Commercial Litigation Solicitor/Legal Executive Vacancy

Join the Lovetts Solicitors team as a Commercial Litigation Solicitor/Legal Executive

Job Title: Commercial Litigation Solicitor/Legal Executive

Location: Guildford Office

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent


Lovetts Solicitors is an innovative, market-leading law firm who specialise in commercial debt recovery and litigation. Based in modern offices on the outskirts of Guildford with ample parking, there is a Commercial Litigation Solicitor/Legal Executive vacancy in our focused, but friendly team.


Please email [email protected] with your CV and the role you are applying for.

We look forward to hearing from you.



Job Role:


Provision of defended legal services as a fee earner to the Company’s clients in an efficient, cost effective and user-friendly manner.

To be a key player in the development of the department and the Company, in building revenue, reputation and relationships with clients.


Key Objectives:


    • Fee earning in Commercial debt recovery and litigation
    • Building quality Client relations and achieving a consistent quality service
    • Supervision of support staff




    • Achievement of costs targets
    • Client satisfaction
    • Maintenance of clients by client visits and contact
    • Business development
    • Good staff relations
    • Improvement in systems




    • Legal qualifications
    • Detailed knowledge of procedure of civil litigation
    • Knowledge of up to date insolvency procedures




    • Tactical and negotiation skills
    • Organisational skills
    • A good attitude together with good ‘people’ skills including confidence and tact
    • Creativity
    • Clear thinking and commercial awareness
    • Advocacy
    • Oral and written communication skills
    • Basic managerial competence
    • IT literate




    • Processing debt recovery and commercial litigation matters, including
    • Giving advice
    • Drafting pleadings
    • Advocacy
    • Negotiation/ADR
    • Experience with construction disputes preferable but not essential
    • Dealing sympathetically with clients
    • Interacting with other members of staff


Complexity & Creativity


    • Job requires solving of complex problems in relation to law, negotiations, the handling of client expectations and case management
    • Obtaining satisfactory instructions from clients and effective communication of advice
    • Will require a good attitude with commercial awareness and creative solutions to break through to a satisfactory solution of a case
    • The mentally challenging aspect of the job is in all but the simplest cases. It includes the ‘managerial’ parts of it and is especially pronounced in advocacy and in writing
    • Accountable to the Commercial Litigation Team Leader


Judgment & Decisions:


    • Considerable freedom to take own decisions (which in case of poor judgment could have adverse effect on company results) with regard to:
    • Conduct of litigation
    • Client care
    • Exercise of good judgment can:
    • Improve productivity and profitability of company
    • Foster good client relations and generate repeat business
    • Lead to introduction of new clients by recommendation
    • Result in pleasant and well-ordered working environment


Operational Responsibility:


    • Guiding and assisting junior team members and support staff
    • Support role in relation to Commercial Litigation Team Leader
    • Expected to adopt pro-active approach to all areas of work including business development