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    Contentious Construction Solicitor - Leeds

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 10/10/2019
  • Job reference: 41976_1570716879

Contentious Construction Solicitor


Salary Negotiable - Based on experience

My client has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years and opened offices in Leeds in 2017. They are recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a medium-sized niche firm specialising in construction, litigation & dispute resolution, corporate, banking, employment, projects and property legal services to clients based throughout the United Kingdom.

Overview of the role;

This is an opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join my clients Leeds office to work alongside the resident partner and in conjunction with the wider national construction department.

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 contract (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,

The Candidate: Attributes and Skills Required

  • 2-4 years' PQE contentious construction experience working within the property arena but with some non-contentious experience. Worked, since qualification, as a full-time construction solicitor;
  • A strong academic background, ideally gaining a 2:1 at degree level and a postgraduate course in construction law will 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; proactive and prepared to work independently and intelligently exercise your own judgment with minimal supervision always adopting a can-do attitude; enjoy client contact;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with experience of drafting submissions in adjudication proceedings;
  • Experienced in running own files; able to identify key issues in most complex cases, understand the business parameters within a case and reflect that in advice to clients;

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above.

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