Location Germany

Work with an experienced team of creative legal problem-solvers, based in London, Belfast, Frankfurt and Addis Ababa. We specialise in Business/Commercial Law, Immigration, Criminal Defence, Extradition, Personal Injury, Aviation and Public Law. After starting out in a small office in London in 2002, this company has gone from strength to strength and now work on a global scale

The Senior Aviation Solicitor Manager is responsible for providing leadership and management to the Aviation Department, he/she will and for providing expert legal services to its clients. The Senior Aviation Solicitor Manager could personally conduct litigation on behalf of the Department’s airline clients, and also supervises the conduct of litigation by the other lawyers in the Department. The Department’s work principally consists of defending money claims in the County Court, brought on the basis of Regulation (EC) 261/2004, but also includes a variety of other litigation and advisory work. The Senior Aviation Solicitor Manager takes personal responsibility for litigating the more complex and strategically significant cases. S/he also has primary day-to-day supervisory and management responsibility for the Department’s other solicitors and staff, including paralegals and claims co-ordinators. The Senior Aviation Solicitor Manager maintains close personal contacts with the Department’s airline clients, building strong relationships with in-house legal personnel and ensuring that the Department’s services fully meet each client’s particular needs. The Senior Aviation Solicitor manages the development and improvement of internal processes, templates and training systems. S/he also assists in promoting the work of the Company generally and of the Aviation Department in particular, contributing to the acquisition of new business.

Core Skills (Should Have)

• Relevant law degree or postgraduate law qualification in Germany (2 Staatsexamen + Zulassung zur Rechtsanwaltschaft)
• A minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience in litigation/dispute resolution
• An excellent level of spoken and written English
• Strong client relationship skills; the ability to establish positive, cooperative and professional relationships, both internal and external
• Prior managerial/supervisory experience
• Computer literacy
• Ability to multi-task and prioritise
• Highly organised; able to be productive, flexible and comfortable in a performance-driven environment
• Superior research skills

Core Skills (Nice to Have)

•Experience in Aviation law and/or familiarity with the aviation industry
•Second language