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Paralegal / CiLEX/ Associate/ Senior Associate – Construction/ Engineering

Paralegal / CiLEX/ Associate/ Senior Associate – Construction/ Engineering

  • Location

    Liverpool

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary, negotiable dep on exp

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Wycherley

  • Contact email:

    kathryn@kingsleyrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    KW17857

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-11

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading construction and engineering team for an award-winning “legal 500” firm.

The team has been growing year-on-year and is one of largest of its types in the North West. Now 19 strong, the team is a leading force in the property and construction sector, dealing exclusively with construction and engineering law matters, construction and engineering sector clients and clients procuring construction and engineering services.

Leaders in their field, their team of construction and engineering lawyers have expertise in the transport, infrastructure, industrial, developer led residential schemes, oil and gas, healthcare, energy and renewable sectors. They are recognised experts for contentious and non-contentious work with an international client base which includes developers, funders, consultants, UK and European based contractors and sub-contractors. Such a depth of expertise means a unique spread of work covering multiple jurisdictions for both project and dispute work (including international arbitrations).

As the team expands further, they are interested in hearing from candidates from a range of levels of experience in construction and from those seeking more responsibility and progression. These appointments underline the firm's ongoing commitment to investing in the best people to help support growth. Successful candidates will be allocated to senior members of the team for support and personal development.

The roles will be principally based in the Liverpool office however the team fully embrace our agile working policy, flexible working and part time working.

Key responsibilities

  • Both non-contentious and contentious work acting for employers and contractors, construction professionals and funders
  • Manage own and assist in dispute resolution through litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and negotiation
  • Drafting pleadings, witness statements and instructing experts 
  • Client liaison – direct contact developing the relationship
  • Reviewing and reporting on all forms of construction and engineering contracts
  • Drafting and negotiating building contracts
  • Due diligence of construction contracts
  • Preparing professional appointments and warranties and manage their completion
  • Preparing performance bonds and parent company guarantees
  • Preparing reports and due diligence
  • Drafting letters of advice/instructions to clients/experts
  • Preparation of documents in proceedings, including claims, witness statements and other documents

Candidate Requirements

Essential

  • Previous construction experience
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clients, colleagues and others
  • Adheres to guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to interact and communicate with the client and keep them up to date
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently

Desirable

  • Oil and gas sector experience
  • Renewables sector experience
  • Adjudication experience

In return, they offer:

  • An excellent salary
  • Award-winning training and development
  • Extensive benefits package
  • The opportunity to be a valuable contribution to one of the most reputable firms in the UK