Construction Litigation Senior Associate

Litigation Regulatory

Job Reference



Litigation Regulatory




Birmingham, United Kingdom



The role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Associate specialising in PPP and PFI disputes to join our UK Construction Litigation team. You will have the opportunity to flourish within our fast-paced environment and have the opportunity to advance your career within our global firm.

Our Growth. Your Opportunity.


Following significant growth to date and further projected growth, we now have a new role for a Contentious lawyer specialising in PPP/PFI disputes to join our market leading team.


The key focus of the role will be on domestic and international disputes arising from PPP and PFI contracts and projects. Acting predominantly, but not exclusively, for infrastructure investment funds, the successful candidate will gain direct experience in all aspects of PPP and PFI disputes from construction phase through the operational phase and up to expiry and handback. The role can be based in any one of our UK offices.


  • Qualified solicitor or barrister in England & Wales
  • Experience in PPP and PFI disputes
  • We do not set upper or lower PQE requirements for any of our vacancies, however a minimum of 4 years fee earning experience within a Top 50 firm is highly desirable
  • Well-developed professional and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and legal technical skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and develop relationships across the business
  • Organised and with ability to manage projects
  • Proactive and innovative
  • Recognises and seizes opportunities for the firm, including repeat business
  • Builds and develops own network of internal and external contacts
  • Awareness of business development initiatives in the department and identifies ways to contribute
  • Good knowledge of PC applications, including MS Office


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction.