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About the role

We are seeking a property litigation solicitor with between 2 and 5 years plus PQE for an Associate position to join our Dispute Resolution team in Chester.  You will be responsible for managing a varied caseload of property litigation matters, including residential and commercial disputes. You will be used to providing outcomes focussed advice and outstanding client service and should have experience in most, if not all, of the following areas:

Dilapidation claims/boundary disputes/easements and covenants/ L&T Act notices and associated possession claims/break notices/property related professional negligence claims/injunctions against trespassers/land based agricultural disputes including AHA tenancies and partnership disputes.

You will be capable of working with minimal supervision on many matters and as part of a partner lead team on larger matters. You will be able to delegate where appropriate to a trainee solicitor and supervise their work.

You will be a confident person with excellent communication skills and good academics who is at ease when dealing with clients; ensuring that each client receives an excellent level of service.

You will have the ability to manage your workload; managing a number of cases at any one time. You will also have an excellent eye for detail and the desire to get things right first time. 

You will have a willingness and aptitude in getting involved in the team/firm’s marketing and business development activities e.g. attending social and networking events (usually with colleagues). Developing good internal relationships with the Real Estate team will be vital and developing external relationships with local property professionals is also important as part of the development of the property litigation practice. This is a growing area of work for us and offers significant career progression opportunities by developing the workload but against a backdrop of an existing case load to work on from day one.


About the Team

Our highly regarded DR team has an enviable reputation and is highly ranked in the independent legal guide The Legal 500.  The team specialises in all areas of Dispute Resolution and Insolvency law and has a strong client base.

The team has been recognised as a tier 1 firm in the “Elsewhere in the North West” category of the Legal 500 and is proud of its reputation for providing solutions to its client’s problems. We have experienced significant growth over the last few years and are now looking to strengthen the team at Associate level to support the work levels in the team.


Key People

Head of department, Nick Clarke, is an expert in the field and deals with a variety of commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and disputes in the logistics sector. 

The supervising Dispute Resolution Partner will be John Devoy who has extensive experience of property related litigious matters.


About Aaron & Partners LLP

We are a Top 200 law firm with offices in Chester and Shrewsbury and more than 20 recommendations from the two main independent legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality, results focused legal advice through a dedicated partner-led service. Much of the work we undertake is ‘bespoke’, requiring unique solutions to unique problems and a breadth of commercial understanding and appreciation.

The firm positively encourages solicitors at all levels to take on as much responsibility as they are comfortable with.  We want individuals who are keen to build and broaden their technical abilities, whilst at the same time developing client-facing and marketing skills.

The firm is growing, ambitious and constantly evolving – and we expect the same from our solicitors.


Hours of work & Benefits

This is a full-time position, based at our Chester office.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including:

  • 5 weeks annual holiday (increasing with long service)
  • Enhanced pension
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Death in service benefit (4 x annual salary)
  • Supported parking scheme
  • and more…….

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally and without discrimination.

As a firm we proactively promote a positive working environment and “The A&P Way”



If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send your CV, along with a covering letter to Caroline King by email to:

[email protected] or by post to 5-7 Grosvenor Court, Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HG.