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Construction Associate

Job description

Our client is an elite city law firm synonymous with the highest quality legal advice and service.

We advise individuals, families, businesses, financial services, educational and not-for-profit organisations on every aspect of the law, wherever the need arises. From our offices in London we work with trusted professionals around the world to deliver a seamless international service.

Our clients present us with complex and varied challenges. Whether that's a complicated family trust issue, a multinational corporate transaction, or an emerging threat to their reputation, they need clear thinkers who can advise on the best solutions, fast thinkers when speed is of the essence and agile thinkers who can produce a fresh approach to get the job done. That's why they choose us.

Our clients value our in-depth knowledge, technical excellence and diversity of disciplines. But what really binds our long-standing relationships with them is our approach: pragmatic, plain speaking and always steadfast in our values, which we hold dear. Values which mean we gain our clients' trust, always strive to do the right thing, and aim for the best results for them.

Superb client service sits at the heart of everything we do. We are modern lawyers with timeless values.

Our client

  • We work with an impressive breadth of client types across the full spectrum of the firm's sectors. Our clients include private property companies, entrepreneurs, funds, charities, institutions, banks, international investors and high net worth individuals. In any one day we may be advising a cultural institution on their development project, a hotel owner on the refurbishment of their portfolio, a bank on a £100m development facility and a HNWI on works to their new home. This requires adaptability and provides a stimulating range of work.
  • Whilst a number of our clients are based overseas, the majority of our work is in England.
  • The team sits within the commercial property practice group, but works closely with colleagues from across the firm.


  • The construction team is looking to recruit an experienced associate to support two partners and work with an excellent associate, with trainee and paralegal support.
  • The role is non-contentious, but an understanding of disputes and how they are resolved, together with an innovative approach to problem solving, is required.
  • The successful applicant will also be expected to get involved in a range of business development initiatives and develop profile amongst peers and in the wider sector.


  • Advising employers on the terms of building contracts, professional appointments and security documentation
  • Assisting the Property team in relation to the construction aspects of sale/purchase contracts and development agreements.
  • Assisting the Banking team in relation to the construction aspects of lending and security documents
  • Advising a number of contractors and construction industry professionals on the terms of contracts, professional appointments and security documents.

Skills and Experience

  • Strong academics coupled with common sense and a growth mindset
  • 4 - 6 years' PQE
  • Solid experience and technical knowledge of the practice area
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for all aspects of Construction Law
  • Some contentious experience an advantage (but not a requirement)
  • Excellent team player
  • Commercial awareness and a willingness and ability to develop the team's practice
  • Efficient communication skills and the ability to clearly deliver tailored, client-centred advice
  • The organisational skills to keep files in order and to move transactions to completion effectively, provide proactive support to partners and clear direction when delegating to more junior fee earners.

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