3 months ago
JOB TITLE: Senior Solicitor / Associate (5+ years PQE), Litigation – Insurance & Risk (Contentious Construction team)
Based in Glasgow / Edinburgh REPORTING TO: David Arnott, Partner, Manus Quigg, Partner and Louise Shiels, Partner JOB PURPOSE: We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Solicitor or Associate to join our Construction & Engineering
The team provide a full service dispute resolution service to clients from across the construction industry and are
regularly involved in the most complex, high value construction disputes in Scotland.
In this role, you will work closely with the partners advising clients in both the public and private sectors including
developers, contractors, consultants, insurers and funders. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide
variety of work including contentious claims and insurance disputes across a range of formal dispute proceedings
including mediation, adjudication, litigation and arbitration.
The work is usually interesting, seldom straightforward and you will need to be able to understand the commercial
reasons behind the legal work you will be doing. You will work closely with existing clients and also be part of the
continuing efforts of the team to win new clients and business
In addition, our role offers clear career paths and significant opportunities for career advancement. CORE TASKS: • Legal analysis of the client’s position in light of the evidence prepared • Advising the client of the merits of their position and providing strategic advice on the most appropriate
and cost effective way to bring about a resolution. Reporting regularly to clients on progress and keeping
strategy under review • Appearing in Court and other formal hearings (mediation, adjudication and arbitration) to act as advocate
on behalf of the client • Negotiating settlements • Drafting pleadings • Compilation of evidence from client papers and witness statements to analyse factual position in a dispute • Supporting and developing the team’s marketing initiatives including drafting articles and presenting at
2 • Maintaining good financial management of cases • Assisting in the training of the team’s trainees • Be aware of Brodies’ information security policies, and protect information assets from unauthorised
access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference at all times PERSON SPECIFICATION: • Strong advocacy skills • Able to give client advice that is well presented and tailored to their needs • Maintains regular contact with the clients and shows understanding of the priorities for the client • Strong analytical and drafting skills and works in a logical manner • Experience in alternative forms of dispute resolution • Communicates in a confident, clear and relaxed way • Displays an interest and enthusiasm for contentious construction work Works to understand the
department’s key clients, the industry they operate in and the challenges they face • Can work efficiently and to tight deadlines • Works effectively with other team members, and able to work as part of a team on larger cases SKILLS: • Self-motivated and driven • Prepared, organised and able to prioritise • Applied knowledge • Commercial and profit focus • Conduct and communication skills Brodies is committed to equality, diversity & the creation of an inclusive work environment where no partner,
employee, potential employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment. We value the skills, experience
and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce offers us in terms of our ability to deliver top class
legal services to our clients.
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