Contentious Construction Lawyer
We have an opportunity within our Energy, Projects and Construction (EPC)practice group for a strong Contentious Construction lawyer. EPC is one of the firm's most successful and profitable. About the role The team works closely with colleagues around the firm, especially from Projects, Energy and Real Estate. The team has been established for over 20 years. We're highly ranked in the legal directories (Band 2 in Chambers & Partners for Construction Scotland) and have developed long lasting client relationships and a huge depth of expertise. We act in major construction projects across the UK and internationally. We act for clients at all levels and entry points in the construction sector - including major institutional investors, public sector (local authorities, university bodies), contractors, insurers and all tiers of PPP contracts. Our expertise includes infrastructure, engineering, utilities, waste, transport, energy, renewables, healthcare, private developments. Three of our Partners are ranked and a number of the lawyers in the team hold Specialist Accreditations. Our lawyers are active in industry bodies in the UK and abroad. They are regularly called upon to speak at construction conferences and to write for construction journals. This is indicative of their recognition by others in the market for expertise within this area. About you Essential Requirements • Law Degree • Scots and/or English Law qualified • Appropriate level of post qualification experience in relevant professional area - 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 • Excellent professional track record in comparable firm • Experience in handling a wide variety of clients including those in major blue chip companies • Excellent analytical skills • Sound judgement • Excellent drafting skills • Ability to translate legal theory into practical and commercial advice • Good interpersonal and consultancy skills. About us CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. On the 1st May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang are combining to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future. Together we will be the 6th largest UK law firm (by UK revenue) and the 6th largest law firm globally (by headcount) with outstanding global reach: serving 39 countries across 70 offices. The new firm will be headquartered in the City of London with UK offices in Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Reading and Sheffield. All 3 firms have very similar values running through them which will ring true after the combination. We work hard to be a truly client-focused law firm. That means not just understanding the unique challenges of every market sector, but also providing a service that's tailored to the needs of each client. Our partners are hands-on and work hard to get closer to clients with everything from joint training initiatives and advice surgeries to visits and social events. What's more, our teams have the ideal balance of personality and industry expertise to suit the varied needs of our clients. 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.