Construction Solicitor

Construction Solicitor
Working with colleagues, clients and professionals across East Anglia

The Construction Solicitor role

The successful candidate will be 1- 3 years qualified, who has already begun to specialise in Construction litigation. 

The candidate will be working alongside an experienced and highly successful team and joining a forward thinking firm in a period of exciting growth and expansion.  The team work on both non-contentious and contentious aspects of construction advice.

Recent examples of work the team has acted on:

  • Multiple successful Adjudications covering, amongst other things, interim and final account payment disputes, including a claim for loss of profit against a national housebuilder following its repudiatory breach of contract.
  • Successful enforcement of Adjudicator’s decisions in the TCC, including those challenged on novel jurisdictional arguments.
  • Construction contract reviews, negotiation and pre-construction advice to a global food retailer.
  • Successful litigation on behalf of a homeowner in relation to defective works relating to a swimming pool and underground car garage at his countryside home.
  • On behalf of a ceiling and partitions sub-contractor, negotiated a mediated settlement with the Hong Kong-based owners, of a high value dispute relating to the fit out of a London hotel.

Partnering with the Scaffolding Association to offer its members access to expert legal advice. Numerous instructions received across contentious and non-contentious matters since January 2021.

What experience do I need?

Ideally you will have knowledge and experience within construction work and you will be able to demonstrate a keen interest in this area.

What skills and attributes should I have?

  • Strong Communication skills
  • Pro-active thinker
  • Great marketing and networking skills
  • Self-motivated

What are we offering?

A competitive salary, as well as a modern and agile working environment at the firm’s brand new regional head office, the A12 Commercial Hub, at Marks Tey, Colchester. The A12 commercial Hub offers colleagues free parking, agile working space, and easy access by road (being based on J25 of the A12) or train (500m from Marks Tey train station). You will be based alongside Holmes & Hills’ other Construction specialists and wider Litigation Department who are also based at the A12 Commercial Hub.

About the company

Holmes & Hills Solicitors is a large and growing regional law firm with its heart in East Anglia. From six offices across Essex and Suffolk - including the brand new 14,000 sq ft A12 Commercial Hub at J25 of the A12 - our 140 legal industry professionals work in partnership with clients to provide truly proactive legal services through personal relationships.

Acting as a trusted advisor to individuals, businesses and local authorities, the solicitors and support staff at Holmes & Hills take the time to understand clients’ objectives before delivering practical advice through a personal and accessible approach.

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We apologise, but due to the volume of applications we are currently receiving, we may not always be able to respond to unsuccessful applicants.

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