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Associate (0-2 years pqe)

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We are looking for a recently qualified lawyer with experience in reputation legal topics to join our fast growing team

About Us

We are a specialist reputation law firm whose focus is on entrepreneurial clients and their business interests, wherever in the world they occur.

The firm’s client list includes some of the most exciting businesses in the world, as well as blue chip companies and sovereign assets; individual clients range from prominent investors and philanthropists to household name athletes. Our lawyers frequently work with clients and issues across continents.

We believe in using the skills we hone working for the world’s elite to help those who would not otherwise have access to that advice, and campaign and advise on topics we believe in, particularly around online harms, intimate image abuse and social exclusion.

We set out three years ago to do things differently in how we work and how we advise, and clients see this in long-term relationships making better decisions to handle their problems.

Our work is recognised in numerous awards and nominations including the Gold Award for Reputation Management Law Firm of the Year (Magic Circle Awards 2023), Crisis Law Firm of the Year (British Legal Awards 2022) and Boutique Disputes Firm of the Year (The Lawyer 2021).

About You

The candidate will be a newly qualified solicitor or up to 2 years’ PQE with experience in reputation, crisis management and/or media law.

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently as well as with a team. We’re looking for someone who is passionate, proactive, and detail-oriented — and who relishes new challenges, organisational innovation, and the level of excellence we’re known for.

The right to live and work in the UK is essential, but we will consider applications from candidates qualified in other jurisdictions, particularly common law jurisdictions.

Objectives of this Role

Responsibilities

Required skills and qualifications

What we Offer

Our junior lawyers are a valuable part of our team and are given client contact and support from senior team members from the beginning. Everyone is encouraged to put forward their ideas and to be given the opportunity to run with them with the support of the larger team. The nature of our work is international and therefore there are also opportunities for international travel at all levels.

We were shortlisted for Best Employer – Career Progression at the Citywealth Future Leaders awards. Our stated aim is to develop lawyers who will go on to have better careers than the partners in the firm, by developing not only elite technical skills in the areas of law we cover, but elite skills in developing client and business relationships and learning adjacent skills that deliver more effective outcomes than clients can get elsewhere.

Our salaries are competitive in line with specialist boutique firms. We do not pretend that we pay magic circle rates, nor do we demand Magic Circle work patterns. You will be asked to work out of hours on urgent evening and weekend work when it is necessary due to the nature of crisis work but we also work flexibly and pragmatically. Our lawyers frequently work from client locations across Europe, in Asia, the US and the Middle East. Reward is based on performance and stellar performance will be rewarded with outsize rewards.

How to Apply

If you have the requisite skills and experience, please apply by email with a cover letter and a copy of your current CV to talent@slateford.law for consideration.