Newly Qualified Construction Litigation Solicitor

Newly Qualified Construction Litigation Solicitor

Job Category: Newly Qualified Solicitor Solicitor
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cardiff Hybrid Swansea

About Acuity Law 

Acuity Law is a dynamic law firm with a modern organisational structure and an agile, fluid team-centric model. Not held back by tradition, we are always looking to improve our client service and grow our community of lawyers. 

We are a team of instinctively commercial lawyers, passionate about delivering the best legal service with our people and our clients at the heart of everything we do. 

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional legal services to our diverse client portfolio which includes multinational corporations, SMEs, and start-ups. Our firm is renowned for its collaborative and dynamic work environment, fostering growth and innovation.

Job Overview

We are seeking a dynamic and talented Newly Qualified Construction Litigation Solicitor to join our respected Construction Law team. This is a unique opportunity for a recently qualified solicitor to start their legal career at a leading firm, working on complex and high-stakes construction litigation cases. You will gain hands-on experience and develop your skills within a supportive and forward-thinking environment.

As a key member of the team, you will handle a wide range of high profile & complex types of construction litigation for claimants and defendants, with a client-centric, solution-focused approach. Identifying the unique and relevant commercial drivers, the commercial imperatives for resolution and then determining the correct and relevant actions.   

Key Accountabilities

To play a pivotal role in the Construction team, helping to drive market share and brand presence, managing a varied caseload of litigation matters.

  • Dispute Resolution – Assisting in handling a variety of contentious construction matters, including contract breaches, professional negligence claims and delays.
  • Litigation Support – Preparing for and assisting in court proceedings, arbitrations, and mediations, including drafting pleadings, witness statements and expert reports.
  • Client Interactions – Build and maintain strong client relationships, providing clear and practical advice tailored to their specific needs and objectives.
  • Legal Research – Conduct in-depth legal research to support case strategies and ensure the delivery of high-quality legal services.
  • Document Management – Manage case files, ensuring all documentation is accurate, up-to-date, and compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Collaboration – Work closely with senior Solicitors and other team members, to contribute to case preparation and strategy discussions.

Essential Skills 

  • A qualified Solicitor in England & Wales
  • Experience gained within a construction litigation team at a City/national firm.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commercially astute with sound judgement skills and knowledge of running due diligence and disclosure processes
  • A keen interest driving and participating in team business development initiatives
  • Proactive ‘Can do’ attitude with a flexible approach to working under pressure

Personal Qualities

  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Diligent, rigorous, and consultative approach to work
  • Supportive of team members
  • Transparent in approach
  • Ability to be discrete and confidential
  • Collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary:  Attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Professional Development:  Continuous learning opportunities, including in-house training programs and sponsorship for further qualifications.
  • Career Progression: Clear pathways for advancement within the firm, supported by mentoring from senior lawyers.
  • Work-Life Balance: Flexible working arrangements and a supportive environment promoting well-being.
  • Inclusive Culture: A diverse and inclusive workplace where individuality is celebrated and everyone feels valued.

Join Acuity Law and be part of a team where your skills and ambitions are nurtured and your success is our priority.

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