Real Estate Lawyer (Projects)

Leeds or Newcastle
20 Jul 2021
28 Jul 2021
Role Classification
Practice Area
Real Estate
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

A truly flexible opportunity - full-time/part-time/homeworking

This is an excellent opportunity to join our esteemed Projects & Procurement team, which is headed up by Kevin Robertson.   The team advise a broad range of clients across a number of sectors including central and local government bodies, universities, further education colleges, academy trusts and Diocesan bodies.

Specifically, we are looking for a Real Estate lawyer who will support the property elements of these public sector projects as well as managing standalone public sector real estate transactions.

We're interested in seeing applications from Lawyers (including Legal Executives) with experience in this type of work, gained within a similar private sector projects or real estate team environment or from an in-house role with a public sector body.

This role can be carried out on a flexible basis.  This could be part or full-time and from home as necessary.  However, whilst the team operates from our Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol and London offices this role is primarily one for somebody who would see either our Newcastle or Leeds offices as their "home base", so the ability to work from one of these locations when necessary would be required for collaborative team work.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feelemphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicitiesdisabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. My name is Lisa Gater (Recruitment Manager) and I can be contacted on 0117 9896772 or  No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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