Friday, 26 July 2019

Harbour Litigation Funding Launches First Litigation Training Contract

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Harbour Litigation Funding Launches First Litigation Training Contract

Leading global litigation funder, Harbour has launched a training contract starting this September after receiving authorisation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). 

Harbour is offering a unique two-year training programme to one trainee, who will complete four seats of six months across different teams and will be involved in negotiating agreements, fundraising, commercial relationships and operational work. One seat will also be undertaken at an external law firm, with whom Harbour has a close relationship.

Harbour seeks to offer trainees a permanent role in the Investment Team upon qualification and will be offering a competitive salary. Compare trainee salaries here.

The funder approached the SRA to become a training provider after wanting to retain a paralegal who was set to start his training contract at a law firm. Since, Diogo Gouveia has become the first internal trainee at Harbour and undertook his secondment at City firm Mishcon De Reya

Senior director of litigation funding and training principle Mark King said: ‘It is a bespoke training contract with a strong commercial emphasis for lawyers who want to be a valuable part of decision making within the Harbour business which is at the forefront of a thriving market’.

King hopes that the number of training contracts will increase as the company grows. The trainee will be joining a team made up of former lawyers from Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown, Fladgate, Slaughter and May, Shoosmiths, CMS, Travers Smith, Addleshaw Goddard, Herbert Smith Freehills, Irwin Mitchell and Volterra Fietta. 

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2019, with interviews commencing in August.

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