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about 1 month ago
VG Charles & Co
Salary: Negotiable
Company benefits: Healthcare, Pension scheme
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9
Contact: Helen Abrahams
Sector: Real Estate
Category: Solicitor Jobs


We are exclusively retained by Emms Gilmore Liberson to hire a Construction solicitor to join its directory recognised Property division.


Emms Gilmore Liberson is a corporate law firm based in the heart of Birmingham.  Founded in 2011 the firm offers a range of legal services to both commercial and private clients.  With an enviable reputation, the firm services heavyweight clients in all divisions.


The firm is currently undergoing plans to expand due to market demand and, because of this, its highly respected Real Estate team is looking introduce a specialist Construction lawyer to build and develop this specific area, with a view to growing a department to compliment the established Real Estate team.


Currently the Real Estate team consists of eleven solicitors all of whom work on high quality matters including:

·           Development and investment

·           healthcare

·           energy

·           housing (including affordable housing)

·           retail


The role of Construction Lawyer will be to build and develop a construction offering to provide to clients of the property and litigation teams.  The role will be responsible for optimising existing client relationships and to introduce new work flows to the firm via new business generated / brought over by the recent hire. 


The candidate – the Construction lawyer.


This is ultimately a start-up role. Therefore our client seeks a solicitor offering no less than 5 years PQE.

Excellent opportunities await the right candidate where they will be able to develop their own networks and business.  There will also be an opportunity to build a case for partnership, if desired by the candidate.

Due to the nature of this hire – the development of a new division of the Property team – a following will be essential.


The recruiting Partners are open minded about the level of candidate they will offer this position to.  This role would be ideally suited to an ambitious Construction lawyer looking to move to away from a firm where they have reached a glass ceiling, so that they can advance in an unhindered fashion and develop their own team.  This position offers a blank canvas.  Our client would also consider a senior lawyer nearing retirement who would welcome a final project to build a team to service their following and develop a broader client portfolio.


The candidate – Construction Lawyer:

·           UK qualified Lawyer in non-contentious Construction. An understanding of contentious construction would be beneficial but not essential;

·           a strong academic background; national firm training;

·           excellent inter-team communication skills. The ability to cross-sell and develop business for the firm as a whole;

·           commercially astute; common sense; and the ability to problem solve;

·           a clear communicator who can decipher information quickly and work to tight deadlines;

·           organisation of, as well as attendance at relevant marketing events to promote the firm – both during and outside of core hours;

·           it goes without saying that the hire will have a thorough working knowledge of all relevant national standard forms (including JCT, NEC and ICE).

·           preparing and advising on all associated documentation including:

    • collateral warranties,
    • duty of care agreements,
    • performance bonds and guarantees.


This is a fantastic role, joining one of Birmingham’s strongest Property teams.

Emms Gilmore Liberson is a forward focused and respected law firm which has built a very strong name for itself within the legal market in Birmingham and beyond. 

This role will provide a strong career platform, where progression will be readily available for those with ambition and drive. 


The firm will provide a competitive salary, along with bonus scheme, pension, private health care, private medical insurance, death in service, 25 days’ holiday, phone and laptop.


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