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Associate - Construction Advisory and Dispute Resolution

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Legal
  • London


  • Essential & Desirable Criteria:
  • Our construction team are looking for a full time 3 PQE+ Associate to join our London office. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working at a large firm with an established construction team.
  • The candidate will mainly have experience of contentious construction law, with practical experience of the Pre-action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes, TCC litigation, mediation, adjudication and ideally, arbitration.
  • A good working knowledge of the most popular standard forms of construction contracts is required, as is experience of disputes relating to payment issues, change, defects, termination and professional negligence. The ideal candidate will also have some experience of insurance coverage issues. The candidate must demonstrate experience of taking responsibility for the conduct of cases and the ability to work as a team player and build strong client relationships.


  • Manage own caseload
  • Support the wider team on more complex and high value matters
  • Participate in regular update calls with the clients
  • Ensure compliance with professional duties and the firm’s internal procedures
  • Active participation in business development initiatives
  • To demonstrate required knowledge and keep up to date with developments in the law
  • Participate in firm wide and team specific training sessions

Top 50 UK law firm providing a broad range of legal services tailored to businesses and individuals.


Mission & Purpose

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. We have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while our overseas network stretches from Asia to Europe through our presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris and Madrid. Our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family. We have established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors, particularly private wealth, shipping, technology and property. Our lawyers are also recognised for their expertise in life sciences, education, retail, sports and entertainment and international trade. We have a commitment to high quality legal advice which is backed by a track record which dates back over 300 years. As a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, we have close links with law firms throughout the world.