Manual/Construction Careers​

Over the years, KCA has worked on a considerably high number of cases

Over the years, KCA has worked on a considerably high number of cases for those who have been engaged in manual careers, predominantly in the building and construction industry, both for those engaged on a waged (PAYE) basis, as well as those working on a self-employed basis. For manual trades, these can be broadly categorised into craft trades and unskilled/semi-skilled positions.

Craft Trades

In considering craft trade careers, KCA has considerable knowledge and expertise covering a range of occupations including Carpenters, Joiners, Roofers, Bricklayers, Painters and Decorators etc. With our experience and resources, we provide a detailed and accurate insight into each trade and how each have been impacted by cyclical market forces in the past through to date. Further, we deliver in-depth and up-to-date analysis of the current labour market, providing analysis on how each trade could well be affected going forward by wider market forces, both in terms of workforce numbers as well as the potential market rates available.

Unskilled/Semi-Skilled Positions

Roles of an unskilled/semi-skilled nature, including Groundworker, Labourer and a Craftsperson’s Mate etc., are all positions KCA has dealt with on numerous occasions, and, while not always specific to a certain trade, are roles which we have a considerable depth of knowledge on and resources available at our disposal. ​

​Although not at a craft level, these roles are still susceptible to vicissitudes within the labour market (many of whom working alongside Craftspeople), and as part of our work, we look to see how certain events and market conditions impact these roles, looking at past, present and future.

“We would like to thank Mr Carter for all his help with this case and especially for responding to our urgent queries - Counsel and I really appreciate it.
- Defendant Solicitor​

High-Paying Positions

Our experience at KCA also spans to non-manual positions, with past cases including employment related to site engineering, surveying, project management etc. In addition, we have worked on many cases focusing on the more niche areas of the construction industry, and indeed, areas where labour market data is not often available in the public domain, some of which commanding significantly high earnings. ​

Such cases include those having been engaged in industrial rope access work as well as those having had careers in the tunnel mining industry, the latter consisting of those who have worked on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK, such as High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail, as well as having worked and been given offers to work internationally.