Senior Associate (2601)

Location UK-Belfast
ID 2024-1391
Position Type
Office Based/Remote

About us

DWF is a global legal business providing high quality legal services across legal advice and managed services. We empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

About the role

We are seeking candidates with 3yrs + PQE with relevant Dispute Resolution experience gained in a similar commercial law firm environment.


The Dispute Resolution team provides commercial advice to clients who need to resolve a wide variety of disputes either through litigation or alternative dispute resolution. The cases span a wide-ranging spectrum, including;


  • high profile clients
  • public law judicial reviews
  • High Court and Court of Appeal in NI and Ireland
  • specialist media law, tech disputes and acting for household-name tech companies and high profile clients
  • defamation, privacy and copyright litigation
  • emergency, interim and final injunctions 


We differentiate ourselves through our commercial strategy, exceptional client service by the whole team and entrepreneurial approaches to pricing. We offer a multi-disciplinary disputes team of diverse sector specialists and experts for all types of contentious work.


We can offer access to high-quality work from clients operating across a variety of sectors and provide a supportive and collegiate working environment within a well-established Commercial Dispute Resolution practice.

About you

It is important that the successful candidate has the ability to work as part of a team in addition to being confident working under his/her own initiative.


Must be NI qualified with a strong desire to qualify in Ireland too.

What we offer

We offer a positive, friendly, supportive and collegiate approach to working with others. At our core is a belief that an inclusive, supportive working environment allows people to more easily be themselves, develop much more quickly and be happier at work. Everyone in the team supports this ethos.


We want you to feel valued and rewarded.


We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond just salary. When you join DWF you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your and your family's needs and lifestyle.

Our standard benefits cover medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave. Our other flexible benefits include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work scheme, retail vouchers and a buy as you earn share scheme. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.


DWF has adopted a hybrid working model, so our people enjoy a mix of home and office working.


We would love to hear from you and discuss your career at DWF.


Supporting your application


Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation. We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you. Please click the following link (https://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/) which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.


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