Our non-contentious construction group currently comprises a partner (Angus Dawson), a senior consultant (Ann Minogue), a senior counsel, six assistants and a professional support lawyer.
The non-contentious construction group sits within the broader real estate group which consists of a further nine partners, a senior counsel and 35 assistants.
We act for some of the UK’s leading developers, as well as for investors, funders, occupiers and consultants. The candidate would be expected to cover all areas of the group’s practice.
The right candidate will be committed to providing high quality administrative and, where appropriate, technical legal support in a practical context at all levels, from trainees to partners.
The nature of the practice:
We act for a broad range of clients, acting for developers, arts organisation, occupiers, funding institutions and banks.
Our practice covers a broad range of commercial projects (offices, hotels, residential blocks and retail).
Recent deals we have advised on are:
- Redevelopment of BBC TV Centre (Stanhope).
- Development of new Amazon office headquarters by Brookfield.
- Various direct developments and forward fundings for L&G’s market leading Build to Rent Fund.
- The redevelopment of 20 Grosvenor Square with 34 ultra-high end residential units.
- EcoWorld on the development of £400m of private rental sector accommodation.
The nature of the role:
Key duties will include:
- Production of documentation relating to the appointment of consultants (architects, engineers, project managers, cost consultants) and building contractors and related third party rights/collateral warranties on high value commercial and residential projects.
- Negotiation of appointments for consultants.
- Due diligence on construction aspects of broader real estate transactions.
- Support on real estate finance transactions.
About the candidate:
The right candidate will be self-motivated, interested in, and committed to providing high quality and accurate work and be a team player. They will be ambitious, with a genuine commitment to develop their professional and legal skills.
Ideally the candidate will have:
- A minimum 2:1 law degree or postgraduate diploma in law, obtained from a well-respected institution;
- Completed the Legal Practice Course at a well-respected institution;
- Excellent written and oral communication, drafting and research skills;
- An organised, meticulous and methodical approach to work;
- The ability to be self-motivated, disciplined, pro-active stance, to work flexibly and independently following appropriate instruction or in a team; and to take responsibility for the work product delivered;
- Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels;
- Familiarity with standard WP (Word 2010, MS Office), database and research software and typical office IT systems generally.
For the right candidate, this could either provide an opportunity for a long-term paralegal role or potentially a stepping stone towards a training contract.
Please note that the job description is not exhaustive and may vary in line with changes in the team’s objectives and firm’s policy.