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Associate - Construction Disputes

£75000 - £90000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

Are you a Construction solicitor seeking to expand your horizons with a nationally celebrated firm? This opportunity to join a top-tier practice is not to be missed.

This firm is renowned as a competitor to the Magic/Silver Circles when it comes to the quality of work on offer. However, you will find a far superior work/life balance and a welcoming, friendly and flexible environment.

The Firm

In recent years, this Top 70 firm has substantially grown and now has over 200 staff. They are top tier across several practice areas, which increases yearly. They are based in the heart of the West End of London and deal with the same quality of work as much larger City firms without all the disadvantages associated with being a small cog in a big machine.

You will find that with smaller teams, it is common for NQ's and Partners to be working side by side, this is not a Partner-led, pyramid structure. Fee earners of all levels have the opportunity to be involved with business development. It is common for fee earners to gain such a level of exposure they gain PQE beyond their years.

It is common for lawyers from City-based and Top 50 firms to leave in favour of this very practice. This is due to the quality of working being the same but with the added benefits of greater flexibility and a more friendly environment.

You will find a creative, supportive, dynamic, forward-thinking, and progressive culture. They invest heavily in their staff, with industry-leading training and a real platform for progression. You will find there is a good work-life balance with flexibility. There is an excellent social scene firm-wide, with social clubs, sports clubs and regular social events paid for by the firm.

The firm was quick to adapt to the "new normal" and as a result, offers a flexible approach to hybrid working.

The Role

This Top 70 UK law firm is seeking a Contentious Construction Solicitor 1 - 4 years PQE to join its successful team based in central London.

This role is well suited for an individual seeking to take the next step up in their career. The firm truly wants you to thrive and will provide tailored one-to-one support and development, as well as fantastic client contact.

You will provide high-quality and complex adjudication and litigation services (including protocol work) to the firm's esteemed clients. Further duties will include providing strategic advice and flexible dispute resolutions, including through mediation.

You will manage your own caseload with limited supervision from more senior members of the team as appropriate.

This firm is a true destination for Magic/Silver Circle Lawyers and offers the quality of work to match - while maintaining an enviable work/life balance.

This position would suit those looking to maintain access to top work without giving up their life outside of work. Alternatively, it could also make a strong fit for those from high quality boutique firms looking to take a step up.


  • England & Wales qualified solicitor 1 - 4 years PQE
  • Experience in Construction law, from training contract or post-qualification
  • Effective team player


  • Competitive salary - negotiable depending on experience
  • Flexible and hybrid working options ensuring work/life balance
  • Tailored learning and development
  • Diverse and exciting workplace
  • 26 days starting annual leave, going up with service - option to buy 5 more
  • Subsidised gym and interest-free season ticket loan

This is an exciting opportunity for a contentious construction solicitor to join a thriving team in central London.

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.