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Contentious Construction Solicitor

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
£55000 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Construction, Litigation/Dispute Resolution
1-3 Years, 4-6 Years

Job Details

Contentious Construction Solicitor (2-6 PQE) | Leading Regional Firm | Legal 500-backed Team | Cambridge

Join this leading National Firm as an Associate/Senior Associate in their market-leading and supportive Construction Disputes team and take an exciting step forward in your career.

The Firm

In this modern firm that emphasises innovation, you can expect to engage with a range of premier international clients on some of the largest and highest-quality work available. The resulting mixture of incredible legal talent and exemplary clientele has resulted in this firm winning numerous high-profile awards.

In contrast to many firms of its size and reach, it offers an excellent work-life balance, and its reputation for a friendly and supportive working environment persists.

Employees receive excellent remuneration, benefits and first-rate ongoing professional development to ensure they can take ownership and progress in their careers.

If you are seeking to develop your expertise and reputation as a leading lawyer within your chosen practice area and take a tangible step forward in your career, this is an unparalleled opportunity to do so.

The Role

Join a team recognised for its significant expertise in high-value and complex litigation and arbitration in construction.

You will gain exposure to an excellent standard of work across a myriad of sectors including a range of innovative energy technologies, infrastructure, utilities, healthcare, engineering, commercial developments, PFI/PPP, transport and much more.

Key elements of the role will include:

  • Apply excellent legal skills to analyse and solve issues in a pragmatic way
  • Advising clients on contractual obligations and disputes
  • Experience of large-scale court actions
  • Providing pre-dispute advice, assessing the strength of position and undertaking dispute avoidance activity including arbitration, mediation and adjudication
  • Advising on project continuity and documenting settlements and agreements

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is a qualified solicitor with 3+ years construction law and litigation experience
  • Is technically strong with up-to-date legal knowledge
  • Can manage a varied caseload and work with a range of clients
  • Has excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with colleagues and clients alike
  • Is commercially aware and knowledgeable about the current construction law landscape

What's on offer:

  • An opportunity to work for a prominent National firm
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • First-rate career development and progression opportunities
  • Ingrained flexible working
  • Market-leading salary
  • Excellent bonus structure and benefits package

If this exciting opportunity is of interest to you, apply now for immediate consideration, or call Andrew Chapman on 0203 865 2113 for more information.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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