Legal Counsel - Construction

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England, Dorset, Poole
20 May 2024
17 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 Merlin Entertainments Legal Department. This role is perfect for someone with a keen interest in working in-house with a background in construction law.

Client Details

Founded over 25 years ago, Merlin Entertainments have established themselves as a leading organisation in the Consumer Entertainment & Tourist Attraction industry in both the UK and Globally. Operating well known and loved brands such as Alton Towers, Lego Land, Thorpe Park, Sealife Centres, Madame Tussauds and many more


The role of the Legal Counsel - Construction will have the following responsibilities:

  • 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.


Suitable applicants for the role will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A qualified solicitor with experience in construction law
  • Experience in non-contentious Construction Law is highly desirable but contentious experience is also beneficial.

Job Offer

  • A competitive salary & benefits package as well as hybrid working.