Construction Solicitor- Contentious

  • ENL Legal
  • Aug 02, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

CONTENTIOUS CONSTRUCTION SOLICITOR - 3/6 PQE - LONDON - SALARY UP TO c£80,000 (DOE) - JOB REF:1066

City based firm, recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a medium-sized niche firm, specialising in delivering construction, litigation & dispute resolution, corporate, banking, employment, projects and property legal services to clients based throughout the United Kingdom.
The construction team is divided into two sub-teams (contentious and non-contentious). About three-quarters of the work is contentious. Clients include developers, major corporations, funders, contractors, sub-contractors, construction consultants, local authorities, registered providers of social housing and PFI consortia. Their work for Registered Providers involves us in some of the largest construction disputes in the social housing sector which are often in the spotlight of the national media.

This is an opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join this busy construction department. The successful solicitor will have 3-6 years PQE with the majority of experience gained in contentious construction, but with some non-contentious experience. Main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the day to day running of files, drafting straight-talking advice, advising on every aspect of construction contracts (e.g. payments, extensions of time, loss and expense, defects, procurement and insurance issues) drafting submissions for adjudication and arbitration proceedings, amending and advising on contracts, prepare and deliver seminars and contribute to the department's publications, undertake such duties and tasks that are appropriate for the role of Solicitor, such as changes in information systems and new technology as may reasonably be required.

You must have worked, since qualification, as a full-time Construction Solicitor. Have a strong academic background, ideally gaining a 2:1 at degree level and a postgraduate course in construction law would be advantageous. A thorough understanding of the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996, the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England & Wales) Regulations 1998 and the Civil Procedure Rules. Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with experience of drafting submissions in adjudication proceedings. Excellent attention to detail to produce work / documentation which is consistently of a high standard, with a flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are always met and clients are communicated with on a consistent and regular basis. This is a great opportunity for a Construction Solicitor to join an inclusive and tolerant organisation that will encourage you to further develop your career. If you feel like this is the next step you're looking for, please call today.

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