Associate / Senior Associate - Real Estate - Norwich

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

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01214568399
Vacancy reference: 013889
Published: 5 months ago
Duration: Permanent
Closing date: 30 June 2022

The role 

Our growing commercial Real Estate practice in Norwich is looking to recruit a 2+ year PQE solicitor, to work with a Legal 500 and Chambers band 1 team dealing with a unique combination of high value and complex work in the East Anglian region as well as nationally. A typical day could cover any of the following by way of example:

  • Dealing with a high value sale to a national housebuilder as part of the development of a new community dealing with planning infrastructure and estate management issues.
  • Acting for a University taking responsibility for the management of their lettings on campus.
  • Working as part of a cross office team for a household name corporate acquiring or selling large scale freehold and leasehold portfolios.
  • Collaborating with colleagues within sector specialisms giving strategic advice to clients with the benefit of market expertise.
  • Setting up a suite of template documents to be used on a large scale commercial development.

This role would be working with Partners Carina Cobbold and Caroline Dean and their team. The team offers a unique mix of work which will give you the flexibility to develop your practice as you work on both regional and national projects and for all types of clients and gain sector specialism along the way. Whilst we do operate hybrid working, we are committed to ensuring that the office is vibrant learning environment as we are passionate about training and developing our team.

The person

You will be 2+ years qualified with real estate experience gained in a City or large regional firm.

Skills and attributes

  • Good academics are required eg 2.1 degree or equivalent with good A level grades or equivalents
  • You will have excellent written English and be able to produce clear, logical drafting

Essential skills include:

  • Negotiating skills
  • Numeracy
  • IT literacy, together with good research skills including the ability to use online information sources
  • Good attention to detail, possess lateral thinking and problem solving skills
  • An effective time and matter management and a systematic approach to work, demonstrating flexibility to work with several team members
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills are key, including the ability to work with others, influence and persuade
  • You will also have the ability to build good working relationships with clients and potential clients

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check and security clearance

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (to check for any previous criminal convictions) and, given the nature of the work-type, you may also be required to undergo national security vetting to SC level – the latter can be undertaken following commencement of employment.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.