Construction Litigation NQ - London

  • Pinsent Masons
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Aug 14, 2017
Full time Construction Contentious

Job Description

CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER - LONDON

Introduction

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.

 

In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.

 

Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.

 

Brief

Ranked the number 1 global firm for construction for the past ten years in a row, with a first class team of over 170 lawyers specialising in construction, energy and infrastructure, Pinsent Masons LLP is recognised both nationally and internationally as the leading adviser to the construction and engineering industries and for infrastructure and energy projects.  We have an unrivalled reputation in acting for contractors, project companies, developers, public bodies, funders and insurers.  We act for over half of the UK's top 50 contractors, a large number of the top contractors worldwide and an impressive range of private and public sector clients.           

Our deep understanding and close alignment to the construction sector enables us to offer an "entire project life cycle" service to our clients.  Our legal services span national and international procurement techniques and strategies (including PFI and FIDIC) and all forms of dispute resolution.

The Candidate Required

Due to continued growth in our practise, we are recruiting another enthusiastic, ambitious and talented lawyer who will be qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales this year to join our Construction Advisory and Disputes team based in London head office.

The successful candidate would ideally be from a specialist construction disputes background, although candidates from a commercial litigation background may also be considered, particularly if that includes experience in energy disputes and/or international arbitration and you can demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for our work and desire to join our leading team.

Candidates must have an excellent academic background and be technically excellent but, equally important, be commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach, excellent communication and organisational skills, plus a good sense of fun. 

 

The Opportunity

·         Highest quality engineering and construction work, both domestic and international, joining the recognised world's best construction law team.

·         Early responsibility and active encouragement to develop rewarding and sustainable client relationships.

·         Opportunities for international travel, secondments to other PM offices and to gain 'in house’ client experience

·         Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" hub training and Academy personal development programmes