About the role and team

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm based in Birmingham and Manchester.  Making a positive difference in local communities is at the heart of what we do and our work in some of these areas is of national relevance.  We attract the highest calibre of people who are genuinely passionate about their work. 

We are currently seeking to recruit a qualified lawyer with a background in Construction law to join our large and well established Construction Department.  Like many of the positions with our firm, this is a unique opportunity to do fantastic quality work with inspirational clients.  The ideal candidate will have 2 - 5yrs PQE (or equivalent), and relevant experience to assist the team in delivering a broad range of advice relating to construction related matters across our sectors, including for housing, local government, social business and charity clients. It would also be an advantage (but not essential) for the successful candidate to have some public procurement experience.

A key focus of the role involves working with our property development teams who are involved in development work in the local government, social housing and care sectors. You will be supporting senior lawyers and supervising junior lawyers in drafting and reviewing construction contracts, collateral warranties and professional appointments and preparing advice notes and generally providing construction support to our property development colleagues. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in wider project work undertaken within the team.

About the candidate

The successful candidate will:

  • have strong technical and analytical skills;
  • have a clear drafting style, using plain English;
  • have knowledge of the main standard form building contracts and professional appointments;
  • have sound general legal knowledge; and
  • be able to work on their own initiative or within a team.

A good knowledge of the procurement rules will be an advantage and will be a requirement of the work but training can be provided where required.

About the firm
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.