Construction Lawyer

London, England
£Market plus benefits
27 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Marian Lloyd-Jones
Sector/Practice Area
Vacancy Type
Full time


A long established City firm which continues to grow handling a diverse range of highly visible projects.


Within a collegial team which specialises in both contentious and non-contentious construction.

Clients include residential and commercial developers and National House builders, investment funds, entrepreneurs and Housing Associations undertaking large high profile developments, urban regeneration projects.

The team works closely with other departments of the firm and forms part of the significant real-estate offering to clients. In addition to development projects, they also work on large infrastructure projects and have a particular specialism in renewable energy.

The contentious practice covers the full variety of dispute resolution procedures including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and expert determination, on issues ranging from delay and final account claims to defects and professional negligence claims.


The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, and at least 6pqe.

A team player with the ability to make the complex understandable, you will have previous experience in construction and in particular, construction in property development generally, with a respected firm.

This is a role for a key member of the team who is enthusiastic and self-motivated.

The team is willing to consider candidates who specialise in either contentious or non-contentious construction law provided that they otherwise meet the specification.

Examples of the specific areas of expertise/ability required includes:


Negotiating and drafting bespoke construction documentation, including performance bonds, parent company guarantees, collateral warranties and third party rights schedules.

Negotiating and drafting bespoke amendments to standard forms such as JCT, NEC and others.

Familiarity with non-traditional construction procurement including construction management, management contracting and others.

Understanding of insurance in a construction context.


Adjudication processes and advising on issues such as jurisdiction, the slip rule and enforcement.

Experience in conducting pre-action and TCC litigation and a good understanding procedural steps and costs regime.

Good understanding of construction law including related to delays, payment, and defects.

The department has an expanding, quality client base with significant opportunity for further development.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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