Contentious Construction Senior Solicitor

Organisation
Core-Asset Consulting
Reference
8992
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Construction , Litigation
Job Type
Contract
Location
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Salary
Competitive
PQE
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Expiry Date
04/03/2017 14:53:00
Core-Asset Consulting’s client, a law firm in Edinburgh/Glasgow, has a new opportunity for a Contentious Construction Senior Solicitor to join its team on a permanent basis. In this role you will work closely with the partners advis

Job Description

Core-Asset Consulting’s client, a law firm in Edinburgh/Glasgow, has a new opportunity for a Contentious Construction Senior Solicitor to join its team on a permanent basis.

In this role you will work closely with the partners advising clients in both the public and private sectors including developers, contractors, consultants, insurers and funders. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of work including contentious claims and insurance disputes across a range of formal dispute proceedings including mediation, adjudication, litigation and arbitration. 

This role offers clear career paths and significant opportunities for career advancement.

Core responsibilities

  • Legal analysis of the client’s position in light of the evidence prepared
  • Advising the client of the merits of their position and providing strategic advice on the most appropriate and cost effective way to bring about a resolution. Reporting regularly to clients on progress and keeping strategy under review
  • Appearing in Court and other formal hearings (mediation, adjudication and arbitration) to act as advocate on behalf of the client
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Drafting pleadings
  • Compilation of evidence from client papers and witness statements to analyse factual position in a dispute
  • Supporting and developing the team’s marketing initiatives including drafting articles and presenting at seminars
  • Maintaining good financial management of cases
  • Assisting in the training of the teams trainee

Essential

  • Scottish qualified Solicitor
  • 1-5 years PQE 
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Able to give client advice that is well presented and tailored to their needs
  • Experience in alternative forms of dispute resolution
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Prepared, organised and able to prioritise
  • Communicates in a confident, clear and relaxed way
  • Can work efficiently and to tight deadlines
  • Works effectively with other team members, and able to work as part of a team on larger cases

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Generous pension scheme 
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