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  • Exciting openings for Associates with a specialist procurement law capability at a range of levels from junior to senior
  • Work on a broad range of procurement projects, supporting and helping to expand our existing procurement capability
  • We work primarily - but not exclusively - on the supply-side of projects
  • You'll have experience in Transport, Energy, Healthcare, Aviation & Defence, or Technology-related sectors
  • Capability to work on contentious procurement matters would be viewed advantageously

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