New - Construction Disputes Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London

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New - Construction Disputes Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Dispute Resolution, Construction

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £100-125k

  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

  • Contact email:

    chris@cgwlegal.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW CON D 3

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-08-30

  • Startdate:

    As soon as possible following end of notice period.

​New - Construction Disputes Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London

We are looking for a 2-5 PQE Construction Disputes Associate to join a prestigious Silver Circle firm. The ideal candidate will provide an 'end to end' project solution for clients from procurement, negotiation, contracting and delivery, to risk mitigation, and ultimately to adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

Job overview

  • You will already have acquired some dispute resolution knowledge and have knowledge of the construction industry. You will be able to contribute to professional development and know-how and participate in training where appropriate

  • You will take the day-to-day responsibility for more straightforward matters and actively progress complex matters. You will be able to demonstrate well-developed drafting skills

  • You will be confident and effective in negotiations with counterparts

  • You will be effective in communicating with clients in order to understand their needs and how best to meet them. You will also have the ability to assist clients in arriving at practical and cost effective solutions. You will actively seek to identify personnel within the client whom you should get to know and be effective in forming those relationships

  • You will take on a significant role within the team on complex matters and be able to lead the team on smaller matters. You will be able to identify when a team member needs support and will be approachable for advice, giving regular and constructive feedback

  • You will understand the way our business, competitors and clients are developing and work with the business development team to use this information to develop business opportunities. You will build and maintain a network of business contacts. In addition, you will proactively identify opportunities to introduce your clients to other offices and practice areas, working intelligently with partners, other lawyers and the business development team to exploit opportunities

  • You will have excellent attention to detail, identifying inconsistencies that indicate problems with the quality of work or a misunderstanding of clients' needs

  • You will gather information from a variety of sources to identify your own strengths and weaknesses. You will mentor and assist junior associates to promote their learning and development

Essential skills and experience

  • Qualified 2-5 PQE lawyer with expertise in the construction sector

  • Experience of disputes work, with a focus on the construction and infrastructure sector in the UK

  • International arbitration experience would be an advantage but not essential

  • A team-player who can work effectively with colleagues at all levels

  • Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs

  • A commercial approach