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Senior Shipping Lawyer

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There is more to just providing legal advice and strategic guidance. We are here to help our clients seize new opportunities that stimulate growth. We put our hearts and energy into building meaningful, lasting relationships and are passionate about connecting people.

If you are looking for a challenging and fulfilling career in a supportive, inclusive and high performance work environment where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential, Ince could be the firm for you.

As a firm, we recognise that everyone has a part to play in realising our vision. We aim to have a “One Firm; One Team” mind-set in everything we do, where everyone in the firm is treated with respect and equal value. We thrive on the challenges our work brings, but it is important to us that our people have time to make the most of life outside of work too.

Shipping Lawyer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Dubai Shipping department.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious lawyer who has four plus years’ PQE. We hire with a forward-thinking approach meaning this role comes with excellent prospects for career growth and progression.

Our Shipping team work on a diverse range of complex challenges facing their clients and you will have the opportunity to support and learn from some of the best minds in the business, working alongside our highly regarded Partners and Lawyers on a stimulating caseload, taking on more responsibility as your experience grows.

Department Shipping

Based Dubai – Relocation package available, Dubai

Contract Type Permanent, Full time

Hours 9:00 to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday

“As a firm, we recognise that everyone has a part to play in realising our vision. We aim to have a “One Firm; One Team” mind-set in everything we do, where everyone in the firm is treated with respect and equal value.”

Role Responsibilities

  • Advising on complex shipping disputes
  • Working with the team in relation to all aspects of Shipping
  • Collating and assessing documentary evidence
  • Drafting emails, letters, notes of advice, court documents and statements
  • Preparing for and attending hearings (be that remote, in-person or hybrid) including preparing draft documents and hearing bundles
  • Dealing with clients over the phone and by email, and updating them on matters where required.
  • You will be given a high degree of client contact and will be expected to take the lead on smaller matters as the primary contact
  • Building client relationships and participating in business development initiatives

Person Specification

  • English / common law qualified
  • Contentious shipping experience
  • Strong academics with evidence of good quality training and experience at a reputable firm
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional presentation and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills essential
  • Team player but self-motivated and able to work autonomously and pro-actively
  • Proven multi-tasker
  • Able to demonstrate the ongoing use of initiative
  • Used to delivering against short deadlines and in the sometimes-pressured environment of court deadlines.

Benefits

  • Salary is competitive and you will be eligible for the firm’s discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus private sector holidays
  • Private Health Insurance: In accordance with the UAE law
  • Group Life & Income Protection Cover
  • Visa: Full Sponsorship
  • Gratuity: In accordance with the UAE law

Appointment is subject to the appropriate basic disclosure/DBS checks, and satisfactory references.

This vacancy is open to direct applicants only, no agencies please.

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