Contentious Construction Associate

Job Title: Contentious Construction Associate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 (DOE)
REF: 1669
Contact Name: George Molyneux Buckley
Contact Email:

A top 50 international law firm is looking for a Contentious Construction Solicitor to join their national team as an Associate. 

In this role, you will work as part of a highly reputable and growing department and handle major and multi-party construction disputes on behalf of a mix of public and private sector clients.  

The firm have an inclusive culture and a supportive working environment and offer a competitive salary, a high level of flexibility and a fantastic package of tailored benefits. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious construction lawyer looking for a fresh challenge.  


Contentious Construction Associate Solicitor - Birmingham

The company & role 

  • An award-winning commercial practice with offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East 

  • You will join a Legal 500 recognised team and handle a broad range of contentious matters 

  • You will also be proactively involved in marketing the department and building and maintaining client relationships 

  • The firm have a structured career development framework so there will be plenty of opportunities to progress 

  • They are committed to championing diversity and inclusion and have one of the smallest gender pay gaps in the UK’s top 50 law firms 

  • Commutable from Birmingham, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Stourbridge and Coventry 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Competitive salary 

  • Pension  

  • Life assurance  

  • Generous holiday allowance and the option to buy and sell days 

  • Childcare vouchers 

  • Cycle2work scheme 

  • Flexible working (3 days at home) 


The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Construction Solicitor with 3-5 years’ PQE and post-qualification experience in handling contentious construction work representing corporate clients 

  • Will have a strong client focus and a commitment to providing a high level of service 

  • Will have an excellent academic record 

  • Will be an articulate and confident communicator 

  • Will be well organised and have a keen eye for detail 

How to apply for this Contentious Construction Solicitor role 

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.    

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact George on 03300 245 606 or email   

George is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of construction and commercial insurance lawyers. He recruits for roles at all levels, from commercial insurance paralegals to partners, and works with leading commercial insurance teams across Manchester and the North West. If you’re looking to make a move, George can help you take your next step. 

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