Litigation specialist

Job Locations UK-London
Experienced Engineering and Consulting


Jensen Hughes are specialists in forensics with a market leading forensic investigation firm, comprised of highly experienced consultants committed to delivering technical excellence for clients across the full spectrum of services. Our clients trust us to respond rapidly and deliver conclusive reports, robust evidence and expert testimony of the highest technical standard. Our unique collaborative approach and vast areas of expertise ensure clients benefit from a personal and professional service. Working in close partnership with clients, we offer a genuinely bespoke approach supported by a range of services including forensic triage, desktop review, fire screen, full investigation and audits.

As a Fire and Building Regulations Litigation Consultant, you will have access to the firm's resources and Know-how and have the opportunity to be involved in training and development.

A key attraction of this role is that you will have the opportunity to be responsible for seeing a technical investigation through from beginning to end from initially collecting the evidence on site to preparing the final technical expert witness report and ultimately giving expert evidence in Court.


Main purpose of the role:

This role will cover all aspects of fire safety litigation matters with professional indemnity. You must have fire safety Building Regulations and cladding experience including on site experience in the UK.

The list below provides an overview of the various aspects of the job:

· Conducting site-based investigations to record evidence.

· Reviewing technical documentation that may include manuals and maintenance records.

· Consulting relevant standards, regulations and other published guidance.

· Providing the client with timely preliminary verbal and/or written advice in a form that can be readily understood by a layperson and ultimately a Judge.

· Preparing reports that may be in the form of a brief letter style report or in the form of a detailed, illustrated report for Court proceedings.

· Attending client meetings to discuss your investigation.

· Meetings with experts appointed by the other involved parties as part of the litigation process.

· Providing expert witness evidence in Court, which will involve being questioned in depth by a Barrister, who will have been briefed by a technical expert.




Person specification:


· You have significant post-qualification experience in this area.

· Extensive experience of building construction design in relation to fire safety, particularly in residential and commercial buildings

· Experience of fire safety design in residential apartment and commercial buildings including a knowledge of relevant fire safety design codes

· Court witness box experience

· You may have in-house experience and ideally a background working within a fire engineering or architectural firm

· You can work autonomously but can also collaborate effectively as part of the wider team.

· Excellent communication and time management skills.

· Strong general construction experience

· Enthusiasm to innovate

· A team-player who can work effectively with colleagues at all levels

· Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs

· Experience of negotiating with counterparts; and

· A commercial approach.


Why you should join Jensen Hughes:


· You will work with market-leading clients.

· You'll have support from the leadership team

· You'll be given flexibility to work where and when you want.

· You will have the backing of a leading international firm

· Career advancement with an established framework is in place clearly defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion.




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