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    Construction Dispute Solicitor - London

    Job Description

    A Top 70 UK law firm is seeking a Construction Dispute Solicitor to join their team in London.

    The Firm

    Our client was established in 2018 following a merger between two legacy firms, bringing together over 300 years of legal expertise across 4 locations.

    Working here brings all the benefits of a top 70 firm including interesting work, varied clients, and support for professional development.

    The Team

    The Litigation Department deals with a wide range of contentious matters including commercial disputes, property litigation (general and landlord and tenant), insurance, construction and engineering, judicial review, trusts (both commercial and private), and estates, insolvency, and intellectual property.

    Although contentious and non-contentious construction are based in different departments, the teams work closely together and regularly cross-refer work. Experience of, and an interest in, non-contentious work would therefore be a distinct advantage.

    The Opportunity

    The focus of this role will be to assist with a wide range of construction disputes, acting for both commercial, institutional and private clients.  The main responsibilities include:

    • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a range of industry-specific and general commercial contracts between the different parties involved in a project.
    • Acting for a variety of clients including builders, property developers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, landowners, and more.
    • Working closely with legal professionals of other disciplines including finance, property, and regulatory to ensure due diligence is carried out, funding is secured, etc.
    • Liaising and negotiating with civil authorities to obtain planning permission and building approvals.
    • Guiding clients through various forms of dispute resolution, up to and including litigation, when contracts are breached, payments are not made, injuries sustained, and other issues arise around the project.  Advising on health and safety, insurance, liability, and environmental matters relating to each project.
    • Visiting construction sites and meeting with stakeholders periodically to monitor progress and get ahead of any future issues that may arise. 

    The Candidate

    The successful candidate will have 6 + years PQE in construction law, focussing primarily on contentious construction work.

    Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com