Legal Disputes Counsel - Construction

£Salary + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
17 Jul 2019
14 Aug 2019
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

McKenzie Douglas are representing a major global organisation that has European roots, they are well established and respected within the industry. They employ more than 150,000 employees and enjoy a fantastic reputation as both an employer and a provider (of their service). Their financial performance is strong; they are growing at a fantastic rate and have promising plans afoot.  


We are recruiting for a 1-year maternity cover which has the prospect of going permanent.

You will be responsible for providing advice in relation to contentious construction matters, in order to aid commercial, cost effective and strategic company decisions. Disputes will be wide ranging, including defects, delay and disruption, adjudications and ADR. You can expect to handle standard suite contracts such as JCT contracts and PFI arrangements. During the process, you will frequently handle negotiations and commercial settlements but on occasion, you may refer to external counsel for adjudications, advocacy and complex / high level litigation. 


  • Qualified Solicitor, 4 – 10 years PQE
  • Personable, robust, confident and have a flexible attitude
  • Commercial litigation and ADR experience (essential)
  • PFI knowledge is highly desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge and experience of CDM regulations is highly advantageous

Salary and Culture

In return, you will be rewarded with a salary plus a car allowance, bonus and benefits. Some degree of flexible working arrangements may be considered.

In this sizeable organisation, which boasts an international legal team, you will report to a very friendly Dispute Resolution Lawyer and work alongside a well-integrated and dynamic group of individuals including a couple of other Construction litigators. You will enjoy a great deal of autonomy, independence and job satisfaction. Support will be provided to all new joiners to ensure successful integration within the business.

The development opportunities come down to you – you can expand your experience within the litigation field but there is also the prospect of developing your knowledge and skills across the other departments or perhaps jurisdictions.


For further details, please forward your details to our specialist Legal Recruitment Consultant, Ted Douglas at McKenzie Douglas or call us on 01539 446666.

If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

To be considered for this role you must be eligible to work in the UK.

*All candidates will be considered on merit

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