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In House Legal Counsel - Construction Litigation

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Greater London
£60,000.00 - 82,000.00
In House
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In House Legal Counsel - Construction Litigation
Up to £82k car bonus
London - Canary Wharf

A large multi-national business is seeking a senior legal counsel to provide dispute resolution advice and legal support a growing arm of the business. You will work closely with all divisions of the business as well as business directors, senior management and external legal advisors.

The In House Legal Counsel - Construction Litigation Role

The main responsibility will be to deliver commercially sensible and practical (construction) litigation and dispute resolution advice across the business with an aim of balancing legal risk, driving innovation, reducing external legal spend where appropriate.

The Legal Counsel - Dispute Resolution will be managing and resolving disputes on wide ranging issues including, defects, delay and disruption, loss and expense and variations claims, payment disputes (including withholding and final account claims), adjudications under statute and ADR under contractual dispute resolution mechanisms. Excellent knowledge of the suite of construction contracts is imperative and a working knowledge of PFI contracts is desirable. The Legal Counsel - Dispute Resolution will be required to 'nail their colours to the mast' in the litigation advice they give in order to benefit the business and allow it to take cost effective and strategic decisions as early as possible.

- Requirement to provide training to the business on an ad hoc basis and in a more structured format as the business requires.
- Requirement to develop excellent working relationships with senior management teams across the business.
- Requirement to manage external legal counsel, optimising use of resources and negotiating cost effective fee arrangements.

The Lawyer

English qualified solicitor with minimum 6 years PQE in construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Excellent knowledge of the Construction Act and CDM Regulations is essential, experience with (disputes involving) PFI contracts highly recommended.

Strong commercial approach and proven technical ability to formulate advice succinctly and communicate it effectively orally or in writing. A robust personality is required to be able to provide independent advice together with the flexibility to deliver it in a fast-moving business environment with multiple commercial pressures and deadlines. A willingness to take 'ownership' of role and make a genuine contribution to the business.

The Benefits

Opportunity to work at a growing in house business in a great location. Salary up to £82k car bonus wider package.

If you're interested in this In House Legal Counsel - Construction Litigation role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
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