Construction Lawyer

West Yorkshire, England, Leeds
£65000.00 - £150000.00 per annum
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Rachael Mann
Sector/Practice Area
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Full time

How would you feel about heading the Construction offer for a growing, award winning growing firm based in Leeds City Centre?

This prestigious firm is highly ranked in the Legal 500 and is a well-respected firm within the legal sector. They have a brilliant reputation for handling exceptionally high quality work as well as delivering a fantastic service. The next stage in their development would be the recruitment of a dedicated construction lawyer, this work is currently serviced by other departments, or by outsourcing it and they are keen to develop a distinct team that will work closely with others across the firm.

The Role
The work there will be to take on contentious and non-contentious caseload with the view to developing this area further. There is plenty of scope within their existing client base as they really aren't capitalising upon their contacts or positively promoting the work.
You would work closely with the firm's commercial property, litigation, corporate and commercial teams and they will be fully supportive of you.
The firm has significant contacts within the development sector - both commercial and residential, and also undertake energy related work.
You should be able to work independently on a wide case load however help and support will be provided where needed and there are plenty of people happy to help with the marketing. The practice doesn't operate under strict profit centres and as a consequence there is a genuine collective spirit and support.
They would support you in continually developing your technical and non-technical skills to meet client and firm requirements and demonstrate continuous improvements in all areas of work as part of the long term development plan for the firm.

The Candidate
This role could suit someone who feels that there is glass ceiling above them and wants something where there is a clear run to partnership and the opportunity to run and lead a team, alternatively it could be suitable for someone much more senior but with contacts or work that they could bring with them.
You should be a confident individual keen to develop yourself and your career and happy to get involved in business development, whilst there is work there they feel that, with the right person on board, this really could be further developed (using both internal and external contacts) and longer term could sustain a team of lawyer led by you.
If you are at a mid-level of qualification, looking to step up, there will be significant support with this.
It's key that you have strong skills within the construction work as you will be working with some high profile clients.
You will need to be a tenacious and passionate individual who is committed to delivering a first class service to clients at all times and building strong client relationships.
It's also important that you are someone who works well within a collegiate environment and are self-motivated as the firm place a great deal of trust in their lawyers and offer a lot of autonomy, which of course being supportive.

The Benefits
This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to build your career with a leading practice as there is a clear view for partnership, or are a Partner looking to lead your own time within a truly inspiring firm.
There is a really positive environment within the firm, and genuinely supportive colleagues.
Strong financial remuneration and package with a lot of independence and autonomy.

How to apply
If you are interested in this role, or would like to find out more about the opportunity please contact Rachael Mann at Sacco Mann or another member of our Private Practice team. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be suitable for this role then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.

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