In-house Solicitor (Contentious Construction)

London Permanent
  • Junior to Mid-level Contentious Construction Counsel role (Adjudications)
  • Contentious focus + transactional project work as part of an established team

About Our Client

Our Client is a listed construction firm and an household name in the international energy, civil engineering and infrastructure sectors (employing around 200,000 people in over 100 countries around the world).

Job Description

Our Client is currently recruiting for a Solicitor to join the existing in-house legal team. The Solicitor will be responsible for providing advice and assistance on legal and commercial matters across the business. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting and advising on contentious matters including adjudications and other forms of dispute resolution procedures (experience in this area is essential)
  • Preparation and negotiation of a wide range of construction documentation
  • Advising on legal/contractual issues arising on projects across the divisions
  • Working closely with the delivery and commercial teams
  • Participating in training initiatives in relation to legal issues pertinent to the business.
  • Working extensively with industry standard forms such as JCT and NEC.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will be likely to have at least 2 years of post qualification experience (likely to hold substantially more PQE).

They will be a qualified solicitor, either in the UK or another equivalent (probably Common Law) jurisdiction.

It is essential that the candidate have both extensive experience of contentious construction work and significant experience of non-contentious construction work (and particularly experience and exposure to autonomously runninng adjudications).


  • Ideally some exposure to Fire Safety issues.
  • Membership of Bar Council or Law Society is advantageous but not essential

Please note, our client is open to receiving applications from candidate seeking a four day working week.

What's on Offer

For further information about the package on offer for this role, please apply to this advert or, for a conversation in confidence, please contact the exclusively instructed agent, David Taylor of Michael Page Legal.

David Taylor
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2358

Job summary

Job function
Property / Construction - In House
Contract type
Consultant name
David Taylor
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2358
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