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Contentious Construction Solicitor

£45000 - £65000 per annum
Manchester North West Manchester

Managing this Role


Lucy Burt

Recruitment Consultant - North West
0161 240 3763

Working alongside a team of industry-leading professionals, this role would suit an ambitious junior solicitor seeking the opportunity to truly step up their career at one of the most prestigious firms in the region and unleash their potential on a very high-quality caseload. This top 50 firm combine outstanding legal expertise with creative thinking which is just one reason they are at the top of the Legal 500 rankings and widely recognised across the globe.

The Firm

This top 50 ranked and top tier in a number of areas in the legal 500. They are multi-award winning, and just recently they won the award for legal employer of the year at a prestigious industry awards ceremony.

The firm are innovative, forward-thinking and what really stands them apart is, despite their size they have a truly people focused approach. There is no better example of this than there growing number of home-grown Partners, the firm have a reputation throughout the industry for nurturing and developing legal talent.

The firm have an impressive client base, which has a growing number of FTSE 250 companies. The practice now stands at over 10 offices nationally, with plans for a new office launch in the near future. You will also find that they have access to a global network, which gives them competitive edge.

You will find a supportive culture, where Partners are accessible to all. The firm have a strong leadership team and ambitious plans to continue to take more market share, making now an exciting time to join the firm.

The Role

This Top 50 firm are looking for a Contentious Construction Solicitor / Associate to join them in their Legal 500 ranked and Chambers ranked department within their Manchester office.

The firm's Litigation presence is nationally esteemed and is tier 1 ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and deals with a varied and interesting caseload of contentious and advisory Property work. The firm works with leading developers, investors and clients across a broad range of sectors, alongside carrying out work for HNW individuals.

The firm charges well for the work they undertake and provides a strong platform of administrative support for its fee earners, with a team of Paralegals and secretaries in each department.

You will run a high quality, varied caseload comprising the full remit of Construction Litigation; including but not limited to; contract disputes, warranty-based claims, insolvency and payment disputes and construction-related professional negligence. Though the role will primarily focus on contentious work, it may also involve non contentious drafting work.

This role will place you working alongside a team of highly talented professionals who will guide and support you in both your day to day role and towards your career aspirations.


  • You will be a Construction Lawyer with a minimum of 2 years' experience
  • Experience in litigated matters to include adjudication, mediation, litigation and risk management.
  • Background in a firm with an excellent reputation in the field of construction law
  • Excellent academic and professional qualifications
  • You will be a team player with excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to confidentially manage your own caseload of high calibre work and clients


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and very lucrative bonus scheme

This is an exciting opportunity for a Contentious Construction Solicitor / Associate to join this top tier firm based in the centre of Manchester.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.