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Job Title Construction Partner Closing Date 31-Dec-2022 Position Full Time - Permanent Business Entity Gateley Legal Department Construction Location Birmingham – United Kingdom Job Type Experienced Hire Description Are you a legal director, junior partner or an established partner looking for a better opportunity to grow your construction practice? We are seeking a partner to join our thriving Construction Unit. The Role A rare, and very exciting, opportunity has arisen for a partner to join our Legal 500 recognised national Construction team, based at our Birmingham office. The Team Our nationally recognised construction & engineering team advises on all types of construction & engineering projects for contractors, developers and housebuilders and are involved with international construction projects. Our clients include many of the major developers, national housebuilders, contractors, subcontractors, professional consultants as well as employers not directly involved in construction. We also act for a wide range of other clients including, local authorities, universities, football clubs and automotive clients to deliver on a wide range of construction projects. We also have experience of advising on project involving process engineering and renewables. Our team comprises of a number of individuals who specialise in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. We are proud that our partners are noted in the Legal 500 UK for their broad expertise within construction. The Person You will be joining a well-established and thriving Birmingham - based construction team that has a strong existing book of clients. You will be a construction law specialist in either contentious, non - contentious or a mixture of both. You will have the ambition, hunger, and passion to grow and develop your own client base. These attributes coupled with evidence of a portable following would be highly advantageous. The Benefits With support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around our great development and progression opportunities will reward your commitment and loyalty. We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual performance with an opportunity to receive bonuses and have eligibility for joining our PLC share schemes. In addition, we have a wide range of learning and development opportunities via our Learn platform to develop new skills and progress your career. Our My Flex comprehensive rewards package includes options covering annual leave (and the benefit of purchasing extra days), cycle to work, critical illness benefit, employee assistance programme, group personal pension, health care, season ticket loan and many more benefits. Finally, with Perks At Work/Home you can select a host of retail benefits that suit your needs alongside a Community Online Academy, free courses for all from fitness to coding to languages to hip hop dance. We are Gateley We are forward thinking and straight talking, our approach is to find solutions to the problems that our clients face. Gateley is a legal and professional services group, we are a group of formidable experts in all areas of law and business. Passionate problem solvers, we get our kicks from finding the right answers and getting our legal and business clients where they need to be. We support more than 5,700 active clients, ranging from FTSE 100 companies to private individuals, in the UK and beyond. Being part of Gateley is not just about the expertise that you bring; it's about attitude too. The 'Gateley Story' is the story of our people and our culture. It is what has got us to where we are today as a successful business and it's the driving force behind the Gateley Team Spirit and the values that have shaped it. We have a set of shared internal values that capture what the Gateley Team Spirit is and this includes five elements that bind us all together as one Gateley: Ambitious for Success, Forward Thinking, Room to Breathe, Trusted to Do and Working Together. Every year across the group, we recognise members of our team that have gone and above and beyond and have lived these shared values. They are recognised at our annual Gateley Team Spirit awards. Diversity, inclusion and Well Being. Diversity, inclusion and well-being is an important part of Gateley's culture and values. We recruit talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, providing equal opportunities for all to join our team regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, disability, and culture. We create an exciting and rewarding place to work that aims to fulfil everyone's potential and together to achieve personal and business goals. We offer flexible working patterns to help our staff achieve a good work/ life balance and we encourage candidates seeking flexibility in their next role to apply for any of our vacancies. We are proud to have been recognised by The Law Society as gold standard for our Diversity and Inclusion Charter and to be Stonewall Diversity Champions. The successful candidate will have their own workload, be able to work with minimal supervision, manage their own time and work well under pressure. Additional Information If you are successful in receiving an offer of a role with our company a variety of pre-employment screening checks will be completed. Our screening checks can include but are not limited to your eligibility to work, professional and academic qualifications, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers. The screening that takes place will be relevant to your role and will vary from role to role.
Law partners have partial ownership of the law firm they are associated with. The equity partners are entitled to profit units in addition to getting the decided salary while the non-equity ones manage the firm and have voting rights to take a decision for the company. Senior lawyers with significant experience and expertise are usually promoted as partners.
To become an equity or non-equity partner at a law firm, you need to have at least six years of experience working for it. A law degree is a must and you get to prove your expertise and worth overtime to get partner opportunities. Legal sagacity and exceptional knowledge of a firm’s specialism are also required for the position.
The average per annum partner salary uk varies depending on the factors like the law firm and profit share percentage. The partners are offered not only profit sharing and competitive salary but also other benefits like pension plans, money for continuing and improving the law education, bar association membership fees and more.
According to the statistics, roughly 30 percent of the associates make partners. Most of the associates hired by small law firms eventually become partners but the factors that really count are the legal insight, extensive work experience and management ability. If you long to become a partner, you have to prove that you are worth the position.
The job requires a responsible and professional attitude. The partners need to have the ability to work independently, take calculated decisions and cope with the challenges. They ought to be good at organising tasks for getting things done in an efficient manner. Simply Law Jobs has the latest advertised lawyer and other vacancies by the top UK employers!
Law firm partners need to be familiar with the critical areas of performance to facilitate the day-to-day administrative operations. They have to develop the office initiatives and ensure that the firm complies with the state, local and federal regulations. They supervise the different cases and make certain that all the assignments are handled efficiently. The law firm partners can be asked to handle issues pertaining to the HR department. They are in charge of the budgets and vendor relations. Client relationship management is also in the partner job description. The partners manage the payrolls and hire the clerks along with determining and devising operational strategies of the firm.
The responsibilities of partners include managing and maintaining the operations of the firm. They have to establish operational and financial strategies to ensure effective management and financial performance. They need to contribute towards keeping the firm stable by preventing and resolving any conflicting situations. Developing cost-benefit analysis and thinking of ways to generate more revenue for the company is also the responsibility of partners. They have to maintain professional, legal, and ethical standards for the organisation. They work on creating human resource strategies keeping into account the structure of the firm. They develop organisational strategies for the smooth functioning of the operations within the firm.
Management, leadership, and administrative skills are required for the role to overlook the operations, lead the team and provide customers the highest standard of care and services. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written are essential for the job along with interpersonal and organisational skills. The role involves a lot of decision-making, so having the ability to think critically to decide on a matter is a must-have. Integrity and the ability to work independently will prove helpful in running the operations and managing the team and tasks proficiently. Apply to your desired legal partner job in the UK’s law industry with just a few clicks through Simply Law jobs!