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    Solicitor Construction - Non-Contentious - 3 yr PQE +

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 14/03/2019
  • Job reference: 38780_1552563524

The Firm

My client are a Legal 500 firm who have been established for over 100 years. They have multiple offices up and down the UK and provide legal services to clients throughout Britain.

The Team

The current team consists of four partners, five solicitors, two paralegals and a trainee. They loosely operate as two sub-teams (contentious and non-contentious) with about 25% of work being non-contentious; something my client are looking to grow. Clients include developers, major corporations, funders, contractors, sub-contractors and construction.

Job Role

This is an opportunity for an ambitious construction solicitor with a demonstrable passion for construction law to join a busy department, working primarily on the non-contentious side. The successful applicant will have three years PQE in Construction, the majority of which will have been gained on the non-contentious side, they will also enjoy business development and building relationships with clients.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role

  • Responsible for the day to day running of files;
  • Capable of drafting clear and concise bespoke provisions;
  • Advising on every aspect of construction contracts (e.g. payments, extensions of time, loss and expense, defects, procurement and insurance issues);
  • Amending, drafting and advising on contracts (e.g. building contracts, development agreements, consultant's appointments, plus all supplementary documentation such as security documents, warranties, novations and assignments);

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with experience of preparing bespoke drafting;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the JCT suite of contracts and development agreements;
  • To be familiar with Word, Outlook, Internet applications, Westlaw and Lexis Nexis

If the above role is of interest please apply today for immediate consideration

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