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Construction Partner

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, North Yorkshire, York
£80000 - £120000 per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2021
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This firm has a different approach to the traditional private practice model. They have a fluid team structure allowing their partners to fee-earn, business develop and build their practice to its maximum potential.

The Firm

The firm has experienced significant growth over the last 24 months and has experienced a 50+% increase in revenue since 2018. They also now stand at over 500 fee earners with 8 offices across the South West and the Midlands. With consistent growth since 2013, now is the time to join this heavy-hitting, commercially minded giant of a law firm.

The firm is a full-service law firm but has particular expertise across Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Private Client work.

They have a brilliant ethos which sees the client's services by entire teams of Lawyers and Partners rather than individuals, and they believe that collaboration releases untapped potential in their people. Their culture is one of positivity, enthusiasm and focused around the people that work there. They nurture legal talent and provide a career structure which is based on merit, without the usual confusing application process and box-ticking exercise

They also have a good structure in which they separate the senior management team from the fee earners so that Solicitors can focus on technical law rather than finance and management.

There are no glass ceilings here at all, with no earning limits and pointless pay grades which reward on a level of experience rather than taking into account the individual and the value they add to the firm.

About the Role

The firm is seeking to hire a new Construction Partner to join an ever-growing Real Estate team which makes up a large chunk of the business in their York office.

You will work on a diverse number of sectors for the firm's existing client base including; Property Development, Infrastructure Projects, Energy, Oil & Gas, Aviation and Retail.

The Construction department deals with an exceptional quality of work. You will deal with both mainly contentious but also some aspect of non-contentious work making for a more interesting role. The department has a leading reputation nationally for the quality of work with many Partners being ranked as "Leaders in their field". The department works across a broad range of industry sectors but with a particular focus on property development, infrastructure and strategic land development.

The work will be broad and include Construction claims and disputes, Outsourcing, Procurement, Contracts, Planning, Regulatory and Strategic land.

You will be at the forefront of a growing department leading the team alongside the other Partners. This would be an ideal step up for a candidate in a top-heavy department seeking a route to Partnership.

You will work within a well-respected department, alongside a highly experienced team.


  • You will be a Construction Lawyer with at least 8+ years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • Experience of managing a team is to advantage, but not essential
  • A portable client base of some degree isn't essential, but highly preferred
  • Experience of construction claims, outsourcing, procurement, contracts, planning and strategic land is beneficial
  • Excellent client care skills are essential

What's on offer?

  • A highly competitive salary
  • Industry-leading benefits package
  • Excellent Partnership structure
  • Brilliant culture with a non-arrogant feel throughout the organisation
  • A unique firm structure unheard of in standard private practice opportunities

This is an exciting opportunity for a Construction Partner to join this forward-thinking firm based in the centre of York.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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