Civil Litigation Solicitor

Company: Owen White & Catlin LLP

Location: Hammersmith, London

Job type: Full-time (35 hours)

The Company

Owen White & Catlin LLP is an established firm of solicitors with offices in South West London, Middlesex and Surrey.  We believe what makes us stand out from the rest of our peers is our commitment to quality, customer service and ensuring we recruit the best people. We take great pride in our personal service and the accessibility of our lawyers. 

The Civil Litigation Solicitor Role

We are looking to recruit a high calibre Civil Litigation Solicitor with a minimum of 2 year’s PQE. The ideal candidate will be confident managing a complex caseload and have excellent client care and communication skills across all levels.

The role requires sound technical expertise across all aspects of Civil Litigation and the undertaking of fee earning work across predominantly property litigation matters (commercial, landlord tenant).  A firm but fair approach to advising clients is essential, as well as the ability to work independently and as a member of the office team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing a range of litigation matters from initial instruction through to matter conclusion
  • Providing cost estimates to new clients
  • Opening files and progressing matters in line with the firm and SRA’s procedures
  • Contributing to business development activity and networking events on behalf of the firm

The Ideal Civil Litigation Solicitor

As a Civil Litigation Solicitor, it is essential you can demonstrate the following skills and competencies: 

  • Extensive experience dealing with property litigation matters
  • Ability to establish and maintain good client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels
  • Competence in Microsoft Office products and accounting software programmes
  • Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

It is also desirable you can demonstrate:

  • Experience of case management system Proclaim

The Benefits

In return for your commitment we offer you;

  • A firm with a great reputation
  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday in total each year including 1 day holiday on your birthday and 4 days holiday over the Christmas and New Year period. The office is closed on Christmas eve and re-opens on the first working day of the new year. In addition, you will be entitled to 8 bank holidays each year.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Training and development opportunities

Our office hours are 9am to 5pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch break (35 hours a week).

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.


For more information, and to apply, please get in touch by completing our application form.