Our legal teams provide an efficient, service led and cost-effective function that supports the business across the UK, covering a broad range of legal services.
The Dispute Resolution Solicitor reports to the Legal Director and is responsible for providing legal advice on disputes and related issues to regional business units and head office functions, supporting the Legal Director and the wider Legal team. The Dispute Resolution Solicitor is the Company’s sole dedicated dispute resolution solicitor, managed by the Legal Director.
What you will do
- Provide legal advice to the Company and the Legal team on disputes and complaints, particularly construction and property disputes involving customers, contractors, consultants, and landowners, as well as general commercial and regulatory disputes
- Involvement on problem projects and developments, including liaison with Internal Communications and regional and head office teams
- Advising on potential regulatory issues involving health and safety, environmental, data protection and related areas
- Liaise with external law firms on disputes being handled externally, including being an effective interface between the law firms and the regional business unit
- Implement, review and update resources including dispute precedents, know-how and training
- Working with the Legal Director and Group General Counsel and Company Secretary to continuously improve the legal services offering provided across the Taylor Wimpey Group Legal Function.
- Support the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary and Legal Director as necessary; and be involved in other projects and assignments as determined from time to time by the Legal Director.
What you will have
- 1 – 3 years’ PQE (English law qualified) with a recognised national law firm
- English law qualified solicitor or QLTS
- Current Practising Certificate from Law Society of England and Wales
- Comprehensive IT skills to be self-sufficient without secretarial support and preferably have knowledge/experience with in-house reporting systems and the ability to learn/work with internal operating and reporting systems to provide regular detailed reports to Group.
Checks and eligibility to work:
To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.
If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage).
The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:
- Criminal records (DBS);
- Credit reference
The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role. If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.