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In-House Construction Lawyer

  • Location:

    Chester

  • Sector:

    Legal, Construction Law

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60-80k plus benefits (potentially higher for exceptional candidates)

  • Contact:

    Caroline Kingsley

  • Contact email:

    caroline@kingsleyrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    CK17837

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Consultant:

    Caroline Kingsley

Kingsley are representing a main contractor with a North West base and a UK wide reach. The firm have embarked upon an ambitious growth plan and have a pipeline of work secured for the next five years and as such, require a non-contentious construction lawyer to join the existing team. 
 
Accountabilities 
 
You will work on the legal affairs for the business. You will be part of a close-knit team and will report directly to the CEO and Finance Manager. 
 
  • Liaison with external property lawyers and the group’s investment team regarding construction related matters
  • Reviewing of draft development and funding agreements and advising on construction obligations 
  • Negotiation and agreement of contract conditions and amendments thereto with investors / purchasers / funders legal representatives
  • Negotiation and agreement of contract conditions and amendments thereto with external contractors
  • Drafting of building contracts in conjunction with the commercial and technical teams
  • Negotiation, agreement and drafting of professional team appointments in conjunction with the commercial and technical teams
  • Negotiation, agreement and drafting of collateral warranties, third party rights and letters of reliance
  • Management of the administration and delivery of construction documents in accordance with the relevant development and funding agreements     
Knowledge Sharing:
 
You will promote internal awareness and increased knowledge of 
  • Contracts - common terms and conditions
  • Standard forms of appointment (ACE / NEC / CIC etc.)
  • Commercial awareness – common causes of complaints and claims
  • Dispute resolution 
  • Contract law
 
About you:
  • Self–motivated and driven to succeed, focused on results with excellent attention to detail
  • Deliver results within given deadlines
  • Ability to set priorities, goals and time tables to achieve maximum productivity
  • Has strong leadership skills, communicates effectively and has the ability to engage successfully with others