Construction Senior Lawyer / Managing Associate - London
At Addleshaw Goddard we not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. A natural choice for FTSE100 clients and for the best talent, our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. They think in our clients' shoes, as part of a team - effective business people as well as efficient lawyers.
The Real Estate Division is one of Addleshaw Goddard's largest, comprising a team in excess of 200. Within Construction nationally, there are 12 Partners and over 60 other fee-earners.
The work of the group is hugely varied and includes Real Estate, Banking and PFI/Projects support in addition to a significant amount generated from within the construction group itself. Projects and advice cover the whole range of construction, engineering and procurement issues across both public and private sectors.
We are looking for a Construction Lawyer to join the team to work on a variety of construction matters. This will focus predominantly on non-contentious matters. We will also consider candidates who have had exposure to both contentious and non-contentious work.
You will need to have excellent technical knowledge as the role will be assisting the partners to deliver high quality work to clients, as well as helping to win new work alongside the partners. This is a high performing, cohesive and busy team with excellent prospects for career development.
Knowledge, skills and experience required
¢ A minimum of four years experience in transactional non-contentious construction law, which includes building work, preferably with process plant, energy, utility and/or infrastructure projects.
¢ Strong technical ability, including the ability to actively support complex transactions, liaising and coordinating with fee earners from other relevant disciplines as needed.
¢ The ability to contribute to the general upkeep of the group (whether that be to training, precedents, or know-how generally).
¢ A proven record of a high standard of client care for existing clients at the highest level with the enthusiasm to market to clients.
¢ The ability to delegate to more junior members of the team
¢ Displays a knowledge of key areas of the law demonstrated by providing clear, precise and practical advice.
The successful candidate will have:
¢ Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent
¢ Non-contentious construction experience gained within a quality environment likely but not exclusively to be within a large or mid-tier firm
¢ Strong commercial awareness
¢ Excellent organisation skills
¢ Proven team working abilities