CONSTRUCTION SOLICITOR

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

My client is a leading and award-winning Top 40 Law Firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer and 10th overall employer at the annual Britian’s Top Employers awards 2024 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK. Currently recruiting for a 5 YR+ PQE Principal Associate Construction Solicitor (Non-Contentious or Contentious) to join the Construction team. Ideally based in Liverpool or Birmingham. (other locations considered including Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle & Leeds) Forming part of the Real Estate Department the Construction team is a nationally recognised practice providing a complete range of legal and advisory services on all aspects of Construction law. Advise is given on construction risk management from procurement to completion (projects and dispute management across a broad range of sectors). The team acts for private and public sector clients including developers, healthcare providers, education institutions, transport authorities, main contractors, sub-contractors and consultants. We act across a wide range of sectors with clients involved in commercial development, PRS, student accommodation, local government, transport, education, health, utilities, energy and investment. From a non-contentious perspective, the Construction team drafts and negotiates on all the major standard forms of contract, including JCT and NEC4. From a contentious (disputes) perspective the construction team advises and acts on all forms of construction dispute resolution, including adjudication, arbitration, proceedings in the TCC, mediation and expert determination. Involved in a range of projects from multi-million-pound developments to high value multi-party disputes. Main duties and responsibilities To manage a caseload and assist other case handlers with their caseloads of non-contentious construction work working on behalf of the types of clients referred to in the "Department" section above. * Manage a caseload of construction work. * Assist other members of the team with their caseloads of Construction work (non-contentious) * Draft and negotiate contracts, appointments and supporting documents. * Carry out other case handling advice and duties. * Work with the members of the existing Construction team to develop client relationships and business opportunities. * Achieve set financial and chargeable targets KPIs. * Ensure relevant deadlines and quality measures are adhered to This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and you will have other duties and responsibilities that fall within the remit of the role. About You * 5+ years PQE experience is essential/preferred. * Excellent teamwork skills * Strong academics and technical knowledge * Experience of and keen interest in real estate work * Excellent IT and typing skills. * Excellent communication skills * Excellent time management and organisation skills * Ability to multi-task and prioritise. * Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets. * Flexible approach Benefits: * 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time) * Agile / working from office & home including provision of home office equipment* * Healthcare cover/ Medicash. * Pension plan / Life Insurance 4 x salary * Interest free travel loan scheme * Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service. * Discounted gym membership & Discounted dental scheme * Cycle to work scheme. * Great reward and recognition scheme Eligibility to work in the UK Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must either already have a right to work in the UK before commencing employment or meet the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying. If this role is of interest and you have the relevant PQ Experience, then do please forward your CV to Julie O’Leary and call to discuss further

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