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Role Description

We are currently looking for a Solicitor with 2-3 years experience to join our construction team based in Reading.

Reporting into the Head of Construction you will be responsible for handling a diverse range of tasks related to Construction and Dispute Resolution law. Your responsibilities will involve working on both contentious and non- contentious matters for our clients.

As an organisation we currently operate a hybrid working pattern and therefore the candidate will be required to attend to our office in Reading 2 days each week. 

Experience/ Attributes required

  •  2+ years PQE working within dispute resolution/ construction law.
  •  Experience working on both contentious and non-contentious construction projects.
  • Knowledge of major standard form contracts, particularly JCT and NEC and experience of drafting and negotiating bespoke amendments
  •   Ability to draft and review warranties, bonds, guarantees, consultant’s appointments, novations, reliance letters.
  •   Ability review construction provisions in project and development agreements.
  • Experience of adjudication and proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court
  •  Experience of advising in relation to construction project issues such as issue of pay less notices, loss and expense claims, extension of time claims and final account disputes
  •  Some experience of professional negligence claims against construction professionals would be desirable but not essential.
  •   Ability to work within a team and independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Work effectively as part of a team.
  •  Excellent keyboard skills plus good knowledge of Microsoft office software
  • An ability and willingness to take an active role in business development with colleagues is essential.

Work type:

  • Managing and executing legal documentation and contracts for various construction projects
  •  Responsible for the day to day running of files subject to supervision
  •  Providing expert advice on non-contentious and contentious construction matters
  • Assisting with dispute resolution and negotiation, where necessary
  •  Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of changes in construction law and regulations
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  •   Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate within a team
  • Conducting Legal research.
  • Contribute to the development of the Construction practice, including identifying opportunities for growth, and marketing the team's services.

Benefits

  • Contractual

  • 25 days annual leave,
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution and 4% employee contribution
  • Life Assurance – 5 x final salary
  • Shopping discounts and Medicash
  • Private Medical Insurance

Non Contractual Benefits

  • Weekly well-being hour
  • Birthday off
  • 1 x 8 hour charity day
  • Bring your dog to work
  • Travel season ticket loan scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Team structure

  • Construction Team
  • 1 x Head of Construction 
  • 1 x Paralegal 

Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

We offer excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

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We have been voted as the leading UK regional law firm to work for in the South East by the Best Company Survey published by the Sunday Times in 2006 and best law firm to work for in the South East for three years in a row.

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