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Construction (Contentious) Senior Associate

£65000 - £85000 per annum
Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Are you ready to be at the forefront of an award-winning construction department? Join this Top 100 Firm and take ownership of a wealth of complex construction disputes, with strong prospects to progress towards partnership.

With a network of offices across the UK, this forward-thinking Top 100 firm have become a real national powerhouse in the legal industry. In fact, they are frequently commended for their avant-garde approach, receiving numerous departmental accolades and Legal 500 Top Tier rankings across the board.

Yet, it's their investment in employees which set this firm apart from the rest. With a unique growth plan in place, this firm are experts at nurturing and developing talent throughout all levels. What's more, they take pride in a lack of barriers between departments and rankings, making for a collaborative and cordial legal community.

The impressive client base also reflects the firm's stature; you will advise a diverse range of start-ups through to FTSE 250 companies, with access to a global network. This further facilitates a challenging yet rewarding working lifestyle, sure to make every day unique.

The Role:

  • This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Construction Senior Associate to join the firm's dynamic office in Newcastle, with hybrid working in place
  • The Legal 500 ranked Construction department demonstrates unparalleled expertise in a full spectrum of complex construction disputes, regularly advising contractors and national companies within the energy, construction, rail and infrastructure sectors
  • As such, you will manage a diverse caseload covering all contentious aspects of construction work, including contractual disputes, ADR (such as adjudication & arbitration) and High Court litigation
  • As a Senior Associate, you will also have the opportunity to supervise the junior members of the team and liaise with other seniors regarding the development of the department
  • This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda - the firm are succession planning and keen to find the next generation of senior Lawyers, providing you with the platform for future partnership

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An experienced Construction Solicitor with 4 to 8 years PQE
  • Strong business development capabilities
  • First-class communication and an entrepreneurial flair


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Hybrid working - 2/3 day working week split
  • Extensive benefits package

This is a standout opportunity for a Construction Senior Associate to join the firm's buoyant office in Newcastle.

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