We are looking for a highly motivated solicitor to join our growing Real Estate Residential Development Team and welcome applications for either an Associate or Senior Associate role. We welcome applications from candidates who would like to be based in our Norwich office.
This exciting role will mean you are part of a national team working on large-scale, residential-led projects as well as providing you with an opportunity to continue to develop your skills in a wide range of RE work including development agreements, statutory undertaker documentation, large scale freehold transfers, mixed use schemes set up documentation, affordable housing transactions and residential leases
You will have some development experience (and a keen interest in working on development projects), alongside exposure to a wide range of general and specialised commercial property work.
The role includes development work (excluding construction) with a specific emphasis on large-scale, mix use projects, advising national and international developers in relation to residential sales, affordable housing disposals. There is also an opportunity to become involved in commercial letting work on the mixed use developments.
Our clients are large national and international developers.
Reasons for applying
This is an excellent opportunity to join a firm rated as first tier in the Legal 500 directory and Chambers directory for Real Estate work.
We would be pleased to receive applications from all those with at least 2+ years' PQE. You will have Real Estate experience gained in a firm with a quality Real Estate team.
Skills and attributes
Good academics are required and you must be technically strong. You will have excellent written English for drafting purposes, demonstrate attention to detail and negotiating skills. You will have excellent time and file management skills and possess competent analytical skills. You will demonstrate a can do attitude with flexibility and ability to work under pressure, as well as working as part of a team. Good interpersonal skills are required as this work involves many challenges to practitioners, who must be able to deal with a variety of people issues. You will be able to build relationships with clients and potential clients.
You will be part of a large national team of development lawyers acting for high quality clients. The team is part of the firm-wide Real Estate National Service Line (RE NSL), which is headed up by Richard Hanson, and supported by a team of professional support lawyers.
What else should I know?
Mills & Reeve is one of the top performing law firms in the UK when it comes to client satisfaction, according to the latest editions of Chambers UK and The Legal 500. The annual guides, which accumulate feedback from thousands of clients, place the firm in the top five law firms based on the number of top ranking practice areas.
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 cautions) 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.
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.
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