With a national presence of over 200 fee earners across 8 locations we're a force to be reckoned with. The team is big but it doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch. It's the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.
We have a new role for a Real Estate Lawyer to join the team in our Southampton, Bristol or Plymouth locations - we are flexible in terms of location and hours.
What is the role?
This role is to join one of our Real Estate teams which acts for national blue chip retailers, public sector clients, private developers and investors, corporate occupiers and telecoms providers. The work will include a mixture of landlord and tenant matters including dealing with agreements for lease as well as property acquisitions and disposals. You'll also be working closely with the wider Real Estate team on transactions that are often high value and offer excellent opportunities to be involved with some of the best quality work in the regions.
Our Real Estate team has a deserved reputation for providing high quality legal advice, acting as trusted advisors to many of the key players across the sector. A number of our talented lawyer are listed as leaders in their field.
What does the ideal candidate look like?
We're interested in seeing applications from NQ lawyers with keen interest in real estate. You may already be working in a similar NQ role or perhaps you enjoyed this seat during your training contract and want to progress in this area. Most importantly we need to see your enthusiasm for this area of law and your understanding of the service we offer. An understanding of landlord and tenant matters and / or knowledge of dealing with property acquisitions and disposals is desirable.
You'll be a bright and resilient lawyer who is excited at the prospect of working in a busy yet supportive environment. Whatever your experience level, or background, you'll need excellent drafting skills, a sense of commercial pragmatism, a bright mind and a strong team ethos to help further develop the team's client base. You'll also need to be motivated to participate in business development that helps to raise the team's profile and network.
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 feel, emphasising 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, ethnicities, disabilities, 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.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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