Interim Legal Disputes Counsel – Construction
Last updated on 21/11/2019
McKenzie Douglas are representing a major global organisation that has European roots, they are well established and respected within the industry. They employ more than 150,000 employees and enjoy a fantastic reputation as both an employer and a provider (of their service). Their financial performance is strong; they are growing at a fantastic rate and have promising plans afoot.
This position is a 12 month contract and has the option of being either full or part time. The post is based in London but flexible working in terms of start times/finish times and/or working from home may also be an option.
You will be responsible for providing advice in relation to contentious construction matters, in order to aid commercial, cost effective and strategic company decisions. Disputes will be wide ranging, including defects, delay and disruption, adjudications and ADR. You can expect to handle standard suite contracts such as JCT contracts and PFI arrangements. During the process, you will frequently handle negotiations and commercial settlements but on occasion, you may refer to external counsel for adjudications, advocacy and complex / high level litigation.
- Qualified Solicitor, 2 – 8 years PQE*
- Personable, robust, confident and have a flexible attitude
- Commercial litigation and ADR experience (essential)
- PFI knowledge is highly desirable but not essential
- Knowledge and experience of CDM regulations is highly advantageous
Salary and Culture
- Salary of up to £80k
- Car Allowance
- Bonus scheme
- Other benefits
Some degree of flexible working arrangements may be considered.
In this sizeable organisation, which boasts an international legal team, you will report to a very friendly Dispute Resolution Lawyer and work alongside a well-integrated and dynamic group of individuals including a couple of other Construction litigators. You will enjoy a great deal of autonomy, independence and job satisfaction. Support will be provided to all new joiners to ensure successful integration within the business.
The development opportunities come down to you – you can expand your experience within the litigation field but there is also the prospect of developing your knowledge and skills across the other departments or perhaps jurisdictions.
If you are interested in this In-House Counsel position, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If this Legal Counsel role isn’t right for you but you are interested in hearing about similar Legal Counsel positions or some advice regarding the market, then please do get in touch with William on 01539 446666.
*All candidates will be considered on merit
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