• Flexible
  • Anywhere

The Team

The Real Estate Division is one of Addleshaw Goddard’s largest teams. Within the division sits our Construction & Engineering Team, this is a fundamental area of our business and therefore we are deeply committed to it. The group is one of the markets largest and most specialist construction law teams in the UK, boasting over 70 lawyers. Our Team in Manchester consists of 4 partners and over 20 other fee earners. The team’s specialist experience combined with their commerciality, great relationships and innovation are the reason that they remain ranked in Tier 1 in both Legal 500 and Chambers.

The team advise on every aspect of Construction Law across all sectors of the industry, both contentious and non-contentious. The team have an impressive domestic portfolio of work and clients and are also leading on some of the largest international constructions cases. The work of the group is hugely varied and includes buildings, civil and process plant engineering, energy, infrastructure and utilities – across both private and public sectors. The team also provide project support and advice to our wider Real Estate, Banking and Projects teams.

Culturally the team are supportive, motivated and down to earth and work closely together to find innovative solutions and provide the best service possible. Addleshaw Goddard provides a strong, collaborative and friendly culture where we expect the best of each other. Our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. We ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish, learn and grow. Within the team we have evidenced the progression, opportunities and investment in individual’s career paths and professional development.

We are committed to having a diverse team and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities. We have a number of inclusion initiatives and employee networks that provide space to discuss the differences that make us who we are and the ways in which we can celebrate this at AG.

It is important that we provide a positive experience to everyone who works here and our focus on financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits ensures that this experience goes beyond the nine-to-five. As an employee at AG you will benefit from a flexible and agile culture. We are committed to making agile working accessible to all, balancing our employee’s needs with the requirements of the team, the firm and its clients and living true to the values in our mindful business charter.

The Opportunity

If you’re a Construction lawyer looking for your next opportunity, we’d love to speak to you about the team here at AG. We’re happy to consider applications from lawyers at all levels (Associate, Managing Associate and Legal Director) and are also open to an informal, exploratory conversation if you have any questions about the firm, team or work.

Investment and growth in the team is something we are committed to. This is a high performing, cohesive and busy team where you can expect to work in a supportive environment where you will be able to work on a variety of construction matters. You can expect to get involved in a wide range of disputes including high value domestic litigation and adjudications, international arbitrations on some of the biggest projects in the world and disputes across our significant portfolio of PFI/PPP Projects on a number of sectors including health, schools, transport and energy.

The team will take a genuine interest and support you with your development therefore offering excellent career prospects.

Knowledge skills and experience

You will have:

  • Experience in contentious construction law
  • A knowledge of key areas of the law with the ability to provide clear, precise, practical advice
  • Ability to achieve continuous improvement and development 
  • A proven record of a high standard of client care for existing clients at the highest level.
  • The enthusiasm to market to clients.
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Proven team working abilities
  • Our Benefits

    As a firm, we aim to provide a positive experience to everyone who works here and our focus on financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits ensures that this experience goes beyond the nine-to-five. As part of this mission, some of the benefits employees of AG can expect are;

  • Life Assurance & Income Protection
  • Competitive employer matched pension contribution rate
  • Health and wellbeing subsidiary, up to £180 per year
  • One day per year to volunteer (as part of our CSR initiative)
  • Buy/Sell holidays (up to 5 days each year)
  • Mental health and wellbeing initiatives such as The Mindful Business Charter, Mental Health Champions and 1:1 sessions with an in-house professional
  • Talent referral bonus incentives
  • AG Excellence awards for the recognition of exceptional effort
  • Opt in private medical and private dental insurance
  • Opt in annual health screening
  • Voluntary critical illness cover
  • Annual discretionary bonus plan
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