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Construction and Engineering Solicitor/Lawyer

Clayton Legal
England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
£38000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2021

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My Client is a UK top 100 Commercial Law firm with offices throughout the UK, they are a market leading practice with over 150 staff members and are a multi disciplined law firm.


My client is seeking technically astute and exceptional business acumen candidates to join an already award-winning Construction and Engineering department.

They would be very interested in talking to individuals who have a minimum of 5 years relevant post qualification experience, to work in their Construction and Engineering team.

Our client acts for clients based in the North east, the UK and Overseas. They act for the full range of clients involved in the construction process; owners/occupiers, their investors and funders, developers, contractors, consultants and sub-contractors.

The team is focused on non-contentious construction and project development work. You will become a key member of the Team, supporting the Partners in the Team in delivering these projects and with responsibility for the mentoring and supervision of junior fee earners. As there is an increasing workload of construction and engineering disputes your role will also include assisting the Dispute Resolution Team in resolving these disputes, as the need arises.

What the firm will do for you:

You can expect to be challenged with complex legal work. Whilst they expect a lot, they really value their team members. They want their staff to stay with them for the long term, and they work hard to create a culture and environment that people flourish in.

In return for your expertise and dedication, they will provide you with the support required to help you succeed as a trusted adviser to clients and professional contacts alike.

They have heavily invested in transparency and want everyone to understand how the business is run. They are also extremely proud of the communities in which they live and work and provide their employees with lots of opportunities to support them. This provides you with the opportunity to give back and could involve supporting a local cause you care about.

The candidate:

* Qualified Solicitor 5 years plus PQE ( Gained at a respected commercial firm)

* Experience in dealing with the full range of industry from contracts documents (such as NEC and JCT)

* The ability to pick up some general commercial disputes work.

* Proven experience in advising on construction law and strategy in relation to claims and ideally, with experience in adjudications and dispute resolution in the Technology and Construction Court.

* An interest in business development

* Good commercial awareness

* Excellent technical, IT, client care and communication skills

* Able to lead on transactional and advisory commercial legal work, whilst knowing when to ask for supervision.

* Self-motivated and professional

The offer:

In exchange for your hard work and commitment, they will offer:

* A competitive remuneration package and additional benefits

* A supportive and friendly working environment

* The benefit of agile working

* Two days' paid volunteering leave to support a local cause you care about

* The opportunity to work for a firm that prides itself on top quality, complex and challenging work.

* The opportunity to work for an Investor in People Accredited Firm

This role will suit someone with a strong litigation background and someone who would like to practice within a specialised practice.

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to or call Simon on 01772 259121 for an informal discussion.

At Clayton Legal we passionately believe your talent matters, so we specialise in recruiting the best legal talent and connecting this to the right opportunities. Clayton Legal is recognised as the talent partner of choice with clients ranging from small legal practices to international and global law firms. Whether you're looking for total recruitment outsourcing or a single appointment, or an overview of the recruitment market our award recognised service can confidently meet your talent needs.


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

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