Contentious Construction Lawyer

15 Sep 2016
27 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Join this well established team who are highly ranked in the legal directories and have developed long lasting client relationships and much expertise.

About the role

We advise clients and provide advocacy in high value litigations, arbitrations and adjudications across the UK and internationally as well as alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation.

Working with the established team you will advise employers, developers and contractors in the avoidance and resolution of construction and engineering disputes.

You will regularly advise on issues arising in respect of construction contracts based on standard forms such as JCT, NEC3, GC/Works, ICE, ICC, IChemE, FIDIC and LOGIC. The team works closely with colleagues around the firm, especially from Real Estate. Construction forms an integral part of Energy, Projects and Construction, one of the firm's most successful and profitable departments.

About you

You will be Scots or English Law qualified with an appropriate level of post qualification experience within a similar legal sector. Given the complexity of the work, we anticipate that candidates will need to have the equivalent of at least 3-5 years relevant PQE to meet the demands of the role.

Having worked within private practice, you will have experience in handling a wide variety of clients including those in major blue chip companies with excellent analytical skills, a sound judgement and proficient drafting skills.

At CMS we have the expectation that all associates are client facing therefore strong communication, interpersonal and consultancy skills are essential.

About us

At CMS, with more than 5,000 people working across 60 offices, we have the local and international resources to offer our clients a truly global service. We believe that delivering real value only happens when we work from a point of total client understanding and commitment. We call this philosophy 'Your world first' and it underpins everything we do. Our sector insight means we are immersed in the world our clients operate in, allowing our lawyers to make a real commercial difference for their clients.

Our culture is one of openness, honesty, warmth and growth. We offer an innovative approach to career progression and development, and an exceptional training programme interweaving technical, business and soft skills training.

Equal opportunities

We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.

If you are interested please apply online or contact Natalie Koenig, Senior Recruitment Officer, for more information.

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