Associate/ Senior Associate - Real Estate - Cambridge

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Cambridge
Discipline: Real Estate
Contact name: Himpal Bains

Contact email: Himpal.Bains@mills-reeve.com
Contact phone: 01214568003
Vacancy reference: 013849
Duration: Permanent
Closing date: 30 January 2023

Wat does the role involve?

We are looking to welcome a 1PQE plus real estate solicitor to our busy Real Estate team based in Cambridge.  You will primarily assist other members of the team on a broad range of real estate work, from investment to development, with a particular emphasis on development and infrastructure projects involving both private and public sectors. 

You will also work closely with our real estate, banking and finance teams on investment and development transactions, with a particular focus on the following sectors: government, higher education and charities.

Our team is regularly involved in high-value and high-profile projects across England often for government or institutional clients.  The vast majority of our clients instruct us on a repeat basis, so building up good working relationships with clients and their other professional advisers is a key requirement.

Our projects often involve other legal disciplines such as procurement, finance, construction and commercial contracts which means that, if you have a background in these areas, there would be scope to keep up and develop your skills, if that appeals to you.

The role will include:

  • junior lawyer - will assist Partners and the team on a broad spectrum of Real Estate work whilst building their experience and own portfolio of matters
  • senior lawyer - managing your own case-load of matters you will be leading on
  • working as a member of a wider-team on cross-disciplinary projects
  • supervising and mentoring junior members of the team
  • actively participating in business development initiatives, including preparation of tenders, attending pitches and hospitality

Experience required

You will have a minimum of 1+ years' PQE with relevant real estate experience particularly in investment and development work gained in a large national, regional or City law firm.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good team-working skills
  • A track record of supervising and developing junior colleagues
  • Good drafting skills with an ability to give clear, simple, risk-based advice
  • Good academics
  • Enthusiasm for this work
  • A sound grasp of business management

The Team

You will be part of a team led by Andrew Wood, a partner based in our Cambridge office.  The team currently has members based in our Cambridge and Norwich offices.

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 access 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.