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Contentious Construction Lawyer - Edinburgh

Construction - Private Practice
Ref: 499 Date Posted: Thursday 26 Jan 2023
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Excellent opportunity for a contentious construction lawyer (or litigator looking to move into construction) to join a leading global law firm that offers exceptional work and a top-tier salary and benefits package. This role can be based in Edinburgh and/or hybrid-working.

Role Profile:

  • You will work as part of a national contentious construction team operating across Scotland and England, advises on complex and high value onshore and offshore disputes in both domestic and international markets.
  • Experience in construction litigation is preferable, but not essential.
  • You will be part of a passionate, ambitious, friendly and supportive team that provides a full advisory and disputes resolution service to domestic and international clients, working on a variety of onshore and offshore contentious construction, infrastructure and energy matters for clients across a range of sectors. You will work on all types of dispute resolution work, including litigation, arbitration (international and domestic), adjudication and ADR.
  • You will pursue opportunities to build new client relationships (in cooperation with other departments and teams) and will maintain existing relationships and inspire and support the team to do likewise. If you have a particular area of interest in the industry which you wish to pursue, we will encourage and support you.
  • You will contribute to thought leadership and to raising the profile of the team and the firm externally, working as part of a committed and cohesive team.

Candidate Requirements:

  • You will have good experience of disputes, gained with a well-regarded team. Construction disputes experience is preferable but not essential.
  • You will ideally have circa 3- 9 years PQE.
  • You will be qualified in Scots law or dual qualified (the opportunity to become dual qualified under English law is also on offer).
  • Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development.
  • A committed team player with a willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team as a whole.

Hybrid- Working:

For the majority of the firm’s employees they have implemented a hybrid model whereby there is no minimum (or maximum) number of days they must work from an office location. Instead, you are provided with the freedom to decide with your team how efficiently and effectively you can deliver the best service to clients, work with colleagues and progress your own personal development, all the while balancing it with home life, whilst recognising the need to adjust plans where circumstances require. Each hybrid worker is given an allowance to create a workspace in their own home.

On Offer:

On offer is a highly competitive salary and benefits package including bonus, pension, medical and a range of flexible benefits.

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply, please contact:


David Thomson- Director

+44 (0) 131 450 7164

david@thomsonlrc.com