We’ve been exclusively instructed by a City construction/property boutique. The firm advises investors, developers, main contractors and sub-contractors on a range of property and construction issues, and they are now looking for a Senior Associate level non-contentious construction lawyer.
In order to be considered, you’ll be a senior construction lawyer. You’ll be an expert in the field, a good communicator, and adept at operating alone or as part of a team. In exchange, you’ll be rewarded with an excellent salary, high-quality work, great colleagues and clients, and a human-friendly workplace.
The focus of this role is non-contentious work, although there will be opportunities to assist on dispute matters. As part of your day-to day duties, you will assist developers, contractors, and sub-contractors with procurement methods, drafting, amending and advising on various construction contractual issues (primarily in relation to JCT and NEC contracts).
In order to be considered for this role you will probably have:
- At least 8 years’+ PQE as a non-contentious construction lawyer;
- A detailed understanding of construction and engineering contracts such as JCT, NEC, FIDIC, IChemE and Logic;
- Experience in drafting warranties, appointments, novations, bonds and development agreements;
- A deep understanding of the construction supply chain.
As well as the above legal skills, you’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues, strong time management skills (the ability to operate with urgency at pace), as well as strong skills in IT, matter finance, business development and team working.
If you’re a Senior Associate from a larger firm, sick of big firm culture and politics, with high standards, good experience, a sense of humour (and you don’t take yourself too seriously), you’ll fit right in.