In House Disputes Resolution/ Construction Solicitor

England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
08 Nov 2018
06 Dec 2018
Susan McNulty
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level, Senior Level

Our client a leader in its sector is looking to recruit an In House Disputes Resolution/ Construction Solicitor to join its in house legal team to be based in Manchester or Leeds.


The key responsibilities for the In House Disputes Resolution/ Construction Solicitor role will include

  • Providing accurate, timely and pragmatic legal guidance.
  • Reporting to Senior Legal Counsel and/or Legal Director on contractual relationships of concern and other areas of risk with a focus on construction and engineering disputes.
  • Progression and resolution of differences and disputes with clients and suppliers including litigation, commercial disputes, mediation and adjudication.
  • Providing pragmatic dispute resolution advice to the Real Estate and Infrastructure business in relation to construction and real estate projects.
  • Liaison with business to provide proactive legal and commercial support to help them achieve: (i) their business plans and (ii) the effective delivery and management of existing contracts.
  • Close working relationship with the Commercial team and wider divisional and central legal team.
  • Assisting with internal reporting and ad-hoc projects.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities reasonably required that are commensurate with the role.

  • Profile

    The successful candidate for the role will have the following attributes

    • Sound legal, commercial, business and negotiating acumen.
    • Working knowledge of standard form construction contracts, in particular the NEC and JCT suite of contracts.
    • A proven ability to handle a varied and complex caseload including running a number of disputes simultaneously
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Articulate and numerate drafting.
    • Proactive, solution-oriented attitude to resolving business issues.
    • Professional and personal integrity
    • Project management and prioritisation skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills

    Job Offer

    The salary will be commensurate with the level of experience. Candidates who are contentious solicitors/ construction solicitors should apply. If you might be interested in any other in house roles in the North please contact Susan McNulty on 0113 2437730/ 0796 7751440.

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