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Construction Litigation Associate

  • GBP£60,000.00 - GBP£70,000.00
  • Edinburgh
  • Permanent

This team take on complex construction disputes, involving exceptional clients and next-generation projects which have a large impact on the sector as a whole.

Join this leading Scottish firm as an Associate Solicitor (4+ PQE) in their charismatic Edinburgh office and take a decisive step forward in your career.

The Firm

A full-service Scottish firm which is regarded as one of the finest stores of legal prowess across the whole of the UK and beyond. Due to the quality of their expertise, this is often the go-to firm in Scotland for international clients and they are currently undertaking work in over 100 jurisdictions globally.

With tremendous recognition received from both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories, this firm plays a central role in nurturing the best legal talent in Scotland. This consistent excellence is clear as many individuals are named in the L500 Hall of Fame and there are many up-and-coming lawyers touted in Next Gen Partners and Rising Stars.

Work spans every sector imaginable, with some core areas of strength being finance, renewables, real estate, private wealth and planning. Clients are attracted by the breadth and depth of expertise and are of a diverse nature, ranging from global corporate behemoths to HNW individuals.

Benefits and remuneration are amongst the best in Scotland, with quality work being well balanced by a cooperative, friendly culture and positive work-life balance.

Working alongside supportive talented colleagues, joining this firm will put you in an excellent position to continually develop your legal skills and progress your career with a leading legal institution.

The Role

Contentious construction solicitors seeking a fulfilling and varied role will find the range and quality of work this team undertake to be a real joy.

You will gain exposure to an excellent standard of work across a myriad of sectors including a range of innovative energy technologies, infrastructure, utilities, commercial developments, PFI/PPP, transport and much more.

Key elements of the role will include:

  • Advising clients on contractual obligations and disputes
  • Leading large-scale court actions in the TCC, Court of Session and Sherrif Court
  • Providing pre-dispute advice, assessing the strength of position and undertaking dispute avoidance activity including arbitration, mediation and adjudication
  • Advising on project continuity and documenting settlements and agreements

This Legal 500 Tier-ranked team are collaborative, friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to develop professionally and provided ongoing training to ensure you are well equipt to meet your personal career goals.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is an experienced construction lawyer with at least 4 years of relevant PQE
  • Is technically strong with up-to-date legal knowledge
  • Can manage a varied caseload and work with a range of clients
  • Has excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with colleagues and clients alike
  • Is commercially aware and knowledgeable about the current construction law landscape

What's on offer

  • An opportunity to work for a prominent Scottish firm
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • First-rate career development and progression opportunities
  • Ingrained flexible working
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Excellent bonus structure and benefits package

Apply now for immediate consideration or call Jules Grieve on 0131 460 7747 for a confidential chat.

Jules Grieve Senior Recruitment Consultant- Scotland

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