Partner - Non-Contentious Construction

Job ID
Commercial Property
Permanent Full-Time
Dependent on experience

About the Role


Are you an experienced non-contentious construction lawyer looking to take the next step in your career? We are seeking a Partner to head up our non-contentious construction practice in Bath. The team have an excellent reputation, ranked in the Legal500 and Chambers and was previously headed by our Managing Partner, Graham Street. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to take a lead on driving the growth of our Construction work through buidling strong internal networks but also actively promoting the firm externally.  


Duties will include: 


  • Effective and efficient delivery of work on own files, ensuring matters are profitable, whilst taking responsibility for the supervision of more junior fee earners with regards to file management and time recording
  • Build effective relationships with own clients and / or referrers by exceeding client service expectations and where appropriate, support partners on the management and development of larger key clients.
  • Raise the firm’s and own profile as an established expert in Construction & Engineering law

  • Demonstrate new business success from the BD activities

  • Take on a management role within the team, displaying leadership capabilities, ensuring the team performance to the highest standards, meeting agreed KPIs

  • Lead matter teams ensuring that roles, responsibilities and goals are clear and understood

  • Use management information to understand the performance of self and team


About You


Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified solicitor with experience of working within a senior legal position
  • Clear business plan for growth proposition in the Construction department
  • Substantial previous experience within non-contentious construction law.

  • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service

  • Proven ability to win new business through networking and targeted marketing activities

  • Ability to manage a small team

Leadership Behaviours:

  • Lead by Example- Is a role model for living Royds Withy King Values and provides clarity for others about current and future business direction

  • Has Positive Impact & Influence- Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, builds strong internal and external relationships

  • Manages Performance & Contribution- Able to optimise the talent, expertise and experience of team members in meeting organisational and individual objectives

  • Coaches & Develops Others- Plays an active part in nurturing and developing people, has a positive expectation of others’ ability to learn grow and develop

  • Manages Change and Ambiguity-Responds positively to new and changing requirements, supports and inspires others through change

  • Focuses on Innovation and Developing the Brand and Business- Demonstrates creative thinking keeping the client at the heart of ideas and innovates to grow the business


About Us


Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices. We have the combined expertise of 470 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.


We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.


And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last four years.


If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!






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