• Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Reference Number: LSW2893

Legal Southwest

Our Client are proud of being a professional yet welcoming, collegiate firm, where they want their people to enjoy working together to achieve great results. As an ambitious, profitable and forward-thinking firm, you can expect to be provided with excellent training and development, in order to further your career in a stimulating and supportive environment.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated lawyer (3-5 years PQE) to join the busy and highly regarded Construction & Infrastructure team based in the Exeter office.

You will report directly to the Partners and play an integral part in a variety of matters, with a focus on non-contentious construction and infrastructure work. Typical workload would include construction & infrastructure related contract work across logistics, outsourcing, financing, joint ventures, operation/maintenance/service contracts and facilities management.

Working with a wide range of international, national and regional matters for private and public sector clients on construction and infrastructure projects (across a variety of sectors), the work is typically focussed upon the retail, transport, waste, energy and renewables sectors. The clients range from owner developers, start-ups and SMEs to funding institutions and large multinationals, and this firm are proud to work with prestigious clients which include household names and listed companies. In order to meet their needs, you can expect to work collaboratively with colleagues across the Construction & Infrastructure department, as well as other teams such as Commercial Property, Corporate, Commercial and Planning, in order to ensure that each client receives an exemplary service.

This firm consider it essential to enable their Solicitors to gain experience and confidence in working directly with clients, which will enhance your development as a lawyer. Whilst you will be provided training on any specialist areas which are new to you, you will have gained some experience of construction related transactions and be enthusiastic to expand your skills and knowledge, within a supportive and experienced team. 

About You

An excellent communicator with proven technical and organisational skills and a cooperative team player, you will be accustomed to working under pressure to meet deadlines.  You will already have a firm grounding in transactional non-contentious practice within a construction and/or infrastructure environment. 

With an eye for detail, you are meticulous and thorough in your work and are already accustomed to assisting in larger and more complex transactions in your current role, as well as advising clients directly on more routine matters.  You will also have gained experience in most of the NEC, JCT and IChemE suite of contracts, as well as industry standard forms of professional appointments, and additionally, you may have gained some experience in matters involving third party funders.

The relationship with the clients is paramount.  You will be able to demonstrate your ability to build strong and lasting relationships with clients and show a genuine commitment to their business needs. Being self-motivated and ambitious, you will be keen to learn more about the construction and infrastructure sector and possess the drive to help us continue to grow and develop the business. 

In this dynamic market, clients will be looking to you to be up to date regarding the latest policy and legal developments affecting the sector and, as such, you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the sector and its wider implications for the clients.  In return, you will be supported in your professional development through regular training and they will help you to grow your professional networks and maximise business development opportunities through access to relevant events and conferences, enhancing your knowledge and credibility across the sector.

You will also enjoy a range of flexible benefits which, depending upon the level you join at, could include:

  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, (or more at Partner level), all bank holidays plus your birthday off and an extra day at Christmas. Your holiday entitlement increases with length of service.
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Free Legal Services to Staff: Including wills and conveyancing
  • Medicash: Health care cash plan for employees

Please get in touch if you would like more information about this role or send your CV via the form below in complete confidence and we will get back to you.

Legal Southwest will never, without exception, send out your CV without your prior knowledge or consent so please be assured that we treat every application with the utmost confidentiality.

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