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Associate - Contentious Construction

£75000 - £90000 per annum Negotiable Benefits
City London City of London

Managing this Role


Charlie Simpkin

Associate Director - London
0203 865 2113

This boutique firm houses lawyers with unrivalled legal knowledge of construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance sectors, making them a go-to for clients operating in this space.

The Firm

Chambers and Legal 500 ranked, the team often outperforms the competition on a national scale and sits firmly on its own merits.

From large-scale international projects to complex matters in the domestic market, they offer bespoke end-to-end services that are high quality and cost-efficient. The team also stands out for its record in handling complex international arbitration proceedings.

As a specialist firm, they have a highly collegiate atmosphere in which junior lawyers sit with senior partners as they want their entire staff body to be doing quality work from day one. To facilitate this, the firm has invested a great deal of time and money into creating an innovative training infrastructure that you will not find elsewhere.

The Role

Unique opportunity for a Contentious Construction Associate 3 years PQE to support a dedicated body of lawyers, to be based in the City of London.

For this role, you will need to have previously gained experience in areas including the following (although the firm do not necessarily require you to have experience in all of these areas):

  • Acting and advising in respect of claims against construction professionals such as Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Design & Build Contractors.
  • Preparing correspondence pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes.
  • Litigation in the Courts of England & Wales and/or domestic or international Arbitration.
  • ADR, including negotiation and mediation.
  • Adjudication experience.
  • Working knowledge of the principal standard for construction contracts.
  • Instructing liability and quantum experts and Counsel.
  • Good business development skills, including managing client relationships and delivering presentations.

The ideal candidate:

  • Contentious Construction Associate 3 years PQE
  • Desire and ability to contribute to business development projects and be hands-on with clients
  • Team player who enjoys being in a collegiate atmosphere


  • Highly competitive salary package and excellent benefits
  • Outstanding training, development and knowledge programs
  • Opportunity to work alongside leading individuals and next-generation Partners

All of this makes for an exciting opportunity for a Contentious Construction Associate 3 years PQE looking to continue their career with a well-respected specialist firm in their City of London office.

Apply now for confidential consideration, or feel free to call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a discrete conversation and to learn more about this position.