With a national presence of over 150 fee earners across 8 locations our Real Estate team are a force to be reckoned with. The team offers great opportunities to get involved in varied and interesting work. 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.
This role can be carried out on a flexible basis – whether part or full-time and with time working from home. Some collaborative teamwork will be based at our office hubs so, whilst this team operates nationally, this role is best suited for somebody who sees either our Bristol or Southampton offices as their 'home base'.
What is the role?
This role is to work within our nationally recognised Real Estate Energy and Natural Resources team who have an impressive client base from across the globe, ranging from entrepreneurial new entrants and joint ventures to established independents, vertically integrated utilities, financial institutions, governments and world-wide energy giants.
This is a property role with an energy focus – that may mean working for an energy company on land options to operate a wind, solar, battery storage or hydrogen development through to work to move their office location or develop an operation and maintenance facility. You'll experience a wide range of property work from development projects, acquisitions and disposals to landlord and tenant, asset management and portfolio management instructions for national and international energy clients; and as the team act on all real estate elements of major energy infrastructure developments, you'll see yourself involved in project development work for new generation projects in relation to both renewable energy transactions and mainstream power and pipeline projects.
Transactions are often high value and offer an excellent opportunity to be involved in high profile quality work.
Our Real Estate team has a deserved reputation for providing first-class legal advice, acting as trusted advisors to many of the key players across the sector. A number of our talented lawyers are listed as leaders in their field.
Working with the wider Real Estate team across the country there will be plenty of opportunity for client contact and you'll be expected to build and maintain strong relationships with these contacts.
What does the ideal candidate look like?
We're keen to see applications from enthusiastic real estate lawyers who've had exposure to quality real estate work ideally from a large regional or city firm. While energy experience is preferred anyone with an interest in this specialist area would be considered - what's most important is that you have a genuine enthusiasm in this specialism.
You'll be a lawyer who is excited at the prospect of working in a busy and supportive environment. 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 is important for this role. You'll also need to be motivated to participate in business development that helps to raise the team's profile and network. Business development is important for all of our lawyers, and you will be able to contribute to the growth of the team by assisting with the organisation of client events, writing articles for our website and other marketing activities.
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!
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us 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 and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
Through our ED&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
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