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Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
Location/s: London

Experience Level: InTerm: ediate

Term: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Practice Area / DepartmentProjects & Construction
Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.
Job Description

Our award-winning construction practice is, justifiably, one of the leaders in the construction legal field.

Our national offering is a 'life span' service for all construction/engineering related matters, from initial structuring, procurement advice, setting up contracts, appointments, joint ventures and development agreements with backup specialists in employment, energy, property and tax. We are integrated with our colleagues in real estate, housing and regeneration, tax and planning to ensure nothing is missed. The team combines legal excellence, commercial acumen and an impressive track record together with a deep understanding of the construction industry. A number of our team are ranked as experts and leading practitioners in their field by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

The Team

You'll form part of a strong team of 40 fee earners and will be supported in keeping ahead of the latest industry trends and developments to best deliver for our clients

Our construction team is one of the largest construction teams in the country. We advise on some of the largest private development, regeneration and mixed use schemes in the country with all the complexities that that brings and have a broad range of clients. We act for private and public sector developers, institutional investors, in the education sector, for institutional investors and contractors. Unlike most construction practices we self generate the majority of our work as well as supporting our real estate, banking and corporate practices.

Principal responsibilities

Advising clients including local and central government departments, developers, employers, contractors, housing associations, subcontractors and consultants operating in the commercial / private and public sectors.

Advising on construction and procurement strategies risk management, tendering, contract formation, and all aspects of development through design and construction.

Building and maintaining effective client relationships.

Active participation in marketing initiatives.

Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures.

Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions.

Person specification

The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Associate grade. In particular for this role we require:

Excellent technical skills,

Strong client focus,

Drive and enthusiasm,

Commercial awareness,


Experience and qualifications required

Excellent academic record.

Qualified solicitor with likely at least 3 years post qualification experience.

The willingness to learn and develop an understanding of the construction sector.

Additional Information
As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

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