ENGLAND & WALES QUALIFIED PROPERTY (DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT) LAWYER
2-6 YEARS’ PQE – EDINBURGH, GLASGOW OR MANCHESTER
About the Firm
Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating out of 25 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.
The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.
We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work.
We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm has developed a number of in-house legal technology and project management solutions, operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham. Put simply, we offer a range of professional disciplines to our clients, enabled by our people, process and technology.
Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2019 – Legal Business" for the second time and won ‘Europe’s Most Innovative Law at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2020. Pinsent Masons was also named Law Firm of the Year 2018 by The Lawyer and is ranked No 4 on the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2020 and named Stonewall’s Top Global Employers 2020.
We are currently looking to recruit an England & Wales qualified Property Lawyer with 2-6 years' PQE to act for a range of property clients, including two of the Property Group’s key clients in the retail and housing sectors.
Ideally, the candidate will be based in Edinburgh (in our England & Wales qualified team), Manchester or Glasgow.
The successful applicant will be involved in a wide variety of commercial property transactions, with specific focus initially on a variety of investment sales and acquisitions, lettings and pre-lettings and commercial development work for a national operator and retailer and residential development acquisitions for an affordable housing investor.
We boast one of the largest teams of dedicated property lawyers in the UK. When you instruct Pinsent Masons to act on your real estate deal, you are tapping into the combined expertise of over 240 highly skilled lawyers, including many renowned experts. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice.
Our breadth of experience coupled with our specialist knowledge means that whether we are advising on a complex development project or on a stand-alone sale of an asset, our clients receive the legal support they require, when and how they want it.
We have an extensive track record advising on all aspects of multi-million pound developments throughout the UK. We are able to field a cross-discipline team of lawyers who are a match for the scale and complexity of the work involved. Our clients include major developers, funders and investors.
The team draws on our global network of offices to deliver investment and development deals regionally, nationally and internationally. The practice leverages mandates from funders, investors, occupiers and private property companies. Energy is another area of focus for the group, which handles project development, implementation and financing.
Our Edinburgh property team includes a number of lawyers and support staff working exclusively on work in England and Wales and handling a range of business, including energy, development and investment. The team is collegiate, supportive and works alongside our other property teams in all our other UK offices, but in particular in Manchester and Glasgow in relation to the clients mentioned above. The property teams in all our UK offices operate together as one practice group, and take part in relevant firm wide training and professional development.
The Candidate Required
The successful candidate will:
- have gained a broad range of property experience
- be a team player, able to forge strong working relationships with colleagues in an agile environment;
- be technically strong, proactive and exercise good commercial judgment; and
- have the interpersonal skills necessary for this client-facing role.
What will we offer you?
- We are a market leading, dynamic and growing global team who work together to produce outstanding results for our clients.
- We invest in our team and have a first-class training and career development programme, monthly 121s, career discussions and biannual appraisals. Our training reflects our position as a market leader in communications and sourcing. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver "best of breed" services.
- Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Anwen John who can discuss the role and requirements.
At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.
Our clients don’t simply have legal issues, they have commercial needs. What the best lawyers do is respond to those needs with a mix of imagination and pragmatism. If a business can be made to work better, everyone benefits. This gives rise to the question ‘who makes a great lawyer’? A great lawyer is interested in business as much as law, a person who is bold enough to challenge the status quo and who sees the opportunity in championing change and promoting progress.
We integrate our trainees into working teams from day one so that, from the very beginning of their careers, they’re working alongside and learning from colleagues who, like them, are ever willing to explore solutions.
If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you. We think you’ll really enjoy working with us.