Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills as the
position will involve client contact and participation in
business development activities, often in collaboration with
lawyers in other teams.
We are looking for lawyers who:
- are natural, down-to-earth, confident and at ease with people.
- good team players, enjoy their work but do not
take themselves too seriously.
- articulate in writing and orally.
- can take responsibility for managing files under supervision.
- can analyse complex factual and legal situations with a determination to get to the "bottom of things" and come up with sensible commercial solutions, own the drafting and negotiate the deal
- can develop strong relationships with clients
This is an exciting opportunity to help the Real Estate practice in a unique firm with a prestigious platform of skills and clients; a firm that is performing well with a clear vision of where it is headed and the type of firm it wishes to be: a firm that is committed to delivering excellent client service and being financially successful (but not obsessed with profit targets), whilst also providing an enjoyable and civilised working environment for all.
The Real Estate Department
Our clients range from multinational businesses and global brands, institutions with heritage properties through to technology companies and start up enterprises taking their first commercial space. Many of our clients have come to us as a result of the firm's sector focus but we have significant numbers of standalone clients from many industry sectors including pure real estate and retail. Our team is ranked in Legal 500 for its work for corporate occupiers and in Chambers for its real estate practice
Training & career progression
We have a clear published competency framework which details the expectations of all our legal staff from Trainees through to Partners. This forms the basis of the annual Development Review and also guides the Senior Associate promotions process which typically takes place at 6 years' PQE.
We aim to have a coaching culture with regular informal feedback to supplement the formal appraisal process. Mentoring schemes are available for fee earners while members of the HR team are able to provide personal coaching and guidance in non-legal and personal management skills.
Numerous opportunities exist for legal and non-legal training opportunities both within the firm and also externally and our Learning & Development team are on hand to advise on any additional needs or interests. Personal and professional development is much valued at all levels so we have a generous budget which enables us to meet most ad hoc requests for additional training
Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.