Title Lawyers Construction x 2. 5-10 PQE 60-110K, 2-5 PQE 30-60K.
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Construction Lawyers x 2.  West Country Law Firm.

  • 5-10 PQE, 60-110K;
  • 2-5 PQE, 30-60K

Our client an expanding law firm has some very high quality clients based in the building industry. They are looking to expand their construction team by adding two more legal professionals.

We are seeking to find two knowledgeable lawyers with both contentious and non-contentious experience working with Building Construction Clients: – Developers, Contractors, Employers, Consultants and Funders.

Our law firm client’s team are familiar with advising on and amending all types of building construction and engineering contracts.

They also advise on collateral warranties and third party rights schedules, bonds, guarantees, and building construction consultancy appointments.

Our law firm clients building construction team also work closely with their firms Banking, Finance and Property Development specialists.  They advise on the construction aspects of finance and property development documentation.

The team also provide a full-specialised legal advisory service to other in-house business departments.  With specific focuses on coverage issues arising out of construction building defect claims, involving general liability.

The candidate that we seek will be a legal specialist/litigtion expert regarding both contentious and non-contentious work asscoiated within the building construction business.

Work will consist of legal tasks involving issues/litigation with the highest degree of difficulty and facts that are often in question.  That considerable legal judgment, experience and independent reasoning are required.

We will be looking for a candidate with case experience with extra contractual damages exposure.

This work requires significant experience in specialist litigation,  incorporating a high level of technical expertise.

Our ideal Senior Lawyer candidate 6-10PQE will have extensive trial experience.  The less experienced lawyer 2-5PQE will not be expected to have such technical contentious trial/work experience.

Work tasks will include drafting complex project documentation for clients and advising on procurement, funding and some regulatory strategy. Working with in-house specialists and external consultants as required.


  • Provide guidance to management to avoid legally unsound decisions or plans and when changes in the law occur;
  • Represent the company as litigation counsel in all aspects of coverage litigation, including court appearances, trial preparation, motions, discovery and negotiations;
  • May handle high exposure cases and/or the most complex or specialised cases;
  • May supervise, train, or mentor other junior lawyers;
  • Provides research, legal analysis, factual information, counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues, typically focusing upon coverage and coverage-related issues;
  • Prepare position papers on various legal issues and interpretation of contractual provisions;
  • Work closely with external clients while resolving legal issues. Responds to government regulatory agencies;
  • Work independently in resolving legal cases with minimal supervision;
  • May perform additional duties as assigned;

Knowledge & Abilities required:

  • Senior level advanced knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of litigation management within a modern law firm environment ;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills;
  • Excellent negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external client and law firm partners;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and senior level skill in managing ambiguous situations and issues;
  • Proven ability to take a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives in order to achieve strategic business results;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software;
  • Experience in preparing coverage opinions and related documents, with specific experience regarding construction defect coverage claims and all types of commercial lines claims involving general liability coverage’s;
  • Experience in litigating coverage matters as lead counsel, with specific experience regarding construction defect coverage claims and all types of commercial lines claims involving general liability coverage’s.

To apply for this position please contact: Jonny Scott Slater, Ashley Armstrong or Zena Zennor.

Telephone 01872 274227.

Mail CV to post@cornwallexecutive.co.uk only