Our client has a vacancy for a 3-5yr PQE Solicitor or Associate to join their Birmingham-based Construction and Engineering team, part of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group.
The role is to produce high quality legal services to clients on all aspects of predominantly contentious construction work, with some non-contentious matters on occasion.
Your key duties will include:
attending client meetings
taking clients’ instructions
giving clear advice in correspondence and in person
drafting documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client’s individual needs
negotiating with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives
working in a team, sometimes referring matters to the head of disputes
assisting, supervising and delegating appropriate work to more junior fee earners and supporting more senior team members on large complex matters
taking a proactive approach to business development
Skills and experience you will have:
around 3-5yrs’ construction experience
experience of dealing with adjudications, TCC litigation and mediation
experience of drafting and negotiating amendments to standard form contracts (for example JCT/NEC)
previous experience in bespoke forms of contract, appointment and collateral warranties on a variety of commercial and residential projects would be an advantage, but not essential for a strong contentious candidate
previous experience in managing or supervising others
Key competencies you will need:
motivation to take up a challenge at an exciting time
ideally good connections to and a knowledge of the local market place
excellent organisational and time management skills
strong negotiation and communication skills
Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.