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About The Role

Join our Commercial Disputes team!

We looking for a confident, self-motivated and ambitious Partner/Senior Associate to join our market leading Dispute Resolution team at our Central England office in Northampton. It is a great opportunity to develop your career as you work on complex commercial disputes, you will also have a clear path to grow and progress within a highly ranked team!

The team works on a wide variety of highly technical cases for businesses, institutions and high net worth individuals across e.g. technology and engineering, investment products and services and private international law. They also work on civil fraud claims, warranty claims, shareholder disputes and professional negligence matters, and cases can involve technical insolvency issues.

At HCR, we pride ourselves in providing an environment where legal professionals can flourish. With over 60 lawyers, our Dispute Resolution team provides a supportive environment in which the successful applicant will be encouraged to develop and execute their own tailored development plan.

Your role:

In addition to providing a first class service to clients, as a senior lawyer in our Dispute Resolution team, you will work closely with other senior dispute Resolution lawyers to help manage and shape the future of the team both on the ground in Northampton and across our 10 offices. You will also be encouraged to work collaboratively with lawyers from across the firm, to share ideas and to build new work streams. 

About You


  • 8 yrs+ PQE
  • Significant experience of handling complex and high value Dispute Resolution work
  • Strong communication and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for building relationships with colleagues and clients and driving business development initiatives.
  • Commitment to delivering exceptional client service.

If you're keen to see a clear career path and be supported along the way, apply now!

About Us

Benefits of working with us:
• Income Protection
• Private Medical Insurance
• Sight tests / Glasses discounts
• Bonus scheme
• Electric vehicle scheme
• Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
• 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
• Happy People / Perks at Work benefits portal
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Life Assurance
• 1/3 gym membership contribution
• Flu vaccinations


Is HCR the smart move for you?

HCR suits people who love a challenge and want to work in an environment where careers thrive on the back of hard work and personal merit. Our people enjoy feeling part of something bigger than themselves, and whilst our clients drive our development, it is our people who bring their energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial mindsets together to solve problems and help our clients succeed.

Why HCR people love their jobs

Our people tell us they enjoy working on good quality, interesting matters from a wide variety of our clients, because they get the experience they want to develop their careers. We will give you responsibility early, the mandate to make things happen and we’ll back your good ideas. Our “Passion for People” lives and breathes every day throughout the firm as our peoples’ energy and sense of fun create a warm environment in which to thrive.

What career progression will HCR offer you?

HCR’s growth constantly creates opportunities for people who want to go places and make a difference, your career plan can become part of our growth plan. At HCR you can expect to work with friendly, energetic, ambitious people, who love getting stuck into a client problem, and enjoy celebrating a good outcome. Our people value the sense of community provided by the individual personality of each office and the collegiate approach across all our service and sector teams.

What does HCR believe, achieve and stand for?

As a Times Best Law firm, among the UK Top 60, we provide the full range of services that you would expect to organisations, business leaders and individuals. However, in our mission to give everyone the opportunity to experience a different kind of legal service we take an entrepreneurial approach. We’re flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, delivering the best outcomes for them. We have more than 800 lawyers and support staff, including more than 150 partners, and have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark in recognition of our compliance and client care standards.

With ten offices in England and Wales our well-established presence stretches from west to east, ensuring clients can access a full-service legal offering no matter where they’re located. We’ve expanded significantly in Birmingham, Cardiff and the Thames Valley, and our merger with Hewitsons resulted in a full service regional hub being established in the heart of the Waterside innovation area centre of Northampton. Our London and Cambridge continue to grow apace.

With solid connections in the communities we work in, and a track record of delivering legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the areas we base ourselves in, our clients continue to value our approach to providing legal advice, in the way they need, when they need it.


As HCR is an equal opportunities employer, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them. We want to attract a diverse and ambitious workforce that reflects all backgrounds and skills to create a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, recognises and nurtures talent, and which works together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 

We also want you to achieve your absolute best during the recruitment process.  Please let us know of any changes we can make at any point that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. 

A note for recruitment agencies – The HCR Resourcing Team is responsible for recruitment across the firm, and where possible will use direct hiring methods. We do work with a Preferred Supplier List, and where appropriate, we will release vacancies to those agencies who we deem most appropriate to support us. Only those agencies will be invited to submit candidates via our recruitment portal. Any speculative or unsolicited CVs sent to any employee or Partner of HCR will not be considered an introduction, and no fees will be applicable. Furthermore, we retain the right to pursue these candidates without query of ownership

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