NQ Solicitor - Litigation / Insurance & Risk (Contentious Construction), Glasgow

Brodies LLP
20 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB TITLE NQ Solicitor - Litigation – Insurance & Risk (Contentious Construction team)

Based in Glasgow REPORTING TO Manus Quigg, Partner JOB PURPOSE We currently have an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified Solicitor to join our Construction &
Engineering Team.

The team provides a full service advisory and dispute resolution service to clients from across the
construction industry and is regularly involved in the most complex, high value construction disputes
in Scotland. It also advises on disputes in England and Wales and Ireland.

In this role, you will work closely with the partners advising clients in both the public and private
sectors including developers, contractors, consultants, insurers and funders. You will have the
opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of work including contentious claims and insurance
disputes across a range of formal dispute proceedings including mediation, adjudication, litigation
and arbitration.

The work is usually interesting, seldom straightforward and you will need to be able to understand
the commercial reasons behind the legal work you will be doing. You will work closely with existing
clients and also be part of the continuing efforts of the team to win new clients and business

In addition, our role offers clear career paths and significant opportunities for career advancement. CORE TASKS
• Assisting more senior members of staff in the following ways:
• Reviewing, analysing and providing opinions on all forms of construction contracts and
supporting documentation.
• Compilation of evidence from client papers and witness statements to analyse factual
position in a dispute
• Legal analysis of the client’s position in light of the evidence prepared
• Advising the client of the merits of their position and providing strategic advice on the most
appropriate and cost effective way to bring about a resolution. Reporting regularly to clients
on progress and keeping strategy under review
• Drafting pleadings
• Appearing in Court and other formal hearings (mediation, adjudication, expert
determination, and arbitration) to act as advocate on behalf of the client
• Negotiating settlements

Brodies Internal

• Supporting and developing the team’s marketing initiatives including drafting articles and
presenting at seminars.
• Maintaining good financial management of cases
• Assisting in the training of the team’s trainee PERSON SPECIFICATION
• Works effectively with other team members, and able to work as part of a team on larger
• Represents clients in Court of Session and Sheriff Court
• Involved in alternative forms of dispute resolution
• Works to understand the department’s key clients, the industry they operate in and the
challenges they face
• Can work efficiently and to tight deadlines
• Has strong drafting skills and works in a logical manner
• Provides client advice that is well presented and tailored to their needs
• Maintains regular contact with the clients and shows understanding of the priorities for the
• Communicates in a confident, clear and relaxed way
• Displays an interest and enthusiasm for contentious construction work SKILLS
• Self-motivated and driven
• Prepared, organised and able to prioritise
• Applied knowledge
• Commercial and profit focus
• Conduct and communication skills

Brodies is committed to equality, diversity & the creation of an inclusive work environment. We
value the skills, experience and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce offers us in
terms of our ability to deliver top class legal services to our clients.

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