Burness Paull is one of Scotland’s premier law firms with offices of equal size and strength across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally.
We are looking to recruit an Associate (4 - 6 years PQE) for the Construction & Projects Division in our Edinburgh office. The successful candidate will work as part of the 12 strong contentious construction team headed up by Fenella Mason.
Candidates should have general knowledge of law and practice within the field of construction and projects, reflecting their level of qualification.
The role will involve working as part of a team, supervising and delegating to junior lawyers as well as assisting and reporting to senior lawyers. You will also have the opportunity to take the lead in drafting and presenting adjudications. This means you require to have experience in drafting pleadings and presenting cases.
The work involves providing early stage advice to both public and private sector clients in connection with construction projects as they become contentious as well as representing clients through adjudications, arbitrations, litigations and mediations.
You must have a passion for contentious construction, be pragmatic and results focused, while working under pressure. We are looking for candidates with a positive attitude, willingness to learn, excellent written and oral communication skills, and who are determined to provide a first-class service.
Ability to work in a close-knit team and a strong work ethic is also essential.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading team in a successful, growing firm.
Burness Paull’s aim is to be the leading independent law firm in Scotland. Click here to find out more about who we are and what makes us different.
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At Burness Paull, respect and inclusion are fundamental to the way we operate. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a workplace where all our colleagues can reach their full potential. If you want to know more click here. We are able to make reasonable adjustments to our application and selection process to make sure you are able to do your best. It can be difficult to talk about a disability or long term health condition but our Recruitment team are here to support you – please get in touch to discuss what we can do for you.
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