Title Litigation Lawyers, Commercial/Civil/E Discovery – 30-150K
Location SWUK, Cornwall & Devon.
Job Information

Civil Litigation/Dispute Resolution Lawyer, 2-10+ PQE.  (30/80K+)

Commercial Litigation Lawyer, 2-10+ PQE.  (30-80K+)

E-Discovery Litigation Lawyer, 2-10+ PQE.  (30-150K+)

Our law firm client are looking to expand the litigation business department.  We are curently engaged in a search to find the three above legal professionals.  The bonus scheme offered by our client is extremely generous.

We are seeking to find litigation lawyers with experience in –

  • Environmental Law;
  • Commercial Law;
  • Landlord/Tenant;
  • Products Liability;
  • Personal injury;
  • Intellectual Property;
  • Construction;
  • Medical Malpractice;
  • Employment Law;
  • Real Estate;
  • Anti-Trust;
  • Worker’s Compensation;
  • Education Law.

What we are looking for:-

We are seeking a Civil Litigation/Dispute Resolution professionals that enjoy both challenging and diverse cases. Civil Litigation/Dispute Resolution is an adversarial process, as a litigation lawyer you must be willing to assume an oppositional position and embrace conflict and controversy. Civil Litigation/Dispute Resolution lawyers often work long hours, especially during trial, you will be expected to travel throughout the West Country, possibly to locations nationwide

Litigation Lifecycle

Civil Litigation/Dispute Resolution can be divided into seven stages: Investigations, pleadings pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal. Not every lawsuit passes through each stage of litigation; most lawsuits are settled prior to trial and many cases that reach a trial verdict are not appealed.

The lifespan of a lawsuit can range from several months to several years. Complex civil litigation often takes years to pass from pre-suit investigation through trial/settlement.

Discovery is the longest and most labor-intensive stage of civil litigation. Contrary to the image portrayed by the media, civil litigators spend little time in trial; most time is devoted to the discovery stage of litigation.

Litigation Skills

We are looking for certain key skills and knowledge that are essential to litigation practice. Key legal skills include:

  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural law;
  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills;
  • Analytical and logical reasoning abilities;
  • Ability to synthesize complex legal and factual materials;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of legal research techniques and software;
  • Client development skills;
  • Negotiation skills.

Litigation lawyers, also known as “litigators” or “trial lawyers,” represent plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases and manage all phases of the litigation process from investigation, pleadings and discovery to pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal.

Below is an overview of the diverse tasks our litigation lawyer will undertake during the course of litigation. These tasks vary based on the nature of the dispute, the experience level of the lawyer and whether the litigation lawyer is representing the plaintiff or defendant.

Initial Case Investigation/Assessment

Our chosen Litigation lawyers will often conduct an initial case investigation to determine, in the plaintiff’s case, if enough evidence exists to file a lawsuit or, in the defendant’s case, what evidence exists to defend a potential suit.

The investigation process may include locating witnesses, taking witness statements, gathering documents, interviewing the client and investigating the facts leading to the dispute.

Our chosen litigation lawyers will often engage in pre-litigation settlement discussions to resolve the matter before a lawsuit is filed.


Our Litigation lawyers will have experience of drafting a variety of pleadings and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant. Plaintiff lawyers will draft a summons and complaint to commence the lawsuit.

Our ideal Defense lawyers collaborate with the client to investigate the allegations of the lawsuit and formulate responses.

Litigation lawyers also draft a variety of motions including motions to strike, dismiss, amend or change venue and motions for judgment on the pleadings.

Discovery –

The discovery process involves the exchange of relevant information between the parties. Litigation lawyers employ a variety of discovery devices to gain information relevant to the lawsuit. These devices include interrogatories, depositions, requests for production and requests for admission.

Litigation lawyers may also examine physical evidence and inspect the scene of the accident as well as collect, process and analyze information gathered during e-discovery. Litigation lawyers also draft and argue discovery-related motions including motions to compel, protective orders and summary judgment motions. The discovery process helps litigators gain relevant information, identify issues and formulate a case strategy.


In the weeks before trial, litigation attorneys wrap up discovery and prepare for trial. In the pre-trial stage, litigators consult with and advise clients; retain expert witnesses; attend pre-trial conferences and develop a trial strategy based on the facts and evidence. Litigation lawyers also conduct pre-trial depositions of experts and key witnesses; prepare demonstrative to be used as trial exhibits; and draft and argue pre-trial motions.


The majority of all lawsuits filed in civil court are settled prior to trial. In cases that proceed to trial, litigation lawyers are busy around the clock presenting their case before the judge or preparing for the next day in court. In the trial stage of litigation, litigators collaborate with experts and clients to craft a trial theme, identify strengths and weaknesses in a case; develop persuasive arguments; prepare witnesses for testimony and draft and argue trial motions.

At trial, litigation lawyers conduct voir dire, select a jury and present their case in court. Litigation lawyers present opening and closing statements, examine and cross-examine witnesses and craft a persuasive story for the fact-finder (judge or jury) through testimony and evidence. Litigation lawyers also prepare jury instructions and conduct post-trial interviews of the jury.


Most cases never reach trial but instead are settled in order to eliminate the risk and expense of trial. Litigation attorneys may settle a case at any time during the life cycle of the litigation.

At settlement, litigators engage in negotiations with opposing parties; participate in mediations and settlement conferences with the parties and the judge; and create settlement brochures, agreements, releases and other settlement materials.


If the litigation lawyer does not obtain a favorable outcome at trial, he or she may appeal the case. Litigators draft post-trial motions; identify and preserve issues for appeal; develop appellate strategies; gather evidence for the appellate record; research procedural issues; draft appellate documents; and present oral arguments before appellate courts. If the case is particularly significant or complex, litigators may retain the assistance of attorneys who specialize in appellate practice.

E Discovery

The explosive growth of the electronic discovery industry has spawned the birth of a new breed of legal professional: the e-discovery lawyer. This tech-savvy lawyer blends a knowledge of discovery practices with a mastery of litigation technologies to help clients navigate growing volumes of electronically stored information.

Job Duties:

E-discovery professionals work with clients to create discovery plans that reduce litigation risk and mitigate costs. Duties of e-discovery attorneys include:

  • Supervising all aspects of the e-discovery process;
  • Counseling clients on best practices for preserving/collecting/producing electronic data;
  • Advising on the latest developments in discovery rules and case law;
  • Developing information preservation strategies and records management policies;
  • Establishing litigation plans and litigation readiness strategies;
  • Developing legal hold policies;
  • Taking and defending depositions of IT, litigation support and records management staff;
  • Supervising and performing document reviews;
  • Taking lead roles in electronic discovery-related litigation;
  • Developing defensible approaches to e-discovery issues.


E-Discovery lawyersmay possess a Juris Doctorate degree and specialised knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model and litigation technology.


  • Knowledge of the EDD process including identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis, production and presentation of electronically stored information.
  • Knowledge of electronic discovery platform functionalities.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.


For further details of these opportunities please contact Jonny Scott-Slater or Ashley Armstong for an initial discussion.

Telephone — 01872 274227

CV 2 – cornishexecutive@aol.com

NB. We are now additionally looking for Litigation Lawyers to work in the US. If you have the right credentials including Bar Membership in any State please contact us.


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