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Managing Associate/Legal Director

Job Introduction

Further to recent strategic appointments in our Manchester office, we are looking to recruit an experienced contentious Construction lawyer to join our growing Manchester Projects, Infrastructure and Construction (PIC) team.

The team in Manchester forms part of the national PIC team, which comprises seven partners across four offices supported by a number of fee earners at various levels. Nationally, the PIC group has expertise across a range of sectors including Energy, Real Estate and Public Sector and undertakes both contentious, non-contentious Construction and projects related work. PIC sits within the firm’s Commercial Services Group and acts for private and public sector clients across the UK and further afield. 

The head of the Manchester PIC team is an experienced partner who specialises in contentious Construction and Engineering matters. He is widely regarded as a leading Construction and Engineering lawyer with extensive experience in all forms of dispute avoidance/management and resolution including mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. He is independently recognised as a leading expert in the field of Construction by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK guides to the legal profession. Since the appointment of this partner there has been continued recruitment into the Manchester Construction and PIC team, including an experienced partner specialising in non-contentious Construction and projects work.

The work of the Manchester PIC team relates predominantly to contentious and non-contentious Construction and Engineering matters and public sector projects. The team has particular experience and expertise across various sectors (e.g. energy (wind, solar, nuclear etc.), utilities, waste management, heavy engineering, real estate development and infrastructure) and has a broad client base, which includes real estate developers, energy and utilities companies, contractors, large sub-contractors and various significant public sector organisations.

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will manage your own caseloads ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice.




Role Responsibility

Due to rapid expansion over the last year and an increasing caseload, the Manchester PIC team needs more resource at senior level, and as a result the firm has an opportunity for an experienced and motivated contentious Construction lawyer with 7 years + PQE to join our dynamic Manchester PIC team.

As part of the contentious Construction offering in our Manchester office, you will contribute to the firm's knowledge and expertise in the Construction sector, and have the opportunity to:

  • Work for high calibre clients on complex contractual issues, and to ‘lead’ on such matters where appropriate;
  • Build relationships with new clients and existing clients of the firm;
  • Develop your skills, knowledge and construction law expertise;
  • Contribute to team strategic planning and business development activities; and
  • Play a real part in the further development of the Manchester PIC team.

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service.

Our ambitious team is looking for a likeminded candidate, who is excited by the prospect of joining a growing Construction team and who wants to assist the firm in achieving its long term business aspirations.

We want you to help to build a significant Manchester PIC team within which you will have key role and where you can develop your career.

You will be a driven and hardworking team player, with the following skills/experience and attributes:

  • [7]+ years contentious Construction experience
  • Strong academic background with experience from a national or recognised firm
  • Experience and knowledge of complex Construction Law matters involving issues such as delay and disruption, defects, payment etc.
  • Solid experience of adjudication, litigation and ADR
  • Ability to provide strategic advice to clients looking to avoid and/or manage disputes
  • Ability to ‘lead’ and manage own caseload, whilst working as part of a team
  • Experience of supervising and collaborating with more junior colleagues on large scale cases
  • Highly motivated and innovative, with a positive attitude
  • Able to work with others and take direction
  • Able to communicate easily with clients, prospective clients and colleagues at all levels of the firm
  • Commercially aware and focused on client service/business development
  • Committed to developing the firm’s Construction offering locally and nationally.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review.  As a fee earner if you exceed your targets you will receive a generous annual bonus. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed.

TLT has been awarded the ‘Best Law Firm for Partner Approachability 2021’ from the recent Legal Cheek Awards.

So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.



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