Real Estate Associate

Bristol, London or Reading
11 Jan 2021
02 Feb 2021
Role Classification
Practice Area
Real Estate
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

"They are engaged, enthusiastic, and always personable." - Chambers and Partners

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Associate lawyer to join the Real Estate team across one of our UK offices (Bristol, Thames Valley & London). In this role you will have the opportunity to work on high quality work for our developer clients

The practice

Osborne Clarke LLP have an outstanding reputation in real estate due to the quality and breadth of our client base and the value and complexity of the work we undertake. We have made a long-term investment in our real estate practice both in the UK and internationally, offering extensive expertise in RE investment, RE funds, student accommodation, regeneration, residential and commercial development, telecommunication, utilities & energy and retail. Our team approach, industry knowledge and excellent communication enable us to deliver a full and thorough service to our clients operating across our UK offices in Bristol, London and Reading.

Our clients

We act for numerous PLC clients – often on a national, multi service line panel basis. Our list of clients is impressive and includes– Barratt, Vistry, Crest, GLP, DTZ, M&G, PGIM, Taylor Wimpey, U&I, St Modwen, and Greystar to name a few.

The team

The real estate is made up of 75 lawyers in total including 21 Partners in the UK. The Residential Development practice is a key part of the Real Estate team and has 8 Partners and a large team specialising in this area including our dedicated site set-up and plots administration and conveyancing teams.

Technical skills and experience

We are looking to appoint a very capable and dedicated lawyer with a genuine desire to develop their career within the Residential Development team. You will have some development law experience in particular in affordable housing, site set up, management structures and infrastructure agreements at a reputable law firm recognised for its house builder practice.Due to the nature of the work and structure of the team we are looking to appoint an Associate in this area, however we are willing to consider candidates with more or less experience.

Your career development

Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:

  • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure
  • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues
  • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you
  • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email


At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive and be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.

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