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Hello Sir,

I am studying B.E in civil engineering and will be graduating in 4 months. I would like to take up a job in construction law profile. Can you please suggest me what courses should I do before I take up a job and please let me know about the career opportunities related to this field.

Dear Vinuthna,

Your options for a future career path are either in consultancy or in a formal legal environment. As a precursor to both it would be good for you to look at studying for a Masters degree in construction law. If you choose the formal legal career then you would have t pursue further studies for the professional legal qualifications. However, possibly the best advice is for you to get some practical constriction experience in the first instance and identify which areas you are particularly keen on. That will guide your future decisions and will give you an understanding of the industry for the practical side, which many attorneys lack.

Thank you for this question.

I hope that this assists you.

Kind regards,
John Dowse

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John Dowse


Legal; contract interpretation; quantum; delay analysis. Practitioner in arbitration, adjudication and mediation.


Thirty-three (33) years experience in building and construction, at all levels both within contracting and consulting organisations. Practising arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator. Faculty approved trainer for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Lecturer on construction contract forms and dispute resolution practices.

Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Institute of Directors Society of Construction Arbitrators

Various UK and International construction and legal publications.

LLB (Hons), Pg Dip (Legal Practice), MCInstCES MCIArb MIOD Barrister

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