THE ROLE We are looking to expand our practice by recruiting an additional Associate or Senior Associate to work in either our Manchester or Leeds office, due to significant investment and growth within the team. The key focus of the role will be on domestic contentious construction work. Acting for a diverse client and sector base, the successful candidate will gain direct experience in all aspects of disputes avoidance, management and resolution of high quality highly complex disputes in the construction/engineering sector. We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 2 to 6 PQE, are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. The position offers scope for development and progression, within a supportive environment. A good academic background is essential, as are excellent skills in communication, client relations, team-working and project management. Applicants will possess a commitment to providing DLA Piper's clients with a rounded and comprehensive range of services to help them conduct their business. This is a rare opportunity to join a high quality construction disputes team within one of the world's largest and most dynamic firms. THE FIRM 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. At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.