Above Market Rate
11 days ago
13 February 2021
Construction Solicitor - Bristol
You will be working for a law firm behind some of the world’s most ambitious construction and engineering projects. Wherever you operate, you can build in confidence while our experienced network of international lawyers helps your business chart a course through this complex and constantly evolving legal area. The firm is ranked Tier 1.
The national construction team currently has 5 partners, and has ambitious plans for future growth at all levels. You will be part of a team that advises a wide range of construction dispute matters, ranging from traditional final account/loss and expense type claims, to significant defect issues and PFI/projects disputes (PFI experience is desirable but not essential for the role)
The successful candidate will have the ability to manage their own time efficiently, possess excellent drafting and legal analysis skills and have an ability to liaise effectively with clients. Most importantly we are looking for ambitious lawyers who want to take on challenging work in the development of their careers, and we are happy to consider candidates who are looking to work flexibly. The partners have ambitious plans for growth and so career prospects are excellent for the right candidates.
This is what you’ll be doing
As part of this role you can expect to be involved in:
Working directly with the Partners and wider team to manage complex projects
You will work closely with associates and partners in other teams and other offices on significant deals
You will be dealing with transactional construction cases across a number of sectors including Real Estate, Transport and Energy & Infrastructure
You will be advising clients on the full range of building contracts, appointments, framework agreements and all ancillary construction documentation and will work collaboratively with them to enable successful delivery of their projects.
Recent work includes
The firms panel appointments mean that you will have the opportunity to work on high value, complex instructions including local authorities, NHS Trusts and housing associations. The wider relationships within the construction team will also expose you to working within the wider construction industry, including developers, funders and contractors. Some recent examples include:
a £23 million PFI highways dispute arising from previously certified milestones;
an ongoing issue for a local authority with significant delays and cost overruns to conversion, including a projected overspend of 48% over the contract price of £5.5 million;
Instruction by a global engineering company in respect of a dispute over variations to an MF1 contract.
Recent appointment to Balfour Beatty plc’s UK Legal Panel, a global infrastructure investor operating in both the UK and North America.
The experience you’ll bring to the team
You will be 4 years+ PQE in a Construction Department.
And this is what you’ll get in return
Above market rate salary. They a modern, progressive law firm, think differently and have built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through.
Are you up to the challenge?
Please contact Daniel Mason at our head offices or please apply with a CV. We also have a referral scheme so if you know of someone who would be great for the role please get in touch.
*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.