Junior Level Transactional Real Estate Lawyer

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
18 Sep 2019
17 Nov 2019
Role Classification
Practice Area
Real Estate
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE

We acquired our Newcastle office in early 2018, where our team of paralegals, senior paralegals and operations managers bring decades of experience, expertise and specialist knowledge to areas such as legal tech and process-driven service delivery.

This is an opening for a junior-level Real Estate Lawyer in our Newcastle office to work alongside our London office Practice Areas providing Real Estate specialist advice and support on market leading transactions.

The Practice  

At Clifford Chance we specialise in providing commercial legal advice on all transaction types where real estate is the core asset. Acting for the real estate industry's leading players, we advise on the full range of real estate-related transactions. Our leading real estate practice, with over 300 Partners and Lawyers worldwide, offers UK, European, Asian and US real estate capability and advises the real estate industry’s leading players on the entire property ‘life-cycle’.

We are building a small transactional real estate team which will be based in our Newcastle office.  This team will principally work alongside the London Real Estate Transaction Group on its transactions and will also work with the London Finance and London Corporate Practice Areas providing specialist real estate advice and support.   Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • assisting in the management of large transactions, including Real Estate, Real Estate Finance and Corporate M&A transactions and in particular, managing due diligence work streams;
  • working on the real estate aspects of energy and infrastructure projects such as land acquisition, pipeline easements, due diligence (including producing or reviewing certificates of title/reports on title);
  • ongoing management work such as lettings, licences for clients and lender consent matters;
  • provide support to social housing transactions, primarily reviewing certificates of title and other due diligence exercises;
  • working alongside the Real Estate Transaction Group on various works streams in relations to acquisitions, developments, investments and disposals;

Skills and Experience:

  • Good experience advising on real estate matters including acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters, real estate development, and due diligence.
  • Good experience of providing RE specialist input/advice on Corporate, Finance and Restructuring matters.
  • Good legal skills with the ability to provide commercial solutions.
  • Good transactional skills with an organised and structured approach.
  • Good negotiating, presentation skills and drafting skills.
  • Sound commercial judgment.


  • A good sound knowledge of real estate law and the commercial real estate market.


  • Excellent academic record.
  • England & Wales qualified solicitor.

In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the highest level of technical skills but are also Client Focused.

We are looking for lawyers who:

- are good at fostering relationships with clients;

- can work in teams, share knowledge and contribute to the overall successes;

- are empathetic, responsive and reliable;

- are commercial and practical in the solutions they deliver to clients;  

To find out more:

Interested? To find out more about what it is like to work at Clifford Chance in Newcastle please visit our careers site

Equal Opportunities  

It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

The firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action. 

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