Non- Contentious Construction Lawyer

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. 

Purpose of Role

Our UK non-contentious construction team acts for a wide array of industry participants across the whole of the UK and internationally, including developers, SPV project companies, owners, lenders, contractors and equipment suppliers.

A unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate to join our growing non-contentious construction team either in our offices in Scotland or in a virtual capacity (from any location within the UK), acting in connection with local, UK-wide and international projects. The successful candidate will provide non-contentious construction support in respect of a variety of projects in the real estate development and investment, energy, transportation and infrastructure sectors. We will consider both NQ candidates and candidates from a range of PQE levels. 

Our recently restructured UK team is going through a period of substantial growth meaning that a successful candidate would have significant opportunity to progress into a more senior role in the future and will benefit from Dentons award winning career progression support programme aimed at encouraging and growing our employees’ talent and career goals. 

Given the range of sectors and jurisdictions in which the team works a successful candidate would gain experience acting on major projects for high profile clients across the whole of the UK and internationally as well as retaining a base load of domestic construction work. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work both independently running matters and fronting client relationships whilst also working as part of a large cross-office team and having the benefit of the support network that this provides.

The Dentons vision is to be the law firm of the future—right now. Dentons are working to reinvent the business of law, capitalising on new technologies and talent management approaches to better serve our clients. Dentons are engaging strategic partners from the technology community to build and bring to market new products that will enable us to work better, smarter and with enhanced value for our clients. As part of the non-contentious construction team you will have the latest technology at your finger-tips to assist you in your day to day work assisting clients and personal development.


The role provides an excellent opportunity to take on an autonomous role within a cohesive and supporting team and will allow you to apply your existing expertise to a range of specialisms. Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and leading on a large variety of transactions;
  • Building and maintaining existing client relationships;
  • Contributing to market knowledge;
  • Contributing to business development.

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Strong academic background;
  • Experience of the UK infrastructure and real estate markets preferable but not essential;
  • Scottish or English qualified preferable but not essential;
  • Experience of Construction Contracts (including main standard forms), consultant appointments, collateral warranties preferable;
  • Wider experience of EPC contracts, operational and maintenance agreements, project agreements would be beneficial but not essential;
  • Experience in working on projects in one or more of  the real estate, energy, transportation and/or PPP sectors preferable not essential;
  • Strong team player.

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion or to apply for this position, please contact:

David Thomson, Director

Edinburgh:  +44 (0) 131 450 7164

Glasgow:    +44 (0) 141 244 0260

Aberdeen:  +44 (0) 1224 502 044

London:     +44 (0)  203 174 2482


David Thomson

Founder and Director of Thomson Legal Recruitment Company- award-winning legal consultant and a veteran of the legal recruitment market.