We are recruiting for a Senior to Managing Associate to join our Projects, Infrastructure & Construction team (PIC) based in Bristol or Manchester but open to flexible working.

PIC has expertise across various sectors, including energy (solar, wind, nuclear etc.), utilities, civil and other heavy engineering, real estate development and infrastructure. We also benefit from a broad client base, which includes real estate developers, energy and utilities companies, contractors, large sub-contractors and various significant public sector organisations.

This opportunity is ideally suited to an experienced lawyer who has worked in one or more of the team’s key core areas of infrastructure, projects and construction.  The team undertakes contentious and non-contentious work and we are open to hearing from ambitious, creative lawyers who are interested in working with our diverse and impressive client base.  We have room for those looking to specialise and those who have already developed a specialism in our areas of work.

PIC has enjoyed significant growth and investment, making it an exciting and rewarding team to be a part of. The national Legal 500 team (with a presence in Bristol, Manchester, London and Glasgow) comprises approximately 30 people including support and lawyers across all levels of seniority.  Six of the team are partners.

The team maintains a strong and progressive team ethos across our national offices, which encourages collaboration, as well as respect for individuals and their ambition.   There is genuine opportunity for lawyers of mid to senior level to progress rapidly within the team and be part of its continued success.

Your Role

You will have the opportunity to lead client work on complex contracts with appropriate levels of partner support and a good level of enthusiastic junior and collegiate support from associates and senior associates, trainees and paralegals.  We will provide such development support as you require and allow you to develop knowledge in the areas in which you wish to specialise as you develop your career and hone your business skills.

As a Senior member of the team you will encouraged to build excellent relationships with corporate clients across our client base which includes central government departments, infrastructure investors and operators, global manufacturers, retailers, national and regional contractors and developers. You will also support on tenders and public sector contracts, as we work very closely with the government on a wider range of high-visibility projects.

In summary, as a Senior or Managing Associate in PIC you will

  • Work for high calibre clients on, and lead on matters;
  • Build relationships with new and existing clients;
  • Develop expertise within one or more of the sector’s that PIC operates in
  • Supervise Associates, Paralegals and Trainees, to support them in their development;
  • Contribute to team strategic planning and business development activities.

Your Skills and Experience

You will be/have:

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered or equivalent), with the ability to work autonomously with minimal  supervision.
  • 3 years or more working in one or more of our sectors and well versed in dealing with standard industry forms with expertise in contentious, non-contentious and/or projects related matters
  • A creative, forward thinker, with proven analytical, communication and organisational skills, you will be self-motivated with the ability to manage workloads and deadlines
  • A client focussed approach with the ability to nurture long standing relationships
  • Proven experience of supervising and/or managing junior team members
  • The drive and ambition to succeed as a key senior component of the team at TLT, with the commitment to developing the firm’s offering locally and nationally and sharing our people focused values

About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,400 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2022 we were named Law Firm of the Year at The British Legal Awards, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute.

Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance. 

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people. We’re happy to talk about how flexible working can work for you and this role. 

TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com

Legal careers
Bristol, Manchester
Market Rate, Competitive
Closing Date
Friday 31 May 2024
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