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Contentious Construction Solicitor

£70000 - £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 highly ranked firm at the Associate level is not to be missed.

This practice competes with some of the largest Top 50 law firms in the quality of its work and has seen several lawyers leave the Magic/Silver Circles in favour of its friendly, professional 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.

Lawyers from City-based and Top 50 firms reguarly 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 Role

This widely recognised firm is seeking a Contentious Construction Solicitor with 1-4 years PQE to join its highly ranked team in the City of London.

With the company undertaking impressive growth, especially in its international work, this is an opportune moment for an experienced solicitor to join due to the clear progression path.

The ideal individual would have previous experience working at a quality firm with an established construction team.

You will mainly have experience of 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.

There are many reasons why this is a great role, not least that the team is ranked as a top-tier practice in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.


  • England & Wales qualified Solicitor with 1-4 years PQE
  • Significant experience in Construction law
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective team player


  • Competitive Salary - above market rate
  • Private Healthcare
  • 25 days starting holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid and flexible working options

This is a superb opportunity for a Construction Solicitor to join a Top 70 firm ranked highly in the Legal 500, based in the City of London.

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