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Legal advisers are employed by large companies to provide counsel in legal matters.


Average salaries are in the region of £18,000.00 to £26,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

Legal advisers are employed by large companies to provide counsel in legal matters.

What they do

Typically, legal advisors are lawyers specialised in a specific field of the law and are employed to prevent their clients from any legal implications or consequences.

Within the construction industry this may involve overseeing contracts and tenders as well as legal claims and disputes.

Legal Advisors:

  • Oversee all client and vendor contracts
  • Provide commercially sensible and cost effective legal advice for construction contracts management
  • Conduct legal research in various areas
  • Draft basic legal documents for construction projects
  • Ensure compliance to construction laws and regulations
  • Prepare contracts and damage claims
  • Resolve buy-sell disputes and property infringements
  • Provide arbitration, litigation and mediation support
  • Advise on complex or the latest building standards
  • Recommend effective solutions for building code violations
  • Interpret building standards to main stakeholders
  • Oversee health and safety and injury claims and offering advice on court cases
  • Meet and interview clients
  • Take a client's instructions
  • Draft documents, letters and contracts
  • Act on behalf of clients in disputes, if necessary

Hours & Salary

  • Starting salary for a trainee legal adviser is in the region of £18,000 and £27,000 per year
  • Trained with experience legal advisers can earn in the region of £45,000 and £60,000
  • Senior legal advisers can earn in excess of £60,000 a year

Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 

Most full time positions are 40 hours a week.


 

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Qualifications & Training

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Looking for a vacancy?

Here are some construction vacancy websites you may find useful: 

Indeed

Reed

Legal Week Jobs

The number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary daily, as these are external websites. Check regularly to see new opportunities as they are posted.

 

Career trends and forecasts

The latest Construction industry career trends and forecast information will be released by the Construction Skills Network in February 2016.  

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