Legal Counsel - Construction

International Permanent
  • Merlin are the owners some of the best known and loved Theme Parks
  • Exciting & Rare opportunity for a Construction Lawyer to move in-house

About Our Client

Founded over 25 years ago, Merlin Entertainments have established themselves as a leading organisation in the Consumer Entertainment & Tourist Attraction industry in both the UK and Globally. Operating well known and loved brands such as Alton Towers, Lego Land, Thorpe Park, Sealife Centres, Madame Tussauds and many more.

Job Description

The role of the Legal Counsel - Construction will have the following responsibilities:

  • To provide quality legal advice and support that is proportionate, timely, cost effective and practical and which advances the overriding aim of supporting the business objectives;

· To protect the business from unacceptable financial and reputational harm and to optimise successful project delivery through effective management of legal risk;

· To enable the business to make appropriate risk-based decisions;

· To advise upon and lead the legal considerations on UK construction related projects.

· To raise awareness of and champion the importance of good legal practice with key stakeholders and increase compliance with the businesses legal policies;

· To provide strategic and practical legal advice for construction contract negotiations, construction and procurement planning and developing the construction contract templates used by the business; and

· Work with the UK project team to deliver UK construction projects and assist with commercial and practical advice at the outset of projects to mitigate risk throughout their duration.

The Successful Applicant

Suitable applicants for the role will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A qualified solicitor with experience in construction law
  • Experience in non-contentious Construction Law is highly desirable but contentious experience is also beneficial.

What's on Offer

  • A competitive salary & benefits package as well as hybrid working.
Tom Hart
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Phone number
0207 2692498

Job summary

Job function
Property / Construction - In House
Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Contract type
Consultant name
Tom Hart
Consultant phone
0207 2692498
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