Construction Lawyer

Somerset, England, Bath / England, Bristol / Somerset, England
£45000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
02 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Charlie Simpkin
Sector/Practice Area
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Full time

This opportunity will give you an exceptionally high level of client contact, giving you the ability to obtain a high level of exposure to business development. It is common even for the most junior of Lawyers to have this level of exposure, this unique approach allows Lawyers to gain PQE ahead of their years and become not just technically strong, but fully rounded and commercially minded. Their Lawyers are business generators and I would describe them as dynamic, entrepreneurial, rain makers.

This would role would suit perhaps a Lawyer that is in a Partner lead department where there is little opportunity to obtain hands-on client exposure. This is crucial at this level of PQE, for future progression planning.

This is a rare chance to join an incredibly strong team at a Legal 500 practice, which deals with London work from the vibrant heart of Bristol where you can benefit from the same quality as being in the City, but, with much more in the way of work/life balance.

If you are not based in Bristol, the firm pays a generous relocation package to obtain the industries most talented Lawyers.

This is therefore a fantastic opportunity to join an exceptional team in the South West, in the hear of Bristol (the fastest growing legal hub outside of London).

The Firm

The firm is one of the most Nationally recognised choices outside London, and has a client base to rival most City firms. Renowned for excellent client testimonials and establishing deep relationships, this firm stands out in the Bristol market. They have invested heavily in their office and infrastructure, and the result is a modern practise which overlooks the river with tremendous views of the cities skyline.

The firm creates an enjoyable atmosphere for their staff and has that translate into positive experiences for its clients. Culture is of utmost importance to them and they seriously look after their employees. This culture is epitomised by the partners and cascades through every team member and department.

They deal with International and Domestic clients which allows for exposure to a unique and varied caseload. For "go getters", the sky is the limit; the firm will provide distinctive high quality continuous development training and give its staff the opportunity to organically grow within the practise.

This collegiate atmosphere and excellent reputation makes it incredibly desirable for people looking to establish a rewarding career.

The Role

The firm is looking for Construction Lawyer 2+ years PQE, to join their stand out practice; one of the most well-recognised outside of London, Legal 500, and Chambers rated to be based in Bristol, Somerset.

Working closely with the Partners, you will benefit from their wealth of expertise and as such you will develop quickly and be knowledgeable far beyond your level of PQE.

The firm specialises in all aspects of built infrastructure, with particular skills in the strategic projects and complex dispute resolution. With a genuine UK-wide presence, clients include central and local government, utilities, developers and end-users of building and engineering services infrastructure service providers, contractors and consultants.

The range of work continues to grow and includes:

- Energy Infrastructure (including nuclear, all forms of renewables and energy storage)
- Transport Infrastructure (including rail, road, airports and ports)
- Regeneration and commercial development; and
- Dispute avoidance and resolution work in all the above.

They act for an impressive roster of purchaser and supplier clients on high-value non-contentious construction and disputes matters nationwide. Key clients include: Affinity Water, Costain, The Crown Estate, Highways England, The National Trust, Transport for London, Transport for Wales and a wide range of infrastructure funders and investors.

They are working on projects such as: the Thames Tideway Tunnel, HS2, nuclear new build, the O2, M4, and Filton Airport development.


  • 2+ years PQE with strong experience in in Construction law. (There is no upper limit to the level of PQE)
  • Experience of business development will be to advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and an eye for detail are essential
  • You should work within a team
  • You will deal with an excellent quality of work
  • Salary is above market rate depending on your level of experience, plus an exceptional bonus structure and benefits package

This is an excellent opportunity for a Construction Lawyer to join this highly regarded, established yet still flourishing, modern firm in Bristol, Somerset.

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

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