We are recruiting for an Associate to join our Projects, Infrastructure & Construction team (PIC) in Bristol. This opportunity is ideally suited to an NQ-2PQE Construction Solicitor, who is keen to be involved in a broad range of team matters, encompassing both contentious and non-contentious work.

Our PIC team has expertise across various sectors, including future energy, nuclear, utilities, waste management, 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.

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 an opportunity for ambitious junior lawyers to learn and progress rapidly within the team and be part of its continued success.

Your Role

As an Association in PIC, you will gain experience in construction and infrastructure projects contract preparation, negotiation, problem solving and dispute management and resolution.

You will contribute to the firm's knowledge and expertise in the Construction sector, and you will be afforded the opportunity to:

  • Develop your skills, knowledge and construction law expertise, in relation to NEC, FIDIC, ICC and other industry forms;
  • Work for high calibre clients on complex procurement projects;
  • Represent clients in adjudication and Technology and Construction Court proceedings;
  • Build relationships with new clients and existing clients of the firm;
  • Develop your skills, knowledge and construction law expertise;
  • Contribute to team strategic planning and business development activities; and
  • Play a real part in the further development of the PIC team.

Your Skills and Experience

You will be/have:

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered) NQ-2 PQE, with experience in Construction law. This experience will have been gained as either as a seat on your training contract, as qualifying experience as part of your SQE, or as post-qualification experience.
  • Experience of JCT and NEC is essential, and experience of FIDIC, MF/1 and other industry forms is desirable
  • A forward thinker, with excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills, you will be self-motivated with the ability to manage workloads and deadlines
  • Commercially aware with enthusiasm for business development, and an appetite for keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in your practice area and sector focus
  • Able to understand your client’s business needs, and act in the best interest of the firm and the client
  • An ambitious and enthusiastic team player, able to support senior fee earners and contribute to our collaborative culture. 


Your Team

Our Projects, Infrastructure & Construction team have extensive experience in development and transactional construction projects, as well as expertise in dispute management and resolution. We have a significant record of advising UK infrastructure projects, in particular in the clean energy and transport sectors including on high value complex disputes.

We work with corporate clients of all sizes - global manufacturers and retailers, major national and regional builders, and commercial land developers are regular clients.  We also work with registered housing associations and public bodies including local authorities, police forces and other governmental departments and agencies.


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



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Market Rate, Competitive
Closing Date
Saturday 30 September 2023
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