Mixed Construction Role in London, 1-6 PQE, Leading UK International Firm (Legal 500 & Chambers)
We are a UK international law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.
Our growing network of offices supports an international client base. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.
Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.
We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in London, Manchester and Birmingham.
The engineering, projects and construction group consists of 7 partners, 16 fee earners and trainees and paralegals incorporating non-contentious and contentious practitioners. It sits within our Real Estate department, which consists of 20 partners, 32 fee-earners and trainees and paralegals and works closely with our Dispute Resolution department, which consists of 23 partners, 26 fee earners and trainees and paralegals.
The team works against the backdrop of the firm's sectors, with particular focuses on energy and natural resources, development and hotels and leisure both domestically and internationally. We act for developers, owners, end-users, government bodies, lenders, contractors and consultants.
Our team is valued for its commercial focus and in-depth market knowledge.
You will have a varied role in working on both non-contentious and contentious matters.
The ideal candidate would have good experience in drafting and negotiating all types of construction documentation, including construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, third party rights agreements, parent company guarantees, terms and conditions of business, bonds and escrow agreements and be experienced in all forms of formal and informal dispute resolution, including mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation and have good industry knowledge.
The successful applicant will benefit from high-calibre work, whilst also enjoying a collegiate, supportive, and friendly working culture, as well as a high degree of direct client contact.
Key Skills & Experience
•Qualified solicitor with proven experience in construction law.
•Excellent academics and good quality training.
•An enthusiasm for developing and maintaining client relationships is essential.
•Good legal skills including attention to detail and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.
•Good communication skills and a proactive, can-do attitude.
•An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.
•A confident and professional manner.