Lupton Fawcett LLP is a well-established law firm with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and York.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Construction Lawyer to join its busy Commercial Property department working with clients on a local, regional and national basis.

Responsibilities & Duties

The successful candidate will be tasked with managing a full and varied caseload to cover the full remit of construction matters, whilst being excited at having the opportunity to build up the Construction division within the Firm.  The role will be largely non-contentious so a strong working knowledge of non-contentious work is essential.  Although it will include acting on behalf of a variety of clients ranging from high net-worth to developers, property investors, banks and occupiers through to contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.  Our work involves complex, high profile developments with a particular sector of specialist high-end developers.

Qualifications & Skills Required

The ideal candidate should preferably have proven experience of working for developers, investors, lenders, contractors and consultants preferably in the following sectors, housing, retail, commercial education, renewable and conventional energy, real estate and retirement homes.

Applicants must have excellent technical ability and experience of handling a broad range of work, preferably having a minimum of 4-5 years PQE (or having additional experience gained from working as a paralegal / during their training contract).  The role will involve managing a busy caseload and participating in the Firm’s marketing activities.

As a senior member of the team you will be expected to manage and run deals therefore you should have a good track record of success including business development.

You should have the following attributes:-

  • The ability to apply technical knowledge in a commercially astute way;
  • Pro-active, driven, professional and flexible as well as being friendly, and a good team player;
  • Enthusiasm for participation in business development and networking opportunities.

Applicants should be confident, self-motivated individuals with excellent IT skills, who can convince us they will enjoy being part of a wider integrated team but who will also thrive in working in an autonomous working environment.

Salary is commensurate with experience and applications should be made in writing through the Company website, giving a brief summary of what you can bring to the role and the firm and attaching an up to date CV.

The Department flexible with regard to location of the post and would be comfortable with the successfully appointed candidate working on a permanent basis out of any of its 3 offices, although travel to the other offices will be required.

Lupton Fawcett is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. If the role is of interest to you, please submit your CV and covering letter via the form below where your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications. If you do not hear from us please assume you have been unsuccessful in your application. We would like to retain your details, CV and all of the information contained within it for the purpose of potentially filing a future vacancy with Lupton Fawcett and for which we believe you are suitable.

To show your consent please tick the box below. You are able to withdraw this at any time by writing to us at Lupton Fawcett LLP, Yorkshire House, East Parade, Leeds, LS1 5BD, emailing us at or by calling a member of the HR team on 0113 280 2000.

Construction Solicitor


Any Office

Expiry date: 31/12/2019

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