Legal Counsel – Construction


United Kingdom / London / HB Reavis

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this position is to assist and support the UK Legal Counsel in any and all legal matters relating to the UK property portfolio, with a particular emphasis on construction matters (both non-contentious and contentious).


Support the UK Legal Counsel with drafting, negotiating and reviewing legal construction documents pertaining to developments, including building/development contracts, trade contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties/third party rights, bonds, guarantees and other security instruments.

To understand and implement HB Reavis form of procurement, providing associated legal and strategic advice.

To understand and assist in implementing construction tendering processes.

Liaise with relevant internal departments (procurement, design, development, construction, leasing, financing, divestment etc.) to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.

Assist the UK Legal Counsel in providing legal protection and risk management advice to management, especially on contract management and dispute resolution.

Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training where requested and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.

To undertake special projects and investigations at the request of the UK Legal Counsel, Chief Executive Officer for United Kingdom and/or Group Head of Legal/Group Deputy Head of Legal.

To undertake any other relevant legal duties or responsibilities either directly or liaising with and managing external lawyers.

Assist the UK Legal Counsel in advising management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures, with a particular emphasis on construction procurement.

Assist in reviewing and drafting contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.

Assist in the preparation and ongoing management of precedent documentation.



  • Between 2 and 5 years post-qualification professional legal experience, ideally in both non-contentious and contentious construction


  • Law Degree or Equivalent
  • Qualified as a Solicitor

Other Relevant Skills

  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Business acumen and commercial awareness
  • Proactive and self-driven
  • High ethical standards
  • Team player
  • Able and willing to roll up sleeves

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