Associate, Construction

Employer
Ashurst
Location
Glasgow, Glasgow City
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Construction
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visithere.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Group overview:

The Ashurst construction group operates across three of the firm's core practice areas: real estate, projects and construction disputes. The prominence of our greater construction group makes this an unrivalled opportunity for high calibre candidates who wish to work on the biggest and most iconic cases and projects globally to develop their career in a fast-moving sector.

The group advises on the construction aspects of all types of property investment and development, property sales and purchases and both publicly and privately financed energy, transport, infrastructure and regeneration projects. The group also advises on procurement strategy and structure (including how and when to use bespoke or standard forms of contract) and will negotiate all forms of engineering and construction contracts and associated security documentation. Our global team includes a specialist group of contentious construction lawyers who have a strong track record of helping clients achieve the best outcomes in disputes including TCC litigation, adjudication and international arbitration.

The group acts for international and domestic large-scale developers, public bodies, funding institutions, project sponsors, contractors and consultants.

As the challenges to our clients have increased over the last few years we have stayed true to our core offering of legal technical excellence wrapped in commercial awareness. This has enabled Ashurst to continue to fulfil the role of being a trusted advisor to our clients and strengthened our close relationships.

Job overview:

The successful candidate would play a key role in the expansion of the range of transactional and non-contentious services that the Ashurst construction group provides to its clients from either our London or Glasgow office.This represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a top tier construction practice with plenty of scope for personal and career development.

You will work closely with high calibre clients and colleagues in London, Glasgow and throughout Ashurst's global network and can expect to have exposure to a wide range of high quality projects and cases.

Main tasks and qualities:

You will handle a broad range of construction matters.

You will work as part of a team that sits across London and Glasgow to facilitate the smooth operation of the practice across both offices, including in relation to our Ashurst Advance offering.

You will be expected to have a desire to build client relationships and develop your own internal and external networks with support and guidance from the partners and wider team.

You will take day to day responsibility for more straightforward matters and actively progress complex matters. You will be able to demonstrate well-developed drafting and negotiating skills.

You will have excellent attention to detail, identifying inconsistencies that indicate problems with quality of work or a misunderstanding of clients' needs.

You will be expected to liaise closely with colleagues, clients, counterparties and other advisers. You would be working as part of a committed team that considers itself a leader in its field of practice. All members of the team have frequent client contact and must be willing to travel. Flexible working patterns will be considered for the right candidate.

We are interested in candidates who are English or Scottish qualified.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Strong academic background;
  • Qualified junior to mid-level lawyer with experience from a top tier law firm;
  • Strong general construction experience including experience in the UK development sector (offices, residential, retail and mixed use) as well as good experience of UK industry standard form of contracts (for example JCT and/or NEC);
  • Enthusiasm to innovate and play a part in building Ashurst's construction offering in London and Glasgow; an adaptable person who is a fast learner;
  • A team-player who can work effectively with colleagues at all levels;
  • Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs;
  • Experience of negotiating with counterparts; and
  • A commercial approach.

Recent Work:

  •  BRITISH LAND-advising British Land on the construction aspects of the £1.5 billion redevelopment at Broadgate in London including 100 Liverpool Street, 1 Finsbury Avenue, 135 Bishopsgate, 1 Broadgate and 2-3 Finsbury Avenue.
  •  HINES -advising on a number of London redevelopment projects including 25 Cabot Square, 80 New Bond Street, Grain House and 7 Soho Square.
  •  TFL -on construction aspects of a number of over station and buildover developments including at Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road and Moorgate.
  •  PANATTONI- the provision of construction and development advice across its portfolio of logistics warehouses.
  •  COUNTRYSIDE -providing construction advice in relation to the residential development and letting of Beaulieu Park, Chelmsford.

Career advancement:

An established career path framework is in place clearly defining expectationsand outlining opportunities for promotion. We are actively growing and expanding this team which will provide exciting opportunities for highly motivated candidates.

Secondment opportunities:

Opportunities often arise for associates to spend time on secondment in house with a key client of the firm. From time to time, secondment opportunities also come up within other Ashurst offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Other:

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Company

Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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Telephone
+44 20 7638 1111
Location
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
London
E1 6PW
United Kingdom
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