Legal Counsel - Construction

7 days left

England, Surrey, Thorpe
30 May 2024
27 Jun 2024
JN -052024-6426060
Tom Hart
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

This role for a Legal Counsel - Construction entails providing comprehensive legal support and strategic advice to the construction projects within the consumer sector. The successful candidate will be located in Surrey and will be an integral part of the legal team, ensuring the smooth execution of various construction projects.

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.