Construction Lawyer, Managing Associate

Job Description

The Firm

IRC Client not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. A natural choice for FTSE100 clients and their equivalents in other markets and for the best talent, our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. We put ourselves in our clients' shoes, as part of a team of effective business people as well as efficient lawyers.

The Group

The Real Estate Division is one of IRC Client is one of the largest, comprising a team in excess of 250. Within Construction nationally, there are 16 partners and 65 other fee earners.

The work of the group is hugely varied and includes Real Estate, Banking and PFI/Projects support in addition to a significant amount generated from within the construction group itself. Projects and advice cover the whole range of construction, engineering and procurement issues across both public and private sectors.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Construction Managing Associate to join the team to work on a variety of construction matters. This will focus predominantly on non-contentious matters but it would be beneficial if the candidate also had contentious experience.

You will handle your own matters (with supervision) and assist the Partners and Legal Directors on more complex matters. We have a strong reputation for providing the team with early levels of responsibility within a supportive, stretching environment. This is a high performing, cohesive and busy team with excellent prospects for career development and a fantastic array of clients.

Knowledge, skills And Experience Required

A minimum of four years' experience predominantly in transactional non-contentious construction law, which includes building work, preferably with some process plant, energy, utility and/or infrastructure experience

The ability to actively support complex transactions, liaising and coordinating with fee earners from other relevant disciplines as needed.

The ability to contribute to the general upkeep of the group (whether that be to training, precedents, or know-how generally).

A proven record of a high standard of client care for existing clients at the highest level.

The enthusiasm to market to clients




The successful candidate will have:

Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent.

Non-contentious construction experience gained within a quality environment likely but not exclusively to be within a large or mid-tier firm

Excellent drafting skills

Strong commercial awareness

Excellent organisation skills

Proven team working abilities

IRC Client is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of a person's gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to having a diverse team and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities, particularly those from underrepresented demographics. We want our recruitment practices to be as inclusive as possible, so please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process to help you perform to your best.