Contentious Construction Solicitor (4-8 PQE)

Job Title: Contentious Construction Solicitor (4-8 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
REF: 1357
Contact Name: George Molyneux Buckley
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This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Contentious Construction Solicitor to join a growing commercial practice in Manchester city centre. 

In this role, you’ll join a Legal 500 Construction team and have the chance to take on high calibre and interesting work. From the get-go you'll benefit from a positive, supportive and friendly working environment. 

The firm really invests in each of its employees and encourages them to reach their full potential. In fact, a number of lawyers originally joined as trainees and have progressed to partner, so this is a great opportunity if you are looking to learn, cultivate new skills and develop your career. 

Contentious Construction Solicitor - Manchester 

The company & role 

  • A leading purpose-driven law firm known for their supportive culture and high level of flexibility 

  • Working as part of a leading team alongside lawyers recommended in the Legal 500, you’ll be involved in a wide variety of contentious matters 

  • The firm are proud of their inclusive and supportive culture which emphasises the importance of physical and mental health and wellbeing 

  • They are a Disability Confident Committed Employer were named in 2020’s edition of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 

  • They nurture talent and promote the continuous improvement of their lawyers to enable everyone to reach their full potential 

  • Commutable from Manchester, Cheshire, Warrington, Lancashire and High Peak 

 Added extras and benefits 

  • Very competitive pay 

  • Generous holiday allowance plus the option to buy or sell days 

  • Flexible and home working (work where you want) 

  • Private healthcare 

  • Income protection 

  • Enhanced sickness, maternity/paternity and adoption pay 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Construction Solicitor or FCILEx with 4-8 years’ PQE 

  • Will have previous experience of handling contentious construction matters 

  • Will be an articulate and confident communicator 

  • Will be well organised and have an excellent work ethic 

  • Will be a strong team player with 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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