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DATE ADDED: Thu 28/05/2020

Construction Litigation- 12 Month Contract

Bristol (City Centre), UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

We are looking for an experienced Litigator with Construction experience for a 12 month contracting starting in May/June 2020.

If your current situation allows we would be interested in speaking with you.

The role is Bristol based and you would be working within the framework of a global Insurance entity.

We are looking for a Commercial Litigation/Construction Lawyer (a Solicitor/FILEX ) to join the Complex Litigation team.

From the outset you can expect to handle a varied caseload of complex litigation matters in a team that encourages early responsibility, whilst ensuring appropriate supervision, mentoring and training.

The main tasks will include:

  • Taking control of a range of construction disputes, together with some general commercial litigation (depending on experience);
  • assessing prospects of success quickly and accurately in new cases that might be factually dense and/or legally complex;
  • providing confident and clear advice to a diverse range of clients (including individuals, SMEs and large companies);
  • drafting and preparing all necessary pleadings (with Counsel’s assistance where appropriate) and litigating cases, where necessary, through to trial or an Adjudicator’s decision;
  • resolving claims via a range of ADR methods including mediation and negotiation;

We are looking for applicants with an expertise in contentious construction work and who:

  • Have experience of working within the litigation sphere and have developed an expertise in contentious construction work or have specialised in construction generally (both contentious and non-contentious).
  • Are familiar with standard form JCT/NEC contracts and have experience of advising on a range of construction issues including extensions of time, payment provisions, defective design and workmanship, termination provisions, loss and expense and liquidated damages.
  • Ideally have experience of arbitration, adjudication, mediation and litigation within the construction industry.