Excellent bonus
Hybrid working
Flexible benefits

Construction Senior Associate (No agencies)

Salary Competitive
Location London
Mergefield Title {Mergefield Value}
Mergefield Title {Mergefield Value}

This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

The Construction & Projects team consists of 4 partners, a legal director, 8 fee earners, trainees and paralegals incorporating non-contentious and contentious practitioners. It sits within our Real Estate department, which consists of 20 partners, 32 fee-earners and trainees and paralegals and works closely with our Dispute Resolution department (including the International Arbitration team), which consists of 23 partners, 26 fee earners and trainees and paralegals.

The team works against the backdrop of the firm's sectors, with particular focuses on energy and natural resources, development and hotels and leisure both domestically and internationally. We act for developers, owners, end-users, government bodies, lenders, contractors and consultants.

Our team is valued for its commercial focus and in-depth market knowledge. As a team they work flexibly with a balance of working in the office and at home.

 

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have a varied role in working on non-contentious matters including both construction and infrastructure work.

You will have experience in drafting and negotiating all types of construction documentation, including construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, third party rights agreements, parent company guarantees, terms and conditions of business, bonds and escrow agreements.

It would be advantageous if you were experienced in, at least, JCT, NEC3 and, ideally, NEC4 forms of contract and have good industry knowledge.

The successful applicant will benefit from high-calibre work, whilst also enjoying a collegiate, supportive, and friendly working culture, as well as a high degree of direct client contact.

 

Key Skills & Experience

  • Qualified solicitor with proven experience in construction law
  • Excellent academics and good quality training.
  • An enthusiasm for developing and maintaining client relationships is essential.
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.
  • Good communication skills and a proactive, can-do attitude.
  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.
  • A confident and professional manner and eagerness to embrace the social nature of our team.

 

 

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.

Our clients range from household social media, technology and media companies, as well as global financial institutions, pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, major FMCG brands and public bodies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and knowledge, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across the world providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We have 25 offices in 11 countries and our team is based in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Most recently, the firm has been recognised for its work across a number of practice areas.  We have been shortlisted for M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2021; Litigation Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2021 and for Innovation in rescue, restructuring and recovery award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2021.

Generous annual leave

Health insurance

Pension contributions

Life assurance

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"It is great being in a firm which "gets" cross-office working – to feel properly part of a national team and to work with colleagues in other specialisms who are unconstrained by geography."

"I consider Fieldfisher to be a progressive firm with an understanding of social values. I'm pleased that staff is able to have input in the firm's direction and purpose as well as help to shape wider society. I'm encouraged to perform by being able to develop in a natural way, whilst being supported at every step.

Fieldfisher has managed to nurture a really positive and friendly culture. If they have drive and ambition, I would encourage anybody looking for a role here to grab the opportunity."

"Since joining Fieldfisher in 2016, I have progressed from an entry-level secretarial role to an experienced executive assistant. This was made possible by a supportive and inclusive working environment that allows staff to progress at a pace that is best suited to them which in turn makes for well-rounded, home-grown talent.

The firm strikes a great balance between providing the foundations for success and autonomy of your own growth and development. An insight I would give to potential applicants is that Fieldfisher offers the opportunity for a career and a sense of belonging to a community and not just a job."

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