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Construction (contentious) Associate

£45000 - £50000 per annum
Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Join this Top 200 Firm and get stuck into a vast array of high-value construction litigation for numerous developers, contractors & subcontractors, with unrivalled support from the wider team as you progress.

With offices spanning across the North, this Top 200 Firm are widely recognised as a regional legal heavyweight. Adopting an innovative & result-driven approach, they are regularly acknowledged by the Legal 500 and have achieved numerous awards within the region.

The firm have made significant investments throughout 2022, proven by the increase in expenditure on the latest legal tech and strategic appointments made over the last 12 months. Yet, despite this continuous expansion, they have committed to preserving a close-knit, collaborative community by developing a support network amongst different departments.

Here, they strive to invest time in training and developing each lawyer at all levels. Moreover, with fun social and sporting events regularly taking place, they continue to break away from the traditional corporate atmosphere that national firms tend to possess. This is reinforced by hybrid working that allows colleagues to split their week between the office and home, facilitating a truly pleasant work/life balance.

The Role:

  • This is a highly progressive opportunity for a Construction (contentious) Associate to join the firm's offices in Newcastle, with hybrid working in place
  • The Legal 500 ranked Construction team advise on all stages of litigation across numerous jurisdictions for developers, funders, contractors & subcontractors
  • To align with this, you will have a contentious caseload, including adjudication & adjudication enforcement, mediation, contractual disputes and other forms of dispute resolution procedures
  • As an Associate, you will also have the opportunity to assist the senior lawyers on the more complex & high-value disputes, placing you years ahead of your PQE
  • In return, you can expect to receive genuine investment from the wider team as you progress through the ranks

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A qualified Construction Solicitor from NQ to 4 years PQE
  • Strong academic background
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Hybrid working

This is a standout opportunity for a Construction (contentious) Associate to join the firm's vibrant office in Newcastle.

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