Litigation Counsel

Home Based | Legal


Litigation Counsel  
Flexible Location with UK Travel       
Full Time, Permanent    

£55,000+ (dependent on experience)


Here at Serco, we are seeking a talented Litigation Counsel to be a legal business partner to the UK & Europe (UK&E) Division in delivering proactive and quality legal services on contentious matters, to protect the interests of the UK&E Division and enable sustainable profitability.


In this key role you will provide and enable value-add legal support on disputes and contentious matters in alignment with the sustainable achievement of the UK&E Division's strategic priorities, managing a diverse caseload of claims and matters across the UK&E Division.


This role is ideal for a candidate with 1-2 years of post-qualification experience, who is ready to provide exceptional legal support and become a key player in managing our litigation and contentious matters.


As part of this you'll:


  • Collaborate with the Senior Litigation Counsel and UK&E Legal team to deliver proactive and high-quality legal services
  • Manage a diverse caseload of claims and matters
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, providing business-focused legal advice on contentious matters, including analysis of complex liability issues, developing litigation strategies and negotiating settlements where appropriate
  • Prepare legal documentation related to disputes
  • Represent Serco on formal and informal settings before third parties to achieve successful and cost-effective outcomes
  • Manage relationships with external legal service providers
  • Generate management information and reporting on material legal matters and projects
  • Collaborate with the risk team to proactively identify developments in relevant laws, regulations, government policies and legal procedures

What you'll need to do the role:

  • You will need to be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a current practising certificate
  • 1-2 years of post-qualification experience in managing litigation and contentious matters (although lesser post-qualification experience will be considered on demonstration of relevant pre-qualification experience)
  • Preferable areas of experience include, commercial contracts and disputes, tortious claims, Prison law, Humans Rights Act 1998, public law and judicial review, Equality Act 2010 and Data Protection legislation and claims and matters associated with housing and planning law
  • Demonstrable success in handling complex disputes and legal matters
  • Deep understanding of complex legal issues and contractual constructs
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to balance legal requirements with commercial, technical and stakeholder expectations
  • Excellent relationship-building skills across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Ability to manage a diverse caseload and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Some travel within the UK&E Division is required
  • Security clearance at SC level will be required



Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work: In this position, your work is vital to the business, in terms of decisions and growth. You will gain a world of opportunity working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, personal growth, achievement and development won't be hard to find. You'll also work with great people. You'll find yourself working in a highly motivated, supportive environment where no two days are the same, with experienced colleagues who strive for excellence.

Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.


What we offer:


  • Company car
  • Bonus scheme - 5% on target, 10% exceeding targets
  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working considered
  • Pension - 6%
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Growth and development opportunities - Serco will support with a range of qualifications
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Bupa Anytime HealthLine, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure and Hospitality discounts
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase more
  • Life assurance



About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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04/10/2023 02:26:00
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