Work as part of the Construction & Engineering team on a variety of matters, both in a supporting role and on own case load.
Support the wider Commercial Dispute Resolution team as required.
Proactively attract work according to the needs of the firm and be aware always of the need to identify and report business opportunities (not limited solely to your own area of legal work).
Raise the profile of the firm actively within the marketplace and conduct oneself in business and personal life in a manner which does not adversely affect the reputation of the firm.
Delivery of individual targets with minimal supervision.
Ensuring high levels of client satisfaction and building appropriate relationships with clients.
Adherence of agreed quality procedures and management systems.
Undertake and deliver work in a commercially effective manner.
Continually develop technical and non-technical skills to meet client and firm requirements and demonstrate continuous improvement in all areas of work.
This could include, for example, taking the lead in preparing monthly e-briefings and developing and delivering seminar and workshop content.
Some travel required for business development, meetings and training purposes.
Qualifications, skills, knowledge and personal attributes :
Relevant professional qualification or relevant industry experience.
Skills / Experience :
Strong legal skills, familiar with standard form contracts JCT, NEC, PPC.
Sound understanding of all stakeholders in construction and engineering projects.
Extensive experience of all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, adjudication, expert determination and mediation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of case management systems and Microsoft Office applications.
Personal attributes :
A strong team player with a motivational hands-on approach.
Uses initiative, plans and organises own time and workload to meet deadlines and prioritises work.
A measured, rational and commercially focused approach to problem solving.
Deals confidently and diplomatically with clients and other stakeholders.
Demonstrates integrity and congruence when dealing with people.
Reward and development :
Buckles has been awarded the Sunday Times Best Companies Two Star award and as such we pride ourselves on a positive work environment where independent thinking and new ideas are actively encouraged and where every member of the team genuinely can make a difference.
Candidates can expect a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We are committed to the personal and career development of all employees and this position offers excellent growth potential within a dynamic and growing organisation.
Further information on our firm and range of services is available at .
For further information on the role or to submit an application, contact jennie.oliver buckles-law.co.uk.
We are an equal opportunities employer and as a firm our values are :
Teamwork - We foster strong teamwork principles
Respect - We appreciate each other and the clients we work for
Excellence - We strive to deliver the best in all that we do
Trust - We believe in and rely on each other