Construction Litigation Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 70558
  • Date Posted: 22 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £Market
  • Sector: Construction, Construction Lit, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Toby Nash
  • Email: toby@ll-j.com
  • Telephone: 0207 600 1690

Job Description

THE FIRM

Our client is a highly recognised 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.

This is an opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join our client's busy construction department.

THE ROLE

Our client is looking for an ambitious construction solicitor, who is prepared to work hard and go the extra mile, to hit the ground running and make their mark within a thriving construction department.

Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to: -

* Responsible for the day to day running of files;
* Capable of drafting straight-talking advice;
* Advising on every aspect of construction contracts (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, novations and assignments);


THE CANDIDATE

You will be a 2-4pqe solicitor with contentious construction experience working within the property arena but with some non-contentious experience.

You will have: -

* 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;
* excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with experience of drafting submissions in adjudication proceedings;
* experience in running own files;
* excellent attention to detail to produce work/documentation which is consistently of a high standard.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.