New - 0-5 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading National Firm, Manchester

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New - 0-5 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading National Firm, Manchester

  • Location:

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Construction

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45-65k

  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

  • Contact email:

    chris@cgwlegal.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW CON 1

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-31

  • Startdate:

    As soon as possible following end of notice period.

​New - 0-5 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading National Firm, Manchester

We are looking for a 0-5 years PQE Solicitor to join our busy team. We are looking for proactive applicants who are ambitious and have lots of drive and enthusiasm. We have been involved in a range of projects from multi-million pound developments to high-value multi-party disputes. Please contact us for a confidential chat!

The role

To manage a caseload and assist other case handlers with their caseloads of Construction (a mix of contentious and non-contentious, though mostly contentious).

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of construction work

  • Assist other members of the team with their caseloads of Construction work (contentious and non-contentious)

  • Draft (and/or assist with drafting) contracts, agreements, correspondence, pleadings, witness statements, instructions to counsel, attendance notes (without limitation)

  • Advise and assist clients with disputes and risk management

  • Advise and assist clients with dispute resolution including (among other) adjudication and mediation.

  • 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

  • Comply with relevant Weightmans and client policies and procedures

  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ and the client’s values

  • This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will have other duties and responsibilities that fall within the remit of the role.

The person specification

  • Qualified Solicitor 0-5YR PQE

  • Experience of handling a construction caseload of a non-contentious and contentious nature

  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

  • Flexible approach