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Recognised by The Lawyer magazine as part of the “Litigation Elite”, Eversheds’ team of experts acts for major clients throughout the world. Our people regularly deal with large-scale matters involving multiple jurisdictions for multi-nationals through our award winning and groundbreaking approach to project management. We are lawyers who think strategically as well as legally, and provide our team with the resources they need to use their skills to the fullest.
Eversheds’ construction and engineering lawyers are acknowledged experts when it comes to large scale projects and disputes avoidance and management. We utilise the experience and commercial expertise of our people to ensure deals are delivered on time and problems resolved in a straightforward and commercial manner. Acting for governments, public bodies, multinational and major national corporations and international contractors, the matters we deal with are often leading edge and highly significant. As part of one of the largest teams of its kind in the world, our people have the support they need to deliver excellence.
We have an opportunity for a Qualified Associate (0 to 3 years PQE) to join the Construction team in Leeds. However we will consider candidates who can demonstrate the relevant skills.
Working directly with the Partner and Associates in the team, you will receive a varied and exciting mixed workload both contentious or non-contentious depending on the background of the successful candidate. This would include contract drafting, handling adjudications, working in teams on large scale disputes, undertaking document management, witness statements and project management.
The client base is mainly Employer, including many public sector bodies, but also includes work for contractors and consultants. The projects on which we work are interesting and diverse and include: Oil and Gas projects, water infrastructure schemes, energy from waste schemes; nuclear and engineering projects.
Working closely with our Real Estate lawyers, the team also provides construction law input on more traditional development projects in the commercial, retail and leisure sectors. Our clients include developers, funders and large corporate occupiers.
The team also advises on the design and construction aspects of PFI/PPP projects in UK and Europe. This includes dispute work as well as contract drafting and negotiating.
Skills and experience:
You will have some experience of contentious or non-contentious construction work and have good commercial acumen.
You will be a team player with the ability to build rapport with both clients and colleagues.
We’re a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds, we believe that innovation comes from having an inclusive culture of genuine equality and diversity and we’re happy to help with any reasonable adjustments you may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.
Eversheds endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds operates within a preferred supplier list.