigation management and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,200 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it is essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute. 

Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on Recruitment.Operations@TLTsolicitors.com


Legal careers
Market Rate, Competitive
Published Date
Thursday 8 December 2022
Closing Date
Tuesday 28 February 2023
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