Private Practice

Contentious Construction

Contentious Construction

  • DLA Piper are currently seeking a Contentious Construction Associate (2-6 years' PQE) to join our team in Manchester
  • The key focus of the role will be on domestic contentious construction work for a diverse client and sector base
  • You will experience all aspects of disputes avoidance, management and resolution in the construction/engineering sector
  • A good academic background is essential, as are excellent skills in communication, team-working and client relations
  • The position offers excellent scope for development and progression within a supportive environment


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