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Newcastle – Europe
Professional Support (Managerial)

The Team

Cundall are an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe, with a passion for innovative and sustainable design.

Our Legal team’s mission is to play a key role in ensuring Cundall continues to grow as an internationally renowned and respected engineering consultancy, by providing legal advice and support across all locations in relation to risk, contracts, insurance, and other areas of legal impact.

The Role

We are looking for a talented and dedicated lawyer as either a Solicitor or Associate level to join our in-house team, to review and manage the contractual arrangements of our global projects. This represents a rare opportunity for a lawyer to take on or further a career in an “in-house” role, in a creative, interesting, and evolving business.

Working with the global business, you will take responsibility for the review of contracts and contractual arrangements, the production of advice, and undertaking contractual negotiations in relation to the same. In addition, you will be required to give advice and support in line with the implementation of Cundall’s legal risk management policies and where appropriate report to Cundall’s Regional Management Boards.

You will also take responsibility for other contractual advice such as the validity or otherwise of requests for assignments of Cundall’s appointments or for additional collateral warranties / third party rights / novation agreements / letters of reliance.

You may also be expected to undertake claims administration, debt recovery work and ad hoc miscellaneous legal advice.

The Skills

We are looking for a qualified solicitor with circa 4 years PQE and relevant practical experience but all applicants with suitable experience are welcome to apply. You will have utilised your analytic skills and strong attention to detail when analysing and drafting contracts and other legal documents. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience in construction law and advising and negotiating on professional engineering consultancy appointments is necessary (both client bespoke and standard forms). In addition, experience in advising on areas like GDPR, IPR, commercial contracts, commercial litigation, professional indemnity insurance and building contracts is highly desirable.

Why Join Cundall?

Job Description

We know that to be the best at what we do we need a diverse workforce underpinned by an inclusive culture. Creating environments where everyone can find joy doing their best work is also great for everyone. That’s why we positively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities, and encourage, support, and celebrate the diverse voices of our people.