Solicitors or Legal Executives (1-6 PQE) - Construction

Discipline: Lawyer
Salary: £Competitive
Contact name: Jo Godwin

Contact email:
Job ref: 001382
Published: 7 months ago

We are looking for 1-6 year PQE Solicitors or Chartered Legal Executives to join our team. Opportunities exist for talented specialist construction lawyers with a contentious, non-contentious or mixed remit.  As a team, many of us work on both contentious and non-contentious matters and we are keen to encourage people to develop a wide skill set.  You should be familiar with JCT and NEC contracts from a purely construction and property development perspective, while any experience of PPP, PFI, FIDIC, ICHEME would be great.

Whilst Cardiff or Southampton based (we will also consider TV based), you will be part of our large construction team which who work across our offices.  We are keen to support a productive work/life balance and to enable you to develop a long-term professional profile in the regions.  We are currently working remotely with occasional office attendance when there is a business need.  We are looking forward to more frequent attendance when it is safe to do so and a long term future of flexible working, building on the positive aspects of our team's experiences during 2020 and 2021.

You will be able to rely on support from team members across the firm.  Our lawyer teams are also well supported by our Business Services Finance, HR, IT and Risk functions.

Skills / Experience Required

We are interested in candidates with high calibre construction experience acquired at a leading national, regional or City law firm.  Candidates with in-house legal experience at major contractor, consultant or public bodies will also be valued highly.

*       1-6 years PQE

*       You should be familiar with JCT and NEC

*       Confident and personable

*       Strong technical competence

*       Intellectual ability

*       Exceptional self-motivation

*       A team player

*       Good communication skills (verbal and written)

*       Commercial awareness

*       Well regarded where you are

*       An active networker

*       Committed to rigour around treating all clients fairly

*       Focused on attributing dedication, determination and loyalty to colleagues, clients and communities

*       Able to demonstrate continuous development and diversity in thinking

*       Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality

Blake Morgan is one of the UK's leading full service law firms, with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast region. We provide our clients with practical and straightforward legal advice whatever their regional, national and international requirements. Our clients are commercial businesses, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private individuals.

Our construction team of over 25 colleagues is based across the firm which gives us strength and depth and provides plenty of opportunities to work with clients across the construction sector.  We work closely with clients on all aspects of the construction process from procurement, through the construction works, dealing with risk and dispute issues as and when they arise.  As a firm we have the benefit of an in-house PM/QS team based in Cardiff, with whom we work closely, providing an all-round service to the construction industry.

Recent work highlights include; advising Transport for Wales on the procurement of the Core Valley Lines; extensive work for the NHS; advising on the PPP MIM 21st Century Schools; the Mary Rose Trust on the construction of its new museum. Our clients include contractors, suppliers and professionals in the construction industry as well as several national developers (including Berkeley Homes), education institutions (including a number of universities and many of the Oxford colleges) local authorities (including Cardiff, Portsmouth and Kingston City Councils) and funders (including Barclays, HSBC and Deutsche Bank).

Our business groups are:

Banking and Finance

Commercial and Charities

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Recoveries and Travel



Employment, Pensions, Benefits & Immigration

Private Client

Property Services


How to Apply

Please apply on our website through our Online Portal.

If you have any questions, please email Jo Godwin at or telephone on 01865 254288.

Your personal data will be processed in line with our applicant privacy policy which explains how we treat your data.

Please note that we are currently only accepting CVs from instructed agencies and direct applicants.

Our Culture and Environment

We pride ourselves on our Personality, which is weaved into everything we do for our staff, clients and communities alike. We have created an environment underpinned by our ACTS framework that places high value on being:

Astute (commercially)


Team playing


It's part of the way we like to do things. If you wish to work amongst colleagues with these behaviours, then you will find yourself amongst likeminded individuals at Blake Morgan.

We work as one team and believe in supporting our colleagues to strengthen the firm. We act honestly and openly in all that we do. We care for our communities and encourage all our people to actively participate in our sports, social and charitable activities. We foster a mature and smart flexible working environment which is family friendly. We also offer opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and to progress within the firm via our Blake Morgan Academy.

Blake Morgan strives to create and maintain a positive, non-discriminatory work environment. We will ensure that all applications for vacancies will be considered without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, colour, religion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or marital status. We strive to ensure that our shortlisting and interviewing panels are diverse. Further details about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion can be found here.


Some of the benefits of working at Blake Morgan include:

*       26 days' annual holiday and option to purchase 1 weeks' leave

*       Birthday holiday, should your birthday fall on a working day

*       Performance related bonus scheme

*       Private medical insurance including access to a health advice helpline

*       Auto-enrolment pension scheme (5% employer pension contribution when employee contributes 3%)

*       Life assurance scheme

*       Critical illness cover

*       Cash Plan - claim for flu jab, health screening, optical and dental plus a range of wellbeing and health services

*       Employee Assistance Programme

*       Professional subscriptions

*       Season ticket loan (Cardiff, London and Reading)

*       Cycle to work scheme

*       Discounts at leading retailers

*       Volunteering leave

*       Recruitment referral scheme

*       Gifts at key lifestyle and career milestones

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