Construction Law - Guildford

  • Stevens & Bolton
  • Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15, 2018
Full time Construction Contentious Construction Non-Contentious

Job Description

erm: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area: Construction (contentious and non-contentious) Location: Guildford The Firm

Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest teams of lawyers in the South outside London. Independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms we build deep relationships with our clients, whose satisfaction with our services is the true measure of our success.

Our single office approach ensures excellent communications and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We handle complex and strategic work for our clients, but appreciate the importance of value for money, commercial awareness and flexibility. International work is as important to us as our domestic practice and we regularly work with many carefully selected law firms around the world.

We want enjoyment to be a primary driver in the working day - and a key 'reason to be here' for our employees. It's a philosophy that comes from the top and cascades through the organisation. It is upheld through a combination of factors: delivering quality in everything we do; securing stimulating, challenging work that stretches and rewards; employing truly distinctive, diverse people who willingly engage, collaborate and support; committing to continuous development for everyone; and providing a sustaining environment in which people can learn and grow.

The Role

The Construction team is part of the Real Estate department which currently consists of 5 partners and 18 other lawyers. It is regarded as one of the leading real estate practices in the South East outside London, and is recommended by the leading independent legal directories.  There is PSL and paralegal support within the department.

The department handles a broad range of real estate work and includes teams dedicated to dispute resolution, construction, planning and environmental.  The main areas of expertise are:

  • Development

  • Investment

  • Corporate occupiers (including retail/office/industrial)

  • Banking

    Clients include mid-tier businesses (whether quoted or owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups.

    An additional solicitor is sought to join the construction team (rated band 2 in Legal 500) to deal with contentious and non-contentious work. The work will involve advising on the broad range of construction documents, both standard forms and bespoke agreements for the real estate clients. Developments are various and include;

  • industrial development

  • health sector development - includes multiple care home and primary care facility developments

  • a variety of properties for key clients including Asquith Nurseries Limited, Rentokil Initial plc, City Link Limited and BOC Limited.

  • new build and fit out projects for retail clients such as Papa John’s (GB) Limited, Kuoni Limited and T.G.I. Friday’s UK Limited.

  • A variety of projects in the transport and infrastructure areas.

Qualifications and Experience

A senior associate solicitor is sought to join the construction team. Candidates should have good inter-personal skills, strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice. The position arises due to continuing growth within the Group.

First-class support and learning and development opportunities are provided and early responsibility is offered, including an expectation that all team members run appropriate cases with minimum supervision.

The Opportunity

Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.