New - 2-4 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading Boutique Firm, London

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New - 2-4 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading Boutique Firm, London

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Dispute Resolution, Construction

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70-85k

  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

  • Contact email:

    chris@cgwlegal.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW CON 5B

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-08-31

  • Startdate:

    As soon as possible following end of notice period.

New - 2-4 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading Boutique Firm, London

​Job Role

This is a great opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join our busy and successful department. We are looking for an ambitious solicitor, who is prepared to work hard and go the extra mile, to hit the ground running and make their mark within a thriving construction department. The successful candidate will be 2-4 years PQE with the majority of experience gained in contentious construction but with some non-contentious experience. In addition, they will be self-motivated and have enthusiasm for business development and building our business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role

  • Responsible for the day to day running of files;

  • Capable of 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;

  • Managing proceedings in the Technology & Construction Court;

  • Amending and advising on contracts (e.g. building contracts, development agreements and agreements for lease, consultant’s appointments, plus all supplementary documentation such as security documents, warranties, novation’s and assignments);

  • Interact directly with clients, manage their expectations, always meet deadlines and deliver on every promise;

  • Organise and maintain tidy and accurate files both in hard copy and electronically;

  • Prepare and deliver seminars and contribute to the department’s publications;

  • Follow department procedures, the Solicitors’ accounts rules and the Firm’s policies and procedures as detailed in the Staff Manual, including LEXCEL;

  • 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;

This is not an exhaustive list and from time to time it may be necessary to vary these to meet the department and business needs.