Interim Construction Lawyer (No agencies)

Term: Temporary
Department: Construction & Projects
Location: Birmingham or Manchester
The Team

The Construction & Projects team consists of 5 partners, 16 fee earners and trainees and paralegals incorporating non-contentious and contentious practitioners. It sits within our Real Estate department, which consists of 20 partners, 32 fee-earners and trainees and paralegals and works closely with our Dispute Resolution department, which consists of 23 partners, 26 fee earners and trainees and paralegals.

The team works against the backdrop of the firm's sectors, with particular focuses on energy and natural resources, development and hotels and leisure both domestically and internationally. We act for developers, owners, end-users, government bodies, lenders, contractors and consultants.

Our team is valued for its commercial focus and in-depth market knowledge.


The ideal candidate will have a varied role in working on non-contentious matters including both construction and infrastructure work.

You will have good experience in drafting and negotiating all types of construction documentation, including construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, third party rights agreements, parent company guarantees, terms and conditions of business, bonds and escrow agreements.

It would be advantageous if you were experienced in, at least, JCT, NEC3 and, ideally, NEC4 forms of contract and have good industry knowledge.

The successful applicant will benefit from high-calibre work, whilst also enjoying a collegiate, supportive, and friendly working culture, as well as a high degree of direct client contact.

Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified solicitor with proven experience in construction law
  • Excellent academics and good quality training.
  • An enthusiasm for developing and maintaining client relationships is essential.
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.
  • Good communication skills and a proactive, can-do attitude.
  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.
  • A confident and professional manner and eagerness to embrace the social nature of our team.


Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technologyfinance & financial services, energy & natural resourceslife sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in AmsterdamBeijingBelfastBirminghamBolognaBrusselsDüsseldorfFrankfurtHamburgLondonLuxembourgManchesterMunichMilanParisRomeShanghaiTurinVenice and Silicon Valley.