Associate - Real Estate - Environmental Safety and Health - Manchester

Location: Manchester
Discipline: Real Estate
Contact name: Oliver Steel

Contact email:
Contact phone: 0121 456 8399
Vacancy reference: 014889
Published: 4 months ago
Duration: Permanent
Closing date: 30 June 2022

Real Estate/ Regulatory, public and commercial disputes (RPCD), Manchester

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team as a Solicitor, focusing on Environmental Safety and Health work at with a top tier team in the North West.

The role

You would be working with two Band 1 ranked Environmental lawyers, focusing on a national client base providing both contentious and non-contentious advice in respect of environmental law. There is also an opportunity to undertake contentious health and safety and wider regulatory litigation.

This is likely to include:


  • Investigations and prosecutions by Environment Agency into breaches of legislation.
  • Litigation in respect of environmental contamination and nuisance.
  • Advice on a range of environmental issues arising to a range of commercial and institution clients including waste management businesses.
  • Transactional support to the Corporate teams on environmental due diligence

Health and Safety

  • Police investigations and prosecutions relating to deaths in the workplace
  • Investigations by the HSE into accidents in the workplace (often insurance funded)
  • Inquests
  • Advice on a range of health and safety issues arising in the workplace to a range of commercial and institution clients.
  • Transactional support to the Corporate teams on health and safety due diligence

Wider regulatory matters

  • Ad-hoc advice on a range of related regulatory matters such as Governance; Professional regulation and bribery & Corruption.

The person

You will be 3+ PQE  solicitor with experience of dispute resolution gained in private practice.  Existing criminal litigation experience is desirable.

  • Good academics – 2.1 degree or equivalent and good A levels or equivalents
  • Academic ability yet a practical approach
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written English and ability to produce clear, logical drafting
  • An ability to seek creative solutions
  • High quality analytical and technical skills
  • Able to turn detailed analysis into user-friendly advice for clients (external and interna0
  • Commercial awareness and common sense
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Negotiating skills
  • Good research skills, including an ability to use online information sources
  • Lateral thinking and problem solving skills
  • Enthusiasm towards building and strengthening relationships with clients and their advisers
  • Flexibility to work with several team members