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Solicitor - Construction In-house

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, London
£60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
18 Nov 2021

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Practice area
Construction and civil engineering
Contract type
Full time
2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
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Job Details

This Internationally renowned Construction Company are seeking a Construction Lawyer with 2-4 years of PQE to join their in-house team.

The Opportunity

Ranked amongst the top 25 Private Companies in the UK, this International heavy-weight has doubled its profits in the past year and attracts some of the most significant and high-value construction work worldwide.

They boast a dynamic and innovative work environment, where employees are encouraged to support each other through collaboration on major projects. By doing so, all team members have the opportunity to further develop their skills, with open and transparent paths to progression.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a breadth of construction expertise, ideally with experience in private practice and in-house environments, who can demonstrate a pragmatic and commercial approach to law.

The ideal candidate

You will be a Construction Lawyer with 2-4 years of PQE with experience working in-house or in a reputable private practice.

The ideal candidate will have claims or insurance-related experience, familiarity with JCT and NEC forms and extensive knowledge of the Construction Act. In addition, you should have experience in carrying out risk reviews of bespoke forms of consultancy appointment and all ancillary documentation such as NDAs, collateral warranties, PCG/performance bonds, sub-contract/sub-consultant contracts.

Preferably you will already have experience of dealing with joint venture agreements and processes, a basic understanding of regulatory compliance issues, including anti-bribery, data protection, modern slavery etc.

You will have strong technical legal knowledge and a commercial understanding of the construction industry. In addition, you should be proficient with Microsoft Office tools and build lasting client relationships.

You should have experience in a similar role with a construction background and be hungry to grow your career and, in return, enjoy the opportunities that this company has to offer.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Reviewing of appointment contracts received with client tenders to identify risks.
  • Negotiating and drafting of appointment contracts and joint venture agreements, drafting supply chain step-down contracts.
  • Liaising closely with commercial teams to manage the process of contract review through to the signing of contracts and advisory through the life of the project.
  • Contributing to legal department training sessions for commercial colleagues.
  • Assisting with updating precedent documents.
  • Managing actions to be taken in a dispute situation.
  • Giving ad hoc advice on issues that arise.
  • Working with external lawyers and the company's insurance brokers.

Requirements & Benefits

  • You will have ideally 2-4 years of PQE
  • A wide range of Construction expertise
  • Experience working in-house and private practice would be advantageous
  • Competitive Salary & Benefits

Apply Now - If you would like to apply for this outstanding opportunity, please get in touch with a CV today 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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