Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

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Construction Lawyer 1 - 4year PQE (Reading or London based)

REPORTS TO: Head of Construction

Job Salary: Market rate

Team: 2 Partners, 2 Senior Solicitor, 2 Solicitors and 1 Paralegal 

CLARKSLEGAL LLP

Clarkslegal LLP is a leading commercial law firm with offices in Reading and London.

The continued success of the Construction team has created the opportunity for an additional solicitor to support and add to the firm’s expertise and resource, and to be based in our Reading office.

ROLE SUMMARY 

  • Providing accurate, relevant and specific legal advice and guidance to Clients
  • Seek a greater understanding of the client industries – increase commercial awareness
  • Representing clients, in both contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Promoting the services and reputation of the team and firm
  • Continually seeking growth opportunities
  • Taking responsibility for personal development
  • To proactively participate / contribute within the team & firm 

KEY ATTRIBUTES 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Have demonstrable practical experience of contentious and non-contentious construction law and a wish to continue to undertake this broad range of work
  • Be able to demonstrate strong technical capability
  • Be able to demonstrate strong understanding and working knowledge of adjudication and CPR processes and procedures
  • Be able to work successfully within a team, to include working from London or Reading offices as and when may be required
  • Be willing and able to build strong, trusting and long-term relationships with clients and introducers
  • Have a natural interest in and enthusiasm for business development
  • Have excellent time management and personal organizational skills and will not be fazed by having to work under pressure
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills

PERSONAL SKILLS 

  • Accurate (attention to detail)
  • Effective communicator
  • Team player
  • Organised
  • Punctual / Reliable / Flexible
  • Proactive / Initiator
  • Goal Orientated
  • Personable

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Must hold a valid Law Society Practicing Certificate
  • IT literate – adept in the use of Word/Outlook /TFB or similar
  • Consistently good academics – A/Bs in A’levels; 2:1 degree or above

If you believe you have the skills and qualifications we are looking for and are interested in joining our team, please send your CV to recruitment@clarkslegal.com quoting the job code ‘READ-LON/CON/1-4PQE/1/11-17' in the subject line.