Contentious Construction Associate

JMC Legal.
England, Bristol
£55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
29 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Carl Pace
Job Title
Practice Area
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

As a Top 50 firm offering the leading service within Professional Negligence, they act for the UK's largest insurers and services from all disciplines within Contentious Construction.

Join a team that offers the best work, a progressive working environment and committed career progression within an international-prevalent firm.

As an ambitious Construction Associate, you can expect to perform at the sector's peak.

The Firm

This international firm has excelled through the ranks and sits firmly at Top 50 in revenue, with a global presence and offices across 5 continents. The firm achieved a record-breaking increase in turnover in the past 3 years due to the success of its entrepreneurial approach and transforming leadership - the sky is the limit when it comes to opportunity and progression.

The firm offers a war chest for investment and has excelled through lateral Partner recruitment from top firms, laying down the infrastructure with an abundance of quality work - demonstrated by a client base with an international scope working with some of the largest companies across the globe.

The firm has significant international expertise in real estate, insurance and health, telecoms, infrastructure, engineering and consumer goods sectors - with over 30 rankings at band 1. You will be given the opportunity to work alongside like-minded, driven individuals in a collaborative, supportive culture. The firm strongly believes flexibility is a crucial component in sustainable work-life balance, and this is demonstrated through the autonomous and flexible working approach and realistic yearly billable target.

The Role

3+ Construction Solicitor to join Tier 1 & Chambers-ranked international Top 50 Bristol firm as an Associate

Leading the market with the most established Professional Negligence team in Bristol, and following ongoing investment, a talented Solicitor is required for the nine Partner team.

The construction arm of the Professional Negligence team acts for the majority of leading professional indemnity insurers across the London and Companies Markets, advising architects, engineers, surveyors, D&B contractors and property managers in defending professional negligence claims.

Claims often involve complex contractual, technical and factual issues with large sums at stake. The team is particularly experienced in alternative dispute resolution and tend to conduct mediations and adjudications without the assistance of Counsel.

In addition to advising insurers and construction professionals about the defence of claims, you will provide coverage advice to insurers and monitor matters principally for design and build contractor insureds. Claims value varies and often exceeds seven figures.


  • 3+ years PQE within contentious construction disputes
  • Commercially minded, and willing to engage in business development
  • Keen to develop expertise and position within the team

For a driven Construction Solicitor, this opportunity serves as an avenue to work on some of the best work in the sector, within an international firm with an unmatched remit. You can expect rapid progression to senior level, a positive working environment and being present amongst experts.

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