Construction Solicitor

South East London
£50000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2020

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Sector/Practice Area
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice, In-House
4-6 years, 7+ years
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Construction Solicitor, 4+ PQE, Essex, Salary £50,000 to £65,000 (DOE) plus extensive benefits. This is a modern thinking Legal 500 law firm, offering an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice. To apply or to register your interest, please call Pasq on 020 7183 8586 and quote Job Ref:1387

This is a full-time vacancy for a Construction Solicitor ideally with a minimum of 4 years PQE to join this highly regarded team based in Essex. Your role will be to lead the next stage of development. You will be supported by a Partner and the other members of the multidisciplinary team. The team plans include substantial growth over the next 3 years and this is a unique opportunity to play a leading role in that development. They have many ideas as to how to achieve this development, but you should also have your own ideas for how to achieve this growth. Daily tasks will include advising clients on construction documentation, including contracts, sub-contracts, collateral warranties, professional appointments and bonds. This includes advising on many different standard forms such as JCT and NEC, together with bespoke documentation. You will advise clients on all types of construction disputes, including payment issues, extensions of time, loss and expense claims, defects, professional negligence and insurance claims. Cases are run in adjudications, the TCC, County Court and arbitration. The role may also include advising on other contractual and commercial disputes relating to construction clients. Clients include local authorities and educational establishments. They also act for developers, main contractors and specialist subcontractors. A lot of the work is on commercial buildings and blocks of apartments. They also has expertise in environmental and energy work which could be developed.

The team is multidisciplinary involved dispute resolution, commercial property, employment, development, environmental and energy expertise. You would initially join the highly driven South Essex Dispute Resolution team which includes construction litigators, however a major part of your role will be non-contentious construction advice.

The successful solicitor will have proven experience (ideally a minimum of 4 years PQE) in handling a caseload, covering both non-contentious and contentious construction work. You will have experience of all the major standard forms of contract, as well as bespoke construction documentation and experience of representing clients in adjudication and the Technology and Construction Court. It is important for you to have the ability to deliver succinct high-quality advice, have excellent client and team communication skills, drafting and negotiation skills and a desire to play a leading role in the future development of the team. You will need to use your own initiative and provide good commercial advice. There is plenty of scope to progress your career in this role. Clean driving license, flexible enough to work outside normal office hours if required and a capacity for marketing and business development.

Contact Pasq at eNL on 020 7183 8586 for a confidential discussion or email attaching your most up to date CV. In all cases we remain on hand to offer our expert knowledge and guidance with your search for a new role. If you would like to review any other vacancies we are currently handling, then please visit our web site

eNL has a wealth of experience in recruiting for Construction Solicitor vacancies throughout London and the South East. If you are a Construction Solicitor looking for a move, call now for a confidential discussion.

As part of our candidate care process we aim to respond to all applications within 7 working days. If you have not been contacted within this timescale your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please go to to register your interest for similar positions. Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide.

In addition, if you know any Construction Solicitors that may be interested, remember we do offer up to £500 referral fee bonus (Terms and Conditions apply).

eNL’s team manage the recruitment of legal staff across a variety of sectors. With a strong presence within the private practice market, we also boast specific expertise in relation to public sector and in-house appointments. Our sector specialist consultants provide first rate market knowledge within their geographical location and individual markets.

Gemma Jones – Director

Gemma offers a wealth of experience in recruitment across the professional sectors. Before joining eNL, she worked in executive search for senior sales and marketing professionals. She joined eNL in 2006 as a Senior Consultant and got to grips with the legal sector very quickly. Gemma specialises in placing permanent, qualified legal professionals across the London and South East region. She has developed solid relationships with key firms in the City and leading, regional practices. Her remit includes individuals from newly qualified up to Partner level. Heading up the London & South East division at eNL, Gemma offers a personal service that has been commended by candidates and clients alike.

Rebecca Barry – Operations Director
Rebecca has worked with eNL for over 6 years and as well as contributing to the overall running of the business, also places candidates across the London & South East region. Rebecca is a skilled and professional recruiter offering an in-depth knowledge of the legal market, having worked in this sector for over 10 years. She has developed key relationships with some of the top firms in the City and nationally and has built her reputation upon successful career moves and expert advice. A keen networker, Rebecca is a prominent figure in the London & South East division.

Rachel Barnett - Consultant
Rachel is a consultant specialising in qualified recruitment on a permanent basis across London and the South East. She has been working in the legal recruitment marketplace since 2008, having joined eNL from a strong customer service and sales background. Initially Rachel provided comprehensive support to Senior Consultants, Managers and other Team Co-ordinators. She then spent 2 years as a consultant within the locum division, responsible for the recruitment of temporary Solicitors and Legal Executives and also the Paralegal/Legal Secretary division. An accomplished recruiter, Rachel is focused to deliver honest and commercially focused advice.

Pasquale Agatiello – Senior Consultant (In-house)
Pasquale is a specialist recruitment professional with over 12 years experience working for some of the most reputable global recruitment organisations in the world. Specialising in in-house legal recruitment he has developed influential client relationships with key organisations across the IT, telecommunications, energy, FMCG and financial services sectors. He has developed an extensive network of active and passive candidates from around the EMEA region, thus ensuring clients and candidates work with an expert who really understands their business and is ideally placed to meet their strategic hiring requirements. Recruiting at all levels up to General Counsel, Pasquale is experienced in retained, search and contingency based recruitment campaigns.

Kaye Thumpston – Divisional Manager
Kaye Thumpston is Divisional Manager within eNL’s  locum division and has responsibility for the temporary legal recruitment team nationally. She has been involved in legal recruitment since 2006  and  is well placed to offer sound career advice. Educated to postgraduate level, including a first class honours degree and a distinction in her postgraduate legal qualification, Kaye has a thorough  understanding of what  clients require and has built up a strong network of contacts throughout the UK. Her practical and honest advice has resulted in a successful commercial reputation respected by both candidates and  clients.

Felicity Simpson – Consultant

Following 4 years within the hospitality and sales sector, Felicity joined eNL in November 2016, after identifying legal  recruitment as an industry that interested her and  where she felt she could develop as an individual. Her aim is to add real value to her clients businesses and the careers of legal professionals.

  • Felicity is determined to become an expert in both recruitment and the legal industry, in order to provide her clients and candidates with strong market information and guidance.
  • As a  member of  eNLs London & South East Locum Team she will be recruiting for fixed term contract positions, holiday cover and interim support roles across the region.
  • A hardworking individual with a passion for customer service, Felicity strives  to deliver the best possible solution.
  • Excellent communicator, with an enviable work ethic, enhanced by a genuine down to earth approach and an infectious sense of humour.
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