Construction Disputes Associate

Our client, a leading international firm, advises many of the world’s leading insurers on complex, high value policy coverage disputes involving underlying construction disputes, regularly acting in court proceedings, adjudications, mediations and international arbitrations.

The group works closely with specialists across the firm, including our non-contentious Construction and Real Estate colleagues, to identify and advise on professional risk issues within the Construction industry, including regulatory change and the associated risks for the Construction and Insurance sectors.

As part of the on-going expansion of the Construction Disputes team, the firm is seeking to recruit an associate with first rate fire safety experience to work on Construction Litigation and/or Arbitration and Adjudications.

The client base of the team is diverse, including acting for and against construction professionals, employers and contractors, on a mix of transport, engineering, energy and infrastructure projects UK and around the world. Prior experience of working with such a diverse group will be advantageous.

The existing team has significant expertise in the NEC and FIDIC form of contract, while also advising on most of the other standard forms. A good working knowledge of NEC and FIDIC is essential and some exposure to other forms would be a significant advantage.

A thorough and current working knowledge of the TCC and adjudication is essential. A good understanding of arbitration is also advantageous and exposure to international rules such as ICC, LCIA and UCTA will be particularly beneficial. An understanding of the international legal landscape and experience of enforcement in foreign jurisdictions would also be beneficial.

Applicants should ideally have 3+ years’ experience in Construction Disputes. Fire safety experience is essential. The Partners do expect applicants to have worked for a leading law firm for Insurance and/or Construction work.

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