Contentious Construction Lawyer (2431)

Ref: 2431

Ref 2431


About the firm

Cathedral Appointments is delighted to be working with a full-service top 100 UK law firm who are known for their professional yet relaxed culture where you can be yourself. The firm are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes values diversity and they are striving to create an environment where everyone, regardless of background, can reach their full potential.

The firm operate a hybrid working model policy to provide flexible working each week between home and the office.

About the role

As an experienced Contentious Construction Lawyer, you will be joining the supportive and busy team in Bristol who work with clients at every stage of the construction process in both the private and public sectors including property developers, funders, investors, contractors, and consultants.

Working as part of a high-performing national team, you will have a varied caseload of primarily contentious matters. Many of your clients operate within the education and public sector, and you will possess a keen interest in learning about their priorities, concerns and preferences over time as you work proactively with them. Whilst varied, you can expect the work to be fast-paced, complex and rewarding, where your expertise and ability to absorb information and prepare appropriate advice in a timely manner is essential. Day to day, you will be managing your own workload with relative independence and with the full support of junior resource in the team, to ensure work is being done at the right level. As an experienced lawyer, you will be perfectly placed to help trainees and junior fee earners to gain insights into contentious construction matters, enabling the growth of the team over time, and you'll also have a positive approach to networking and business development activities. 

About You

As a positive and engaging lawyer, you'll have a mixed repertoire of contentious and non-contentious expertise and will be looking to take on a broad range of high-quality work across a variety of sectors including waste, infrastructure, higher education, health, and commercial property development.

You will possess strong communication and rapport building skills, with the resilience to work under pressure by organising yourself effectively to meet deadlines as needed. Being tenacious, thorough, and attentive to detail whilst appreciating the 'bigger picture' for your clients, taking pride in the high standards of your work.

Naturally sociable and interactive, you'll have a love of team endeavour and enjoy working collaboratively with your colleagues across offices helping to provide clients with seamless service.

Benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays - increasing by 1 day for each completed year of service up to a total of 28 days
  • Company pension scheme: employee contribution minimum 5% - employer contribution 3% raising to 4% after 3 years of service and to 5% after 5 years of service
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Non-contractual discretionary bonus
  • Discounts with local businesses

If you would like to find out more information or have an informal chat, please contact Charlotte Ferguson on 01392 712003 or via email at .