• Permanent
  • Leeds
  • 60000

Job Title: Contentious Construction Associate
Location: Leeds City Centre (hybrid working)
Salary: £60,000 to £80,000
Contract: Full Time, Permanent

If successful, you will perform the following role as a Contentious Construction Associate:

  1. Case Management: Manage a caseload of contentious construction matters, including disputes related to contracts, defects, delays, payment disputes, and professional negligence claims.

  2. Legal Research: Conduct thorough legal research to stay updated on construction laws, regulations, and precedents, ensuring that advice and strategies provided to clients are current and relevant.

  3. Client Consultation: Consult with clients to understand their needs and provide clear, concise legal advice. Develop and maintain strong client relationships, ensuring excellent client service.

  4. Drafting: Prepare legal documents, including pleadings, motions, contracts, and settlement agreements, ensuring accuracy and compliance with legal standards.

  5. Court Representation: Represent clients in court, arbitration, and mediation proceedings, advocating for their interests effectively and professionally.

  6. Negotiation: Engage in negotiations with opposing parties to seek amicable resolutions to construction disputes when appropriate.

  7. Legal Strategy: Develop and implement effective legal strategies to achieve favourable outcomes for clients in contentious construction matters.

  8. Compliance: Ensure compliance with all legal and ethical standards, providing sound legal advice and upholding the firm’s reputation for excellence.

  9. Team Collaboration: Collaborate with colleagues within the construction law department and other practice areas to share knowledge and support the overall growth of the firm.

The firm offer the following employee benefits package:

  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays 
  • Additional leave over Christmas Office Closure
  • Holiday purchase / sale scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health insurance 
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • Enhanced parental / adoption leave – please request further information if you would like further details
  • Family friendly benefits – please request further information if you would like further details
  • Reward & recognition policy
  • Travel support policy

About the business:

Our client is a renowned national UK law firm with an excellent reputation. The firm are recognised in the Legal 500 rankings as a higher tier organisation. Due to growth within their Leeds Office, the firm are recruiting for a Solicitor to join their highly regarded Construction Department. 

About CRA Consulting:

CRA Consulting are a specialist legal recruiter, operating across the UK. CRA works in partnership with reputable law firms with either local, regional, national or international presence. We recruit at all levels from board, director and partnership level through to support staff.

For additional information on how we can assist you with your next career move, visit the CRA Consulting Website at www.craconsultants.com.

How to apply:

If this Contentious Construction Associate vacancy, please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with Rhys Spencer who is managing this vacancy, call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion.

Are you wanting to review additional career opportunities? Visit our jobs page at www.craconsultants.com/jobs

Additional Information:

CRA Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

This Contentious Construction Associate vacancy is very popular with the local legal community, so please apply quickly to ensure your application is considered. As part of our candidate registration and care process we at CRA Legal aim to respond to all successful applications within 2 working days.

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