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Contentious Construction Associate

£50000 - £58000 per annum Excellent benefits

Managing this Role


Jasmine Cook

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Bristol
0117 422 0318

Contentious Construction Associate 3 years PQE or CILEX l Top 100 Firm l Bath

The firm:

This firm has a strong foothold in the South West market, reaching into the Thames Valley and London. They are a full-service law firm operating across corporate, commercial, agriculture, employment, IT/IP, real estate and the full range of services to the individual.

They are very modern in approach but have managed to retain a family feel which makes them an excellent firm to consider. They are known for nurturing local legal talent and have excellent staff retention rates which have allowed them to expand in recent years.

Their departments are ranked in the top tiers across multiple practice areas and they continue to make strategic hires to strengthen their foothold in the regions.

You will find a supportive culture where partners are accessible to all. The firm has 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:

Opportunity for a dynamic Contentious Construction Associate 3 years PQE or CILEX seeking a role based in Bath.

You will advise on a mix of disputes in the pre-action stage and in adjudication, arbitration, mediation and in court. Claims will relate to time, money and defective work/design, during and after the construction phase.

You will work very closely with the firm's transactional construction team to provide a 360 service when it comes to risk management for client projects within sectors including renewable energy, residential development, operation/maintenance/service contracts and facilities management.

The firm would be open to hearing from those who are perhaps practicing within a general commercial litigation practice at the moment, but want to specialise solely in construction disputes, alongside those who are existing specialists.

The ideal candidate:

  • Contentious Construction Solicitor 3 years PQE or CILEX seeking a varied diet of work
  • 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

This is a highly coveted opportunity, suitable for a Contentious Construction Associate 3 years PQE or CILEX with the experience and ambition to be part of a powerhouse team operating out of Bath.