Legal Counsel - Construction

England, Dorset, Poole
£65000 - £75000 per annum
15 May 2024
12 Jun 2024
JN -052024-6424830
Stacey Graham
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Construction Counsel with to join the Legal Department of a well known business operating in the Theme Park world. This role is perfect for someone with a keen interest in working in-house with a background in construction law.

Client Details

Our client is a key player in the Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry, based in Poole and Surrey. With a workforce of several thousand employees, this company is committed to providing unforgettable experiences for its customers around the globe.


· To provide quality legal advice and support that is proportionate, timely, cost effective and practical and which advances the overriding aim of supporting the business objectives;

· To protect the business from unacceptable financial and reputational harm and to optimise successful project delivery through effective management of legal risk;

· To enable the business to make appropriate risk-based decisions;

· To advise upon and lead the legal considerations on UK construction related projects.

· To raise awareness of and champion the importance of good legal practice with key stakeholders and increase compliance with the businesses legal policies;

· To provide strategic and practical legal advice for construction contract negotiations, construction and procurement planning and developing the construction contract templates used by the business; and

· Work with the UK project team to deliver UK construction projects and assist with commercial and practical advice at the outset of projects to mitigate risk throughout their duration.


· A construction solicitor with at least 2 years' PQE, excellent academics and experience in non-contentious construction law (but some experience of contentious construction law would be an advantage);

· Relevant experience and expertise in the key activities outlined above;

· Ability to manage and take ownership of multiple complex matters and ensure that they are negotiated in accordance with the businesses risk profile and contract policy;

· Previous experience in a leading law firm or large corporate environment;

· Commercial awareness with ability to provide innovative, cost effective and practical commercial solutions to legal challenges;

· Experience of advising on, and working with both standard form and bespoke contracts;

· Ability to deal confidently and build strong relationships with business colleagues and partners around the globe;

· A flexible attitude with ability to work calmly under pressure, prioritise tasks and manage deadlines;

· Highly motivated, can-do positive attitude, analytical and professional;

· Excellent organisational skills with ability to plan, organise and manage tasks and projects through to timely completion;

Job Offer

  • A competitive salary ranging from £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
  • Bonus
  • Generous holiday leave
  • Private Medical
  • Pension Contributions up to 6% matched
  • An inclusive and supportive company culture
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Unique perks within the Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry