Senior Associate - Contentious Construction

England, Greater Manchester, City Of Manchester
£65000 - £75000 per annum
28 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Ray Birkett
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level

Are you looking to join a law firm that can offer genuine partnership prospects and high-quality, international work?

This international law firm is well-known for supporting lawyers to develop and progress their careers. You will have full support to grow your technical ability whilst moving up the ladder to Partnership.

Unlike other international law firms in the North, the Manchester office has a high level of autonomy and a similar calibre of work to their London counterparts.

The Firm:

You will join a global, Top 20 law firm that is continually evolving and growing. The firm has a strong focus on developed and emerging markets and boasts an impressive track record in many sectors, including transport, energy, and insurance.

The firm has a forward-thinking approach that isn't just a buzz word, they are continuously evolving and adapting to market changes putting them head and shoulders above competitors. This approach ensures they attract a high calibre of client both in the UK and internationally, and you can expect to be representing some of the most well-known brands and companies in the world.

What sets this firm apart from other law firms at this level is its culture. You will find a vibrant and close-knit environment where individuals are encouraged to break the mould and be themselves. They have a buzzing social scene that they have maintained throughout lockdown and their lawyers have close relationships inside and outside of work.

The Role

The firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their renowned, Legal 500 Contentious Construction team in Manchester.

Their Construction team has a presence across the globe, and you will find that the work you undertake is international in nature. The client base is diverse and includes contractors, insurers, and public sector organisations.

You will be working on high-value construction disputes in adjudication, arbitration and litigation. The work that you will be exposed to is complex and challenging, giving you the tools and confidence you need to develop your technical skills and progress your career.

As a senior member of the team, you will work closely with the junior lawyers to build their growth and development. This will allow you to build your leadership skills and confidence as you take the journey to Partnership.

The firm offers a work/life balance that is unheard of at firms of this size. You will have a realistic billable hours target that is remarkably low, flexible working between home and office, and an understanding, approachable leadership team.


  • You will be a Construction Solicitor with a minimum of 5 years PQE (there is no upper limit in regards to the amount of experience)
  • Experience across all aspects of contentious construction matters
  • Experience gained at an international or reputable national law firm
  • Confident in developing business and building relationships with clients
  • Strong academic track record

This is a remarkable opportunity to join a dynamic, international law firm that offers engaging, high-quality work, a market-leading bonus scheme, and an unrivalled work/life balance.

Apply now for immediate consideration.

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