Construction Lawyer

Term: Permanent
Department: Real Estate Construction
Location: Birmingham
The Team

The Construction & Projects team consists of 5 partners, 16 fee earners and trainees and paralegals incorporating non-contentious and contentious practitioners. It sits within our Real Estate department, which consists of 20 partners, 32 fee-earners and trainees and paralegals and works closely with our Dispute Resolution department, which consists of 23 partners, 26 fee earners and trainees and paralegals.

The team works against the backdrop of the firm's sectors, with particular focuses on energy and natural resources, development and hotels and leisure both domestically and internationally. We act for developers, owners, end-users, government bodies, lenders, contractors and consultants.

Our team is valued for its commercial focus and in-depth market knowledge.

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have a varied role in working on both non-contentious and contentious matters. However, non-contentious experience alone will also be considered.

You will have good experience in drafting and negotiating all types of construction documentation, including construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, third party rights agreements, parent company guarantees, terms and conditions of business, bonds and escrow agreements.

It would be advantageous if you were also experienced in all forms of formal and informal dispute resolution, including mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation and have good industry knowledge.

The successful applicant will benefit from high-calibre work, whilst also enjoying a collegiate, supportive, and friendly working culture, as well as a high degree of direct client contact.

Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified solicitor with proven experience in construction law
  • Excellent academics and good quality training.
  • An enthusiasm for developing and maintaining client relationships is essential.
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.
  • Good communication skills and a proactive, can-do attitude.
  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.
  • A confident and professional manner and eagerness to embrace the social nature of our team

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1000 people working across 20 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In 2017, Fieldfisher was named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards. 2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for ‘New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. Fieldfisher also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.