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Role Description

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Construction Solicitor/ Legal Executive to join a fast paced but friendly team based in Reading and to build the firm’s non-contentious construction services which supplement the firm’s leading Real Estate Team and Development & House Building Team (Tier 1 - Legal 500). 

The ideal candidate for this role will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on non-contentious construction work. You will be confident, organised, proactive and, most importantly, a team player. The ideal candidate will be expected to play a key role in business development activities and therefore strong client relationship management experience is key.  

This opportunity is also available on a part-time basis with hybrid working arrangements on offer.

Experience/ Attributes required

  • Over 5 years’ experience of non-contentious construction work
  • Excellent knowledge of all major standard form contracts, particularly JCT and NEC and experience of drafting and negotiating bespoke amendments
  • Experience of reviewing and advising on consultant’s appointments (both standard form and bespoke), collateral warranties and deeds of novation
  • Ability to draft and review development agreements, licences for alterations and pre-let agreements with works obligations
  • Knowledge of UK procurement legislation as applicable to construction and land development contracts would be a plus
  •  Experience within business development activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Work effectively as part of a team as well as working unsupervised

Work type:

  • Building and growing the firm’s non-contentious construction practice, providing support to the firm’s Property teams
  • Working in conjunction with the firm’s Construction Disputes team to target new opportunities
  • Maintaining a professional and proactive presence with both internal and external contacts

 

Benefits

Contractual Benefits:

  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Competitive Pension with matching employer contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance – 5 x final salary
  • Travel season ticket loan scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Non Contractual Benefits 
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Weekly wellbeing hour (non contractual)
  • 1 day a year charity work (non contractual)
  • Bring your dog to work (non contractual)

 

Team structure

  • 2 x Partner 
  • 1 x Senior Associate - Solicitor
  • 1 x Associate  Chartered Legal Executive
  • 1 x Senior Associate - Chartered Legal Executive
  • 2 x Associate - Solicitor
  • 2 x Solicitor
  • 1 x Director 
  • 4 x Secretary 

 

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 have 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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