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    Contentious Construction Solicitor - London

    Job Description

    This is an opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join a busy and highly regarded construction department in London.

    The Firm

    Our client has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years, in addition to their office in the City, they have offices in Northern England and Essex.

    They are recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a medium-sized niche firm, specialising in delivering construction, litigation & dispute resolution, corporate, banking, employment, projects, and property legal services to clients based throughout the United Kingdom.

    Their main client base is Registered Providers, and they are ranked as a leading firm for their work in social housing. Over the past few years, they have grown significantly and now have approximately 240 staff and a growing international reach.

    The Team

    Their Construction team is comprised of 19 (six partners, ten solicitors, one paralegal and two trainees) and is divided into two sub-teams (contentious and non-contentious) operating from all 3 offices. About three-quarters of our work is contentious.

    Their clients include developers, major corporations, funders, contractors, sub-contractors, construction consultants, local authorities, registered providers of social housing and PFI consortia.

    Their work for Registered Providers involves them in some of the largest construction disputes in the

    social housing sector which are often in the spotlight of the national media. Their team is constantly

    going from strength-to-strength. Contrary to the approach of other City law firms, they have been joined by four new starters since March 2020. In Legal 500 (2020), their contentious Construction team received outstanding testimonials and moved up a Tier.

    The Role

    This is an opportunity for an individual with a passion for construction law to join their busy construction department in London.

    They are looking for an ambitious construction solicitor, who is prepared to work hard and go the extra mile, to hit the ground running and make their mark within a thriving construction department.

    The Candidate

    The successful candidate will be 5-6 years PQE with the majority of experience gained in contentious construction but with some non-contentious experience.

    In addition, they will be self-motivated and have enthusiasm for business development and building business.

    Person Specification

    • Five to six years’ PQE contentious construction experience working within the property arena but with some non-contentious experience
    • worked, since qualification, as a full-time construction solicitor
    • a strong academic background, ideally gaining a 2:1 at degree level and a postgraduate course in construction law will be advantageous

    Please don't hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com