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Contentious Construction Associate

£70000 - £80000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

This Top 50 UK law firm is seeking to expand its successful contentious construction team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a junior construction solicitor to springboard their career.

Ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers, this team has experienced exciting growth which seems set to continue. This continued growth is creating natural pathways for accelerated career progression, further enhanced by training from Legal 500 recommended partners.

The Firm:

This firm has several industry-leading lawyers and is looking to build on this solid foundation. Operating on a global scale, this practice is at the forefront of the industry in terms of quality. Their name is recognised as a hallmark for excellence by many.

Their client base consists of numerous multi-national corporations, public companies, partnerships, financial institutions and private individuals. They have built this client base throughout their 300-year history, which has put them in good stead to compete with some of the world's biggest firms.

This firm is well decorated, awarded for its excellent service with recognition from the Legal 500, Chambers and more! Despite their size of nearly 1000 employees, they have managed to keep a family feel running throughout the practice and network of offices. They are a Top 50 law firm with an excellent social element promoted with regular events for their employees.

There is a cooperative and collegiate culture embedded at the heart of the practice. Partners are approachable and the support offered in terms of training and development is excellent. The firm takes a modern approach, offering flexible and hybrid working arrangements.

The Role:

This top-ranking and award-winning firm is seeking a Contentious Construction Solicitor NQ-2PQE to join the City of London office at the Associate level.

With the company undertaking rapid growth, especially in its international work, this is an opportune moment for a junior associate to join due to the clear progression and exposure to top-quality work.

The role will focus on contentious construction law, with practical experience of the Pre-action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes, TCC litigation, mediation, adjudication and ideally, arbitration.

Good working knowledge of the most popular standard forms of construction contracts is required, as is the experience of disputes relating to payment issues, change, defects, termination and professional negligence.

You will gain exposure to an enviable client list with plenty of client contact. Supervision and training will be provided by the team's partners and senior lawyers - several of whom are individually recognised in the legal directories for their talent.

The role offers the opportunity to manage your own caseload, while supporting the team's award-winning lawyers on high profile and high-value matters.

You will gain the opportunity to partake in tailored training and business development activities - providing you with the skills to rapidly progress in your career.

Person specification:

  • You will be an England & Wales solicitor NQ-2 PQE
  • Previously worked in a construction department
  • Sound knowledge of construction disputes and standard construction contracts


  • Competitive salary, above the market rate
  • Private pension and healthcare
  • 25 days annual leave per year
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements

This is a stand-out Contentious Construction position in the City of London with a Top 50 firm during an exciting time of international growth.

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