Contentious Construction Solicitors

We are growing and looking to build our successful, highly reputable Construction and Commercial Contract team and welcome applications from contentious construction solicitors who have up to date knowledge of and experience in construction law and practice and detailed knowledge and understanding of the Construction Act.  We can consider newly qualified candidates and applicants will ideally have up to 3 years PQE.

This is a great opportunity to join a well-regarded national law firm that is at the forefront of significant public law, national and local government projects.

You will experience a friendly and collegiate team atmosphere where agile working across core teams is encouraged and work life balance respected. As well as a raft of benefits, we offer hybrid working and our modern offices are based in the heart of Clerkenwell.

The Team

Our team has extensive experience in all manner of construction disputes, from complex claims running into the hundreds of millions of pounds to straightforward enforcement proceedings on adjudication decisions. Our solicitors are highly experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, litigation, expert determination and arbitration. We have a particular expertise in adjudication.

Our team is extremely familiar with and regularly advises on all standard form construction contracts, including JCT, NEC, PPC, FIDIC, ICE and GC/Works. We are highly experienced in all forms of the JCT and NEC family, with a particular focus on JCT DB and NEC Options A and C.

The breadth of our client base and the variety of projects that we advise on means that we are at the cutting edge of market practice, with a detailed and practical understanding of how standard form contracts and ancillary documents are used and amended to achieve diverse and varying outcomes.

Why join us?

We are a purpose driven organisation with an active social committee, Corporate Social responsibility committee, Equality and Diversity forum and Wellbeing Leadership Group. We have recently become a signatory to the Mindful Business Charter.

It is central to our values that our teams reflect the diverse community around us and that everyone at Sharpe Pritchard can be themselves and bring their authentic selves to work. Achieving true equality, diversity and inclusion is a core aim and we very much welcome applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion or belief, age or disability. We make reasonable adjustments within the recruitment process and upon joining the firm to support applicants of all abilities.

What you will be getting in return

You will work alongside a supportive, friendly and collaborative team, offering flexible hybrid working from the start. We have an HQ in London but welcome candidates from across the UK who have the ability to pop into HQ, ideally 1 or 2 days a week.

A generous bonus scheme is on offer alongside a competitive salary. You will gain professional development with a structured path to advancing your career. We provide a generous benefits package that includes but is not limited to;

  • Generous annual leave, starting at 28 days leave per annum
  • Private Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Smart health (including virtual GP service)
  • Health and wellbeing app
  • Individual learning and development and Business development budgets
  • Flexi time policy (core working hours of 10.00 – 16.00)
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working (for example, part time and home working)

Apply here

Get in touch if you are looking to do high quality legal work across the country with a friendly and supportive team by applying here.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age or disability.

We make reasonable adjustments within the recruitment process and upon joining the firm to support applicants of all abilities.