Contentious Construction Lawyer

London – £105,000 - £125,000

We are looking for a talented associate with 3 to 6 years PQE to join our clients Construction, Advisory and Disputes team in London. This role offers fantastic benefits including a high-quality pension plan, five weeks of annual leave with the option to buy or sell a week each year, an additional day off for personal milestones, private healthcare, very generous sick pay, as well as flexible/agile working, supporting all sorts of work patterns so you can focus on what you do best.

In this role, you will engage with high-profile construction and infrastructure projects, providing both advisory and dispute resolution services. Our client has a formidable reputation, having been named “Global Construction Law Firm of the Year” at the Who’s Who Legal Awards for 16 consecutive years, with expertise and experience in the industry.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, excellent communication skills, and a keen interest in construction and engineering disputes. You will also need to be commercially aware and client-focused, with a proactive approach to personal and professional development.

The Candidate
  • Possess a strong academic background, with excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Will have at least 3 Years PQE
  • Exhibit strong technical skills and the ability to present solutions effectively and insightfully.
  • Show a keen interest in construction and engineering disputes/advisory work, particularly in the infrastructure, energy, and/or real estate sectors.
  • Demonstrate drive, enthusiasm, commercial awareness, and a client-focused approach.
  • Proactively seek development opportunities for themselves and others.
  • Be qualified in Scotland and/or England & Wales.
The Opportunity
  • Engage in high-quality engineering and construction work, including live project advisory and formal disputes involving adjudication, arbitration, litigation, mediation, and other forms of ADR.
  • Take on responsibilities and opportunities to develop rewarding and sustainable client relationships.
  • Work on top-tier national and international projects.
  • Experience client secondment and PM Office secondment opportunities.
  • Enjoy genuine long-term career prospects supported by their "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work on national and international projects, with genuine long-term career prospects and comprehensive personal development programs. If you are qualified in Scotland and/or England & Wales and ready to take the next step in your legal career, I would love to hear from you.

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Dalton Frith

Associate Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Dalton joins Douglas Scott as a Recruitment Consultant with a focus on the American market, , his key duties include sourcing and placing top legal talent with leading firms and corporations, managing job search processes, and providing career guidance and market insights to candidates. He also stays informed of industry trends and developments to best serve his clients and candidates. 

After securing a law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, Dalton spent 9 months as a Legal Recruitment Consultant focusing on the Texas market before joining Douglas Scott.

In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, exploring Manchester’s finest public houses and eateries and going to watch the Erik’s Mighty Reds at the weekend.

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Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Construction Law
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX, Private Practice
  • Salary: £105,000 - £125,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Reference: J79361

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