Construction Associate (0-2 PQE)

Closing date: 02/12/2022
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (9.30 am to 5.30 pm, and as required, flexible applications considered)
Reports to: Practice Area Leader
Department: Real Estate
The firm

Kingsley Napley is an internationally recognised law firm based in Central London. We support individuals and businesses in resolving conflict, safeguarding their futures and maximising opportunities. Our wide range of expertise means that we can provide support for our clients in all areas of their business and private life. Many of our lawyers are leaders in their field and our practice areas are highly ranked by the legal directories.

The department

Real Estate has been at the core of Kingsley Napley’s business since 1937. The team provide specialist advice on real estate and construction matters but remain focused on their clients' objectives. They take a commercial approach to transactions to ensure that their clients’ commercial aims and risk profiles are achievable. The team are listed in the legal directories and are noted for “commitment to getting transactions completed in the most expeditious and advantageous way possible for our clients” and for being “extremely responsive and commercial”.

Purpose of job

We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic construction solicitor with up to two years’ post qualification experience who has excellent academic credentials and a strong desire to learn and develop, to work directly with the Firm’s construction partner.  The successful candidate will be involved in the construction aspects of commercial and residential development projects with a particular focus on the rapidly expanding life sciences sector and providing construction support on real estate, finance and corporate transactions.


Specific duties:

You will work as part of close knit team, advising the Firm’s clients on construction matters to include:

  • Drafting and negotiating professional appointments, building contracts, bonds, guarantees and third party rights/collateral warranties on commercial and residential projects.
  • Advising on construction aspects of agreements for lease, development agreements, finance agreements and sale and purchase agreements.
  • Due diligence and advising on the construction aspects of broader real estate, finance and corporate transactions.
  • Construction phase advisory work and assisting clients with the avoidance, mitigation and resolution of disputes.
  • Participating in the marketing and business development of the Firm’s practice, and in particular the Real Estate & Construction department, by writing articles and blogs and meeting with prospective and current clients.


The successful candidate will be proactive, committed to providing high quality work and work well in a team. They will be ambitious, with a genuine commitment to develop their professional and legal skills.

Additional information

Every effort has been made to ensure that this is a full description of the tasks and responsibilities of this role.  However, it is not an exhaustive list.  The job description may be changed or developed at any time to reflect changes as required.  However, changes will not be made without full consultation with the post holder.

Equal opportunities

Kingsley Napley is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and religion.